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Lynn's Lines: January is a Brutal Month for Coaches

being a coach isn't an easy careerThe most wonderful time of the year is in the rearview mirror and sadly that means for many coaches in college and pro football, so is their career.

Every year more and more coaches get a shorter and shorter leash to perform their duties and grow a program.

Lynn's Lines: NCAA Scandals Result from a Lack of Ethical Leadership

ncaa scandal we need new leaders in sportsWhere there is opportunity for great power and success, so too is the opportunity for shame and dishonor.

Lynn's Lines: Where Does Soccer in the US Go From Here?

Where does US soccer go from hereLet’s be honest with each other, the United States losing to Trinidad and Tobago, a nation with just over 1.3 million people in it, was depressing.

We were the sports juggernaut in this instance, but at the final whistle we ended up on the other side of the Miracle on Ice. In T & T they’ll make movies of this moment, chant in the streets, make songs and celebrate their victory for years…as they should.

FIFA Agent Sky Andrew to Release New Book at Our London Sports Career Conference

sky andrew releasing first book at SMWW London Sports career conferenceOn September 30th during Sports Management Worldwide’s London Sports Career Conference at the Brent Civic Center, veteran FIFA agent and former champion table tennis player Sky Andrew will release his first book, In Your World and Mind.

The Secret Entrance into the Basketball Industry

synergy sports technologyThere is technophobia amongst many grizzled veterans of the NBA scouting scene – a deep fear of the technological advancements that, in their mind, are set to replace their trained eye.

Becoming a Football General Manager Starts With This

becoming an NFL scout leads to becoming an NFL general managerSteve Keim. John Schneider. Jerry Reese. Thomas Dimitroff.

All powerful general managers in the NFL who started their football careers as scouts. And that list keeps going.

Ryan Pace. Ted Thompson. Mickey Loomis.

Maybe You Shouldn't Pursue a Career in Sports

why you shouldn't work in sportsWhy would you pursue a career in baseball, basketball, or football?

You probably love the game, watch highlights over and over, scour prospect lists and spend more time on your fantasy team than your assignments at work…but that doesn’t mean you should work in sports.

A job is a job and sports are a fun pastime, right?

 You are supposed to work in a cubicle and then watch sports at night to relax.

An Insiders View of the SMWW NHL Draft Career Conference

nhl draft hockey career conferenceThe start of summer marks one of the most exciting times in the world of hockey: the NHL Draft. As any hockey industry insider would tell you, coming hand-in-hand with the Draft is the annual Sports Management Worldwide NHL Draft Hockey Career Conference.

There are Thousands of Opportunities to Work in Soccer -- If You Have the Right Skills

soccer management and scoutingIn England alone there are over 210 professional soccer teams ranging from perennial powerhouses and globally recognized squads like Arsenal and Manchester United, to Isthmian League Premier Division teams like Folkestone Invicta and AFC Sudbury.

Do you know what both Folkestone Invicta and Manchester United are always on the lookout for? Soccer staff with minds adept at player evaluation, team operations and scouting.