Risk Management for Interscholastic Athletics

Risk Management for Interscholastic Athletics and After-School Activities

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security (NCS4) partnered with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) and the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO)  to develop a national risk management training and assessment program for interscholastic athletics and after-school activities.

The Risk Management for Interscholastic Athletics and After-School Activities course focuses on developing prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery techniques at interscholastic athletic events and for after-school activities. Participants will learn and discuss concepts relative to vulnerability and risk assessment, planning and preparedness, hazard mitigation, crisis communication, sustaining efficient safety and security programs and organizational teamwork. The modules and activities in this course are intended to complement existing school emergency operations plans and programs. The course is designed to help prepare school districts for developing and coordinating after-school safety and security management programs. Group activities, facilitated discussions, exercises, examples and templates serve as the foundation to the course delivery and provide participants with the resources needed to begin implementing or improving their after-school safety and security programs. 

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Target Audience

  • Superintendents
  • Principals
  • Athletic Directors
  • Law Enforcement
  • Student Services

Workshop Resources

Course Length

One Day (8 Hours)


Participants are strongly encouraged to complete the following on-line courses prior to attending this course:

1. IS-100.SCa, Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools (ICS 100.SCa)

           2. IS-700.A, National Incident Management System (NIMS): An Introduction

If you are interested in further hosting information for this course please contact Daniel Ward at Daniel.L.Ward@usm.edu or 601.266.5999.