Make your goals S.M.A.R.T !

If you are part of a sport organization, you are probably participating in meetings. I want to ask you to analyze the next couple of meetings you attend, and count the number of ideas that are being brought forward. We all have ideas about how the development of our athlete, team, club, association or federation…

Readers Interview: Nahid Karimi (Iran)

In order to create an online platform to exchange information between our readers, we’ve started with interviews with our readers. They all work in sports, and therefore have experience to share with all of us.   Name:        Nahid Karimi Country:    Iran Function within your sport organization: Project Officer Development for Olympic Solidarity Programs Current employer: Olympic…

10 Management lessons from the Olympics

During the beginning of August I attended the Olympic Games in London, which were my second Olympics. My first experience were four years ago in Beijing (China), which ended like a nightmare as our best athlete was disqualified on the 200m, and therefore lost his silver medal. After a week he got the medal from…

Characteristics of a Sports Manager

This Mastermind Sports Management is an online international group of professionals. On a monthly basis they will share their opinion on a certain topic. You can look at the background of each mastermind by going here. [box type=”info”] This month’s topic: Characteristics of a Sports Manager[/box]   Greg Harney (USA) Sports administrators in today’s society…

Sportmanagement CARTOON

This website is aimed to exchange information on different subtopics concerning sport management. One of the new ways to do this, is to publish a monthly cartoon. This month’s topic: “Strategic Planning”. We appreciate your feedback in the comments below…  

Sponsorship – The sales process

We may not realize it, but most of our activities in our sport organization have something to do with selling. And you may have noticed that the ones, who are good in (verbal) communication, will also have the most success in selling their ideas to others. Now before we analyze the general sales process, let’s…

No sports for free

Whenever you ask somebody if they find sports important, they always answer positive, no matter their own physique 😉 The mind of mankind works in mysterious ways though, because if you then ask people to pay for the participation in sport events, workshops or seminars they tend to react negative. During the organization of sport…