Sport has a multitude of organizations, which are social systems organized for the attainment of particular types of goals. Organizations are characterized by divisions of labor, power, and communication responsibilities through which regularities such as task allocation, supervision, and coordination are developed. Such regularities constitute the organization’s structure, which is described here in terms of formal relations and communication.
This paper is adapted from various sections of the author’s Sport Administration (1981). Direct all correspondence to John J. Jackson, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700, Victoria, B.C., Canada V8W 2Y2.