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Should Coaches Be Required To Allow Parents Into School Sports Practices?

Should Coaches Be Required To Allow Parents Into School Sports Practices? | Sports Business | Scoop.it
That's the question being asked by a Florida school district, after a parent -- actually, a grandparent -- complained he couldn't watch his 13-year-old granddaughter's volleyball practices.
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1. From this article I learned that their may be a brewing issue in the world of youth and high school sports. Many parents want to be able to watch thier children not only compete in games but also practice. This issue is causing a rift between administration, coaches, and community members as they try to come to an agreement about what is the best decision to make. 

2. What I found interesting about this article is that parents are actually protesting and bringing it to the attention of the school board that they can not watch their children practice. I think that it is a bit insane to want to watch your children practice. I can understand if a parent watches for a few minutes at the end before they pick their child up but to watch an entire practice, it doesn't seem like their is much good that can come from that. As the article talks about how often times parents will scrutinize every move of either their child or the coach. 

3. I chose this article because professional and collegiate athletics is only a portion of what the sports industry encompasses. Youth sports and high school sports are also another aspect of the industry that requires attention and work. Therefore it is still importatnt to understand what is going on in the world of youth sports and what issues are relevant. This way sports managers can stay up to date on all aspects of sport. 

4. This information will help me in the sports industry because if I ever decide to go into the world of youth and high school sports this issue may be a part of my every day life. For example if a law like this starts to become a trend around the country and high schools are letting parents attend all practices then that could potentially be something that I would have to deal with as a sport manager. Adittionaly if the issue is still being discussed I may have to be a person to help aid in the decision making process of this idea. 

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San Francisco Giants And Boston Celtics Recognized In Sports Illustrated's 'Twitter 100' List

San Francisco Giants And Boston Celtics Recognized In Sports Illustrated's 'Twitter 100' List | Sports Business | Scoop.it
Sports Illustrated recognizes the Boston Celtics and San Francisco Giants as the best teams to follow on Twitter.
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1. I learned that both the San Francisco Giants and Boston Celtics are two of the leaders in the sports industry when it comes to twitter and social media usage. Twitter power also comes with a more engaged and energetic fan base which is why the San Francisco Giants have the most engaged fan base in all of Major League Baseball.

2. What I found very interesting were some of the things that each of these teams did to make their twitter pages very popular, popular enough to become recognized in SI's top 100 list. For example the Boston Celtics actually put their twitter handle @Celtics on their homecourt so that all fans can see it when they attend games or watch them on TV. Additionaly they engage fans by doing something called #Celticchat which gives fans the opportunity to talk over twitter about the happenings of their team and ask questions to the exectuives of the celtics. 

3. I chose this article because I am always interested to read about the ways that social media is incorporated into sport. As the industry and social media continue to grow twitter, facebook and other social media outlets are becoming critical parts of the sport business world and as an up in coming sport manager hopeful I have to understand this fact and find ways to incorporate social media in whatever line of work I choose. 

4. This information will help me in the sport management industry because these are two teams that have mastered the art of social media usage in their respective leageus. Both teams are the most successful at engaging their fan base through the use of twitter and it has been having a lot of positive impact on the fan base as a whole. For that reason the information present in this article is definitley something I can learn from and take with me. 

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America's Fastest Growing Sport: Professional Bull Riding

America's Fastest Growing Sport: Professional Bull Riding | Sports Business | Scoop.it
Cowboy up! SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 09: Luke Snyder of the USA rides in the final during the 2011 PBR Australian Cup Series Final at Acer Arena on July 9, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.
Brendan Griffiths's insight:

1. I learned from this article that Professional Bull Riding is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Sponsors are investing in the sport from big name companies everywhere such as PBR, even Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones has invested money in the sport. The dividens that are paying out are quite wotrth the investment and the sport is attracting big names such as Wayne Gretezky, Jon Elway and Tommy Lasorda.

2. Something really interesting I learned from this article is the way that profesional bull riding started, about 21 years ago 20 cowboys each invested $1,000 to create the Profesional Bull Riding Circuit. Now for those cowboys who kept thier money that would now be worth over $4,000,000 which would be a compound annual return of over 48%. I also learned that bull riders can make a good amount of money the Bull Riding Circuit paid out over $9 million to riders last year and over $2 million to the owners of the bulls. 

3. I selected this article because if I am hoping to become a successful sport manager I have to understand what sports are the most popular in the United States. I have to be able to understand changing trends of the american sports fan and cater to their likes and dislikes. If Professional bull riding is the sport of the future then maybe that is the sport that I need to be in. 

4. This information will help me in the sports industry because it has taught me some of the preferences of the american consumer of sport. I now know that the sport of bull riding is fastly growing and that is maybe a market that could be tapped into. It has also taught me some of the methods in which you can build a sport from the ground up as this article goes into detail about how a few investors started the circuit and their investment continued to grow and grow and now their company is a multi million dollar establishment and a sport that is growing at an alarming rate. 

 

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