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
Sep 27, 2022Sep 28, 2022Phoenix, AZClick Here
Sep 28, 2022Sep 29, 2022Virginia Beach, VAClick Here
Oct 3, 2022Oct 4, 2022Petal, MSClick Here
Oct 3, 2022Oct 4, 2022Anderson, SCClick Here
Oct 17, 2022Oct 18, 2022San Diego, CAClick Here
Nov 1, 2022Nov 2, 2022Ann Arbor, MIClick Here
Nov 2, 2022Nov 3, 2022Gulf Shores, ALClick Here
Nov 2, 2022Nov 3, 2022Fairfax, VAClick Here
Nov 7, 2022Nov 8, 2022Jacksonville, FL Click Here
Dec 13, 2022Dec 14, 2022Medford, ORClick Here
Jan 9, 2023Jan 10, 2023Clarksville, TNClick Here
Jan 24, 2023Jan 25, 2023Wilmington, NCClick Here

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