The sports field is becoming increasingly complex and multifaceted, and sports is big business. How is a student with an interest in sports to decide what direction to explore, and which careers might be best suited to his or her interests? This text helps answer such questions by profiling a number of individuals who are professionals in the sport management industry. Students will learn how their careers evolved, how they prepared, and what their failures and successes have been. The editors of this unique text compiled interviews of a sport agent, high school athletic director, sport attorney, fitness trainer, ice rink manager, reporter, and many more. The professionals featured represent a wide variety of disciplines within the field of sport management, ranging from high school and college sports to international athletics; from sporting goods stores to teaching and research; plus professional sports, recreation, public relations, law, marketing, sport government, and event management. This is the most comprehensive sport career book available, and a valuable reference for professors and students alike.Robinson, Matthew J. is the author of 'Profiles of Sport Industry Professionals The People Who Make the Games Happen', published 2000 under ISBN 9780834217966 and ISBN 0834217961.