The sports manager is one of the most over-looked, yet most important, jobs in any athlete’s career. We’ve all heard about the importance of sports coaches in the life of an athlete because they are responsible for honing an athlete’s prowess on the sports field. However, the sports manager is vitally important as they transcend the sports field and make sure that the athlete gets those lucrative deals. So why should YOU become a sports manager? Read on to find out.
Sports Manager qualities
You know all there is to know about your chosen sport
The best sports manager will live and breathe his or her chosen sport. They will be passionate about it, be able to play it exceptionally well (possibly even have national colours in it) and sit glued to the television when the national team plays and root for them. However, instead of making their passion for their chosen sport their career, they will channel their enthusiasm and drive into their players, making sure that they win – at all costs.
You have a great head for business
One of the integral parts of a sports manager’s job is to manage the business side of his or her athletes’ careers. The sports manager will scrutinise every single deal that comes across their desks and analyse what benefit it will have for his or her players. And if he or she knows that the deal is good for their athletes, they will make sure that they get the best deal possible – even if it means re-negotiating and discussing until all hours of the morning.
You’re an excitement junkie
Even though the sports manager doesn’t don a team uniform and take to the field, he or she will undergo a lot of stressful and exciting situations at the boardroom table. This means that they need to be prepared for it and enjoy the thrill of coming out tops.
You’re a tough negotiator
As a sports manager, you’ll be involved in countless talks and discussions about the career of your athletes. You need to have their best interests at heart and keep at the negotiating table so that you come to the best possible outcome for everyone involved. You can’t shy away from this!
You must have passed an accredited sports management course
If you feel that you have all the qualities of the next great sports manager, the next step is to do an accredited sports management course.
Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Sports Management Certification is the ultimate sports management qualification on the market. It is THE course for every sports manager to have under their belt. On this sports management course, you’ll learn:
- The ins and outs of managing the sporting environment, including developing organisational structures for sporting activities as well as how to manage finances in the sporting environment.
- How to respond to your athlete’s personal development needs.
- The golden rules of communication that all sports managers need to know.
- How to cultivate ethical behaviour in a sports environment.
- How does the sporting environment need to adapt to HIV/Aids.
- How to integrate people, who are suffering from disabilities, into sports.
- What the impact of HR is on the sporting environment.
- How to manage and administer a sporting tournament, both from an events and sporting point of view.
- Marketing your sporting events to potential ticket holders.
Why choose Trifocus Fitness Academy to do your sports management course?
Besides having a thorough, comprehensive syllabus, Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Sports Management Certification is both locally and internationally accredited. This certification is accredited through Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA ID 60309 Level 5).
In addition, Trifocus Fitness Academy is accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa (REPPSA). Every student who graduates with us, armed with a sports management certification, gets listed on this prestigious database of exercise professionals. This means that your sports management qualification is highly portable. So if you want to work overseas as a highly sought-after sports manager, you can do it! The world is your oyster!