Sports Management (ages 14-16, July 31-Aug.4)

So much goes into making a championship athletic team outside the success of the athletes on game day. In the Sports Management Academy, your teen will gain a general knowledge of the variety of people and roles involved in building successful sports programs at both the NCAA and professional levels. There will be classroom sessions as well as hands-on activities that introduce the participants to jobs such as general manager, athletic director, scout, equipment director, facilities director, and more. By the time the week is completed, the campers will have a much greater understanding of everything “behind the scenes” that goes into the creation of successful athletic programs.

Highlights include:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of Lincoln Financial Field which includes the Xfinity Press Box, Club and Suite levels, and the Eagles home interview room, locker room, and field
  • A tour of our DelVal facility including the weight room (strength and conditioning coach), athletic training room (sports medicine), locker room (equipment manager), the stadium (facilities manager), and the press box (reporter/public relations)
  • A comparison of NCAA Division I, II and III athletics and the similarities/differences of what the jobs at the three levels entail
  • A recruitment project; guest speakers; social media and public relations work; analytics; mock general manager session; and game play

$289 program cost + $50 fee

About the Instructor

Graig Gallo is entering his third season at DelVal as an assistant coach after spending the past three years as the top assistant at Freedom Conference for Eastern University. He continues to work primarily with the defensive and man-down units. Gallo also teaches various courses at DelVal, mentoring both students and student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field.

In Gallo’s three years at Eastern, the team won three Freedom championships, went to two NCAA Division III tournaments, and won their first game over a nationally-ranked opponent as they defeated No. 12 York College. Also during his time there, Gallo coached three All-Americans, two Scholar All-Americans, three Freedom Conference Players of the year, and 39 all-conference players.

Gallo graduated from Ursinus College in 2011 with a degree in exercise science and holds an MBA in health administration from Eastern University. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

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