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The Resource So, you want to work in sports? : the ultimate guide to exploring the sports industry, Joanne Mattern

So, you want to work in sports? : the ultimate guide to exploring the sports industry, Joanne Mattern

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So, you want to work in sports? : the ultimate guide to exploring the sports industry
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So, you want to work in sports?
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the ultimate guide to exploring the sports industry
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Joanne Mattern
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the spirited fourth installment of the popular BE WHAT YOU WANT series, veteran children's author Joanne Mattern shares the secret to building a career in sports. From star athlete to sportscaster, Mattern outlines the varied positions that keep the ball rolling in the sports arena. Whatever one's skill-- math, art, performance--the perfect sports job is waiting. With tips from successful athletes and professionals, inspiring biographies of young people working in sports today, games, and a huge list of resources-- kids will fi nd everything they need to get up and running in a career in sports! LEARN ABOUT EXCITI NG CAREERS, SUC H AS : - Coach - Sports wr iter - Agent - Pro athlete - Sports medicine - Photographer - Talent scout - And more!"--
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Gr 4 – 6 — The sports-related careers profiled here are wide ranging, from high school PE teacher and athletic director to trainer, agent, and sportscaster, as well as scout, official, and facilities manager. A final chapter outlines some less-obvious options, including archivist and bicycle mechanic. Information is presented dynamically, with numerous sidebars ("Did you know…"), graphs, lists, a career quiz, and hand-drawn illustrations. There are no photos. One of the book's strongest assets is its excellent resource section, including a six-page list of websites for professional organizations (some of them general, others very specialized, such as the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators) and two pages of books and online documents. Much of the advice from working professionals is insightful and solid: take classes in speech and drama, foreign languages, and business, and a strong emphasis is placed on English and math. Several of the interview subjects recommend volunteer work to gain experience and set oneself apart as a job candidate. Honest perspectives are provided on sometimes low pay and long hours, though subjects are uniform in their enthusiasm for their work. One flaw is that the "Big League" profiles are presented as formal interviews, with each subject asked the same questions ("What is a typical day like for you?"). The answers sometimes read like written responses to a survey, and, with no follow-ups, can be cliché-ridden and uneven. Despite some issues, this is a useful guide for those considering entering the field.—Bob Hassett, Luther Jackson Middle School, Falls Church, VA --Bob Hassett (Reviewed May 1, 2014) (School Library Journal, vol 60, issue 5, p156)
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10300711
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1963-
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Mattern, Joanne
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796.02/3
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illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
NC1100L
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Lexile
LC call number
GV734.3
LC item number
.M37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
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bibliography
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True
Series statement
Be what you want
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  • Sports
  • Sports
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Careers
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / General
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Reference / General
Target audience
pre adolescent
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the ultimate guide to exploring the sports industry
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So, you want to work in sports? : the ultimate guide to exploring the sports industry, Joanne Mattern
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-206) and index
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text
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1020142
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781582704494
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(hbk.)
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2013025469
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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(Sirsi) i9781582704494
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So, you want to work in sports? : the ultimate guide to exploring the sports industry, Joanne Mattern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1020142
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781582704494
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013025469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781582704494

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