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 Training

  • IS-100.C: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-700.B: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • IS-15.B: Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies
  • IS-200.C: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-800.D: 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
Feb 20, 2024Feb 21, 2024Corpus Christi, TXClick Here
Mar 6, 2024Mar 7, 2024Boise, IDClick Here
Mar 6, 2024Mar 7, 2024Cherokee County, GAClick Here
Mar 11, 2024Mar 12, 2024Irvine, CAClick Here
Mar 20, 2024Mar 21, 2024Mobile, ALClick Here
Mar 20, 2024Mar 21, 2024Summerville, SCClick Here
Apr 2, 2024Apr 3, 2024Crowley, LAClick Here
Apr 9, 2024Apr 10, 2024Plantation, FLClick Here
Apr 16, 2024Apr 17, 2024Warren, OHClick Here
Apr 16, 2024Apr 17, 2024Beaumont, TXClick Here
Apr 16, 2024Apr 17, 2024Irvine, CAClick Here
Apr 23, 2024Apr 24, 2024Pickerington, OHClick Here
May 6, 2024May 7, 2024Carson City, NVClick Here
May 14, 2024May 15, 2024Durham, NCClick Here
Jun 11, 2024Jun 12, 2024Spring, TXClick Here
Aug 12, 2024Aug 13, 2024Gainesville, FLClick Here
Aug 20, 2024Aug 21, 2024Indianapolis, INClick Here

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