I Want To Work in Sports Part 2: Creating a Networking Strategy

Justin Hunt is the author of From Mascot To Agent And Everything In Between and has agreed to write a three part series on breaking into the sports industry for the Work in Sports blog. This is Part 2, if you missed Part 1 start here: I Want to Work in Sports…now what? A networking strategy […]

Are Millennials Losing Interest in the NFL?

This article and infographic is a guest contribution of writer Tami Cruz The NFL was once a giant in the eyes of most Americans, but that is slowly changing. A new generation is set to take over the United States – Millennials – and they are not nearly as interested in American football as their […]

I Want to Work in Sports! …Now What?

“I want to work in sports because I love sports!” If you are serious about working in sports, you need to remove this phrase from your vocabulary. I was once in your shoes, and while I was advised early on never to say this, I still had the mentality that surrounds this logic. But let […]

Sports Analytics Have Changed the Game For Good

Baseball has always been a sport guided by instincts and crotchety old men observing and opining from the bleachers…until it wasn’t. Hockey, a free-flowing sport with seemingly endless movement, has always been known for brilliant bursts of speed and talent, until another, more meaningful data point emerged convincing teams to reroute their game philosophy. The list goes […]

How Technology Has Changed Coaching

Technology has made major changes in virtually every part of our lives. In the world of sports, technology has affected just about every aspect of viewing, playing, coaching, refereeing, and working within sports. For coaches, their jobs have been greatly impacted from virtually every angle as a result. Fortunately, the impact has been positive, creating a […]

Seven Tips to Prepare for the January Sports Job Push

Right after ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ has concluded, we head directly into my favorite season of the year – job search season. Many job seekers take the months of November and December off, enjoying their eggnog induced malaise and basking in the spirit of holiday shopping. For others, the New Year provides […]

Five Reasons to Become a High School Football Official

Several years ago, I decided I wanted to be a high school football official. Since every question seems to have it’s answer on the internet,  I searched football officiating jobs on the google machine and found around 517,000 results in 0.78 seconds (so says Google). Spoiler alert: I didn’t read them all, but I did find […]

Enter the Sports Business Laboratory – Your Sports Career Will Thank You

Picture a laboratory and the first thing that comes to mind is a sealed off room with fluorescent lights, expensive equipment and lab coats – lots and lots of lab coats. But in its most general and abstract sense a laboratory can be thought of as a location based incubator, where everything you need to […]

7 Secrets of Applicant Tracking Systems Every Candidate Should ‘Decode’

Nowadays, one key feature that most job applicants overlook while applying for a particular job is the presence of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). This particular software acts as the gatekeeper to an organization’s recruiting process and is mainly utilized for selection of a resume, based on specific previously determined criteria. Knowledge of how an […]

Coaching Strategies the Best Teams Use to Their Advantage

This article is a guest contribution from freelance writer Rachelle Wilbur The best sports teams consistently achieve success by running their organizations from the top down. Owners hire team presidents, team presidents hire general managers, and general managers hire coaches. The leaders of successful organizations understand their role on the team. However, the truly successful […]