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Readers Interview: Pichet Sithi-Amnuai (Flag Football)

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In order to create an online platform to exchange information between our readers, we’ve started with weekly interviews with our readers. They all work in sports, and therefore have experience to share with all of us.   Name:        Pichet Sithi-Amnuai Country:    Thailand Function within your sport organization: Vice Chairman, Flag Football And American Football Association Current profession/ job: Securities Company Most practiced sports in your country: Soccer 1. How did you come involved in your sport organization, and what kind of...

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Six lies Athletes like to tell

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The most important rule in Sport Management is that “it is all about the athletes!”. Every single thing that you do in your sport organization should benefit your athletes, whether it is immediate or in the long run. Some people, especially coaches, want their athletes to be like robots. Athletes should follow the training exactly as it was planned. They should eat as specified by the nutritionist, without of course consumption of alcohol, snacks or even (the beloved) junk...

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Readers Interview: Debbie Qayum (Skateboarding)

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In order to create an online platform to exchange information between our readers, we’ve started with weekly interviews with our readers. They all work in sports, and therefore have experience to share with all of us.   Name:        Debbie Qayum Country:    Canada Function within your sport organization: ADMINISTRATOR & SPONSOR Current profession/ job: Owner, Coach and Administrator Most practiced sports in your country: Icehockey, Rugby and baseball   1. How did you come involved in your sport organization,...

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7 steps to get sponsors while you promote your athletes

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The main reason why sport organizations exist SHOULD be to facilitate the athletes. I am sure that many sport administrators do not live by it, but each and everything you do, should in the long run benefit your athletes. You may recognize this situation: One of your athletes is always coming to the training sessions, trains dedicated and just shows so much talent and focus that you know he/she is going to make it………as long as there is enough...

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Readers Interview: Janet J. Haughton (Baseball)

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In order to create an online platform to exchange information between our readers, we’ve started with weekly interviews with our readers. They all work in sports, and therefore have experience to share with all of us.   Name:        JANET JOHNSON HAUGHTON Country:    JAMAICA Function within your sport organization: ADMINISTRATOR & SPONSOR Current profession/ job: FINANCIAL ANALYST/REGULATOR Most practiced sports in your country:FOOTBALL – men / NETBALL – women   1. How did you come involved in your sport...

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Sponsorship examples

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This Mastermind Sports Management is an online international group of professionals. On a monthly basis they will share their opinion on a certain topic. You can look at the background of each mastermind by going HERE.   April 2012 topic: Sponsorship examples Sponsorship is always a hot topic, whether it is in big or small sport organizations. There are different ways of getting to sponsorship deals, our Mastermind discusses some interesting examples:   Keith Joseph (St. Vincent & the...

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How to get sponsors in sports

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During my work, both as a volunteer and as a professional in sports, the most frequent question I get is how a sports organization can get sponsors. Let me give a couple examples: Soccer federation This federation organizes a competition for amateur clubs. They didn’t write press releases and at that  moment they didn’t even publish schedules. The focus was on playing the game, making use of the resources that already were available. They had an audience though, but...

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It is all about the numbers in sports

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Hidden somewhere on the field of play or the announcer’s box is someone charged with a very special job: Watching each and every run, pitch, ball, fight or play and recording it all in the official scorebook. In most sports all details are (or should be) recorded. Then, after the game, the scorekeeper calculates statistics such as batting average, aces, wind speed and many other mind-numbingly-precise details. Not only do these statistics give something to talk about during the...

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Changes in Sports

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Here is a short 3 minute video about a theoretical framework on change. httpv://youtu.be/muCUtOtgbqM   Read the text So hi guys, this is just a short video. It’s been a while since I made a video, but now that I finished the new design of the website, I want to publish more videos in the future. I strongly believe that video is the new way of online communication. What I would like to share with you is a management...

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Sponsorship ideas

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The main goal for many small sport organizations is to attract sponsors. The costs of the different annual events can then be covered, and the athletes are able to train, compete and have fun ! In a previous article I wrote already about the sales process of sponsorships, which I broke down in the following phases:   PROSPECTING INITIAL CONTACT SALES PRESENTATION HANDLING OBJECTIONS CLOSING THE SALE FOLLOW UP So let’s say that you are looking for sponsors and...

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