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Sports facility manager


Sports managers focuse their activity on the management of physical and sports activities, human capital (athletes and technical team) and equipment, of a sports club or entity, both public and private.

Sports managers direct the sports activity, professional or not, in a sports entity or equipment, and are also responsible for the results obtained. Thus, in a sports entity with professional athletes who compete in professional leagues, sports managers are responsible for planning their training, managing calendar issues related to sporting events, are responsible for their physical conditioning, coordinate the team that train and watch over the health of professional athletes, decide on the signings to be made and evaluate the results obtained in competitions.

In the same way, sports managers may run a large sports facility where people go and practice a sport in a non-professional way. In this case, these professionals ensure the organization of the different sports activities that take place, manage the sports professionals who work in the sports centre, manage the correct use of spaces and facilities and ensure the quality of the offer in sports.
To do this, sports managers apply the knowledge and techniques of the sciences of physical activity and sport, as well as knowledge of the direction and management of people and organizations.

In highly professional sports entities and environments and taking into account the significant projection of professional athletes through the media, sports managers may acquire media relevance that they will also have to know how to manage, both in terms of the institution or entity that they represent as in the management of communication with the media that cover sports information.

To the extent that sports managers work in a large sports entity, it is possible that some of their tasks (preparation and physical conditioning, management and maintenance of the facilities) may be carried out by a specialized professional, always under their supervision and responsibility.


  • Direct, coordinate, plan, schedule, supervise and evaluate physical and sports activities of a sports centre or club.
  • Plan the use of space and equipment for different activities and groups of people using sports equipment open to the public.
  • Ensure the sports performance of professional athletes who compete individually or in teams.
  • Maintain relationships with sports organizations in their field, such as sports federations, in everything related to professional sports practice, legal security for professional athletes and the development of their sports career.
  • Manage sports facilities and take care of their proper maintenance, safety and daily operation.
  • In a sports centre or equipment, select, contract, manage and supervise the human team that carries out sports activities aimed at users.
  • Perform financial planning and budget control tasks.
  • Establish the hours of use of the facilities, guaranteeing their maximum profitability and use.
  • Disseminate information on health and safety issues, especially in a sports centre open to the public.
  • Promote sporting events and competitions both at the popular level (popular races, sporting evets) and professionally.
  • Bring the organization closer to potential customers by preparing offers and promotions in order to attract new partners and potential users of sports equipment and facilities.

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