I am entering my second semester at Miami University in Ohio. I want to get involved with the athletics because Sports Management is something I would like to pursue after graduating. I figure if I get started early, by the time of my Senior year I will have many recommendations from a Div. 1 school.
Baseball is my fondest interest. I wanted to email the coach of the baseball team to ask about areas where I could help out. The thing is, I don't know what to say in the email. Any suggestions.
Right now I have this...
Coach Dan Simonds,
I am a Freshman at Miami University and baseball has always been an interest of mine. I live and grew up in the Boston area, so following baseball has been a way of life for me. I was wondering if there were any opportunities for me to help out with the team this season........
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chadlincoln wrote:Wouldn't hurt to slip a $20 in the envelope.
I'd add, specifically, in an off-field capacity, and I'd mention your interest in going into sports management after college. So that he doesn't go 'sure, I want you to ensure my beer is topped up constantly whilst I'm watching video of the last game.'
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thats basically what you say for a 'team manager' position (film games, wash uni's, etc). when i was looking for managers for the track team the #1 skill i wanted from the person was the ability to show up whenever we needed them so i think thats what you should highlight...your willingness to do whatever they want. its kind of a bitch job, but if you have a good attitude there can be rewards. if you dont get in with baseball ask about the other sports. hit up the athletic department for any kind of job--ticket office, sports information, event security, etc. eventually you meet the right people and move up.