5 Emerging careers in Sports Management

Careers in sports management is relatively a new concept for many. One of the reasons why many are unable to enter the sports industry is the lack of information and resources available in this sphere.
With sports analysts being hired by giant organizations , popular athletes and teams, it is expected that there will be an increase in the number of sports leagues, its rising popularity, and corporate investment in the future.

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Here are 5 types of emerging careers in sports management one can choose from:
Administration
Administrators carry out a wide range of administrative tasks for a sports organization or team.  Right from general administrative tasks to handling supply-chain management, scheduling sports events, managing budget or overseeing recruitment and training of staff, all are parts of sports administration department.
 A sports administrator’s role is to focus on smooth functioning of the organization and the events he/she is in charge of. This profile includes preparing and editing documents like letters, reports, memos and emails, resolving problems, tracking information, maintaining databases etc.

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Opportunities in this domain is in demand basically in clubs, academies, schools, governing bodies, sports events etc.
Operations and Logistics
The role of Operations and logistics professionals consists of overseeing all vital elements of a sports event. Primarily this role demand successful execution of a sports event that includes planning, promoting, executing, and broadcasting of the event. They are organized and active individuals who follow constant discipline. Operations and logistics professionals need to coordinate with all other departments in the organization. This role also requires certain soft skills as they need to negotiate and dealing with vendors, leading a team of volunteers, assigning
tasks, managing crisis etc.
Their work involves as liaisons between fans, the venue, and management, game day coordinators help to create a lively, engaging environment and ensure that the event is a pleasant experience for all attendees, planning, organizing and executing camps and tournaments, venue management, coordinating with agencies, drawing up calendars and schedules and business development, among other areas.
Individuals who like the hustle-bustle of sports on-field action, coordination, management and are good at multi-tasking will be best opportunity

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Sales and Marketing
Sales & Marketing is an extensive field in the sports industry that encompasses areas like Business Development, Sponsorship, Digital Marketing, Brand Awareness and Promotions.
Sports marketing professionals’ role is planning, creating and executing all marketing and brand awareness activities of the organization.
They must be updated with all industry news, continuously looking for new business avenues to explore.
Overall a sports marketing specialist has the following roles:
  • Creating marketing campaigns & strategies.
  • Bringing in more sponsors and working on further coordination with them
  • Creating buzz around its team or players and draw more public interest
  • Increasing the fan-base of the teams or players
  • Increasing the brand value and look for more business opportunities.                                                                                    Also Read: Operations And Venue Management In Multi Sport Facility
  • Communicating effectively the brand’s vision with regular updates
  • Enhancing brand image of the organization
Sports sales jobs are prominent at sports networks, sports websites, sports agencies, sports marketing firms. Emerging sales jobs includes inside sales rep, premium seating, sponsorship sales, corporate sales, group sales, regional sales etc.
This job requires a certain set of skills and knowledge as companies rely on these experts to carry out the entire marketing venture and communication for them.
Nutritionist, Coach, Trainer & Physiotherapist
Nutrition
As the sports industry is advancing and the game is getting more competitive, athletes are required to maintain correct diet and nutrition provided to maintain fitness. Spots nutrition career is one of the top emerging careers in the arena. Often these nutritionists are certified, licensed, or registered with specialized training and expertise in fitness and sports.
Coach
For every sports superstar, there is a coach and mentor behind who shared their knowledge and developed the skills of the athlete. If you are passionate about teaching and imparting your sports knowledge, then this might be the suitable career for you. To start a coaching, it is not mandatory to have a degree although there are courses available in this domain. Professional athletes or senior players are usually seen pursuing this career option in India.
Physiotherapist
Sports physiotherapists are professionals who help and treat athletes with sports injuries during a match. They must have sports specific knowledge to examine and treat injuries efficiently. One can acquire a diploma or bachelor’s degree to seek this career option.
Media & Communications
There are more broadcasting channels and digital platforms today than ever before. There is abundance opportunity to create content to cater to the all the sports followers and fans across these platforms.
Sports broadcasting is one of the biggest revenue generating source for any major league or event.
Sports brands look for individuals who have a knack for good content creation & clear communication skills to manage information.
This field includes sports writing, broadcast, journalism, photography sports production, media, and sports promotion, show hosting, commentating, etc.

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