SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT
This event recognizes students who possess the basic principles of sports management.
This event has an objective test and a performance component. The one-hour objective test may include questions on sports and entertainment/strategic marketing; facility and event management; human resource management (labor relations); promotion, advertising, and sponsorship for Sports and Entertainment Industry; financing and economic input; planning, distribution, marketing, pricing, and selling sports and entertainment events; sports law; communication in sports and entertainment (media); ethics; licensing; sports governance; careers; marketing/management information technology and research; leadership and managing groups and teams in the sports and entertainment industry; management strategies and strategic planning tools; and basic functions of management. Team members will take one objective test collaboratively.
The five individuals or teams with the highest test score will be selected to present the interactive case study.
This is an individual or team event. In the case of a team, it must be composed of two to three (2-3) members. The individual may not have competed in this event at a prior National Leadership Conference or placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in this event at a previous State Leadership Conference. In the case of a team, no more than one (1) team member may have competed in this event at a prior National Leadership Conference or placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in this event at a previous State Leadership Conference.
• Participants must have paid state and national dues postmarked by December 15 of the current school year.
• Participants must be selected in accordance with the regulations of the FBLA district and state chapters and the national association.
• Participants must not have entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference or placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in this event at a previous State Leadership Conference.
• Participants failing to report on time may be either disqualified or permitted to begin late with no extension of the time as scheduled.
• Participants must furnish their own No. 2 pencils and erasers. Nongraphing calculators will be provided. No electronic devices may be brought to the event. No reference materials or other items are to be brought to the event.
• Participants must adhere to the dress code established by the Board of Directors or they will not be permitted to participate in the competitive event.
• If for any reason, a member(s) fails to take the objective test and/or fails to show for the performance portion of this event, the team will be disqualified.
CASE STUDY PROBLEM
• The five individuals or teams with the highest score will be scheduled for a performance. The order of performance will be drawn at random by an impartial person in the event office.
• Finalists must report to the sequestering room by the time specified in the State Leadership Conference program. All team members will be sequestered until their performance times. If a team fails to report prior to the beginning of the first performance, the team will be disqualified. Twenty (20) minutes before their performance time, teams will receive the decision making problem.
• Two 4" x 6" index cards will be provided to each participant and may be used during the preparation and performance of the oral segment. Information may be written on both sides of the note cards. Note cards will be collected following the presentation.
• The finalists have seven (7) minutes to interact with a panel of judges and present the solution to the case. The judges will play the role of the second party in the presentation and refer to the case for specifics. This is a role-play event.
• Finalists must introduce themselves, describe the situation, make their recommendations, and summarize their case. In the case of a team, all team members are expected to actively participate in the performance.
• A timekeeper will stand at six (6) minutes and again at seven (7) minutes.
• Case study performances are open to conference attendees, except performing participants of this event.
Tests will be machine graded. In the event of a tie, the students’ performance on the final ten questions of the exam will be evaluated. After that, if necessary, the order in which the tests were received will be used. The performance will be judged by a panel of judges. Judges’ decisions are final.
District The number of awards presented at the District Leadership Conference is determined by local FBLA District policy.
State State awards for the top five places are presented at the State Leadership Conference.
National The number of awards presented at the National Leadership Conference is determined by judges and/or number of entries. The maximum number will be ten.