Planning

Planning is beneficial to sporting clubs in many ways. The main aim of planning is to maintain a positive relationship between the club and its environment. Specifically, planning enables a club to:

  • become proactive rather than reactive - to clarify club purposes and direction
  • initiate and influence outcomes in favour of the club
  • exert more control over its destiny - deciding where it wants to be in the future
  • adopt a more systematic approach to change and reduce resistance to change
  • improve financial performance and use resources effectively
  • increase awareness of its operating environment (for example, competitors, government policy, threats)
  • improve organisational control and coordination of activities
  • develop teamwork off the field.

Without adequate planning, the club frequently deals only with immediate problmes and fails to consider future needs. Consequently the club:

  • tends to function on a random ad hoc basis
  • will never seem to have time to anticipate tomorrow's problems
  • does not create conditions to deal effectively with the future.

Therefore, to overcome these limitations, a plan is necessary

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