Building and Sustaining Sport Participation

Unit code: SSM3204 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
Footscray Park
N/A
Overview
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Overview

The aim of this unit is to expand students' understanding and skills on strategies to enhance players, coaches / instructors, scorers, committee members and umpire / referee participation in organised and non-organised sport. Strategies may vary according to, for example, children, adults, gender, cultural or economic background, age bracket, or the life stage of the participant. Students will work with a selected club on strategies to recruit and retain a targeted group of participants and develop a resource to assist them in the workplace to attract and sustain participants.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Investigate and critique the processes associated with recruiting and retaining participants in community sport / active recreation organisations;
  2. Review and reflect on strategies used by community sport / active recreation organisations to encourage participation for a targeted group such as players, coaches / instructors, scorers, committee members or umpires / referees;
  3. Collaborate to consult and negotiate with a manager from a selected sport / active recreation club to create or modify a framework to recruit and retain participants as players, coaches / instructors, scorers, committee members or umpire/referees;
  4. Apply a socio-ecological model to increase participation in a community sport club/active recreation organisation; and,
  5. Reflect on how an innovative framework leads to encouraging participation through effective recruitment and retention strategies.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
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Grade: 20%
Critical reflection on targeted sport club
Assessment type: Assignment
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Grade: 30%
Assignment Part 1: Group strategies development framework
Assessment type: Assignment
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Grade: 30%
Assignment Part 2: Collaborative group strategies infographic
Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 20%
Peer review presentation and club manager presentation

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