Strategic Sport Management – SMGT 622

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course examines issues related to the holistic development of athletes. Topics to be examined include player safety, personal development, mental preparation, academic performance, team cohesion, and off-the-field conduct.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

Effective coaches do more than prepare players with the physical skills and strategies necessary for competition—they develop an atmosphere in which players work together to win contests, achieve academically, and become strong community members. This kind of holistic player development requires an understanding of, and a commitment to, mental, academic, and character-related factors.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Construct a culture that promotes team cohesion and accountability.
  2. Implement appropriate athlete motivation strategies.
  3. Create a framework for multi-dimensional player development.
  4. Define the holistic role of the athlete from a biblical worldview.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and audio/visual presentations.

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words.

Group Discussion Board Forums (4)

For this collaborative discussion board, the instructor will place the student into a group at the beginning of the course. The student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words.

Self-Assessment Assignments (4)

The student will write a 2-page reflection paper in current APA format in response to the self-assessment exercises in the Elmore, Habitudes texts. Each paper must discussion about the holistic role of the athlete from a biblical worldview.

Student-Athlete Experience

The student will develop a Student-Athlete Experience statement patterned after the one used by OU Athletics. The statement must include the following elements: mission statement, core values with definitions, philosophy, and operating principles. In addition, the student must provide a detailed plan and a timeline for the introduction, reinforcement, and implementation of the statement. The submission must be 4–5 pages in current APA format.

Mentoring Assignment

The student will write a 2-page reflection paper in current APA format in response to mentoring-topics. The paper must include at least 1 reference in addition to the Lifegiving Mentors text, and must include discussion about the holistic role of the athlete from a biblical worldview.