Have you ever watched the credits roll at the end of a movie or a television show? Have you ever been surprised by the amount of people it takes to put together a production? Just like the aforementioned projects, sports jobs also carry the same need for individuals to execute such productions.
In fact, sports jobs are always in demand. For instance, basketball jobs are available year round. Despite the NBA season only lasting for a portion of the year, many other leagues, such as the WMBA, continue throughout the Summer and throughout the world for that matter. NBA players sometimes travel to Europe and other parts of the globe to keep their conditioning up to par, while putting on camps and clinics for younger players. Wherever the players go, basketball jobs and sports jobs follow. They go hand and hand.
Basketball jobs and sports jobs range from everything from the players to the trainers and from the food service workers to the interns. Here's a great example of someone who started out as an intern, moved his way up the ladder and became quite an influence in an industry he loves.
As self-described "basketball junkie," David Griffin entered his 16th season with the Suns and was named Sr. Vice President of Basketball Operations in June 2007. Griffin will aid President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Steve Kerr with all professional player matters and oversees the scouting and evaluation of all draft-eligible and free-agent prospects.
After originally joining the Suns basketball communications department in 1993 as an intern, Griffin has seen his responsibilities steadily grow due to his passion, work ethic and analytical expertise. After aiding the club's media relations efforts for four seasons, Griffin moved to the basketball operations side in 1997, where he began with draft and free agency information, video preparation, scouting reports and statistical analysis. Prior to his current assignment, Griffin held the titles of assistant general manager of player personnel, director of player personnel, assistant director of player personnel and basketball operations assistant with the Suns.
Additionally, he served as tournament director for the NIKE Desert Classic pre-draft camp and was an assistant coach at Scottsdale Community College, where he led the recruiting of five players that played Division I. He was also part of the basketball press information team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Basketball jobs are also available at even the elementary, high school and college levels for coaches, referees and trainers.
Trainers are one of the most fundamental elements to all sports jobs and basketball jobs in particular. Trainers follow the players where ever they play and go. Conditioning must be a central to any athlete.
Mark Grabow, author of The On Court 100, begins his 20th season as the Golden State Warriors' Director of Athletic Development overseeing the team’s strength training, speed and power development and on-court conditioning. In addition, he is responsible for the player’s functional rehabilitation programs during the season and he designs personalized conditioning programs for each player in the offseason.
As a specialist in “skill sport” performance since 1985, Grabow has trained elite athletes at the highest levels. Olympic medalists, NBA All-Stars, NCAA champions, College All-Americans, NFL and MLB players have all worked under the tutelage of one of the most dynamic and creative sports trainers in the country.
Grabow is the author and creator of The On-Court 100, a compilation of over twenty years of work done on the basketball floor that serves coaches from around the world on how to train players as a team, individually or in small groups. He has been a featured speaker at the Men’s European Basketball Championships, Women’s Final Four and has trained both the Lithuanian and Japanese National Teams.
Over the years he has trained several touring tennis pros who have reached the world’s top ten at one point or another. Jennifer Capriati Brad Gilbert, Mary Pierce, Aaron Krickstein, Andy Roddick, Great Britain’s Andy Murray, Stanford’s NCAA champion men and women and the USTA’s Junior National Team have all worked under Mark.
For eighteen years, Grabow served as the conditioning coach at Pete Newell’s Big Man Camp. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Condition Association and a certified Level 1 coach by the U.S. Weightlifting Federation as well as a sportspeed/movement specialist.
A native of Patterson, New Jersey, Grabow graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from American University in Washington D.C., and was inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. He earned eight varsity letters and was the captain of both his soccer and baseball teams. In soccer, Grabow was All-South selection and as named the Middle Atlantic Conference’s MVP in 1973. He played professionally for the Washington Diplomats of the North American Soccer League from 1975-77 and also represented the United States in the Pan-American Games. Additionally, he was a competitive tri-athlete and has competed in the Hawaiian Ironman.
As you read, Grabow is an accomplished athlete with a degree that began in psychology. I'll bet he never dreamt back in his college days that he would be working for the NBA and other sports jobs organizations, while traveling the world.
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