Throughout all of the presentations I learned a lot about the many different careers and jobs in sports. For example, I never knew how much work actually went into being a football coach at a division I university. I knew that the head coach would obviously be a very stressful job but I never imagined that some of the position coaches and coordinators often work up to 20 hour days during the season. I was very surprised to learn that information and all of the sacrifice that goes into their jobs. As a quarterbacks coach I would think that during the season you may have 10 to 12 hour days but I never imagined that someone would work multiple 20 hour days. Football especially seems to be the sport in which the coaches and players commit the most time. It was also very interesting to learn about how many of the coaches got the jobs they currently hold. The presentation today the 25th about a sport coordinator in Australia was incredibly interesting. i have always wondered what the high school dynamics and sports life are in other countries. Australia from what I heard seems to be very similar to the United States in that they offer a large variety of sports for everyone to participate. Their structure also seemed very similar to us here in the states with each state of Australia broken up into regions and then those regions have their high schools and teams. I think that the variety of different job shadows and presentations gave me a good insight into many of the jobs and fields that I may have never considered or known much about. This project as a whole was a great experience for me and in my own experience reassured me of what I want to do after graduation. These presentations were very interesting and something that was definitely beneficial I think to everyone in the class.
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