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What are sports casting directors looking for?

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WHAT ARE SPORTS CASTING DIRECTORS LOOKING FOR?

Sports casting directors are looking for all types of athletic and sports talent, ranging from football players to martial arts. It’s essentially trying to find the diamond in the rough of sporting talent so that sports casting directors can showcase their talents and skills. 

What do sports casting directors want?  

Casting directors tend to look for sporting talent with exceptional skills and are personable. However, every job requires something different. Whether this is for sport events, a promotional video or advertisement, they may need a certain set of skills, gender or certain look that only a specific athlete can provide.  

Sport & Motion have a huge sports talent database making the casting process simpler. With just one click of a button you can access a variety of talent profiles with key information, photos and videos so you can make an informed decision. Holding cast events are now a thing of the past, technology has allowed casting directors to decide without wasting time and money.  

Tips for sports talent in castings 

  • Be approachable. Chances are as sports talent you need to be engaging especially for sport events and adverts. You need to portray confidence in your abilities but not arrogance, by appearing as friendly, professional and likeable your talent will inspire those watching, including casting directors and producers.  
  • Think about the big picture. Not all jobs are going to be ideal but they’re all steppingstones to that big break. Don’t act like certain jobs are beneath you, all jobs add to your experience.  
  • Expect the unexpected. As sports talent, sports casting directors will expect you to be flexible and adaptable. Be prepared to improvise even on the job.  
  • Showcase your best. Ensure you’ve fit, conditioned and practiced your skills, you need to be in top condition to be able to show off the best of your abilities.  

Sport & Motion have revolutionised the sports casting system to make it easier for everyone involved. Not only do you have access to an 800+ talent database but you could ask the Sport & Motion team to help refine your search. By providing a simple mood board or key requirements we can help your visuals come to life.  

Get in touch if you’re looking for sports talent or if you have a set of skills and want to be added to our sports talent database.  

What is Sports Management?

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What Is Sports Management?

Sports management is much like sports consultancy. They work with the business side of sports and recreation. Sport management might involve working on a sports team’s finances, managing sport events, or acting as a form of communication between coaches, choreographers, and the media.

How do you become a sports manager?

There are a variety of degree programs in sports management. These are available at a university or online at both undergraduate/graduate levels. Sports management requires excellent analytical thinking, confidence, and communication skills. However, a degree isn’t necessary but helps.

Work experience is just as useful such as, coaching youth sports clubs, becoming involved in the management and operations of a sports club and volunteering at sport events and amateur teams.

What do sport managers do?

Much of what a sport manager does is behind the scenes. You can find careers in the following fields:

  • Teaching sports management
  • Sports talent director
  • Promotion’s manager
  • Marketing
  • Events manager
  • Sports commissioner
  • Sales
  • Sponsorship

However, director level positions tend to require more advanced education such as a masters.

Sport & Motion are a sports consultancy company that do sports management to help organise sports events and manage their sports talent. Sports talent needs sport managers who can help promote and get them involved in the best suited sport events.