Among the major elements counting against the advancement of sports in Nigeria today is absence of effective monitoring. A lot of solutions are being extended by worried as well as patriotic Nigerians daily to bail us out the quagmire. One of such solutions is this text entitled “Modern Trends in Sports Administration as well as Management”. It is created by Dr. Joseph Awoyinfa, a lecturer in the Department of Human Kinetics and also Wellness Education And Learning, Professors of Education, College of Lagos, Nigeria; a scientist as well as educational expert. I was the person welcomed by the university and the writer to review the book when it existed to the public on December 4, 2008 in Nigeria.
According to Awoyinfa, it is a truism throughout the globe that sporting activity is currently a recommendation concern which can no more be overlooked at different industries of the economic situation as well as rounds of life. The writer adds that this message hence takes an essential look at topical issues in sporting activities administration and also administration, house on theories and also concepts of modern fads in sports management and also monitoring such as leadership, organisation, planning, motivation, etc.
The text includes 16 chapters. Chapter one is christened “the principle of sports administration”. Here, Awoyinfa states monitoring is a concept that indicates various things to various people at various times, therefore leading to its multiplicity of definitions. He clarifies that monitoring has been otherwise described as an art, a science, an individual or people, a technique and a procedure.
This author expatiates that as an art, sporting activities administration is everything about executing sporting activities organisational features and also jobs via individuals; while as a science, sports management is about establishing sporting activities ideology, regulations, theories, processes, techniques and also concepts. As an organisation, according to him, sports management is defined as a way of producing formal frameworks and a facility based on a mission, purposes, targets, jobs and features.
Awoyinfa states as a person or team of individuals, sporting esports activities management may describe the head alone or to all the senior team, board, and so on; while as a self-control, administration is a field with various subjects and also subjects. The writer lights up that sports administration as a process is about an organized way of doing things. Awoyinfa highlights monitoring features in sporting activities administration as planning, arranging, staffing, directing/leading, regulating, assessment, budgeting as well as sychronisation. On whom a sports manager is, this writer educates that a sports supervisor is anybody at any level of sporting activity organisation that directs
the efforts of other individuals towards the achievement of organisational goals sport-wise.
Here, Awoyinfa reveals that the growth of thoughts on sports management dates back to the days when individuals initial tried to complete goals by functioning together in a team. Major initiatives to develop concepts and also concepts of sports administration began from the very early twentieth (20th) century with the work of Frederick Taylor and also Henri Fayol.
Awoyinfa includes that given that the turn of the 20th century, authors on sporting activities monitoring as well as business concept have been propounding various concepts regarding how to take care of job and personnel a lot more effectively as well as successfully. This writer educates that the three main colleges of administration thought are: the timeless; the human-behavioural; as well as the integrative. Awoyinfa additionally highlights very early sports monitoring theorists; concepts and features of scientific monitoring; assessment of the scientific monitoring theory, and so on, in this phase.
Awoyinfa says as a person or group of individuals, sporting activities monitoring might refer to the head alone or to all the senior staff, committee, etc; while as a self-control, administration is an area of research with different topics as well as topics. Below, Awoyinfa discloses that the development of thoughts on sporting activities monitoring dates back to the days when people first attempted to achieve objectives by working with each other in a team. Awoyinfa includes that considering that the turn of the 20th century, writers on sporting activities administration and organization concept have actually been recommending various theories concerning just how to take care of work as well as personnel more efficiently as well as properly. Awoyinfa also highlights early sports administration philosophers; concepts and also qualities of scientific administration; evaluation of the scientific management theory, etc, in this phase.