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So, You Want to Work in Sports?

So, You Want to Work in Sports?

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Sports Industry

For Ages: 8 - 12
  • common core
Love sports? Make your passion your profession with this guide that can help you score a career in the sports industry.

The sports industry is wide and vast, and there are countless ways to get involved and make sports your job. From the popular careers of professional athlete, coach, sports broadcaster, and photographer, to the lesser-known professions of sports agent, statistician, sports therapist, and scout, So, You Want to Work in Sports? delves into a wide variety of possible futures that are exciting and rewarding.

In addition to tips and interviews from many different professionals, So, You Want to Work in Sports? includes inspiring stories from young adults who are out there exploring different sectors, as well as games, activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in athletics.
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  • Aladdin/Beyond Words | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781582704487 | 
  • April 2014 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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So, You Want to Work in Sports? 1 I Want to Work in Sports! But How?


Close your eyes and imagine some fantastic moments in sports. For a sports fan, there are few things as exciting as hearing the powerful crack of a bat meeting a ball and watching the ball soar over the outfield wall for a home run. Or how about the sheer joy of a seeing a football player muscle his way through a line of defenders, shaking off tackles, the ball cradled in his hands as he... see more

About the Author

Joanne Mattern
Photograph by Grace Mattern

Joanne Mattern

After working as an editor for several major children’s book publishers, Joanne Mattern became the author of numerous nonfiction books for children. She especially loves writing about animals, sports, and interesting people and places. She lives in New York State with her husband, four children, and assorted pets.

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