So, you want to work in sports? : the ultimate guide to exploring the sports industry

by Mattern, Joanne, 1963-

Format: Print Book 2014
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Summary
Love sports? Make your passion your profession with this guide that can help you score a career in the sports industry.

The sports industry is wide and vast, and there are countless ways to get involved and make sports your job. From the popular careers of professional athlete, coach, sports broadcaster, and photographer, to the lesser-known professions of sports agent, statistician, sports therapist, and scout, So, You Want to Work in Sports? delves into a wide variety of possible futures that are exciting and rewarding.

In addition to tips and interviews from many different professionals, So, You Want to Work in Sports? includes inspiring stories from young adults who are out there exploring different sectors, as well as games, activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in athletics.
Contents
I want to work in sports! but how?
Keep your eye on the ball : sports players
A guiding hand : coaches and teachers
Finding players : sports scouts
I call a penalty : referees and other officials
Tell me where it hurts : physical therapists, doctors, and other people in sports medicine
Sign on the dotted line : agents, lawyers, and other businesspeople
Coming to you live : broadcasters, writers, and photographers
Think outside the box : a few more people who work in sports
Where do I go from here? getting started in sports
Resources for sports careers
Glossary.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sometimes recognizing your passion begins with answering that age-old question: What do you want to be when you grow up? For students with an interest in sports, this Be What You Want guide walks them through many possibilities. Each chapter is arranged thematically by career path, including sports players, coaches and teachers, scouts, referees and officials, sports medicine, agents and lawyers, and broadcasters and writers, along the way introducing the recommended skills, activities, and education for each field. Mattern carefully highlights the realistic expectations of becoming a professional sports player and earning top figures. Numerous profiles from industry insiders reflect realistic depictions of what to expect in a sports-related job, and a Think Outside the Box chapter suggests potentially overlooked careers in sports. Sidebars offer a host of both practical (e.g., the number of officials used in different sports) and fun (e.g., the ways in which modern sports facilities are like mini cities) facts. An extensive list of resources concludes this must-have for any career collection.--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""For a select few, becoming a superstar athlete... is a dream come true. However, that isn't the only way to carve out a career in sports." In this fourth title in the Be What You Want series (following books about working as a chef, writer, or comic-book artist), nonfiction author Mattern shows readers several potential career paths in athletics, including coach, scout, agent, journalist, and more (even health club manager). Mattern gives a concise breakdown of each potential job, and Q&A-style profiles with those in the biz offer real-world perspectives (albeit somewhat limited ones-several interviewees are all from the same New York City high school). Still, it's a decent starting point for kids thinking about converting a passion for sports into a career. Ages 8-12. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Be what you want series.
Subjects Sports -- Vocational guidance -- Juvenile literature.
Sports -- Vocational guidance.
Publisher New York : Hillsboro, Oregon :2014
Language English
Description 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-206).
ISBN 9781582704494
158270449X
9781582704487
1582704481
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