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.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
SSM3204

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;  
  2. Review and reflect strategies used by a community sport / active recreation organisations to encourage participation for a targeted group such as players, coaches / instructors, scorers, committee members or umpires / referees;  
  3. Consult and negotiate in student groups 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. Report the participation framework by presenting it to the students, teacher and club manager; and  
  5. Reflect on how an innovative framework to encourage participation can lead to effective recruitment and retention of a targeted group of participants.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment A reflective report on the design of the framework and collaboration with the club manager (approx. length 1000 word length) 30%
Assignment A framework and associated strategies to recruit and retain a targeted group in participation (approx. 1500 word length) 50%
Presentation A mock presentation to student groups on the framework 10%
Presentation A presentation to the club manager on the framework 10%

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