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INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN SPORTS / BROADCAST MEDIA?
SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM COULD BE YOUR SHOT.

WHAT IS SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM?

IT COULD BE YOUR CHANCE TO BREAK INTO BASKETBALL.

Taking place July 9th-July 15th at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion during the Las Vegas Summer League, the Sports Business Classroom TV, Online, and In-Arena Broadcast major is an immersive educational program that will give both aspiring and seasoned sports media / broadcast professionals from around the world the opportunity to learn from top sports executives in a one-of-a-kind training environment.

Students who are accepted into this program will get an inside look into the world of sports broadcasting and the intricacies of the business of basketball, all while in an ideal setting conducive to learning the subject matter.

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Sports Business Classroom is organized like a college. All accepted students get a little bit of everything in the “GE” sections, and also choose a “Major” for in-depth learning. The subject matter for the 2017 Sports Business Classroom includes:

  • TV, Online and In-Arena Broadcast
  • Social Media, Public Relations and Digital Branding
  • League Salary Cap
  • Scouting, Video and Analytics

In addition, Networking, Resume Writing and Interviewing is a GE topic but not a major.

LEARN SPORTS BROADCASTING FROM LEGENDARY HALL OF FAMER DAVID ALDRIDGE

As Division Head of the TV, Online and In-Arena Broadcast major, Hall of Fame broadcaster David Aldridge has developed the day-to-day curriculum as well as the interactive experiences and training exercises that make up the program. Aldridge has also selected a lineup of accomplished speakers to share knowledge, insight and experiences within the professional sports industry.

The curriculum has been curated to give students an in-depth look at the intricacies of different broadcast platforms and the ins and outs of working in broadcast media. Students will also benefit from hands-on experiences designed to serve them in their careers moving forward.

2017 TV, ONLINE, & IN-ARENA BROADCAST SPEAKERS / TEACHERS INCLUDE:

2016 SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM TESTIMONIALS

“The Sports Business Classroom has been the experience of a lifetime. The amount of insight I’ve gained, the networking, the contacts, and just the really fantastic people that we’ve had an opportunity to hear from, meet, and learn from has been indescribable.”
Dave Dufour, High School Basketball Coach
“It’s a relationship business and so getting to meet some of the most influential actors in the NBA is pretty awesome. We were able to sit with the scouts during games and really watch the game through their eyes. It gave great insight into the lingo and some of the intricacies that they’re looking for. The people they brought in to speak really opened up to the group. I didn’t quite know what to expect coming into this experience but I couldn’t have asked for anything better.”
Kyle Bates, Army Veteran
“The Sports Business Classroom was easily one of the most special weeks of my life. I will forever be grateful for the experience and for instilling in me the belief that one day I can also make it somewhere in the basketball world. My friends from home literally could not believe it when I told them about all the incredible people I got to interact and connect with. I can also confidently say that SBC introduced me to some people that I will be friends with for the rest of my life.”
Joey Leifer, Undergraduate Student

WHY IS THE SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM DIFFERENT THAN OTHER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS?

Sports Business Classroom provides the best of all worlds – a rich learning environment, direct access to top industry executives, and immersion in the best setting imaginable – the Las Vegas Summer League. Opportunities for Sports Business Classroom students include:

  • Learn from the best in the business, in areas where job opportunities exist
  • Obtain exclusive credential access to six (6) days of the Las Vegas Summer League and exclusive events not open to the public
  • Direct access to and networking with league executives and personnel
  • Based on performance during the Sports Business Classroom, a minimum of two (2) jobs will be offered to work at the following Las Vegas Summer League
  • Hands-on experience in areas such as scouting, video, broadcasting and social branding
  • Interview opportunities with prospective employers
  • Immersion in the NBA Summer League
  • An SBC-Only seating section reserved for SBC students

HOW ARE CLASSES STRUCTURED AT
SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM?

Content is delivered in various formats in order to maximize learning opportunities, effectively deliver a wide variety of content, and provide students with direct access to some of the best minds in the business.

The 2017 Sports Business Classroom content formats are:

  • Lectures: One-hour, instructor-led GE sessions. Each topic has three lecture sections – 101, 201 and 301.
  • Roundtables: One-hour moderator-led panel discussions with industry experts. Each topic will have its own roundtable.
  • Practicums: Hands-on exercises in specific topics. For example, the Salary Cap practicum will simulate a mock trade deadline, and the Job Hunting practicum will match students with prospective employers in a “speed dating” format. Practicums are 2.5 hours.
  • Deep Dives: Here’s where you really get into your chosen major. SBC will provide three deep dive sessions that are three hours each. The content and format will vary by major:
    • League Salary Cap: Larry Coon’s extensive lecture series on the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. This is the same content he teaches directly to NBA teams. You will be learning elbow-to-elbow with industry personnel who are taking this series as the Executive Session.
    • Scouting, Video and Analytics: Work in small groups directly with league personnel as they take you through their work processes as part of the NBA Summer League.
    • Social Media and Digital Branding: Work directly with a Summer League player to help build his digital brand.
    • Broadcast: Intern with Turner as they broadcast the NBA Summer League.
  • Guest Speakers: Grab lunch and sit back while an NBA coach or executive talks about his or her personal experience and what it takes to succeed in this business.

 WHO IS THE SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM DESIGNED FOR?

  • Individuals who want to pursue their dream of working in sports
  • Students who are looking for an opportunity in sports & want to prove they have what it takes
  • Current sports industry professionals who want to expand upon their existing skillset
  • Individuals who have a passion for learning & growth