Intro to Sports Management Midterm

What are the three segments of the sport industry identified by Pitts, Fielding and Miller?
sport performance; sport production; sport promotion
What is the model identifies the segments of the sport industry as entertainment and recreation, products and services, and support organizations?
Economic Impact Model
Sport is a powerful ____________ ____________, as evidenced by public adulation of athletes, the size of royalties paid to athlete product endorsers, and the enormous media attention.
Social Institution
_________ __________ incorporates the workplace values, norms, and behaviors that produce patterns of behavior unique to an organization.
Organizational Culture
Skills that a person should be able to perform in a variety of vocational settings
Transferable Skills
Should be done within 24 hours
Writing a thank you note to class speaker
Constructive criticism that allows employees to discover what they can do to improve their work performance
Performance Appraisal
North America Society for Sports Management
Supervised practical experiences designed to connect theory with practice
Field Experience
Tool used by people to coordinate their actions to achieve their goals
An organization
What are savings originating from mass production of goods and services?
Economies of Scale
What are the number of geographical locations in which an organization operates?
Spatial Complexity
What are the elements make up the general environment?
economy, technology, politics, social and cultural forces, and demography
What is the process of influencing people to work individually or collectively toward the achievement of a goal?
Planning, staffing, organizing, directing, and controlling and evaluating
Functions of a manager
T/F: The definition of sport has remained consistent over time?
Working with others and resources to reach an organization’s goals:
Management ultimately comes down to ____ & ________.
Taking action and making decisions
Shared values within an organization is also known as:
Organizational Culture
Influencing people to achieve a goal is known as
The 3 types of sport organizations:
Commercial, Public, Non-Profit
T/F: The largest revenue source for pro teams comes from ticket sales
False: Media/ TV deals
This involves redistributing money made above a certain ceiling to smaller market teams
Luxury Tax
Redistributing profits made on tickets, merchandise and more To other teams in order to create for more even competition is also known as what?
Revenue Sharing
A good that loses value quickly is known as _______.
Perishable Goods
Considered the greatest influence in professional sport to date
T/F: Most D1 Colleges profit in their athletic department annually?
Type of marketing agency that also works with industries outside of sport?
Quasi Agency
Type of sport agency that exclusively works within the sport industry
Full Service Agency (IMG)
T/F: An activity must always be competitive to be considered sports
Sport _____________ is unique because the sport product is unlike other products purchased by consumers.
Sport is a __________ institution of astonishing magnitude and influence as evidenced by its allotment of several pages in the daily newspaper.
What is the building up or maintaining of informal relationships, especially with people who could bring advantages such as job or business opportunities?
How does one start the critical thinking process?
By identifying the issue and the conclusion
Which University had the first master’s-level sport administration program?
Ohio University
Sport performance, sport production, and sport promotion make up the model proposed by Pitts, Fielding and Miller. What is the model called?
Product type model
Money spent by sport participants, spectators, and sponsors is called:
Associated Economic Activity
Critical thinking is
positive, caring, and productive
What area will challenge sport managers of the future?
Social Responsibility
According to your textbook, you are a professional _____.
Portfolios are valuable to students in providing examples of _____________ & ____________.
Grooming, posture, social media, and attire and accessories are aspects of a person’s _____________ .
Professional Image
Participating in business and professional associations and a commitment to lifelong learning is included in:
Professional Development
To be an effective team member, you must:
Be prompt and provide complete and high quality work
The qualities, attitudes, beliefs, traits and concepts that have special significance or meaning for you are your:
What are an integral part of your personality and are related to your values?
Employment opportunities are said to grow roughly ______ from 2010-2020.
T/F: Interscholastic Athletics contribute over $15 billion to the sport industry in the US.
T/F: Almost 52% of high school students participated in athletics in their public schools.
__________ was founded in 1920 by a group of 29 high school principals; currently has 800 member schools.
Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA)
The ___________ governs the largest number of high school athletes in the nation.
University Interscholastic League (UIL)
Largest interschool organization of its kind in the world
Founded in 1920 to serve the national leadership organization for high school sport and fine arts activities:
National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS)
Three central premises indicate the value of offering interscholastic activities:
(a) Athletics support the academic mission of schools (b) athletics are inherently educational (c) athletics foster success in later life
T/F: Student-athletes tend to exceed students who do not compete in interscholastic athletic programs in GPA, attendance, dropout rates and discipline.
T/F: Through athletic participation, students learn such things as teamwork, the value of fair play, winning and losing, the benefits associated with hard work, self discipline, self confidence, and skills to handle competitive situations.
T/F: Exit surveys at the state level suggest student athletes attend college, earn degrees and have higher socioeconomic status’s than non athletes.
Title IX
Bans sexual discrimination in public and private schools
T/F: Fewer than 8% of student athletes were girls at the time of the passing of Title IX
The primary source of funding for most school districts is through ______________.
Property tax assessments
Replacing individual contests with tournaments, implementing pay-to-play policies, reducing the frequency of uniform purchases, increasing fundraisers and seeking greater support from boosters, are all examples of what?
Attempts to resolve funding concerns
Accountable for the daily operations of the organization. This person supervises the staff, carries out the agenda of the organization’s membership and officers and over sees legal affairs and legislative interests.
Executive Director
Accountable for all financial transactions of the organization affiliated with interscholastic athletics. Transactions include business operations, payroll and accounts payable; prepares all financial reports and the annual operating budget.
Chief Financial Officer
Serves as the public liaison for the interscholastic athletics organization. This person oversees sponsorships and other revenue generating ventures such as broadcasting rights, licensing and merchandising.
Director of Media Relations and Marketing
This person manages services and benefits for the membership as well as lead the interscholastic athletics association’s membership recruitment efforts.
Director of Membership Services
Provide the leadership and management of the interscholastic athletics program.
Athletics Director
T/F: Most AD’s begin their career as teachers of coaches
Often oversees a wide range of activities including the implementation of the athletics budget
Athletics Business Manager
The first medical personnel on the scene when a sport related injury occurs.
Athletics Trainer
An operational model whereby all decisions are controlled by a central administration unit and carried down through the chain of command within an organization.
Centralized organizational structure
An operational model whereby respective units of an organization are given autonomy to control and carry out decisions, although each unit is expected to operate within the organization’s guiding principles.
Decentralized organizational structure
Largest and most influential college sport governing body in the U.S.
Largest division in the NCAA
Division III
To determine conformance with Title IX, this requires institutions receiving federal financial assistance to submit a report documenting expenditures for each fiscal year.
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act
Must be able to execute the fundamental managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting and budgeting.
Athletic Administrators
An organization that identifies talented administrators for positions such as college presidents, chancellors, provosts, athletics administrators and coaches
Executive search firm
Responsible for specific work groups in the athletic department. These managers typically report to an associate or assistant AD.
First Line Manager
This person monitors the academic activities of athletes and maintains records on their academic progress.
Academic Coordinator
This person recommends and implements policies, procedures, and methods of accounting that ensure strict compliance with sound business practices in accordance with the rules and regulations of the institution.
Business and Finance Manager
This person’s role is to develop educational processes that help everyone directly or indirectly involved with the athletics program understand and comply with the rules of the institution, the conference and the national governing body.
Compliance Officer
This person is responsible for raising funds to support various aspects of the athletics department by identifying and implementing fundraising projects and cultivating potential and current donors.
Development and Public Relations Director
This person is in control of facility scheduling, maintenance, improvements and contest management.
Event and Facility Manager
Responsible for promoting ticket sales for individual games, non revenue sports, season packages, and championship events along with apparal, fan merchandise and items for retail sale. This person is also responsible for identifying potential corporate sponsors and sponsorship proposals
Marketing and Promotions Director
Responsible for both technical and management functions. Also referred to as communications specialists, sport publicists, and public relations directors.
Sports Information Director
Responsible for coordinating all ticket operations, designing ticketing plan, and accounting for all money expended and received for tickets.
Ticket Manager
Responsibility of purchasing and fitting equipment, inspecting, and preserving uniforms and establishing an accountability system of equipment and garments.
Equipment Manager
The highest ranking female administrator involved in the management of an NCAA institution’s intercollegiate athletics department.
Senior Woman Administrator

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