In the past it was widely accepted that athletic and fitness related activities come with their share of risks. In today’s litigious society it seems that more and more people aren’t willing to accept the risks inherent with sports and fitness activities and are now quickly looking to blame someone else when they are involved in an incident. That is why it is very important to protect organizations and their staff members from liability and potential litigation through risk management practices.
Summer camps come in a variety of formats ranging from day camps, overnight camps, sports camps, scout camps and more. Regardless of the format, risks exist and must be corrected.
Summer camp attendance is on the rise in recent years. According to the American Camp Association the following trends are happening:
Each year more than 11 million children and adults attend camp in the U.S.
More than 12,000 day and resident camps exist in the U.S., 7,000 are resident (overnight) and 5,000 are day camps.
The Sport Management Group has been addressing risks for over 19 years. When inspecting camps SMG will examine the following criteria that is built around the American Camp Association’s standards and guidelines
David Harlowe is the founder and president of The Sport Management Group, Inc. (SMG), a national risk management company specializing in the athletic and fitness industries.
SMG has been performing risk reviews on athletic facilities for 20 years. We will keep your student-athletes and spectators safe.
Nothing is more important than the safety of children while participating in summer camps.
SMG offers a variety of digital services ranging from digital forms that can be used on any device to digital magazines.
SMG has developed comprehensive training programs ranging from emergency planning to OSHA workplace hazards.
Our staff has over 20 years of expertise in the athletic and fitness industries. We can help you win your case.
SMG has performed of 10,000 safety audits on health clubs around the country. There is no one with more experience than us.
Sports programs embody many things to an organization and the community where it is located. They are the homes the organization’s sports teams, they provide entertainment to the community and they add to the overall aesthetics of the campus.
When one or more aspects of an organization begin to fail then it can adversely affect the health and well-being of participants and spectators alike. Whether it’s a Pop Warner league or an NBA arena, SMG will identify potential and existing risks in management’s policies and the organization’s facilities so they can be corrected to reduce or prevent injuries and potential litigation.
The Sport Management Group provides its clients with a variety of informational websites ranging from camps to sports arenas. Each website is specifically designed to break down that organization type into the many facets that make it up. Each section will address inherent risks and teach management and staff members how to create and maintain a safe organization.
SMG has also taken boring, static safety manuals and given them new life through the use of modern-day digital technology. We have retired the manual for a new, interactive digital format that gives clients the ability to have a resource that continually grows and links them to a multitude of resources inside the magazine or through live links to the internet. This gives the client the power to always be up-to-date with information via Tablets, Smart Phones or desktops.
One of the most common shortcomings found in athletic and fitness organizations is the lack of comprehensive training that prepares staff members for the everyday risks found in their respective industries.
The Sport Management Group designs courses around industry standards and guidelines set by national organizations like the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and more.
SMG will help your staff be prepared for all foreseeable risks that can be found in their organizations and prevent or greatly reduce those risks.
Health & Fitness Facilities provide a wide variety of services to clients ranging from aerobics classes to tanning services. With these services come specific risks involving each area that can cause injuries to clients and expose the facility to liability and potential lawsuits.
The Sport Management Group has inspected over 10,000 health & fitness facilities around the country. Our goal is to ensure that a facility is safe and its staff members are prepared for any possible emergency situation.
The leading risk management firm in the country. SMG has performed over 10,000 safety audits on athletic and fitness facility. We are the authority!
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