Welcome to the Baseball Industry Academy
Developed for students and career-seekers interested in pursuing a career in professional baseball, the Baseball Industry Academy is an exclusive career and networking program held during Spring Training in Phoenix, Arizona. The 5-day schedule will take career-hopefuls across the Cactus League for team meetings, exclusive experiences ans talks with leaders and industry executives for career development sessions, behind-the-scenes tours and private, insider networking opportunities.
What's included in the Baseball Industry Academy experience?
- Exclusive networking sessions with leading baseball executives
- Tickets and admissions to baseball games and private tours
- Daily lunch and breakfast plus Welcome Dinner
- Transportation to and from all scheduled events
- Four (4) nights accommodations in Old Town Scottsdale
- Resume services & Baseball Industry Academy Certificate
- Do You Want to Work in Baseball:Inside Baseball Operations (book)
SPRING TRAINING FOR YOUR CAREER
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CAREER WORKING IN PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL?
Working for the home team sounds great. It would also be amazing to work for the league leaders and championships contenders. But, before you can target a team, or the city you want to work in, you have to determine what your ideal job is? What department do you want to work in or what roles would you'd like to perform for a team? Do you want to work at the stadium or do you want to work in the office? There are hundreds of career opportunities in professional sports and participating in Baseball Industry Academy will introduce you to teams and their departments, providing the context and contacts required to succeed with your professional goals.
WHO WILL HELP YOU NAVIGATE THE CAREER LANDSCAPE?
Successful networking is the most essential predictor of career success, and often the most overlooked. Indeed, accomplishment is often determined by who you know and not what you know. Who is going to help you find your first job? Who can open doors for you? Are you any different than the students sitting in class with you? Or, those job hunters across the country applying for similar jobs? Your degree may not be credential enough for you to get your foot in the door. During the Baseball Industry Academy week, you will interact with front office leaders, industry decision makers, and hiring managers. Get ahead and stay ahead in the race for your dream job.
DO YOU HAVE A CAREER GAME PLAN?
How are you going to get your first job? There are thousands of graduates and career-seekers across the country who are looking to work in baseball and you need to find a way to stand out from the rest of the pack. What do you bring to the table? If you are not creating unique content, volunteering at events, or meeting the right people, what have you done to help your personal brand succeed? Participating in the Baseball Industry Academy shows that you are committed to your craft and completion of the program will allow you to make the personal and professional connections you will need to get your first job and also grow your career within the industry.
MEET BILL GEIVETT
With more than 28 years of experience in professional baseball as a player, scout and front office exec, Bill Geivett, author of Do You Want to Work in Baseball: Inside Baseball Operations, will discuss what it takes to get your first baseball job.
Working alongside members of the Kansas City Royals Baseball Operations team, you will learn about player development and scouting in a private session in Surprise.
From Goodyear Ballpark enjoy an exclusive opportunity to meet with key Front Office executives of the Cincinnati Reds, Cactus League , Cleveland Indians and venue management.
THE D-BACKS WAY
A trip to the AZ Diamondbacks at Chase Field and will teach you about the Dbacks' approach to business and customer service, a practice that finds them often ranked among the best places to work in sports.
Your visit to the Sun Devils Baseball Complex takes you behind the scenes of a major college athletics program to explore operations and career roles available in college and amateur sports.
SPRING TRAINING GAMES
Participants will enjoy 3 Cactus League spring training game experiences from different venues, or 2 Cactus League games and an Arizona State University Sun Devils baseball game.
STADIUM & EVENT OPERATIONS
Explore many of the different components of stadium and event operations from 2-venue specialists at Goodyear Ballpark and also the Oakland A's, a team stadium complex.
TICKETING & SALES
The fastest and easiest way to land a job in pro baseball is in sales. We will introduce you to the basics of the sales process and ticketing. allowing you to evaluate career roles generating revenue.
INQUIRE ABOUT SPECIAL GROUP RATES FOR COLLEGES AND CLUBS
This trendy Motel 6 property is a treasure located in the heart of Old Scottsdale, next to Arizona's biggest mall - Scottsdale Fashion Square - and only a few minutes walk from dozens of trendy shops and restaurants. Your stay in Scottsdale's energetic entertainment district includes rooms featuring vibrant modern decor, free Wi-Fi, and flat screen TVs with expanded cable service. The property is impeccably-kept and features an outdoor pool and free morning coffee for all guests.
6848 E Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
TEL: (480) 946-2280
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the baseball industry academy?
The Baseball Industry Academy is an experiential learning program, providing students and career seekers direct interactions with select baseball practitioners and industry experts. The program includes presentations, panel discussions and facility visits, each designed to create powerful learning opportunities in the areas of Facility Operations, Player Development, Scouting, Event Management, Ticketing and Sales, Social Media, Networking as well as other career-focused topics.
What is included in the program fee?
The Business industry Academy program is built on a foundation of superior curriculum, connections and amenities paired with value-driven accommodations. The programming fee includes accommodations (double occupancy) and reservations, ground transportation for all group activities, tickets to games, meetings with MLB teams and other baseball experts, daily breakfast and lunch, welcome dinner, and many other amenities and experiences, including resume submission services.
How much does the program cost?
The Baseball Industry Academy is offered for an investment of $1299 per student and the programming fee includes all of the amenities listed above.
How does the accommodations work?
The programming fee is based on a double occupancy model. Each participant will share a room with another enrollee in the Baseball Industry Academy.
Can I get my own room?
Yes. A single room supplement is available for any participants looking to have their private accommodations. The fee for a single room is $700, on top of all regular registration fees.
what do the resume services include?
Tremont Sports will submit your resume and professional profile to all of the professionals, executives and teams that you will meet. These services allow hosts to get to know you before your arrival in Arizona and also look for future potential career candidates.
are flights to arizona included?
No. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Arizona as well as to and from the airport (7 miles). There will be a single group departure shuttle at the end of the program; depending on flight departure times, participants may choose to use the service or find alternate transportation, such as taxis or ride-share services.
WHAT should I bring with me?
A list of required, recommended and optional items, from apparel to electronics will be included in your registration packet and will cover dress code and other needs and expectations.
Is there a dress code?
Yes. Registrants will be provided with a list or dress requirements and expectations for all events on the itinerary. While the Baseball Industry Academy is a professional event, and we always tell students to dress for success, much of the time Tremont recommends sports casual attire. Most baseball executives will be dressed similarly due to the amount of time everyone spends outside in the warm Arizona sun. Comfort in your clothing is often as important to your personal presentation as the clothes you are wearing; don't overheat.
can you tell me more about the certificate?
The Baseball Industry Academy certificate is a resume-worthy accomplishment. Include a description of your BIA experience on your resume and LinkedIn profile to let future hiring agents know about your achievements in Arizona and that you are serious about your career, investing in yourself and taking the required steps to enter or advance in the baseball industry.