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Career ideas for kids who like sports
Reeves, Diane Lindsey, 1959-
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Facts on File, [1998]

Physical Description:
167 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Describes such sports-related careers as agent, coach, fitness instructor, and sportscaster and discusses how to determine which career might be suitable and how to prepare for it.
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GV734 .R44 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Sports-related jobs are in high demand, and they can offer a number of terrific opportunities both on the field and off for budding young athletes or anyone interested in the multifaceted sports industry. Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Sports, Second Edition brings the vast range of opportunities in this industry to the forefront. This extensively revised book scores major points by encouraging kids to identify their personality traits and skills and match their athletic interests and abilities with viable career options. With step-by-step self-assessment followed by a series of job profiles and professional insight, this reader-friendly volume offers kids a strong starting place for further job exploration in the sports arena.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9Reeves begins each well-organized book by asking readers to think about what they like to do and their goals, and to respond to questions to determine their interest areas. Through simple calculations, they can then deduce where their skills and interests intersect within these fields. The author follows these sections with an examination of some of the different opportunities available, providing a list of the skills needed for each job, a description of the position, and a profile of someone in the profession. Each job description is dotted with numerous Web sites, professional associations, and resources, and includes practical ways to learn more about the career. The technique of engaging students in a step-by-step manner makes these titles good how-tos for finding an appropriate occupation. Each volume concludes with a chapter that offers additional suggestions, activities, and a list of further reading for positions that dont require a college education. The authors tone is chatty and informal but its occasionally condescending in Sports. The books are illustrated with black-and-white drawings and photographs of average quality and feature a diverse group of individuals. Students will find these books informative, fun, and a comfortable and interactive way to approach career exploration.Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreeboro (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



Career profiles include: Agent Athlete Coach Facilities Manager Fitness Instructor Official Recreational Director Sports Attorney Sportscaster Sports Equipment Manufacturer Sports Event Coordinator Sports Information Director Sports Professional Sportswriter Trainer. Excerpted from Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Sports by Diane Lindsey Reeves All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.