Readers interested in sport management will gain an appreciation of what's involved in managing professional sports, school-based sports, recreation, and fitness programs. Covering both the practical and theoretical aspects of sport management at many levels, the book has a strong emphasis on career planning, internships, and jobs in sport management. The book begins with the terminology and history of sport management, then moves on to discuss philosophy and styles of management, what sport managers do, factors determining success or failure, and important skills sport managers need, such as leadership, motivation, communication, and conflict resolution. Six chapters provide detailed information on practical management issues from budgeting and facility management to personnel management, legal issues, and risk management. For anyone interested in sport or recreation management.