To be an effective and on-the-ball sports administrator, you need to have a working knowledge of the administrative systems that go into running a sports or fitness organisation. This is because it’s your responsibility to ensure that all these run as they are supposed to in order for the facility to function. Managing and administrating an office, which is the first contact people will have with your sporting organisation – is not as easy as you think! There are a number of vital skills that are necessary to make sure that the office in a sporting or fitness facility run smoothly.
A professional telephone manner
One of the key roles of an office administrator in a sporting facility is answering the phone. As mentioned above, the office of a sporting facility is the first place that someone will contact when he or she needs to make contact with the sporting organisation. This means that the office administrator always needs to have a professional and polite tone on the telephone. Even if they are having a bad day they cannot take it out on the people on the other side of the phone. If they do, they risk doing untold damage to your brand and, as a result, driving your customers to your competitors.
Super organisational skills
At one point or another, an office administrator at a sporting facility will need to perform diary management the sports administrator. From scheduling a flight for their sports team to get to their quarter final match to booking slots in the sports administrator’s diary for meetings to book the sporting venue, the office administrator needs to have all of these straight and make sure that they don’t get confused.
Out-of-this-world communication skills
The office administrator is the face of the sporting facility or venue. This means that they’ll be the first people that a visitor sees or they will be responsible for responding to general e-mail queries. This means that an office administrator’s verbal AND written communication skills need to be top-notch so that they do justice to your brand.
A keen eye for detail
An office administrator at a sporting facility will more than likely be required to perform data capturing duties. For example, he or she may be required to keep a database of sporting goods suppliers so that when it comes time to replace anything – from soccer balls to tennis nets and netball hoops – the office administrator can tell the sports administrator, at the click of a button, where they can find what they’re looking for.
The office administrator in a sporting facility is just one of the people, in the administrative team, who the sports administrator will have to manage. If this sounds extremely exciting to you, you should become a sports administrator!
How can I become a sports administrator?
Easy – by signing up for Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Sports Administration Course, that’s how! This course will equip you with all the vital capabilities that you need to become the best sports administrator you can. Course modules include:
- Apply administrative skills and knowledge in the sporting environment,
- Apply professional values and ethics to the practise of sports, and
- Explain what a ‘sports-related’ multi-disciplinary team is.
Why choose Trifocus Fitness Academy to study sports administration?
Very simply that Trifocus Fitness Academy has a stellar reputation of providing high-quality and comprehensive training in both the sports and fitness industries. Our past students will back us up 100%!
In addition, our accreditations put us head and shoulders above the rest. Our Sports Administration Course is a skills course that is accredited with Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA ID FIT/CENTADM/4/0082 Level 4).
All of Trifocus Fitness Academy’s graduates are registered on the Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa (REPPSA). This means that all students who pass through our halls are in line for international health and fitness job opportunities. The sky is the limit!
So what are you waiting for? Sign up today for Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Sports Administration Course and see why you were made for a career in sports administration.