Protecting against, responding to and recovering from emergencies – from natural or human causes – during sports or other large-scale events requires specialized knowledge and training. These courses focus specifically on incident management, crowd and evacuation management, crisis information management and developing capability to operate in multi-agency collaborations. Training is targeted to personnel in campus administration/emergency management; athletic department management; campus, local and state law enforcement; local and state emergency management; local fire and emergency medical services; and large venue management/operations. Participants work together to collaborate on basic concepts for planning, risk assessment, training, exercises for plans, and recovery/business continuity. These courses have a limited offering with priority to Division 1A sporting events and large venue special events. Certain criteria for event size must be met prior to scheduling and coordinators will work with the requesting entity to determine eligibility.

Sports Security


Funding Options: DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types: Online Face-to-Face Blended Online Instructor-Led
Category Course # Course Title Description Division
Sports and Special Events Management AWR167 Sport and Special Event Risk Management
This course is designed to build capabilities for multi-agency collaboration pertaining to risk management for sport events. It introduces the seven-step sport security risk management process, including the idea of risk management and setting risk management goals for sport events, identifying assets that need protecting and determining risk, implementing planning and mitigation actions, and implementing after-action review for events as well as incidents. Through activity-based training modules, intact security teams will enhance their ability for planning, risk assessment, training, and exercising practices specific to conducting sport events. The expectation is for participants to return to their respective organization and coordinate the development of a sport event security management system.This course was developed in a partnership effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS4) and the TEEX National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC).
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for AWR-167 Sport Event Risk Management course #78399.
Note: Participants enrolled in a TEEX-Instructor Led Webinar must have access to a laptop or mobile device/tablet during the class session to participate in all course sessions as well as complete course testing and evaluations electronically. Show less
This course is designed to build capabilities for multi-agency collaboration pertaining to risk management for sport events. It introduces the seven-step sport security risk management process, including the idea of risk management and setting risk management goals for sport events,… Show more
DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ILEPSE Learn More about Sport and Special Event Risk Management
Sports and Special Events Management AWR375 Risk Management for After School Activities and Interscholastic Athletics
The goal of this course is to enhance the safety and security awareness of individuals responsible for organizing, supervising, and supporting after school activities and interscholastic athletics. This innovative training will provide an online platform for learning while improving the awareness level of security and resilience within school districts and communities hosting special events and interscholastic athletics.

This course was developed in a partnership effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS4) and the TEEX National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC). Show less

The goal of this course is to enhance the safety and security awareness of individuals responsible for organizing, supervising, and supporting after school activities and interscholastic athletics. This innovative training will provide an online platform for learning while improving the… Show more
DHS/FEMA
Online
NERRTC Learn More about Risk Management for After School Activities and Interscholastic Athletics
Sports and Special Events Management MGT404 Sports and Special Events Incident Management
This course emphasizes the unique aspects of response to an incident occurring during a sports/special event, including considerations for business continuity and after-action activities. You will learn the skills necessary to effectively manage an incident by applying and implementing a multi-disciplinary management team approach as described in the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
The course is designed to help develop athletic department staff, facility management personnel, campus public safety personnel, emergency response supervisors, and others involved in sports/special event management to better manage incidents that could occur during an event. 
At the end of the course a practical application exercise can be customized to your facility where the course is held.
This course was developed in a partnership effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS4) and the TEEX National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC). Show less
This course emphasizes the unique aspects of response to an incident occurring during a sports/special event, including considerations for business continuity and after-action activities. You will learn the skills necessary to effectively manage an incident by applying and implementing a… Show more
GSADHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ESTI Learn More about Sports and Special Events Incident Management
Sports and Special Events Management MGT412 Sport Venue Evacuation and Protective Actions
This course provides assistance to sport venue managers to prepare and/or enhance an evacuation plan to assist emergency responders in implementing flexible and scalable evacuation activities (i.e. evacuation, sheltering in place, or relocation). These emergency activities might occur in isolation or as a result of a larger, multi-entity response initiative. The course is highly innovative in that it builds multi-agency collaboration by delivering critical evacuation planning information.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for MGT412 Sport and Special Event Evacuation Training course #78405.
Note: Participants enrolled in a TEEX-Instructor Led Webinar must have access to a laptop or mobile device/tablet during the class session to participate in all course sessions as well as complete course testing and evaluations electronically. Show less
This course provides assistance to sport venue managers to prepare and/or enhance an evacuation plan to assist emergency responders in implementing flexible and scalable evacuation activities (i.e. evacuation, sheltering in place, or relocation). These emergency activities might occur in… Show more
DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ILEPSE Learn More about Sport Venue Evacuation and Protective Actions
Sports and Special Events Management MGT440 Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management
This course is scenario based, focusing on event planning, incident management, and policy level decision making. The course is intended to prepare participants for the response to a large scale incident during sporting or special events. Participants will engage in three all-hazard, simulation supported (Biological, Mass Casualty, Active Shooter, Improvised Explosive Device (IED), Hazmat, or natural disaster), emergency response exercises to hone individual and team decision-making skills from a Policy Group, Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and Incident Command Post (ICP) perspective.
This course was developed in a partnership effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS4) and the TEEX National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC). Show less
This course is scenario based, focusing on event planning, incident management, and policy level decision making. The course is intended to prepare participants for the response to a large scale incident during sporting or special events. Participants will engage in three all-hazard,… Show more
DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ESTI Learn More about Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management
Sports and Special Events Management MGT466 Sport and Special Event Enhanced Risk Management and Assessment
This course provides participants with tools and methodologies for conducting venue-specific and event-specific risk assessments. In the course, participants will utilize assessment outputs to make risk mitigation decisions and determine how to measure the effectiveness of decision-making. This innovative training will introduce methodologies designed to complement and expand on national critical infrastructure framework guidelines. The interdisciplinary course stresses the importance of leveraging and applying proven practices to a wide-range of sport and special event safety and security risks.
This course was developed in a partnership effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS4) and the TEEX National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC).
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for MGT466 course #78054.
Note: Participants enrolled in a TEEX-Instructor Led Webinar must have access to a laptop or mobile device/tablet during the class session to participate in all course sessions as well as complete course testing and evaluations electronically. Show less
This course provides participants with tools and methodologies for conducting venue-specific and event-specific risk assessments. In the course, participants will utilize assessment outputs to make risk mitigation decisions and determine how to measure the effectiveness of decision-making…. Show more
DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
NERRTC Learn More about Sport and Special Event Enhanced Risk Management and Assessment
Sports and Special Events Management MGT467 Sport and Special Event Public Information and Emergency Notification
Techniques used to deliver timely and accurate information in a complex information environment is challenging to any community or organization hosting a mass gathering. This interdisciplinary course brings planners, operators, communication, government, public safety, marketing and public relations professionals together to prepare and/or enhance venue and event communication programs. The course prepares participants to identify and navigate the sport and special event communication landscape before, during, and after an incident.This course was developed in a partnership effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS4) and the TEEX National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC).
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for MGT467 course #78055. Show less
Techniques used to deliver timely and accurate information in a complex information environment is challenging to any community or organization hosting a mass gathering. This interdisciplinary course brings planners, operators, communication, government, public safety, marketing and public… Show more
DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
NERRTC Learn More about Sport and Special Event Public Information and Emergency Notification
Sports and Special Events Management MGT475 Crowd Management for Sport and Special Events
This course is designed to provide participants with tools and techniques for conducting crowd management and crowd control. Participants will engage in scenario-based activities designed to expand their ability to resolve risks related to crowd management and crowd control. The training is applicable across the United States regardless of the venue size, capacity, or type of event.This course was developed in a partnership effort between the University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS4) and the TEEX National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC). Show less
This course is designed to provide participants with tools and techniques for conducting crowd management and crowd control. Participants will engage in scenario-based activities designed to expand their ability to resolve risks related to crowd management and crowd control. The training is… Show more
DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
NERRTC Learn More about Crowd Management for Sport and Special Events
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