Recreation 210 ? 3/24/08 Intro to Sports Management Recreation to meet the needs of everybody All ages, sexes, races, economic classes - millions Sports defined Physical activity ? do all sports have an actual physical behavior? Chess, golf, - no actual physical activity? or not much Competition ? is there always a winner and a loser? what sports don?t have competition? Performance standards? > rules and fair play Organized participants ? are all sports organized? Do you have to be organized to be a sport? Goal oriented > beat the other guy Athletics? Other things > ballroom dancing has been added to the Olympics as a sport Who provides Recreational sports? Government / Public Non-Profits Commercial recreation providers > programs and equipment ? being someone that works with Nike going to conferences and showing off the latest equipment. Other > educational institutions Links > business, politics, popular entertainment ? notice how a lot of sports people cross over into the entertainment world. Having a sports agent is important. $$$ - How is it paid for? All the ways previously discussed More importantly how much is spent? > Economic impacts Employment League staff ? thousands of leagues out there. Public recreation is your best bet. They have sports people in school too. Facility managers Event managers > sporting events. College, pro sports. Number one way is by selling ticket. Marketing & sponsorship managers ? lots of options Sports law Equipment sales Association managers ? soccer teams. Any of your club sports, teams, they have a professional manager. They help take money in and help coaches Everything that services sports > officials, coaches . lots more Commercial positions Guest Speaker: Brian Circles: Youth pastor studied marketing. Senior year things changed. At a bible study that asked what are you doing for yourself that is bigger than the beyond? Bigger than possession. What matters beyond you? Got him thinking. Not just about money, its not about working. Then he changes his perspective. Transformed a lot. Found himself in college and was living for himself. Started to say,, am I going to embrace what I?ve grown up with. Or am I going to walk away from all of that. College was a huge turning point. Am I going to go for me or just because that?s what I?ve grown up with? After college got married moved to Tulsa. Suit and tie every day doing marketing. Worked with all kinds of different companies. His job was being the link between the business and the marketing station. Love his job. Had a blast doing it. met a lot of people and experienced a lot of new businesses. Plugged into a local church while he was there. Wanted a place where he could make an impact. Wanted to work with the youth group because they could relate to them. Started out small and awkward. Progressed and built relationships, began to see a change in life. They were able to help the youth group by just being available to them and show they what they were capable of. Expectation at work became very demanding. He was more passionate about the church? job wanted him to come in on Saturdays. Didn?t want to take work home or work on Saturdays. There was an internal conflict for him. The church and job began to conflict. Saw the impact the church had on him. Quit his job. Grew with the church. Wanted to build a foundation in Chicago. Went to Texas next. 3 ½ years was the pastor. Moved out to phoenix 1 year and 6 months ago. Day to day schedule: never has an average day. Very exciting because he doesn?t like sitting at a desk all day. Sometimes he?s meeting with kids and parents. Other days, he is planning events, planning sermons, super bowl parties. Important part is that the experience in rewarding. He loves the feeling of making a difference in other student?s lives. They make it better for other people and give them advise and vision. That to him is much more rewarding than making money for the marketing company. He wanted to make the relationship deeper. He wanted to enrich people?s lives. They know he cares about them. Learned that people don?t care how much you know. They care about how much you care. They want to make sure you?re there to invest time with them and be there for them.
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