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When: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Where: United States

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2018 Sports Management Institute

December 6-7, 2018

Crown Reef Resort

Myrtle Beach, SC

Hosted by the SC Recreation and Parks Association Athletic Programs Branch (SCAP) 

Join your fellow athletic directors, youth sports coordinators and athletic supervisors from across the state at the 2015 SCRPA Sports Management Institute! This 2 day professional development program is designed exclusively for all athletic staff in South Carolina. The SMI will feature sessions on current issues and events in youth sports, facilitated interactive athletic roundtables and a dinner awards ceremony to recognize excellence in SC’s athletic departments. (.8 CEUs will be offered for NRPA and CYSA members pending)


Program Schedule


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Registration                          10:00 am - 11:00 am


Lunch/Opening Session #1              11:15 am - 1:00 pm            Opening Keynote Speaker


Educational Session #2                    1:15 pm – 2:30 pm             Dale Smith

    Exceptional Leadership - What does that Look Like?

This session will explore positive leadership characteristics that are important in managing people and programs.  Today’s landscape for immediate results requires a unique set of skills to maneuver the landscape of providing service.  We will delve into the characteristics that seem to rise to the top in managing difficult leadership positions.


BREAK                                                   2:30 pm – 2:45 pm


Educational Session #3                    2:45 pm- 4:00 pm               Dale Smith-

    Conflict - Prevention and Taking Action – Difference between Success and Failure

This session will revolve around recognizing the variety of ways to address conflict.  We will discuss methods that are used to prevent conflict, identify situations that action is required and approaches that work.  Conflict is inherent in athletics and understanding the best approach during critical times is imperative for success.

Break                                                     4:00pm-4:10pm


Educational Session #4                    4:10 pm – 5:25 pm             Angie Prosser, City of Greenville Special Events

Angie is professional with large and small recreation and special events with the City of Greenville.  She will bring her expertise to you on how to effectively move your crowd through in and out of your events.  How to conduct crowd control at your events from a risk management yet practical point of view.    


Dinner/Social                                       7:15 pm – 9:15 pm



Friday, December 7, 2018

Educational Session #5                    8:45 am - 10:00 am            Palmetto Heath USC Orthopedics & Jim Mench

Training Coaches, Parents and Staff on Recognizing a Concussion and Steps to follow after It Has Been Diagnosed. Concussion and youth football injury study results and conclusions.


BREAK                                                   10:00 am – 10:10 am


Educational Session #6                    10:10-11:25am                   Palmetto Heath USC Orthopedics

Writing a Concussion Policy for your Agency including protocols on when a participant should return.  You will be given the tools and tips of how to pass this for your city or county program.


Break                                                     11:25am-11:35am


Educational Session #7                    11:35-12:30pm

Travel Ball vs Recreation Ways to Retain Players in Your Recreation Programs


Closing General Session & Awards Lunch   12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

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