Fundamentals of Recreational Sports Management Certificate

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Gain skills in the most essential elements of planning and managing recreational sports leagues and tournaments.




About the Course

Especially for municipal park and recreation agency front line staff and supervisors, this certificate program covers the most important aspects of managing leagues and tournaments. Focus areas include planning, design and scheduling, operations, financial management, facility selection and management, communications, promotions, and participant safety and health. Upon completion of this program, learners should have the tools they need to operate leagues and tournaments in accordance with an agency or organizational policies, requirements, and needs.


The courses are self-paced allowing you flexibility in the time needed to complete them within the one-year duration of the program. You decide the order and progression you’d like to take, allowing you to revisit and review sections in greater depth as needed.

Elements of the course:

  • Informational text
  • "Learn More" opportunities
  • Real world examples
  • Interactive activities
  • Informal knowledge checks
  • Formal assignments

Following the course, you will complete an assessment which requires you to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment you will be awarded an electronic certificate of completion.


  • Recreational Sports League and Tournament Design and Scheduling
  • Recreational Sports League and Tournament Management Essentials
  • Recreational Sports Facility Management
  • Recreational Sports Communications and Promotions
  • Safety, Health, and Risk Management Considerations in Recreational Sports

Course Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Plan, design, and schedule leagues and tournaments in various recreational sports
  • Select and prepare facilities for safe, quality conditions
  • Understand budgeting and financial management basics of recreational sports
  • Effectively communicate league and tournament information to participants and stakeholders
  • Promote leagues and tournaments to attract players and teams, officials, spectators, and sponsors
  • Practice safety, health and emergency planning and response in recreational sports leagues and tournamnets

Recommended Background

This course is intended for front line park and recreation agency or other organization employees new to recreation programming.


Aside from an internet connection, what resources will I need for the course?

No additional resources are required for this course.

Will I get a certificate after completing the course?

Yes! All courses include a final assessment to evaluate your understanding of key course concepts. A certificate of completion will be offered to you if you complete the assessment with a score of 80% or higher.

Why should I take this course?

Each Eppley e-course is designed collaboratively among experienced instructional designers, subject matter experts, and our partner organizations and institutions. The course curriculum includes current information and best practices in the field, and it is recognized by national leaders in parks, recreation, and land management. Not only will this course benefit your career by expanding your knowledge base, but it will also enhance your application and problem-solving skills.

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