Why The “Battle of the Sexes” Was About More Than Tennis

Women have been fighting for equal rights and equal pay for decades. Many believe one of the first instances of social change in women’s sports was the tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King in 1973. Riggs challenged King to a match with a $100,000 prize, the “Battle of the Sexes” match became […]

4 Mental Skills to Develop in Young Athletes

Coaches need to help athletes, particularly younger children, learn mental toughness. This is not a skill that athletes are born with, but must be developed over time by viewing competitive situations in a productive way. There will be struggles and challenges just like with physical skills, but if athletes work hard they will improve over […]

4 Ways Technology is Changing Athletic Training

In the past, athletic trainers were known for taping ankles and icing injuries, but new technology advancements are helping give these industry professionals the chance to be a part of an athlete’s injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation process. Athletic trainers can now identify concussions, administer neurocognitive tests, perform specialized rehab and treat heat-related illnesses. Athletic […]

Learn How to Behave in the Press Box

As a media member getting credentials for a live sports event is one of the gifts of your job. With a simple team issued picture ID hanging from your neck, you are granted access to some of the best seats in the house to soak up the sights, sounds and action on the field of play. […]

Why Coaches Need to Focus on Building Positive Relationships

As a coach you are often in the public spotlight, despite the level you teach, because sports are highly competitive and religiously watched industry in the United States. Coaches are often criticized and evaluated by fans, parents, upper management and the media about their win-loss record which is often out of their control. You can […]

Four Ways 3D Printing Is Changing Sports Medicine

If you have grown up playing and loving sports, but taking your skills to the next level are about as likely as Stewie Griffin hitting a game winning grand slam against Chris Sale, you have other options to keep your head in the game. One of those opportunities, with extremely high earning potential, is sports […]

How Your Engineering Degree Can Be Used in the Sports Industry

Sports engineering is a very broad career field that is concerned with the research and development of technologies in the industry, but getting an education directly related to this niche field can be difficult. While there are no specific sports engineering undergraduate degree programs in the U.S., mechanical, biomedical, manufacturing, industrial and computer engineering are […]

How Volunteering Can Lead to a Job in the Sports Industry

Volunteering can have personal benefits, such as boosting your self-esteem and providing a positive vibe about making the world a better place. But it can also help you set yourself apart from other applicants in the sports industry. Volunteering will help you gain new skills and make new contacts in your desired field. To get […]

Five Goals to Help You Land Your Sports Broadcasting Dream Job

Remember as a child when you sat around the television with your family watching pro sports? At some point you probably heard Vin Scully’s “play ball” voice or saw the late-great Craig Sager report in his fashionable suits. You would always say one day that will be me – I will be that voice, that […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day and the Evolution of Women’s Sports

Opportunities for women to participate in sports were scarce for centuries and the evolution of women’s sports was slow to develop. Title IX was enacted in 1972 and became the first stepping stone for women to have equal education and athletic rights. But there are still huge discrepancies. March 8th is International Women’s Day and […]

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