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As a High Schooler who wants to work in baseball operations what's the best way to get in the business while still in high school?

Looking for things to read or learn, internships available during the summer only, or who to get in touch with. #baseball #managment

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Taiowa’s Answer

If you have a local baseball team near you, whether professional, farm league or college team, get your foot in the door with an internship. Any and all experience is relevant. In other fields, education might be a priority, and while it is also important in the sports field, experience holds more value in that industry in my opinion. Starting in high school is a great idea because by the time you graduate college you will not only have the education but also experience and you will have a much easier time finding a paying job. Network and meet with as many people in the industry that you can! You never know who might have the connections to hook you up with something cool!

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Find out which upper level sports teams are near you and contact the Athletic Director. They will point you in the right direction to get involved! Good luck!
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Brandon’s Answer

Hi Yitz, I'd recommend searching for any summer internships available at local baseball or sports organizations. Even if it isn't directly with the team or sport you might want to end up working with, you'll get experience in the field you can use to decide if it's what you want to do as a career, and you can put that experience down on your future resume. You could also contact a local sports organization and say you're a high schooler looking for career advice, and you'd like to spend 30 minutes asking questions. You'd be surprised at how receptive people can be there to share their guidance.

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