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10 Useful Resources for Sports Management Students
The following 10 websites and their descriptions are
These resources will be useful to you as a student
determining if sport management is the field for you, and if you chose that
field, they will be helpful in finding our more information about the field as well as potential careers within the
North American Society for Sports Management
- Goal: The NASSM promotes, stimulates, and
encourages “study, research, scholarly writing, and professional
development in the area of sport management – both theoretical and applied
- Why check it out? Members enjoy countless benefits
including a subscription to the Journal of Sports Management, access to a
wealth of industry information, and discounted NASSM Conference fees.
- Useful link: Browse the table of contents and article synopses
of the most recent issue of JSM.
- Goal: SportsNetworker.com is a leading
online resource for sports business professionals with information ranging
from sports networking, sports marketing, sports sponsorship, sports
events, sports technology, sports social media, and sports jobs.
- Why check it out? SportsNetworker.com reaches a
“network of over 100,000 sports executives and continues to grow every
day.” For that reason alone, visiting this site on a regular basis will
keep in you informed on industry happenings, trends, and events.
- Useful link: Sports Jobs 101 – Find informative
articles about starting a career in the sports biz plus an overview of
sports social media, sports marketing, and more!
Work in Sports
- Goal: Workinsports.com is a trusted site
with over 12 years’ experience in the sports employment industry. As an
accredited business with the Better Business Bureau, Workinsports.com
connects job applicants to thousands of potential employers.
- Why check it out? You want to work in the sports
biz right? So connecting with the number one job board in the industry is
a no brainer.
- Useful link: Workinsports.com provides free job seeker resources such as
feature jobs, sports career spotlights, and upcoming career events.
- Goal: ESPN leads way over the top of its
competitors and for good reason. As a global television network, ESPN
provides sports enthusiasts with in-depth news, statistics and other
resources, as well as bustling, engaging forums.
- Why check it out? If you want to work in sports
management, it’s a must to know team statistics, player bios, and draft
picks. ESPN has all of this and more. Spending time on their site each day
will keep you informed and keep you in the game.
- Useful link: By registering with ESPN insider, you’ll have access to
message boards, chats, profiles, ESPN the magazine, expert analysis from
the top leaders in the field, and much more.
- Goal: College sports are just as
popular as professional sports, if not more, some might argue. And it’s
the NCAA’s mission to keep college sports
in the headlines while protecting student-athletes.
- Why check it out? As a sports management student,
you’ll likely learn about college sports and the recruiting process. Who
knows? Maybe you’ll want to pursue a job in collegiate sports marketing or
promotions. Either way, the big names in the NCAA will surely enhance your
- Useful link: Subscribe to email updates from your
favorite colleges and universities to stay up-to-date on all the latest
scores, highlights, and player grades.
- Goal: Sports Central is the
“longest-running independent sports fan publication online.” Established
in 1998, Sports Central strives to publish the most unique and original
sports stories about both collegiate and professional sports.
- Why check it out? In addition to its thoughtful
commentary and intelligent coverage, Sports Central offers students an
informative message board and three sports columns that cover the MLB,
NFL, NBA, NHL, college basketball and football, as well as tennis,
cycling, and fantasy.
- Useful link: Sports Q & A poses and answers
questions on everything from NASCAR to the Super Bowl – a great resource
for students looking for information about the latest buzz in sports.
The Sports Info Business
- Goal: Charlie Harris is a guy with
plenty of experience in the sports management industry, and his blog is a testament to his
success. With leadership positions with big-name organizations, his posts
provides insight into sports business jobs and the people who do them.
- Why check it out? The best way to learn about the
sports biz is to connect with the folks who work in the industry. By
following Harris’s blog and Twitter feed, you’ll stay in the know about
new developments in the sports business.
- Useful link: The blogroll and list of categories on
the homepage are worth a few hours of perusal for information about sports
social media, links to job sites, and updates on career opportunities.
The SportsBusiness Daily/Global and The SportsBusiness Journal
- Goal: SportsBusiness Daily/Global and SportsBusiness Journal
are the leading publications on the business of sports. Both offer
substantive news and expert analysis about the sports business.
- Why check it out? This site is packed with
information, and at first glance, you might be overwhelmed. But
SportsBusiness is in the business of providing you timely original
features and articles that relate to your field of interest so spend time
getting to know this site and how it works.
- Useful link: Pay note to the list of conferences and events as you
might find a few that are suited for a sports management student like
The National Sports Marketing Network
- Goal: Founded in 1998, The National Sports Marketing Network
features the “leading newsmakers and leaders in the sports business
industry, including league commissioners, network executives, agency
presidents and corporate executives…” Though you must have sports business
work experience to qualify for membership, the site does provide updates
on industry news. Once you have a year or so under your belt, you might
want to consider joining the SMN to reap the many benefits that a
membership has to offer.
- Why check it out? The NSMN has been around for many
years and for good reason. Their events and member benefits are second to
none. If you don’t have the work experience to qualify for membership,
considering contacting a local chapter to learn more and possibly shadow
- Useful link: Check out the NSMN online specialized bookstore for
discounted sports business and management books.
Sports Executives Association
- Goal: The SEA is a place for both seasoned
and new players in the sports industry to stay up-to-date on trends,
technologies, and opportunities. The SEA offers useful sports business
training books, webinars, and much more to help sports management students
and others in the field remain fully informed.
- Why check it out? Members enjoy educational
seminars, networking opportunities to connect with other professionals in
the field, member-only discounts to job boards, conferences, and events,
and an interactive forum packed full of insight and tips to jump start
- Useful link: Check out the interview with SEA’s founder, Lewis Howes.
It’s both interesting and inspiring!