BUSINESS OF SPORT

BUSINESS OF SPORT

As the economics of sport has grown in supply and demand around the world into a trillion dollar industry, so too has interest in learning about the business of sport. Nowadays, there are many college degrees in sport management, as well as journals, books, and trade resources focused on the movers and shakers in sport. In this Sport Management section, SPKN has curated essential information for the numerous and varying ways to manage sport. Our proprietary blend of information provides benefit for sport managers and workers at all levels. Learn what it takes to break into a sought after job in sport and how to do that job well.

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BUSINESS OF SPORT
  • JOANNE PASTERNACK | President and Chief Impact Officer of Oliver+Rose - P2

    Athlete activism has been on a steady incline the past few years, most likely due to the joy that service brings to those that participate in it. Joanne Pasternack, an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist, guides athletes to use their talents and treasure to connect with social causes the...

  • OVER ORGANIZED YOUTH IN SPORT | It Is So Political

    Dr. Jay Coakley relays the fascinating historical influences on organized sports in the early 20th century. Political motivations for assimilation and patriotism fostered youth leagues and the gave rise to the massive institutions we see today. This insight full context is not to be missed.

  • OVER ORGANIZED YOUTH IN SPORT | Be a Better Sport Parent

    As the perception of parenting moral worth has changed, so has parents' emphasis on their children's success in youth sports. Dr. Jay Coakley and Meg reflect on these sociological changes and the real implications to youth athletic enjoyment, injury, and self-worth.

  • OVER ORGANIZED YOUTH SPORT | Models

    What kind of athlete are you? Let the three models of youth sport decide!

    [8:25] “Developing a sustainable form of community integration” - Dr. Jay Coakley

  • OVER ORGANIZED YOUTH SPORTS | Enough is Enough!

    Parents, coaches, and athletes themselves are facing a reckoning with a culture of sports success models, and hyper specialization in youth sports. The negative effects are having an effect on the future of sport. Dr. Jay Coakley lends his insight to help all sports professionals make informed...

  • OVER ORGANIZED YOUTH IN SPORT | How To Develop Young Athletes

    Dr. Jay Coakley discusses theory and methodology, old and new, around youth development, including the need to be informed and intentional in program development. Long term athlete development model is discussed an example of successful theory in practice.

  • OVER ORGANIZED YOUTH IN SPORT | Organized Sport vs. Spontaneous Play

    Dr. Jay and Meg discuss the emphasis on organized youth sport over spontaneous play. With institutional regulation and an emphasis on competition, are we inhibiting our children from developing skills of cooperation and fair rule making?

  • KARLTON CREECH | Vice Chancellor of Athletics, University of Denver

    Creech shares his career development and work in sports administration that led him to his role of a lifetime—athletic director. He provides insight on intercollegiate philanthropy and fundraising as well as an overview of what he has accomplished in his career, from ticket sales to organizationa...

  • BILL TIERNEY | Head Men's Lacrosse Coach, University of Denver

    In this episode of SPORTLiGHT’s Sport Report, Meg and Dr. G interview the University of Denver’s head Men’s Lacrosse coach, Bill Tierney. Coach Tierney’s lifetime accomplishments include thirty-six years of coaching, seven national championships, twenty-seven regular season and conference tournam...