Planning a sports event -- of any type -- demands a number of skills outside of an understanding of our chosen sport. We need to understand negotiations, budgeting, logistics and the intricacies of travel arrangements -- and that's just for starters. One of the great things about this industry the body of knowledge that surrounds us in the presence of our colleagues.
In looking through this issue, I'm reminded of the wide range of expertise out there. Sharing their insights with us in this issue are some of the foremost authorities in safety and security, sports tour management, accommodations and food service and dining, and contract negotiations.
We also have some great sports features, and in those, you'll see your colleagues quoted: articles on softball, paddle sports and gymnastics, as well as a feature on venues in the Southwest.
What are we missing? Your insights. Your expertise. Your input. Let us know what you're interested in, where you work and what you're doing. It might be just what we need for the next issue.
Here at SDM, we're always looking for people to write articles or provide expert opinions. Some are about tried and true topics, some are more trendy or special-interest,. But whatever the topic, we know the experts are out there, and we know they're you.
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|Safety & Security: Safe, Sorry and Everything in Between: Security at Today's Sporting Events|
|Managing Sports Tours: Competition or Culture?|
|Frisco, Texas: Texas' Rising Star|
|Lubbock, Texas: The Way Above and Beyond|
|Sioux Falls, South Dakota: “The Heart of America” Stays Ahead of the Sporting Game|
|An Interview with Dan Cloppas, CEO, USA Badminton|
Multi-Sport Multi-Discipline Review
|Gymnastics: The Gold (Medal) Standard|
|The Advantages of Long-Term Contracts|
|The Southwest and Pacific: Something for Everyone|
|Food and Dining Options: Feeding the Crowd and Keeping them Happy|