Recreational Sports Facility Management

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In this course, you will learn the basics of facility management including selecting, preparing, and maintaining playing fields, courts, and other facilities for recreational sports use.





For much of the public, recreational sports are their main contact with the local parks and recreation agency or other organizations that operate these programs. It is critical that you effectively manage your recreational sports leagues and tournaments not only for maximum enjoyment by the participants but to create a positive image of your agency or organization locally, regionally, or even nationally. League and tournament management is a complex task with many parts including planning, operating, budgeting, communications, facility and grounds management, and emergency management. This course will cover the basics of these elements of managing recreational sports leagues and tournaments.

This course is also part of the Fundamentals of Recreational Sports Management Certificate program. If you are taking the course outside of the certificate program, you will be assessed only via the multiple-choice quiz. If you are enrolled in the certificate program, you will be required to complete and upload a written assignment to be graded by the course instructor. All assignments must be passed in order to earn the certificate.

Learning Objectives

  • Effectively manage all elements of league and tournament play
  • Inspect facilities for safety and compliance
  • Understand league and tournament budgeting and financial management
  • Enforce behavior standards for players, parents, and spectators and resolve conflicts

Course Chapters

  • Managing Leagues and Tournaments
  • Tournament Budgeting and Financial Management

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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