Who has time to re-invent the wheel? This collection of models and samples, contributed by sports destinations, sports event owners, and industry partners, is designed to generate ideas and save you time. Feel free to adapt to your needs or adopt as is!

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Bid Scoresheet Template

Bid Scoresheet Template (EXCEL FILE)
Organization: Albany County CVB
Website: www.albany.org
Description: Utilize this document to evaluate event bids and whether or not the event is the right fit for your community. 


This collections of sample bylaws, contributed by actual organizations, will serve as a useful tool for your organization's CEO and Board of Directors.

Greater Columbus Sports Commission Bylaws (PDF FILE)
Organization: Greater Columbus Sports Commission
Website: www.sportscommissions.org
Description: Sample sports commission bylaws

Gainesville Sports Organizing Committee Bylaws (PDF FILE)
Organization: Gainesville Sports Commission
Website: www.gsoc.com
Description: Sample sports commission bylaws 

Seattle Sports Commission Bylaws (PDF FILE)
Organization: Seattle Sports Commission
Website: www.seattlesports.org
Description: Sample sports commission bylaws

Event RFPs

Requests for Proposals are critical documents that help outline requirements for events. The development of a strong RFP helps event organizers and host organizations alike. Check out a few samples of RFPs, contributed by Sports ETA Rights Holder members.

Amateur Athletic Union Bid Specifications (PDF FILE)
Organization: AAU
Website: www.aausports.org
Description: This RFP outlines how host organizations can run their own events that are sanctioned by AAU.

USA Diving 2012 National Preliminary Meets (PDF FILE)
Organization: USA Diving
Website: www.usadiving.org
Description: The USA Diving National Preliminary Meets – Zone A, Zone B, Zone C, Zone D - serve as qualifying competitions for the AT&T National Diving Championships.

US Lacrosse 2012 Women’s Division National Tournament (PDF FILE)
Organization: US Lacrosse
Website: www.uslacrosse.org
Description:The Women’s Division National Tournament began in 1933 as a tournament to showcase the best post-collegiate and club women’s lacrosse players in the country. Since that time, it has grown into one of the largest women’s lacrosse events in the nation; featuring three levels of championship competition with High School, Senior Only, and Club divisions.

Facility Specification Guide

The Athletic Business Facility Specification Guide, includes diagrams that outline the dimensions and standard requirements for fields of play for a variety of sports including: baseball, basketball, football, field hockey, ice hockey, rugby, lacrosse, badminton, racquetball/handball, squash, soccer, softball, water polo, swimming & diving, volleyball, team handball, tennis, track & field, and wrestling.

Athletic Business Field Specification Guide (PDF FILE)

Facility Survey Questionnaires

The following facility survey questionnaires can be helpful when conducting facility audits.  The surveys help to answer important questions for event organizers when determining the types of events that can be hosted at specific venues.

Internship Descriptions

AAU Internship Program (PDF FILE)
Organization: Amateur Athletic Union
Website: www.aausports.org
Description: This sample contains descriptions of internships with AAU including: event operations, finance, and IT Website Development/Support.  It also includes an overview of AAU's internship program.

Communications Internship (PDF FILE)
Organization: USA Diving
Website: www.usadiving.org
Description: This sample outlines specific duties for communications internships.

Event Management Internship (PDF FILE)
Organization: Metro Denver Sports Commission
Website: www.denversports.org
Description: This sample outlines internship responsibilities associated with a specific, locally created event.

Event Research Internship (PDF FILE)
Organization: Metro Denver Sports Commission
Website: www.denversports.org
Description: This sample is for an internship that primarily concentrates on event research and development, relationship
management and presentation preparation.

Marketing and Events Internship (PDF FILE)
Organization: USA Diving
Website: www.usadiving.org
Description: This sample outlines specific duties for marketing and events internships, particularly focusing on sponsorship fulfillment and event marketing plans.

Special Event Internship (PDF FILE)
Organization: Detroit Metro Sports Commissions
Website: www.detroitsports.org
Description: The internship offers experience in event and competition management. 

Sports Marketing Internship (PDF FILE)
Organization: Plano CVB
Website: www.planocvb.com
Description: The objective of this internship is to provide the student with the valuable experience of participating in the daily functions of the Sports Management department of a Convention & Visitors Bureau/Sports Commission.

Job Descriptions

Below are sample job descriptions, sorted by job category.  Click on the links to view examples of job descriptions for common positions in the sport tourism industry.


Event Management


Marketing and Communications

LOC Checklist

Event Committee Checklist (WORD FILE)
Organization: San Antonio Sports
Website: www.sanantoniosports.org
Description: Utilize this checklist to determine the appropriate structure for your local organizing committee (LOC).

Public Relations Template

This template includes useful information and tips for any organization that is looking to share in the economic impact produced by amateur sporting events in the United States. 

Public Relations Template

Visitor Spending Survey Template

Use the visitor spending survey template to develop a questionnaire to utilize on-site at your events to gather important visitor spending information from spectators and participants. 

Visitor Spending Survey Template

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