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
Jun 7, 2023Jun 8, 2023Richardson, TXClick Here
Jun 20, 2023Jun 21, 2023Vermillion, SDClick Here
Jun 27, 2023Jun 28, 2023Greenville, NCClick Here
Jul 11, 2023Jul 12, 2023Pflugerville, TXClick Here
Jul 17, 2023Jul 18, 2023Bloomington, INClick Here
Jul 18, 2023Jul 19, 2023Rockville, MDClick Here
Aug 8, 2023Aug 9, 2023Vero Beach, FLClick Here
Aug 10, 2023Aug 11, 2023Richmond, VAClick Here

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