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
Feb 6, 2023Feb 7, 2023Tampa, FL Click Here
Feb 7, 2023Feb 8, 2023Birmingham, ALClick Here
Feb 13, 2023Feb 14, 2023Lemoore, CAClick Here
Mar 1, 2023Mar 2, 2023Salt Lake City, UTClick Here
Mar 13, 2023Mar 14, 2023Wexford, PAClick Here
Mar 15, 2023Mar 16, 2023Bloomsburg, PAClick Here
Mar 15, 2023Mar 16, 2023Conyers, GAClick Here
Mar 21, 2023Mar 22, 2023Richmond, KYClick Here
Mar 28, 2023Mar 29, 2023Oxford, MSClick Here
Mar 28, 2023Mar 29, 2023Mocksville, NCClick Here
Apr 3, 2023Apr 4, 2023Waite Park, MNClick Here
Apr 4, 2023Apr 5, 2023Lauderdale Lakes, FLClick Here
Apr 12, 2023Apr 13, 2023Laurel, MDClick Here
Jun 7, 2023Jun 8, 2023Richardson, TXClick Here
Aug 8, 2023Aug 9, 2023Vero Beach, FLClick Here

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