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Careers Off the Field

Millions of young people play and love sports, but only a select few will have a shot at the big money on the playing field . . . but off the field, opportunities abound. In Careers Off the Field, passionate sports fans with an eye on sports business will get an insiders' guide to a wide range of jobs, from becoming an agent or a coach, to running a stadium or a sports marketing firm, to covering sports as a journalist or broadcaster. Sports management is one of today's fastest-growing college majors, and Careers Off the Field will provide tomorrow's sports leaders with the game plan they need to make it to the finish line. Contributors to the series have written for the NFL, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, and Men's Journal; interview subjects include experts from top colleges and pro teams. Each book provides ideas that readers can take action on right now, along with a look at what they can expect in the future. A life in sports doesn't have to end with the final high school game . . . keep playing--and earning--with Careers Off the Field.

10 volumes
2016
12+
7th+
7.25 x 9.25 inches
Al Ferrer, founded the sports management program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, after an award-winning career as a Division I baseball coach. Along with his work as a professor, Ferrer is an advisor to pro and college teams, athletes, and sports businesses.
Analytics: Sports Stats and More
by Matt Marini

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The biggest news in sports these days is the power of numbers. Stats have been around since sports began, but today, high-level math, computer savvy, and imaginative sports-lovers have created the active science of analytics. Teams at every level are looking for people with math skills who are also sports lovers. Can you turn your skills in math into a job in sports? Find out inside, and see if the numbers add up! If you want to stay in the game in any way you can, Careers Off the Field is for you. Every book shows you ways to combine your passion for sports with a way to make sports your career, even if you're not putting on a uniform.

Coaching & Scouting
by James Buckley Jr.

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Do you want to make the lineup, choose the starters, or just argue with the umpire? Why not become a coach? Coaching is a teaching job, and people can combine their teaching skills with a love of the games to create solid careers. Finding a job in these popular fields is not easy, though; inside, read some tips from experts on how to get started. The book also covers scouting, a related profession that calls for sports expertise and a love of competition. Whether you want to be a coach, a scout, or have some other sports job, if you want to stay in the game, Careers Off the Field is for you. Every book shows you ways to combine your passion for sports with a way to make sports your career, even if you're not putting on a uniform.

Health Careers in Sports
by Michael Burgan

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Being an athlete means taking care of your body . . . but athletes also know that they need help with that. Just as they depend on teammates in the game, they lean on experts away from the playing field. In this book, find out how health professionals make sure athletes of all kinds are ready when the whistle blows. Doctors, trainers, physical therapists, and even psychologists are needed by pro teams, universities, and individual athletes. Whether you are aiming at a sports health career or for some other area, if you want to stay in the game, Careers Off the Field is for you. Every book shows you ways to combine your passion for sports with a way to make sports your career, even if you're not putting on a uniform.

Sports Agent
by Craig Ellenport

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Sports is big business, of course, and athletes need expert guides. Sports agents take on that task, helping pro athletes find the right teams, sign the best contracts, and represent the right brands and sponsors. Athletes depend on teamwork, and often their most important teammate is their agent. It's a demanding job, calling for business skills, sports knowledge, and competitive drive. Inside, find out if becoming an agent should be your goal. Whether an agent or some other job, if you want to stay in the game, Careers Off the Field is for you. Every book shows you ways to combine your passion for sports with a way to make sports your career, even if you're not putting on a uniform.

Sports Arena and Event Management
by Jim Gigliotti

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It's a full house for tonight's game . . . the stadium is rocking for a championship contest . . . fans are lined up around the block to get into the arena. And you're responsible for making sure they all have a good time. Sports venues big and small need creative, hard-working people to operate them. Do you have the organizational skills to succeed in this busy field? Put on your headset--and some running shoes--and get ready to take on the challenge. If you want to stay in the game in any way you can, Careers Off the Field is for you. Every book shows you ways to combine your passion for sports with a way to make sports your career, even if you're not putting on a uniform.

Sports Broadcasting
by John Walters

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"Just seconds left . . . they bring the ball upcourt . . . here's the shot . . . it's good! Game-winner!" Any sports fan knows the excitement of watching or listening to sports. The people who create those shows, behind the microphone or behind the scenes, are part of an exciting profession. They combine talent, technical and business knowledge, and a love of sports to fill the airwaves year-round. Whether you have a great radio voice, a face made for TV, or just want to be where the sports action is, find out more about sports broadcasting inside. Whether broadcasting is your game or not, if you want to stay in sports, Careers Off the Field is for you. Every book shows you ways to combine your passion for sports with a way to make sports your career, even if you're not putting on a uniform.

Sports Marketing
by Brian Peterson

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Have you ever worn clothing with a team logo on it? Have you seen athletes pitching products on TV or in print ads? Have you ever watched a bowl game named for a company? Then you've been the target of sports marketing. Why not look into being on the other side? Sports marketing professionals use sports to sell thousands of products. Others in the field are responsible for "selling" their team to fans and sponsors. Outgoing, business-oriented people will find a spot on a sports marketing roster. Whether you are interested in marketing or not, if you want to stay in the game, Careers Off the Field is for you. Every book shows you ways to combine your passion for sports with a way to make sports your career, even if you're not putting on a uniform.

Sports Media Relations
by James Buckley Jr.

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How do athletes get into the spotlight? Often it is thanks to the expert work of someone just outside the spotlight. Media relations professionals are the behind-the-scenes connection between reporters, athletes, and fans. If you're an outgoing person with writing skills, this could be a way to make sports your career. Media relations experts are involved with sports at all levels, ready to help athletes tell their stories. Whether you are aiming for media relations or some other area, if you want to stay in the game, Careers Off the Field is for you. Every book shows you ways to combine your passion for sports with a way to make sports your career, even if you're not putting on a uniform.

Sportswriting and Sports Photography
by John Walters

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You can't see all the games that you love, either live or on TV. But you can read about them and see them afterward thanks to journalists who cover sports. Writers and reporters take you into the locker rooms and on to the practice fields, as well as make sure you know the latest action from the games themselves. Talented photographers use high-tech gear and years of experience to capture memorable images. Sports journalism is a rapidly changing field; read the latest story in this book and see if you've got what it takes. If you want to stay in the game, Careers Off the Field is for you. Every book shows you ways to combine your passion for sports with a way to make sports your career, even if you're not putting on a uniform.

Working in College Sports
by Michael Burgan

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With thousands of schools and more than a half-million student-athletes in the United States and Canada, college sports is big-time . . . and big business. College sports offers a wide range of job opportunities, and many of the key roles are covered inside. Can you aim for the athletic director's office? What about handling the media for a school? Do you want to help college athletes stay healthy? Young men and women will find many ways to continue their life on campus by working in college sports. If you want to stay in the game in any way you can, Careers Off the Field is for you. Every book shows you ways to combine your passion for sports with a way to make sports your career, even if you're not putting on a uniform.




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