AWR-167: Sport and Special Event Risk Management







AWR-167: Sport and Special Event Risk Management

The Sport and Special Event Risk Management course is designed to build sport and special event risk management capabilities for community-wide collaboration and mitigation. Through activity-based training modules, safety and security teams will increase their knowledge of planning, risk assessment, training, and continuous improvement practices. The expectation is for participants to return to their respective sport venues and coordinate the development or enhancement of a sport event security management system.

This course represents a cooperative effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS⁴) and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC), a member of the Texas A&M University System.


  • Threat Identification
  • Multi-Agency Collaboration
  • Risk Assessment Team and Process
  • Sport Security Planning
  • Protective Measures
  • Sport Event Staff Training
  • Continuous Improvement


  • Public Safety Agencies
  • Risk Management Personnel
  • Emergency Management
  • Event Management and Operations
  • Athletic Departments
  • Host Community Response Agencies
  • Venue Owners and Operators
  • Government

Recommended Prerequisites

  • IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • IS-15.B: Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies
  • IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction

Registration Requirements

Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class. Register online here.

Workshop Resources

Course Schedule

Start DateCompletion DateCityOnline Registration
Sept 20, 2023Sept 21, 2023Aurora, ILClick Here
Sept 20, 2023Sept 21, 2023Green Bay, WI Click Here
Oct 3, 2023Oct 4, 2023Bluffton, SCClick Here
Oct 9, 2023Oct 10, 2023Gainesville, FLClick Here
Oct 19, 2023Oct 20, 2023Charlotte, NCClick Here
Oct 25, 2023Oct 26, 2023Abilene, TXClick Here
Nov 1, 2023Nov 2, 2023York, PAClick Here
Nov 7, 2023Nov 8, 2023Elkhorn, WIClick Here
Nov 14, 2023Nov 15, 2023Weslaco, TXClick Here
Nov 29, 2023Nov 30, 2023Storrs, CTClick Here
Dec 5, 2023Dec 6, 2023Hanover, NHClick Here
Jan 9, 2024Jan 10, 2024New Haven, CTClick Here
Jan 15, 2024Jan 16, 2024Gainesville, FLClick Here
Jan 16, 2024Jan 17, 2024La Crosse, WIClick Here
Apr 23, 2024Apr 24, 2024Pickerington, OHClick Here
Aug 12, 2024Aug 13, 2024Gainesville, FLClick Here

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