The sports industry is a large, global, growing industry that has expanded every year since the 1970s. Today, this $800B+ industry offers opportunities for innovation and growth in many aspects, including academia and professional development. During this time, a growing number of higher education institutions have developed sports management programs and classes to provide students with guidance and curricula to position them for a career in sports. Sports Business Institute (SBI) partners have developed a plan and strategy to leverage their experience and industry relationships to position sports education content and curricula in directly to students, and in partnership with strategic academic partners.
SBI has been involved in developing innovative new programs and events for over a decade, working primarily in New York, the “Sports BUSINESS Capital of the World”, and home to many sports organizations, league offices, player associations, sports marketing firms and sports franchises headquartered in the metro area, along with senior sports executives, partners and owners who live and work in the area.
SBI has developed successful programs, events, and curricula for over 20 years, working with a diverse group of education institutions and professional sports executives from nationally recognized, world renowned teams including major professional leagues, teams, and associations. SBI leverages our high-level relationships with these organizations to establish and grow key alliances with academic partners to collaborate and produce programs, events, and content. SBI partners are in position to offer an in-depth global analysis of the industry to develop and produce programs with future industry leaders to create opportunities for students to connect with strategic partners and establish attractive investment and partnership opportunities, including a C-Level speaker bureau, SBI University Centers, Sports Business “Think Tanks” & Research Centers, Blue Ribbon Panels & Events, AND Educational opportunities that enhance the established programs and organizations at the College/University. These resources offer academic growth opportunities (integrating curriculum, online/hybrid, corporate sponsorships, naming opportunities, rights and much more) which SBI and its partner members are qualified to provide. This offers them a depth of knowledge and engagement in the sports business industry through applied research, high-level industry connectivity, specific assignments to engage students and events offer are designed to enhance academic partner programs and provide new curricula and content that will help them differentiate their offerings in an increasingly competitive market.
SBI engages industry leaders and education partners in developing programs to guide aspiring students and professionals in a growing, global, $800B industry.
The goal of the institute is to assist in creating value added, revenue producing events and external products that will help the existing formats NOT to replace existing curriculum, although we have expertise in creating sport business curriculum. Our well-respected team spans all areas of business leadership including senior level executives. SBI drives visibility to the institution with innovative programs. SBI’s senior executives and advisory board members have deep networks and personal connections within the sports industry, who serve as speakers and panelists for events, create policies, drive promotion and facilitate internships and job opportunities.
The SBI footprint extends beyond U.S. borders and our international connections can serve as a catalyst to extend the boundaries of the campus of various academic partners. SBI has demonstrated the capacity to create platforms and programs that include articles, videos, webinars, podcasts, forums and more to engage a multitude of stakeholders in the sports industry.
SBI client/partners include:
• Higher Education programs
• Teams, leagues, and associations
• Corporate sponsors
• Incubators for startups
Other opportunities include grants, scholarships, and professional development (local/national/global).
PRIMARY BENEFITS - ACADEMIC PARTNERS SBI encompasses various entities, including, but not limited to a distinguished speaker’s bureau, creation of various centers, innovative events and educational opportunities that enhance already established programs through academic partners.
SBI will develops incubators and utilize current curriculum and assets to offer to the sports business community while raising awareness of Academic Partners programs and institutions. SBI works with partner institutions to plan, produce and record networking events and develop potential naming opportunities (for events and centers that the College/University has an interest in forming) keeping the institutions forward thinking and innovative.
➢ Sport business executives as a local avenue for networking and professional development events
➢ Enhanced experiential events for students, professors, and administrators
➢ Education Institution brand extension: Assisting in creating sports industry and corporate partnerships, research opportunities, media and PR benefits and potential naming opportunities
➢ New Marketing Platforms i.e., polling specific to the sports industry, sport fairs, conferences, workshops, symposiums, and events, “Shark Tank” concept/events/competition to inspire next generation entrepreneurs to foster and develop entrepreneurial activities and interests and releasing reports such as “Industry Best Practices"
➢ A list of sports industry contacts
➢ Sponsorship development and naming rights (e.g., the COLLEGE TBD Center for Sports Entrepreneurship
➢ Expand partner college appeal to demographic excited about “sports” and “working in sports”
➢ Competition event opportunities (best new sports technology, etc.)
➢ Polling or expertise that lends itself to media such as inquiries on the latest sports industry issues (every day would provide a new “sports” crisis or debate!)
➢ Support/Expand internship and job opportunities for students and graduates
➢High level cache to College/University - reinvigorate faculty, staff and alumni and increase contributions on several levels
➢ Expand College/University ability to promote current programs - appeal to attractive demographic ➢ Develop additional internship and job opportunities for Academic Partners students and graduates ➢ Bring cache to the College/University, reinvigorate faculty, staff, and alumni, and increase contributions on several levels
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES
• Professional speaker’s bureau • Panels and workshops
• Career Fairs • Professional Development Seminars
• Certificates • Extensive sports databases
• Professional networks
• Think Tank
• New and Innovative curriculum, sports sales, e-sports, golf management, horse management etc.
ADDITIONAL REVENUE STREAMS
Student-Athlete Education Resources--Seminars for and value-added no fee for student athletes
➢ Sports Agents
➢ Estate planning
➢ Job Search
➢ Post Career planning
SAMPLE EDUCATION PROGRAM OFFERINGS
College/University Partner Offerings (e.g., Incuvate, FSBE, FCSC, Women in Sports and Events and others)
❖ Sport Business Conferences, Symposiums and Events/ Workshops & Fairs
❖ Promote “Best Practices"
❖ Speaker Bureaus and Publications (White Papers)
❖ Sport Business Professional Development and Mentoring Clinics
❖ Professional Athlete Second Career Seminars
❖ Communications, Media, and Public Relations
❖ Sports Science & Sports Analytics
❖ Entrepreneurship in sports (numerous top-level connections)
❖ Clinics & Continuing Learning (CLE) for sports industry executives
❖ Workshops & Fairs
❖ Create Scholarship Opportunities with partner group Future Sports Business Executives
❖ Speaker Bureaus
❖ Publications and White Papers
❖ Sports Series
SBI & THE “SPORTS” DEGREE Today virtually every College/University offers some form of sports management program; ten years ago, there were 2-300 nationally that currently offered a “Sports Management/ Studies” (variations) degree (source: National Association of Sports Management), but most do not offer recognized industry leaders and contemporary content that is tied to sports industry leaders. In addition:
SBI PROGRAMS ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE
SBI programs, courses and workshops and curriculum draw from the practical business skills and needs in the sports industry such as: full blown degree programs, undergraduate, graduate, certificate etc.
Naming opportunities are available for the institute; with an extensive network we can help development, seek opportunities for grants, scholarships, and business.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND ARTICULATION OPPORTUNITIES
DEVELOPMENT (TO DATE)
Customized programs –
Digital content – Sports Entrepreneurship, Dynamics of Sports, Sports Leadership, Sports Career Development • Education Institution Consulting • Sport Business Conferences, Symposiums and Events/ Workshops & Fairs (Live, Online) • Developing Virtual Career Fair
PARTNERSHIPS AND CURRICULUM
➢ COLLOSSEUM SPORTS TECH—Sports Tech Nation
➢ PGA MEMBER PROGRAM
➢ HORSE MANAGEMENT COMPANIES
➢ WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
➢ LATIN BUSINESS TODAYhttps://latinbusinesstoday.com/
➢ Talkshop.Company https://www.talkshop.company/
➢ Hire Metrics https://www.hiremetrics.com/
➢ GEORGE BODENHEIMER
➢ TRAUG KELLER
➢ TODD GERSHWIN
➢ FRANK VUONO
The Clubhouse Radio Program gang will be broadcasting from Grand Prix New York in Mount Kisco from 7 to 8 pm on AM 1490 WGCH. Join hosts Rob Adams, Dave Torromeo and Mark Jeffers for good food, good fun and great local sports action!
The Clubhouse is an informative and interactive radio talk show that features local sports action and touring sports celebrities. It also covers local and national sports action and will take on all aspects in sports. A fun Interactive show with a great live audience each week.
SPORT MANAGEMENT GRAD PROGRAM:
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SPORTS BUSINESS ADVOCATES, LLC https://sportsbusinessadvocates.org/
• Sports Business Institute
• COLLEGE SPORTS PANEL SERIES (3)
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• Head Coach Seminar (Teaching new or current head coaches in college basketball and football how to be a CEO, dealing with issues they never managed previously such as: Alumni Relations, media, crisis management, the role of a disciplinarian and more)
Agreement in place with Fordham University— for model
One of the first master’s degree programs in Sport business nationally and cutting-edge curriculum, adjuncts, career fairs, panels, speakers and who’s who in the industry! This program was one of the first and only to run classes such as Agents in sports, e-sports, Sports Gambling analytics and baseball analytics!
And we are engaged with several colleges (confidentially): Iona, Fordham, Marist, a couple colleges in Texas and Florida. In addition, I have had conversations with several professional organizations (such as ANC Sports, Octagon, the Mets, Yankee, and others who love the model we discussed. What we do not do? Pay top have our program listed as a top program…
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Dave Torromeo Bio
Dave Torromeo has served as the head of the Sport Business Management Program at Manhattanville College since its inception in July 2006. He has over 30 years of experience in sports business, including serving as VP of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, (NFF), 15 years in collegiate athletics and as an industry consultant. He has worked in nearly every capacity of the sports world, from a minor league team, to a D-I athletic program and the Football Foundation. He is also a consultant to the sports industry and the founder of Sports Business Advocates, LLC which manages the Sports Business Institute and Future Sports Business Executives.
As the architect of the graduate sport and entertainment business management program, he assembled the entire curriculum, hired all adjunct professors from the sport business field and installed a top-notch advisory board with senior executives from the sports industry. He devised and implemented a graduate level internship program, brought in outstanding guest speakers including senior executives from the sports world, provided on site field study at major sports venues and created a solid mission. At the NFF he played a crucial role in awarding Jackie Robinson the Gold Medal Award, the highest honor that Foundation bestows. He was instrumental in spearheading the program that allowed athletes from colleges other than major college football entrance into the College Football Hall of Fame (players from Divisions I-AA, II, III and the NAIA) and was a catalyst behind the Foundation's "PLAY IT SMART" program; an educational program that works to turn football teams from inner city environments into learning teams, while overseeing the scholar athlete program (and a 10M endowment) that honored players from all
levels and included people such as Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel, Tiki Barber, Josh Bloom, Peyton Manning and many others.
Before joining the NFF, Torromeo served as a Sports Information Director (SID) and Assistant Athletic Director for Communications, Marketing, Promotions and Fund Raising for over 10 years including six at Iona College where he also received a master’s degree. He earned his undergraduate degree(s) from the University of Rhode Island and lives in New Canaan, CT with his wife Laurie. They have two children, Stephanie a Colgate University graduate and Jarrett a graduate of Gettysburg College (and "Shea" yellow lab). Dave is a lifelong New York Mets, Jets, Knicks, and Islanders fan--but do not hold that against him--it just proves he is loyal!)
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