Jobs in the Sports Industry
"Your life should be fun, and if it isn't fun, you should change it."
Bill Resler, girls' basketball coach at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington, believes this, knows it, teaches it, lives it.
He's also the star of the 2006 award-winning documentary film, "Heart of the Game." Resler has an ultra-rewarding sports career and so can you!
"The prerequisite of a high school coach is being crazy,"
says Director Ward Serrill. In the case of Coach Resler, it works. Says
Serrill, "His players had raw passion and run-like-hell energy. They
had more pure passion and enthusiasm than any other team in any other
sport I'd ever seen." Resler (Bill to his players) brought them
together on the court for an Inner Circle - a huddle that got them
close, made them a team unit and fired them up with motivation. But
what is the true secret of the inner circle? Keeping the families out
of the game, says Bill. He drilled physical contact into timid city
teenagers, taught them to be aggressive and turned them into wolves,
the only creatures that would hold their ground and "Look into their
eyes." But through all the work and sweat and tears and personal
trauma, he "lets them blossom" and play to the end. "A hot game," says
the coach, "is about having the most fun you can have in a game."
It can hardly be argued that people all around the world love their sports. Many people have played sports at the recreational level beginning at age five or six and continuing through high school. Those who really love athletics, however, find ways to stay involved even if their own playing days are over.
JobMonkey introduces you to a wide variety of sports jobs and sports careers:
- Sports Journalism Jobs
- Sports Broadcasting Jobs
- Health and Fitness Jobs
- Coaching Jobs
- College Athletics Jobs
- Jobs in Professional Sports
- Recreational Sports Jobs
- Physical Education Teaching Jobs
- Stadium Operations Jobs
- Sport Sales Jobs
- Sporting Goods - Wholesale and Retail Jobs
- Sports Internships Jobs
To earn money in athletics people can work part-time, recreational sports jobs or start down a career track in coaching or athletics administration of one kind or another. The range of opportunities is nearly endless.
Moviemaker Ward Serrill calls this generation of kids "powerful, infectious, compelling." Athletes are breaking world records.
The prerequisite for a career in sports is passion. Using our sports careers section maybe you'll find that special job that you've always wanted.
You can navigate the pages using the menu to the left or using the links at the bottom of each page to help you learn about and apply for sports jobs and careers. You should also check out Sports Career Finder for even more detailed information on landing a sports industry job.