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Author(s):Savard, Don
Author Affiliation:Certified Sports Field Manager and Certified Grounds Manager and Director, Athletic Facilities and Grounds, Salesianum School and Member, SFMANJ Board of Directors
Title:The politics of sports field management
Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 12, No. 4, Winter 2012, p. 6, 12, 14.
Publishing Information:Pennsville, New Jersey: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
# of Pages:3
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Communications; Customer relations; Personal management; Recommendations; School turf; Sports turf managers
Abstract/Contents:Details the position of the sports field manager and what tasks and problems the manager faces on a daily basis. Notes that the sports field manager and his crew "compete with other departments within our organization for money, resources, positions, recognition, programs, and approvals." Suggests that in order to understand the position of the the sports turf manager, in particular the "politics," knowing the stakeholders' agenda is a must. Discusses the stakeholders concerned with the sports turf managers, including coaches, athletic directors, owners, administrative assistants, accountants, parents of the players, league sports committees, vendors and suppliers, families, the public, and nature. Emphasizes the importance of mutual respect and communication between the managers and the stakeholders.
See Also:Original version appears in Update [New Jersey], 8(6) November/December 2008, p. 8, 12, R=171778. R=171778

Original version appears in Update [New Jersey], 9(1) Spring 2009, p. 12, 14, R=171794. R=171794
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Savard, D. 2012. The politics of sports field management. Update [New Jersey]. 12(4):p. 6, 12, 14.
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