Certified Youth Sports Administrator

The rapidly changing sports market is requiring more sophisticated marketing and greater fiscal responsibility from sports organizations and management. At the same time, youth sports managers do not often have the time, resources or opportunity to earn an advanced management degree or receive relevant management training.

The National Council of Youth Sports has partnered with the George Washington University School of Business to develop a customized, flexible and affordable educational program that provides needed management-related courses that are ideal for youth sports administrators, managers, volunteers, and coaches who do not have the time to attend an in-person, classroom program. The Certified Sports Administrator program was designed with convenience in mind. Students have three months to complete each course online. Users can bookmark their spot in the lecture so they can exit and re-enter the course. It’s accessible 24 hours a day, and online learning gives users the opportunity to learn at their own pace.

Courses offered are:

  • Marketing Sports Organizations

  • Sponsorship & Negotiations

  • Risk Management

  • Event Management

  • Funding Sports Organizations

  • Management & Leadership of Sports Organizations

Completion of all six courses is required for the Certified Sports Administrator certificate.

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