SCC’s Keys to the Game: A PERFECT Example

Thanks to Nick Fischer, a student at Los Banos High School in California, for his willingness to share his experience with us at the 2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and to Joe Barcellos, the Athletics Director at LBHS, for sharing…nice job guys!

For those of you who have ever heard me present, you know how much I emphasize the importance of gaining experience.  Of my five “keys to the game“, this may be the most important.  Today’s blog post shares an example of one student who has heeded that advice and enjoyed a one-in-a-lifetime moment by volunteering to work at a major sporting event.

“Pebble Beach 2014” by Nick Fischer

The idea of meeting an athlete such as Aaron Rodgers was only just a dream. The dream was turning into a reality when Coach Siemiller was contacted by the director of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AM. We were selected out of 13 schools to be standard bearers for the golf tournament. A standard bearer is pretty much a walking scoreboard, and changes the score after every hole. Our spot as one of the 13 schools wasn’t locked in yet. We were on the waiting list. 3 agonizing weeks later, Coach Siemiller received the good news that we made the list. Coach Siemiller, 5 teammates, and myself were headed to Montterey. We stayed at  a hotel called the Sandcastle Inn in Seaside. Arriving at our hotel at about 8 o’clock P.M. on Wednesday. Knowing we had a long four days ahead of us. The first day we had to be at our tent at 5:30 A.M. With our hotel being approximately 20 minutes away, 4:30 A.M. was the time to leave Thursday morning. Phone alarm clocks nowadays, you can’t trust them. Mine and a fellow teammate’s alarms didn’t go off. With only 10 minutes to get ready, we hustled into our golf clothes and khakis. No harm, no foul as we made it in time for our meeting at Pebble Beach.

The Pro-Am consists of 3 courses; Monterrey Peninsula, Spyglass Hill, and Pebble Beach. Celebrities such as Tom Brady, Don Cheadle, Ray Romano, Aaron Rodgers, Wayne Gretzky, Jake Owen, and Peyton Manning were going to be there. Picking groups was similar to a draft. Teams coaches would pick out of a hat to determine the order. Our lowest pick was #5 and since I was the only senior on the team I got that pick. As the “draft” started, I saw my first choice, Tom Brady, go off the board. My pick was up and without any hesitation I picked the Aaron Rodgers and Jerry Kelly group. Also in the group was Rory Sabbatini and Blake MyCoskie, the creator of Toms. With a tee time at 9:45 A.M. I had almost 3 hours to wait until we went out. A few of my teammates had stars like Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, and Ray Romano. They went out earlier than I did so I was by myself in the standard bearers tent. My worst nightmare came true, there was a rain delay. In my head I was thinking “will I get to meet Aaron Rodgers?” After an additional 2 hours, play resumed. Back on track it was only an hour away til my tee time. Waiting patiently it was time to go, my walking scorer came to pick me up. It was finally time to meet Super Bowl 45 MVP, Aaron Rodgers. First I met Jerry Kelly and his caddy, then Rory Sabbatini, and Blake MyCoskie.

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March Madness Bracketology…SCC Style!

Help us determine SCC’s March Madness Bracket…and we’ll reward the winning classroom with a pizza party!  

In our latest classroom competition, we asked our member schools to create a march madness style bracket to help us crown the greatest athlete of all-time. The school who created the bracket we end up using will win a pizza party for their class!  We will then submit the bracket on SCC’s Facebook page and, with your help, crown the greatest athlete of all-time.We have paired it down to three finalists and a big part of selecting a winner will require your help by voting for your favorite list of athletes. One additional criteria we added was requiring the class to use a single word that best describes the athlete, similar to the old school “motivational” athlete posters from the 90’s (see the image below)… Please help by voting for your favorite bracket by “LIKING” the grouping you like best!

Vote on SCC’s Facebook page by clicking here.

A big THANKS to all those who participated by submitting a bracket entry, it wasn’t easy to narrow it down to a top three!  Congratulations to the three schools who made the cut…now let’s see who can get the most votes and be the overall winner!

VOTING DEADLINE IS NEXT WEDNESDAY SO THE CLOCK IS TICKING!!!  https://www.facebook.com/sportscareerconsulting
Good luck to our three finalists!

Summer High School Marketing Education Summit & Student Sports Marketing Boot Camp Announcement!

SCC will be hosting teachers for various marketing education workshops (including an “industry” tour for those curious about Oregon’s unique, eclectic culture).  We will also be hosting students for a summer sports marketing “boot camp” in which several sessions will run concurrently with teachers and then students will participate in workshops while teachers are on the industry tours.

We are requiring a $50 non-refundable deposit for all participants to hold spots.

For TEACHERS, the two (2) day event will feature (early registration cost $259):

Marketing workshops relating to sports, entertainment & fashion marketing, entrepreneurship, retail and advertising and tours of:

*  Nike’s World Headquarters

*  A visit to one of the World’s most successful ad agencies of all-time (they have produced spots for Nike, ESPN and many, many more!)

*  Moda Center:  Home to the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers)

*  Providence Park:  Home to the success story of both Major League Soccer (Timbers) Women’s Professional Soccer (Thorns)

The teacher’s event will also include:

* Tours of eclectic Portland, introducing you to the unique bicycle-crazed culture of the City of Roses (also affectionately known as Bridgetown, Rip City & Beervana among others)

* Social evening at a sporting event (ticket included with registration fee)

For STUDENTS, the two (2) day event will feature (early registration cost $219):

Sports marketing boot camp featuring tours of:

*  Nike’s World Headquarters

*  A visit to one of the World’s most successful ad agencies of all-time (they have produced spots for Nike, ESPN and many, many more!)

*  Moda Center:  Home to the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers)

*  Providence Park:  Home to the success story of both Major League Soccer (Timbers) Women’s Professional Soccer (Thorns)

The student boot camp will also include:

* Boot camp workshops covering a wide range of industry topics, led by industry professionals

* Social evening at a sporting event (ticket included with registration fee)

*** BECAUSE OF LIMITED SPACE AND HIGH DEMAND FOR THE CONFERENCE (we are limited to just 35 students and 35 teachers), A NON-REFUNDABLE $50 DEPOSIT WILL BE REQUIRED TO HOLD YOUR SPOTS.  PLEASE CHRIS WITH SCC AT 503-330-1895 OR EMAIL SCC@SPORTSCAREERCONSULTING.COM TO LOCK IN YOUR SPACE BEFORE MARCH 31st!

Hope to see you this summer!