• 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 a future SMS University, please reach out to ginger@taaf.com
or fill out the link below
Call for Presentations

   2024 TAAF/TRAPS SMS University presented by MUSCO
Certification Guidelines 

Online Registration (opens February 1, 2024)

2024 TAAF/TRAPS SMS University Agenda (coming soon)

SMS Brochure/sessions -
as of 4-11-2024 (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

972-923-0666, choose “0” to speak to someone locally at the hotel
Reference TAAF for the room block

Spring Meetings General Agenda - updated 4-18-24

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