Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Sport Science Research Institute

2 Ph. D in Sport Management, University of Mazandaran

3 Professor of Sport Management, University of Mazandaran

4 Associate Professor of Sport Management, University of Mazandaran


An efficient structure is the most important factor for reaching goals in all systems including sport. The purpose of this research was to analysis of the educational sport structure in Iran. It was an applied research and performed based on documentary research method. Necessary data to analyze sport educational organs duties were collected by studying high level documents and legal principles related to Iranian sport structure. Data for the analysis of organizations respaonsible in the educational sport and educational institutions active in other areas of sport was collected by studying the objectives, tasks and structures various organizations that are active in sports. The findings show that ministry of sport and youth, National Olympic Committee, Ministry of Education, Student Sport Federation, Ministry of Science, University Sport Federation, Ministry of Health, Azad University, Armed Forces General Staff and Sport Clubs are respaonsible in educational sport. Ministry of Education, Student Sport Federation, Ministry of Science, Ministry of Health and Azad University are responsible in Sport for all. Ministry of Education, Student Sport Federation, Ministry of Science, University Sport Federation, Ministry of Health and Azad University are respaonsible in championship sport. The Azad University is respaonsible in professional sport. Therefore, avoiding bureaucracy, removing parallel tasks, symmetrical distribution of authorities, clear definition of communications among units, explaining explicit duties for all organs, splitting the national work and coordination among structures are the most important principles which should be regarded in order to achieve organizational integrity and coherence in Iranian educational sport system.


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