Professional teams are the most widely recognized industry
segment in sports. Opportunities in front office management of
professional team sports are at an all time high. Professional
teams and leagues include various sports teams, leagues, and governing
bodies for which individuals are compensated for performance.
Most notably are the LPGA, MLS, MLB, NBA, NFL, WNBA
and the WTA. These professional leagues and organizations
currently offer a variety of exciting opportunities.
A career in this industry segment usually begins with an entry-level
position as an account executive selling single, group, and season
tickets. It might be easier to access a career by volunteering
or interning for organizations such as the ones listed above.
Like the players, you will need to get experience prior to making
it to the professional leagues. Most of the positions within an
organization are filled from within. Once you have had the opportunity
to demonstrate your abilities and commitment, promotions will
Public Relations Director
of Corporate Sales
Community Relations Director
Ticket Operations Director