Sports by Dr. Joseph Spears | Aug 13, 2015 | Updates | 3 comments Please stay in tune for upcoming blog postings. Visit us again. Training Champions, Dr. Spears Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related 3 Comments Asia Brittingham on September 13, 2015 at 4:49 pm A trend that has been trending in the sports industry is sponsorship. Personally I feel that sponsorship is one of the largest trends in sports, mainly because sponsors are the back bone of all teams. Think about it, sponsors give teams many different options especially when they are a winning team. Sponsors pay for gyms, footwear, clothing, etc. The unique part about sponsorship is the strategy they use to pick who they’ll offer the most to. For example, Dunbar high school which is located in Baltimore city were fully sponsored by under amour in my graduation year of high school. Both women’s and men’s teams had at least 2 all American players. On the other hand there was another team at Patterson high school who also had an all American player but only on the men’s team. They were also sponsored by under amour, but the difference came in when Patterson high school only received uniforms and footwear compared to Dunbar who received footwear, multiple uniforms, headbands, and a new gym. I have found an article that helps readers understand a different perspective of the sports industry. It talks about how sports organizations are forcing sponsors to be under a lot of financial pressure. I definitely do agree because the more talent there is, the more money these sponsors have to put out. http://www.worldacademysport.com/downloads/programmes/5/PGC_Sport_Mng_Brochure_2012_08_14_EN.pdf Reply Chyna Small-Carter on September 13, 2015 at 4:49 pm Chyna Small-Carter Sports Management A Trend in Sports Industry (Female Fan Base) Recently in the sports industry the female world wife fan base has been expanding. From experience, being a cheerleader for football season in high school, I started to see more and more females actually come to the high school football games to watch the game and cheer the teams on. Research has shown that female demographic is so far the fastest growing fan market in sports. The female growth rate is 27%, while the male growth rate is 21%. Clearly females are evolving when it comes to the sports industry. They are now getting jobs that were “created for men”. We (females) like broadcasting when we are watching a sport which is why we have a lot of female broadcasters now. Maybe female broadcastings have been helping out the advertisements and product sales. The fan base has created confidence in females pursuing their dreams in having a job in the sports industry. We have jobs like sport agents, journalists, athletic trainers, coaches, and even fitness directors. We have proved that we can do just as much as males can do. Some females have even succeeded males in their roles in the industry. Laura Gentile was working for former ESPN president George Bodenheimer and studying the company’s long-range planning and financial statements. She eventually felt that they weren’t treating females with the same respect as men. She thought of it as unfair. She is now Vice President of espnW. That goes to show that when we put our mind to something we can do it, it also shows that we know how to stand up for our rights and earn our equal privileges. This was the male dominant industry but lately women have been proving that to be wrong. I feel like us women sticking up for ourselves and taking on these jobs are very important because we are now somewhat equivalent to men and what they do on their jobs. We have grown tremendously number wise in the industry because we have women like Serena Williams, Ronda Rousey, Maya Moore and also Lisa Leslie. They are putting women on the map in my opinion just by their accomplishments and their achievements, we have something to follow up and males have something to praise them about. Not anymore is it a “man’s world” when we have women like the accomplishing the things that they’ve accomplished throughout their career. Reply Kalane Ham on September 13, 2015 at 7:34 pm Kalane Ham Sports Management Septmber 13th What’s Trending In Sports A trend in sports today I would like to discuss is the discussion of paying college athletes and how it effects the rate of them leaving college earlier to pursue professionalism in their sport. Many people believe that college athletes should receive some type of compensation for what they do because of the amount of revenue that certain sports bring into the universities. For a school like The University of Alabama where almost every single one of their athletic programs bring in millions of dollars a year, and the coaches are paid millions of dollars to coach kids with the best talent while the kids get no type of compensation. People would say that just paying for these athletes tuition isn’t enough because, the athletes are the ones who bring all the money, and most of the top sports these athletes can suffer a major injury Most people will say the college is paying the kids because they are providing a free chance for most of these athletes to go to school which is true but, then others would say that’s not enough. Most people would say yes the kids are getting a free tuition but what does that mean when they can suffer a life long injury to their body and while their coaches and trainers are making millionsn of money that you can say they earned, while they get none of it. Then the athletes arent allowed to receive any gifts or anything from admires or receive any type of compensation, because then they would be considered professional and then kicked out of the program. Many people think that the NCAA is kind of a “slavery” type system in which they need the players to do all the work and the players are the ones bringing in the revenue but the players are not allowed to compensate from it in any way shape or form but must abide by the rules set forth. Some people believe that if college athletes were compensated for their participation in some of the top programs then maybe they would stay in college longer and not leave sooner which probably could save most of these kids who go into their respectable professional sport and then become a bust and have nothing to back them up after they are finished their professional career. This trend is very important today and will be as long as players in college don’t get compensation they will leave college earlier. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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