Every week I receive numerous requests, emails and tweets asking for career advice on how to successfully find a job and build a career in professional sports. Many of these requests focus on positions and jobs within the team management ranks.
It is always difficult to provide advice in a short email or within a 140 character tweet, so I decided to write this career blog in response to the multiple requests I receive.
I have been asked what is probably the most difficult question to answer regarding the field of professional sports. And that question is, how do I get started? There is no simple answer, and even a complicated answer will often not provide you with the information you need. It is a very complex issue, but I will do my best to give you some guidance in this regard.
First and foremost, I advise anyone attempting to get into this field to be prepared to fail. The number of young people who seek to enter the field of professional sports is vast. However, the number of applicants who successfully find employment in the area of sports is tiny. Therefore, I hereby tender to you the best advice you will get. ...