Sports and Recreation Instruction as a Business

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Introduction

Sports and Recreation Instruction has the NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) code of 611620. The NAICS definition of a sports and recreation instruction is establishments, such as camps and schools, primarily engaged in offering instruction in athletic activities to groups of individuals. Overnight and day sports instruction camps are included in this industry.


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Books

AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership
In this handbook, author Alex Kosseff fuses his own extensive leadership experience with that of acclaimed experts as he details the critical skills and concepts every outdoor leader needs to know. Building on the basic foundations of leadership, Kosseff explores such critical topics as effective decision-making, group dynamics, risk management, awareness and attitude, environmental impact, and more. Packed with expert advice, practical know-how, and real-life experiences, AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership is a must-read for anyone committed to becoming a safe and effective leader, whether an aspiring guide, an educator, a club leader, or an adventurous parent.

Basic Camp Management: An Introduction to Camp Administration
This practical, instructional guide serves both as a learning resource for the novice camp director and as a quick reference for the more experienced director. Covering 14 topics of study identified by the American Camping Association as core areas of knowledge for camping professionals, this book includes discussions of leadership, participation, program design, risk management, finances, marketing, site and facilities, and strategic planning. Interpretive charts, tables, and graphics illustrate both the basics and the nuances of camp administration.

Managing Sport, Fitness, and Recreation Programs
What's involved in managing professional sports, school-based sports, recreation, and fitness programs. The book begins with the terminology and history of sport management, then moves on to discuss philosophy and styles of management, what sport managers do, factors determining success or failure, and important skills sport managers need, such as leadership, motivation, communication, and conflict resolution. Also provided is detailed information on practical management issues from budgeting and facility management to personnel management, legal issues, and risk management.

Positive Coaching: Building Character and Self-Esteem Through Sports
Includes over 200 coaching recommendations on specific psychological, motivational, and behavioral situations. There is a special focus on the coach as storyteller -- 50 motivational stories can be used to develop strong communication with athletes.

Recreation With Dance, Movement, and Music
This book offers a comprehensive treatment of recreational leadership with a focus on the use of music. It included practical suggestions for the use of music in recreation; detailed descriptions of activities, including fundamentals such as sound systems, base basic dance positions; suggestion for recreational activities for persons with disabilities and a list of resources.

Starting and Running Your Own Martial Arts School
More than 90 percent of all martial arts schools fail within their first year. This book shows martial artists how they can insure the success of their schools - before they put their hard earned cash and reputations on the line. It offers a thorough, practical introduction to the tasks and obliations involved in running a successful martial arts business.

Teaching Children Physical Education: Becoming a Master Teacher
Novice and experienced teachers will learn practical skills and techniques to help them: motivate children to practice, build positive feelings, minimize off-task behavior and discipline problems, create an atmosphere of learning, maximize learning, develop lesson content, use a problem-solving approach, observe and analyze, provide feedback, and assess children's (and their own) progress.

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Magazines

Camping
For professionals working with youth and adult camps and outdoor programming. Includes practical articles and applicable academic research on camp management, staffing and programming, camper development, environmental and legislative issues.

Coach and Athletic Director
Feature articles, inerviews, profiles, legistlation & news of note for coaches & athletic directors at the high school, college, & university levels.

Interscholastic Athletic Administration
Contains articles on a wide spectrum of topics which are beneficial to the school athletic or activities director.

Physical Educator
Reviewed articles on all aspects of physical education for professional educators.

Track Coach
Covers track and field technique and training for all events, injury care and prevention, biomechanics and physiology, motivation and coaching psychology, diet and nutrition, strength training, and racing tactics.

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