• SMS University

TAAF/TRAPS SMS University presented by MUSCO



The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation and the Texas Recreation and Park Society work together to conduct the Sport Management School (SMS University).It includes a 1st Year, 2nd Year Sports Program and a Maintenance Program.

This annual school is a perfect, economical opportunity to improve your knowledge and abilities in the sports management arena. You will receive a crash-course on the hot topics of athletics, taught by "gurus" in the Parks and Recreation Field.

Upon completion of both years in the school, participants will become a TAAF Certified Professional Sports Manager (C.P.S.M.). Participants must recertify within four (4) years of the date certified to retain certification.

Participants in the TAAF/TRAPS SMS University may request to obtain .1 CEUs for each class attended, and must attend a minimum of five (5)classes in their entirety to receive credit. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion following the conclusion of the school. Students may attend sessions from any tract to earn credits toward their certification.


If interested in presenting at SMS University, please reach out to ginger@taaf.com
or fill out the link below
Call for Presentations


2024 TAAF/TRAPSSMS Universitypresented by MUSCO
Certification Guidelines


Online Registration (opens February 1, 2024)

2024TAAF/TRAPS SMS University Agenda (coming soon)

SMS Brochure/sessions -
as of 2-22-24(subject to change)


April 24-25, 2024

Waxahachie Civic Center
2000 Civic Center Lane

Waxahachie, TX 75165

Hotel Accomodations
Hampton Inn & Suites
2010 Civic Center Lane
Waxahachie, TX 75165



Spring Meetings General Agenda



Will offer 1st year of certification, 2nd year of certification or renewal of certification



SMS Session Presentations


Musco Lighting is a big sponsor of the T.A.A.F. / T.R.A.P.S. SMS University