This research has the character of a transversal study with the aim of analyzing and determining the correlations of the latent dimensions of respondents who perform the functions of operational managers in sports associations from the area of West Herzegovina County. The results of this research showed that 10 isolated factors were extracted using the method of principal components for operational managers, which exhaust 90.2% of the common valid variance. In the matrix of the main organizational components in sports organizations of operational managers, the unrotated factor weights of each of the ten isolated components are presented. By analyzing
the structure of the variables, we see that ten isolated factors were singled out, each of which in its own way explains and hypothetically covers certain areas that are interesting for this research. It can be seen that all ten isolated factors are dominated by variables and answers that hypothetically cover the work area and the authority of the lowest level of management, and that the main focus of the respondents is on the authority of the operational manager.
Keywords: Operational managers, sports clubs, factors