Sport Governance in North America, 2nd ed. [ebook]

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ISBN/ISSN:978-1-57167-895-9
Copyright:2018
Edition:2nd
Pages:512
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Author(s): Thomas H. Sawyer
Lawrence W. Judge
Tonya L. Sawyer



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Foreword
by Richard J. Larue

Professor, NAS Fellow
University of New England

The underpinnings of sport governance can help ensure quality participant experiences.  This includes the ability for leaders to create an environment where sport experiences are valued and serve to enhance the quality of life for those who participate as players, officials, and/or spectators.

In recent years, nearly all levels of sport have faced challenges that were either predictable or unanticipated. Therefore, it falls to the knowledge and experience of our sport leaders, to ensure that sport serves a positive role, in the lives of those involved!

In the 21st century, sport governing organizations have both offered solutions and created more issues and challenges.  Clearly, for organized sport to flourish, there must be a broad-based commitment to those characteristics and goals we aspire to achieve; as well as, a passion for always seeking to do what is right!

This second edition of Sport Governance in North America provides the critical underpinnings for students as they acquire new ideas and establish a better understanding of governance and policy development in sport.

The authors of this book are all experienced professionals who clearly understand the importance of sport governance and policy development. To that end, they have worked together to create a second edition that has evolved in a manner that will serve the reader well!

Particularly important to active learning and knowledge acquisition, is the approach applied to learning. This book is organized in a manner that students are first introduced to the critical skills and attributes of good leaders in sport.

The book then provides an overview of sport, sport organizations, and sport governance. What follows next are the elements of governance and the essential knowledge regarding policy development, decision making and planning, compliance, governing bodies (their influence on sport), and ethics. 

After this critical introduction, the book serves to create in the reader both a basis of understanding and the tools for implementation. The chapters that follow address governance that is specific to sport and sport programs, across the lifespan.

These chapters challenge students to look in-depth at the range of sport and specific organizational structures. And these chapters offer opportunities for the reader to value both the attributes of governance and the quality ensured, based directly on the programmatic goals and passions of the respective leadership.

Completing the text are two capstone chapters. These chapters offer a unique opportunity for the reader, to consider the essential value of community support and the challenges (realized and unknown) facing sport managers in the (their) future.   Here the authors have combined their ideas as they anticipate the respective needs and challenges of the future. 

Table of Contents: 

Part 1: Sport Organization Governance, Policy Development, and Ethical Foundations

Introduction to Sport Organizations and Governance
Chad Whitkemper, Indiana State University

Management and Managers: The Building Blocks of Organizational Governance
Thomas H. Sawyer, Professor Emeritus, Indiana State University

Strategic Policy Development and Decision-Making in Governance
Thomas H. Sawyer, Professor Emeritus, Indiana State University

Planning: The Foundation of Organizational Governance
Thomas H. Sawyer, Professor Emeritus, Indiana State University

The Role of Compliance in Collegiate Athletics
Tonya L. Sawyer, Indiana State University

Managing the Compliance Function in a Collegiate Athletics Department
Tonya L. Sawyer, Indiana State University

The Ethics of Sport Management and Governance
Darrell L. Johnson, Grace College

Professional Ethics for Managers and Organizations
Darrell L. Johnson, Grace College

Part II: Sport Governance Organizations

Impact of Government Bodies and Sports Commissions on Sport-Governing Bodies
Thomas H. Sawyer, Professor Emeritus, Indiana State University

Adult and Youth Community Sport Governance in America
Lawrence W. Judge, Ball State University

Interscholastic Sport Governance in America
Thomas H. Sawyer, Professor Emeritus, Indiana State University
Tonya L. Sawyer, Indiana State University

Intercollegiate Sport Governance in America
Lawrence W. Judge, Ball State University

Olympic Sport Governance in America
Lawrence W. Judge, Ball State University

Paralympics Sport Governance
Lawrence W. Judge, Ball State University

Special Olympics Governance
Thomas H. Sawyer, Professor Emeritus, Indiana State University
Tonya L. Sawyer, Indiana State University

Senior Olympics/Games Governance
Tonya L. Sawyer, Indiana State University
Thomas H. Sawyer, Professor Emeritus, Indiana State University

Campus, Corporate, Correctional, and Military Recreational Sports in America
Lawrence W. Judge, Ball State University

Professional Team Sport Governance in America
Lawrence W. Judge, Ball State University

Professional Individual Sports Governance in America
Thomas H. Sawyer, Professor Emeritus, Indiana State University

International Professional Sport Governance
Lawrence W. Judge, Ball State University

Motorsports Governance in America
Thomas H. Sawyer, Professor Emeritus, Indiana State University

Part III: Challenges in Governing Sports

Community Sport Support Structures
Chad Witkemper, Indiana State University

Challenges in the Future Facing Sport Managers
Thomas H. Sawyer, Professor Emeritus, Indiana State University
Lawrence W. Judge, Ball State University
Tonya L. Sawyer, Indiana State University

About the Author(s)

Thomas H. Sawyer

NAS Fellow; AAHPERD Honor Fellow
Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport
Indiana State University

Dr. Sawyer is a 45-year veteran of higher education. He began as an instructor of health and physical education, has been a director of recreational sports, department head, department chair, associate athletic director, director of articulation and transfer, director of a college prison education program, executive director of regional education centers, and an interim dean of continuing education and is ending his career, by choice, as a full professor teaching sport management theory to undergraduate and graduate students.

He has written over 193 peer-reviewed articles for notable professional journals, made over 250 state, regional, national, and international presentations, and written 10 professional books and over 32 chapters in other publications. Further, he has served as a state AHPERD president (Indiana), district vice president (Midwest), association president (AAALF), chaired numerous district and national committees, editor of the Indiana AHPERD journal and newsletter, chaired the JOPERD Editorial and Policy Boards, and is a member of the AAHPERD BOG. He has been an AAHPERD member since 1964 (47 years).

Dr. Sawyer has also been active in the community, serving as a volunteer for the American Red Cross in four communities in four different states since 1964. He has been a first aid, CPR, and water safety instructor (over 30 years), a chapter board member (off and on for 30 years, chapter chairperson (off and on for eight years), chair of a state consortium (three years), chair of numerous regional committees, and currently serves as chair of the Great Lakes Region, Service Area 5, Resource Council.

Finally, Dr. Sawyer has received numerous awards for his leadership and service to the American Red Cross, YMCA, a regional alcohol and drug consortium, Council on Facilities and Equipment, Indiana AHPERD, American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and Indiana State University. Further, he has received Caleb Mills Outstanding Teaching Award, Faculty Distinguished Service Award, and Distinguished Research and Service Award from Indiana State University and the Howard Richardson’s Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award from the School of Health and Human Performance at Indiana State University.

Lawrence W. Judge

Larry W. Judge received a B.A. in Political Science from Indiana State University, a M.P.A. in Public Administration from Indiana State University, an M.S. in Physical Education from Indiana State University, and a Ph.D. in Education Administration from Indiana State University.

Dr. Judge currently is an Assistant Professor of Physical Education at Ball State University, IN.

His research interest include fair play in sport, facility design, and performance enhancement of athletes.

Tonya L. Sawyer

Compliance Coordinator
Indiana State University

Dr. Sawyer received her bachelor of science degree (2003) in elementary education from Saint Mary-of-the Woods College, a master of science in recreation and sport management (2009) with a concentration in sport management, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in sport management from Indiana State University.

She currently works in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as the NCAA Compliance Coordinator. Dr. Sawyer has serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport, as well as Athletic Academics. Dr. Sawyer has given over 10 presentations at professional conferences and authored 18 articles found in professional journals concentrating on sport management.

She is an active community member, volunteering with the local American Red Cross and United Way. Further, she was awarded the Young Professional Award by the Indiana Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.