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Organizational Capacity and Performance of Community Sport Clubs

Alison Doherty and Graham Cuskelly

There is growing theoretical and empirical interest in nonprofit voluntary community sport organizations (CSOs) or clubs as a critical part of the sporting landscape ( Doherty & Cousens, 2013 ; Jeanes et al., 2018 ; Macrae, 2017 ; Swierzy, Wicker, & Breuer, 2018 ). These membership organizations

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Power and Politics: A Case Study in Community Sport Partnerships

Jennifer E. McGarry, Justin M. Evanovich, Nneka A. Arinze, Kolin Ebron, and Jun Young Cho

neighboring town, who was interested in partnering with West Jefferson and the Harris Center on a project for a class on community sport. To Ms. Jackson, a class on community sport, with a professor who had previous experience in non-profit sport, sounded like it had potential. Ms. Jackson was hopeful. The

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Sport Participation, Extracurricular Activity Involvement, and Psychological Distress: A Latent Class Analysis of Canadian High School Student-Athletes

Camille Sabourin, Stéphanie Turgeon, Laura Martin, Scott Rathwell, Mark Bruner, John Cairney, and Martin Camiré

high school sport participation, community sport participation, and nonsport extracurricular activity involvement (i.e., organized activity involvement) during their high school years would report experiencing greater perceived psychological distress than participants with a narrower breadth of

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Vulnerability to Fraud in Community Sport Organizations: A Multicountry Study on the Role of Organizational Capacity

Pamela Wicker, Katie E. Misener, Lisa A. Kihl, and Graham Cuskelly

for-profit and nonprofit settings. Occupational fraud in community sport organizations (CSOs) encompasses a range of embezzlement activities (e.g., theft, forged and blank check writing, opening credit cards, crediting fake supplier accounts) predominantly committed by voluntary treasurers, presidents

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Parent Well-Being Through Community Youth Sport: An Autoethnography of “Sideline” Participation

Katie E. Misener

youth sport context can facilitate well-being for parents via a meaningful and healthy lifestyle rather than one that enables negative behavior and a loss of a parent’s own leisure. This topic is highly relevant to the community sport sector, and to me as a parent of two young children who participate

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Leadership, Bridging, and Group-Game Engineering: Guidelines for Community Sport Coaches

Philippe Crisp

Community sport coaches in the United Kingdom, through using sport projects, play an important role in delivering wider social policy objectives. These objectives relate to how the use of sport is seen to be effective in managing changes in individuals through positive youth development (PYD) and

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A Framework of Strategic Approaches to Membership Growth in Nonprofit Community Sport

Kristen A. Morrison and Katie E. Misener

 al., 2018 ; Ferkins et al., 2009 ). Engaging in a strategic planning process may help nonprofit leaders to develop strategic thinking as well as build capacity to sustain and expand their programs despite environmental uncertainty ( Hu et al., 2014 ). Nonprofit community sport organizations (CSOs), such as

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Exploring the Experiences of Community Sport Coaches: Stressors, Coping Strategies, and Mental Health

Kelsey Hogan, Matthew Vierimaa, and Lori Dithurbide

assistant coaches experienced fewer stressors than other coaches (i.e., head coaches and disabled coaches). A small number of researchers have employed a phenomenological approach to understand the unique experiences of community sport coaches ( Cronin & Armour, 2015 ; Raabe et al., 2022 ). Cronin and

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Managing and Developing Community Sport

Velina B. Brackebusch

rely on government funding and nonprofit clubs for an opportunity to play and exercise. Managing and Developing Community Sport is a timely book, as it addresses the link between community sport and the business sector by reviewing how physical activity, sport development, health promotions, coaching

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Developing a Community Sport Organization’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

Megan C. Piché, Erik L. Lachance, and Shannon Kerwin

The Niagara Falls Thundering River Volleyball Club is a community sport organization (CSO) located in the Niagara Region in Ontario, Canada. As a mission, the organization seeks to provide recreation-based developmental and competitive volleyball experiences for youth in the Niagara Region. The