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The Difference Between a Sports Job and a Sports Career

Thomas Dimitroff Sports CareerBring your team to the Super Bowl and expect there to be a buzz following you for a few years.

Despite the unfathomable loss in this year’s big game, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has garnered a great deal of attention lately for the job he has done building a team around superstar quarterback and league MVP Matt Ryan.

Dolphins Executive Mike Tannenbaum to Speak at NFL Combine Career Conference

Dolphins Executive Mike Tannenbaum SMWW NFL Combine Career ConferenceTwenty two years ago Miami Dolphins Executive Vice President of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum was a personnel intern with the New Orleans Saints, getting his feet wet in the industry as he completed his law degree at Tulane. Just over a decade later, he was General Manager of the New York Jets and today he runs the entire football operation of the Miami Dolphins.

You Need New Habits To Launch Your Sports Career

launch your sports careerAll of my life I’ve wanted to become more organized. I see people who have their calendars, their schedules, all their stuff put in the right spot and think – why can’t I do that?

I try every year.

I make a pledge, set a routine, determine success metrics…and then two weeks in I enter back into my sloppy comfort zone.

Our Exclusive XOS Digital Course Will Teach You The Skills Sports Teams Need

learn the skills football teams need xos digitalEver since Brad Pitt donned an A’s hat in Moneyball, analytics has become the sexy side of sports. The idea of seeing a game through a new analytical lens sounds so appealing, even if that means using the math skills most people abhorred in school.  

But the truth is the sexy side of sports is in the video room.

Jobs in Football Analytics Are in Demand. Do You Have The Necessary Skills?

learn football analyticsObserve a football franchise that struggles to win year after year and you can start to see patterns.

High turnover rate in leadership, a lack of trust between players and management, faulty player evaluations in the draft and free agency…the list goes on and on.

But what if there was a tool that could help with these aspects of an organization?

Why Learning Basketball Analytics Should Be Your Next Career Move

basketball analytics love charles barkleyAn entire generation of basketball fans know Charles Barkley not as a dominant force in the NBA for 16 seasons, but rather as a TV character willing to blurt out criticism of anyone and everyone on his Inside the NBA studio show.

How to Punch Your Ticket into Sports Business

break into sports learn sports sales sports businessThere is great power that comes from controlling the flow of money. If you can make it, find it, develop it, trade it or sell it, you hold the power and will always be in demand.

A sports team could win every game, but without fans paying for tickets and buying apparel, and corporations buying suites and sponsorships, none of it would matter, because there would be no monetary return.

Why Baseball Analytics Matters and How You Can Make it into a Career

Since the dawn of baseball time, the box score has been the numerical representation of on field action.

If you couldn’t watch a game live, it seemed logical that by absorbing the available data points like RBI and ERA you could still determine who had the greatest impact on the outcome.

What Does Getting Your Masters in Sports Leadership Look Like?

Mark Warkentien Masters in Sports LeadershipI’m a visual person, I like to picture what will happen before it happens. 

If I’m speaking with a reporter I try to visualize the setting, what questions they will ask, how I will dress, how I will respond. All of this visualization helps me build confidence.

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