Dream Jobs in Sports Scouting, 1st Edition

  • Marty Gitlin
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  • ISBN-10: 1477775196
  • ISBN-13: 9781477775196
  • DDC: 796.06
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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In this lively career guide, readers who hope to be a scout learn there are high school and college scouts who find and judge talent, professional scouts who assess players on rival teams for possible trades or free agent signings, and advance scouts who evaluate players from other organizations and report back to their coaches about how best to attack or defend them in upcoming games. The job requires a willingness to travel, a keen eye for talent, and knowledge of an athlete's strengths and weaknesses. Handy back matter sections list educational programs, BLS information, and key career facts.

Features and Benefits

  • Sidebars, Glossary, List of Organizations, For Further Information Section, Web Sites, Further Reading, Bibliography, Index, Author Biography.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Little Variety, Plenty of Pressure.
2: So You Want to Be a Scout?.
3: Studying Sports, Working Toward a Career.
4: A Road Well Traveled.
5: Path to a Scouting Career.
6: Eye on the Present and the Future.
Educational Opportunities in Sports Scouting.
College and University Programs in Sports Management and Administration.
A Career in Sports Scouting at a Glance.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Information.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
Other Backmatter.