The lack of reliable administration is among the significant variables counting versus the growth of sports in Nigeria today. Concerned and patriotic Nigerians are proffering many remedies daily to bail us out of the dilemma. One of such solutions is this message qualified “Modern Trends in Sports Management and Monitoring.” Dr. Joseph Awoyinfa creates it as a researcher and instructional specialist, a speaker in the Department of Human Kinetics and Health And Wellness Education, Professors of Education And Learning, College of Lagos, Nigeria. I was the individual welcomed by the author and the university to review the guide when it was presented to the general public on December 4, 2008, in Nigeria.
According to Awoyinfa, it is a truism all over the world that sport is a referral issue that can no longer be neglected in various markets of the economic situation and spheres of life. The writer includes that this message hence takes a crucial look at topical problems in sports management and administration, house on theories and concepts of modern-day trends in sports management and monitoring such as leadership, organization, planning, inspiration, and so on.
The Idea of Sports Monitoring
The message consists of 16 phases. Chapter one is christened “the idea of sports monitoring.” Below, Awoyinfa claims administration is a concept that implies various points to different people at different times, thus bringing about its multiplicity of interpretations. He explains that management has been variously referred to as an art, scientific research, a person or people, self-control, and a process.
This author expatiates that as an art, sports management is all about accomplishing sports organizational functions and jobs with individuals, while as a science, sports monitoring has to do with developing sports ideology, laws, theories, principles, processes, and practices. As an organization, according to him, sports management is specified as a way of creating official structures and a facility based upon a mission, goals, targets, functions, and tasks.
Awoyinfa claims as an individual or team of individuals, sports monitoring may describe the head alone or to all the elderly staff, committee, etc. At the same time, as self-control, the administration is a discipline with different subjects and also subjects. The writer illuminates that sports monitoring as a process is a systematic method of doing points. Awoyinfa highlights management functions in sports management as preparation, arranging, staffing, directing/leading, managing, coordination, budgeting, and assessment. On whom a sports supervisor is, this author educates that a sports supervisor is anybody at any level of sports organization that directs
The efforts of other individuals towards the achievement of organizational objectives sport-wise.
Evolution and Trends of Sports Administration
Chapter 2 is based on the subject of evolution and trends of sports administration thought. Awoyinfa reveals that the development of thoughts on sports management goes back to the days when people initially tried to accomplish goals by interacting in a group. In his words, “There was major reasoning as well as theorizing about taking care of many years before the dawn of the twentieth (20th) century, which noted the start of modern-day sports management thought. Major efforts to develop concepts and principles of sports monitoring began in the early twentieth (20th) century with the work of Frederick Taylor and Henri Fayol. The nineteenth (19th) century industrial change most likely offered the climate for this significant theorizing.”
Awoyinfa adds that because of the turn of the 20th century, sports administration and service concept authors have propounded different theories regarding how to take care of jobs and workers much more effectively and successfully. This writer enlightens that the 3 significant institutions of management thought are: the classic, the human-behavioral, and the integrative. Awoyinfa highlights very early sports administration theorists, principles and features of scientific management, assessment of the clinical monitoring theory, etc., in this phase.
Principles of Sports Management
Chapter 3 is thematically classified as “principles of sports management.” In this chapter, the academic expert explains that sports principles are the basic regulations on which the practice of sports administration is constructed. He adds that management concepts need to be based upon general terms applicable to sports organizations of varying sizes and personalities. “Modern sports supervisors and administrators are anticipated to be able to identify and utilize ideal concepts that pertain to particular situations. This is because no solitary principle can match all management scenarios,” sends Awoyinfa.
He says the essential principles of sports are relevant to all sports organizations. As a result of their general reputation, they are in some cases described as “universal principles of sports administration.” This writer expatiates that a few of these principles are obligation, the delegation of authority, and interaction. Regarding altruistic concepts of sports monitoring, Awoyinfa determines these as democracy, justice, human relations, sympathy, empathy, consideration and humility.
Behavioral and Inspirational Concepts in a Sports Organization
In phase four, based on the idea of behavioral and inspirational concepts in a sports organization, the author claims human beings are distinct animals as they behave differently under various problems and are most challenging to forecast.
One powerful tool this author recommends that can be used to elicit efficiency in athletes is Motivation. He says, “Motivation is needed in sports organizations to make workers carry out.
Nevertheless, it has been a vital and a confusing subject for sports supervisors.” Awoyinfa additionally talks about the development of inspirational principles in a sports organization, application of motivational theories to sports administration, approaches of practice alteration, and so on in this phase.
Monitoring Techniques in Sports Organization
In phases five to ten, the writer beams his analytical searchlight on subject matters such as monitoring techniques in sports organization; the principle of sports organization; setting the design in sports organization; the concept of preparation in sports administration; making sports organizations a lot more effective in Nigeria as well as staffing in sports organizations.
Phase 11 is based on communication methods in sports organizations. According to Awoyinfa, interaction is vital for organizational efficiency because organizations can not work correctly when interaction skills are not shared among members. “Considering that communication is the relocating spirit in an organization, its lack may make organizations standstill,” asserts this author.
Moreover, he creatively embroiders the message with graphics (web pages 50, 97, 317, 330, 338, 395, etc.) to boost viewers’ understanding through visual communication. Awoyinfa consists of recommendations at the end of each phase to meet the educational responsibility of source disclosure and give visitors chances to read more. The inclusion of several references likewise validates the depth of his research study. His use of visual difference for the phrase “Modern Trends” in the title is creative.
Suppose some chapters make this message qualified as a compendium of modern-day solutions to the administrative and monitoring troubles tormenting the advancement of our sport in Nigeria. In that case, they are phases four, 8, 11, and 13. This is because they specifically review Motivation, preparation, interaction, and leadership.
Nonetheless, some mistakes are discovered in this message. The errors are “Recognition” (page iii), as opposed to “Acknowledgements”; non-paragraphing of the natural initial few paragraphs of “Preface”; “Loosing” (pages 396 and 404), instead of “Losing,” and so on. These mistakes require to be corrected in the following version.
On a note of analytical finality, this message is a compendium of tempting sports management pointers. It is a must-read for all stakeholders in the sports sector, specifically supervisors and administrators. It is simply fascinating.