Sports Manager

Sports Manager Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Sports Manager job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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Resume Skills: Event Planning

  • Budget Planning
  • Venue Selection
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sponsor Acquisition
  • Marketing Negotiation
  • Security Planning
  • Vendor Negotiation
  • Thematic Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Budgeting
  • Event Promotion
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Resume Skills: Sports Management

  • Contract Negotiation
  • Public Relations
  • Scheduling
  • Nutrition Advice
  • Injury Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Athletic Training
  • Sports Psychology
  • Fundraising
  • Recruitment
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Resume Skills: Software

  • Microsoft Office
  • Teamsnap
  • Sports Connect
  • Hudl
  • SportsPress
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Event Management Software (Cvent, Eventbrite)
  • CRM Software (Salesforce)
  • SAP Sports One
  • Catapult Sports
  • Sportscode
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Resume Skills: Technological Proficiency

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Management

Resume Skills: Coaching Techniques

Resume Skills: Leadership

Resume Skills: Coaching

Resume Skills: Administrative

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Sample Sports Manager Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Sports Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2018 - Present
Head Sports Manager
Elevated overall guest satisfaction rates by 25% by strategizing and implementing an intuitive digital ticket management system.
Secured a high-profile, 3-year sponsorship deal worth $1M, increasing the company's sports event budget by 35%.
Boosted social media engagement by 50% through innovative sports event promotion strategies, enhancing brand visibility.
Coordinated successful sports events involving over 10,000 participants, managing logistics, resource allocation, and staff supervision.
Leveraged sports medicine and athletic insights to design health and safety policies, reducing injury rates by 20%. March 2015 - March 2018
Senior Sports Manager
Increased customer retention by 30% by fostering a customer-centric culture focused on delivering exceptional hospitality.
Spearheaded a targeted social media marketing campaign that grew Facebook following by 40%, expanding our reach significantly.
Operationalized a new sports coaching training program that improved coach performance and athlete satisfaction by 25%.
Led a diverse team of 20 associates, delivering consistent on-time event completions with 95% positive feedback.
Nike, Inc. January 2012 - February 2015
Assistant Sports Manager
Enhanced event planning efficiency by introducing a streamlined checklist system which resulted in a 30% decrease in errors.
Collaborated with marketing teams to execute in-store signing events leading to a 15% increase in sales.
Negotiated partnerships with local athletic organizations, yielding an 18% increase in brand visibility.
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2012
Master's in Sports Management
Specialized in Sports Marketing and Events Management
Resume Worded University June 2010
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
Concentration in Sports Administration
Recipient of 'Outstanding Student' award
Sporting Event Management: Budget Planning, Venue Selection, Risk Assessment, Sponsor Acquisition, Marketing Negotiation, Security Planning
Athlete Management: Contract Negotiation, Public Relations, Scheduling, Nutrition Advice, Injury Management, Performance Metrics
Technological Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite (Expert), Sports Analytics Software, Social Media Platforms (Expert), CRM Software
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Sports Professional (CSP), Project Management Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: National Sports Professionals Association (Board Member, 2018 - Present), Local Youth Soccer Coach (2012 - Present)
Projects: Community Fitness Program (Managed and executed an initiative to raise awareness about fitness among youth, 2015)
Awards: Sports Manager of the Year (2019), Excellence in Leadership Award (2017)
Your Name
Athletic Director
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2016 - Present
Executive Athletic Director
Restructured the student-athlete support system, leading to a 25% increase in academic performances.
Increased exposure and raised $2M for athletic programs through successful campaign management, growing our sports budget by 30%.
Implemented a comprehensive sports medicine program emphasizing injury prevention, reducing player injuries by 15%.
Vastly improved social media presence by leading a cohesive content marketing strategy, achieving a 60% increase in organic followers.
Facilitated collaboration with university departments and community stakeholders to ensure a well-rounded sport and academic experience for athletes.
Resume Worded June 2012 - January 2016
Senior Athletic Director
Successfully branded various athletic departments, increasing event attendance rates by 38% annually.
Promoted a culture of sportsmanship, respect, and accountability, recognized with a 20% increase in team morale scores.
Developed strategic plans for marketing and sponsorship for sports events, leading to a 30% increase in annual funds raised.
Resume Worded University January 2012
Master of Business Administration - Sports Management
Concentration in Athletic Leadership & Communication
Resume Worded University June 2008
Bachelor of Science - Health and Physical Education/Fitness
Awards: Academic Achievement Award in Health and Fitness, Dean's List 2006-2008 (Top 5%)
Management: Budgeting, Strategic Planning, Sports Program Development, Facility Management, Regulatory Compliance, Staff Development
Coaching Techniques: Fitness Assessment, Exercise Planning, Health Promotion, Talent Scouting, Game Strategy Development, Injury Prevention Strategies
Tools and Software: Microsoft Office (Advanced), Teamsnap (Intermediate), Sports Connect (Advanced), Hudl (Expert), SportsPress (Intermediate)
Certifications: Certified Athletic Administrator, National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (2016), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association (2012)
Leadership & Volunteering: Fundraiser Organizer - Annual Charity Sports Events, Volunteer Coach - Local Youth Soccer League
Projects: Coordinated Intra-university Sports Championship (2020), Initiated Fitness and Health Webinar Series for athletes
Your Name
Event Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2017 - Present
Thematic Sports Event Manager
Increased event attendance by 35% through a creative, audience-tailored marketing approach using various social media platforms.
Managed a 10% budget increase through optimization of resources and meticulous negotiation with vendors.
Led a cross-functional team of 15, ensuring successful planning and execution of over 50 large-scale sports events annually.
Implemented new tracking procedures for post-event analysis resulting in 20% increased efficiency for future events.
Developed a successful policy and procedure manual improving operational consistency in event management. February 2014 - April 2017
Senior Event Planner
Designed and launched a new ticketing platform that increased sales by 40% and improved the consumer experience.
Built strong relationships with high-value clients, retaining their business for multiple events thereby increasing annual revenue by 15%.
Collaborated with PR teams to manage high-impact sports event publicity, boosting spectator turnout by 30%.
Under Armour, Inc. August 2009 - January 2014
Event Coordinator
Strategically coordinated sponsorships resulting in a 20% increase in event funding.
Revamped event vendor contract protocols, achieving a 15% reduction in event-related costs.
Drove a customer-focused event strategy that increased repeat attendees by 25%.
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2017
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
Part-time certification concurrent with employment at Resume Worded
Resume Worded University May 2009
Bachelor of Business Administration - Event Management
Minors in Public Relations and Marketing
Extracurricular: Vice President of Events, Student Union
Event Planning: Venue Selection, Vendor Negotiation, Thematic Planning, Risk Management, Budgeting, Event Promotion
Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Event Management Software (Cvent, Eventbrite), CRM Software (Salesforce)
Leadership Skills: Staff Supervision, Resource Allocation, Team Coordination, Stakeholder Management
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Professional Proficiency), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Digital Marketing Specialist Certification (2020), Advanced Diploma in Public Relations (2017)
Professional Affiliations: Member, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA); Member, International Live Events Association (ILEA)
Community Involvement: Volunteer Event Planner, Local Animal Shelter Fundraisers (2014-Present)
Projects: Planned and executed launch event for new product line at Resume Worded, resulting in 25% sales increase.
Your Name
Sports Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2020 - Present
Sports Coordinator
Coordinated and executed fitness events, resulting in an increase in member participation by 50%
Spearheaded sports marketing strategies that generated a 35% increase in seasonal ticket sales
Provided athletic training to new team recruits, leading to an improvement in overall team performance by 25%
Leveraged social media to promote fitness training programs, achieving a 20% increase in online subscriptions
Managed the implementation of injury prevention methods, reducing health-related incidents by 30% January 2018 - May 2020
Athletics Event Planner
Streamlined event planning and logistics resulting in a 40% reduction in preparation time for tournaments
Collaborated with fellow coaches to enhance personal training methods which led to a 30% improvement in player performance
Devised a fundraising campaign that secured $20,000 in donations for athletic programs
Golds Gym December 2016 - December 2017
Personal Fitness Coach
Pioneered a new strength and conditioning program that increased client satisfaction by 25%
Managed a group of 20 clients, successfully meeting their fitness goals within stipulated timelines
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2020
Master of Arts in Sports Management
Specialized in Sports Event Management
Resume Worded University December 2016
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
Minors in Sports Psychology and Nutrition
Dean's List 2015 (Top 10%)
Event Management: Event Planning, Vendor Management, Ticketing, Logistics, Venue Selection, Hospitality
Coaching & Training: Strength Training Principles, Fitness Assessments, Exercise Modifying, Individualized Program Design, Corrective Exercise, Injury Prevention
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office (Advanced), Google Suite, Sports Management Software, Scheduling Software, Project Management Tools
Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) - American Council on Exercise, CPR/AED Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Youth Football Coach, Community Fitness Boot Camp Organizer
Projects: Established 'Fit for Life' wellness Program at, leading to a 60% increase in employee involvement in voluntary physical activity during work breaks
Your Name
Athletic Director
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE April 2019 - Present
Athletic Director
Supervised budget and financial management for athletic department, resulting in a 30% reduction in unnecessary expenditure
Increased youth participation in sports programs by 50% through strategic event management and marketing
Overhauled strength training programs, resulting in enhanced team performance and fewer injuries
Directed a successful promotional campaign on social media that increased game attendance by 40%
Developed and implemented a strategic fundraising plan netting over $50,000 in donations for the department
Resume Worded January 2017 - March 2019
Senior Sports Trainer
Implemented scientific fitness training techniques which improved athlete performance by 35%
Lead coach for 'best team of the year' 2018
Administered an injury prevention program, reducing the team injury rate by 30%
LA Fitness January 2015 - December 2016
Personal Trainer
Drove a 20% increase in member close rates through designing and delivering bespoke physical training regimens
Resume Worded Institute April 2019
Certified Athletic Administrator
Completed with a focus on the management of high school and middle school athletic programs.
Resume Worded University December 2014
Master's in Sports Science
Specialized in Strength and Conditioning
Dean's List 2014
Sports Management: Athlete Development, Facilities Management, Budgeting, Scheduling, Event Management, Regulations Knowledge
Fitness & Conditioning: Sports Medicine Knowledge, Personal Training, Fitness Assessments, Program Design, Nutrition Planning, Injury Prevention
Systems and Platforms: SportsCode Gamebreaker, Coach's Eye, Hudl,, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) - National Strength and Conditioning Association, CPR/AED Certification - American Red Cross
Awards: National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year (2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: Basketball Coach, Youth Basketball Camps - Summer 2017, 2018, 2019
Workshops: Leadership in Sports Workshop - National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2018
Your Name
Sports and Fitness Program Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2019 - Present
Sports and Fitness Program Manager
Led the implementation of an athletics program that increased student participation by 60%
Managed team of 10 coaches to ensure high-quality sports instruction and training
Raised over $30,000 in annual fundraising for sports initiatives with strategic partnerships and donors
Implemented a successful injury prevention program reducing member health incidents by 30%
Introduced a sports marketing initiative that stimulated a 40% increase in gym memberships February 2017 - May 2019
Athletic Coordinator
Increased sports event participation by 25% through targeted marketing and outreach
Coordinated with multiple coaching staff to enhance sports training techniques, improving team competitiveness
Successfully managed logistics for local and national sports tournaments
24 Hour Fitness January 2015 - January 2017
Gym Instructor
Developed and implemented personalized fitness regimes for over 50 clients, increasing their satisfaction rates by 36%
Fitness Technologies: Experience with Heart rate monitors, Exercise equipment software, Fitness mobile apps
Programming: Basic Knowledge of Python, JavaScript
Health and Wellness: Nutrition Planning, Physical Assessment Procedures, Rehabilitation Techniques, CPR and First Aid
Training Techniques: Strength Training Principles, Flexibility Training, Aerobic Training, Agility Training
Certifications: American Council on Exercise (ACE) Fitness Nutrition Specialist (2017), The Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer (2015)
Leadership & Volunteering: Team lead for Fitness fundraising event at, Organizing Committee Member of Annual Marathon Event
Projects: Developed an effective Athletic Training Program at Resume Worded, resulting in increased participation
Professional Affiliations: Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Member of the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA)
Your Name
First Assistant Golf Professional
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
First Assistant Golf Professional
Boosted annual golf club sales by 18% through the development of targeted marketing and promotional campaigns.
Elevated member satisfaction by 30% by demonstrating exceptional golf instruction techniques, ensuring personal development and progression for members.
Devised a Junior Golf program that attracted 150+ new young members and increased junior golf engagement by 45%.
Enhanced the golf experience for members by conducting regular Golf Course Management audits, leading to a 25% reduction in course maintenance issues.
Spearheaded the successful execution of 35+ major tournaments and numerous minor events. June 2019 - December 2021
Golf Instructor
Successfully improved the skillsets of 500+ clients, yielding a 90% satisfaction rating in client reviews.
Initiated a personalized coaching strategy which increased client renewal rates by 25%.
Leveraged Sports Marketing strategies to attract an average of 50 new clients per month.
Professional Golf Association April 2017 - May 2019
Golf Operations Associate
Assisted in the organization of over 100 PGA tournaments, contributing to an increase in event attendance by 20%.
Played a crucial role in enhancing merchandising operations, improving the sales of golf equipment by 15%.
Earned recognition for exceptional hospitality management skills, notably enhancing the guest experience.
Resume Worded Institute December 2021
Certified Golf Teaching Professional
This certification was completed part-time
Resume Worded University May 2017
Bachelor of Science - Sports Management
Specialized in Golf Course Management
Graduated cum laude
Golfing Techniques: Bunker shots, Short game, Driving, Iron play, Putting, Hazard shots
Training Tools: Swing analysis software, Trackman Golf Simulator, Putting Analyzer, Launch Monitor, Video analysis
Fluent Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Memberships: Professional Golf Association (PGA), The United States Golf Association (USGA), Women’s Professional Golf Association (LPGA)
Your Name
Golf Instructor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2022 - Present
Golf Instructor
Implemented a revolutionary 'Learn Golf in 10 Days' program, boosting beginner client acquisition by 35%.
Utilized video analysis to provide personalized golf instruction, increasing client satisfaction by 40%.
Elevated the Junior Golf program with the inclusion of sports psychology principles, successfully attracting 100+ young golfers.
Organized yearly golf sports events, implementing stellar event management practices leading to a 20% increase in participant engagement.
Played a pivotal role in hosting a statewide Golf tournament, attracting 2k+ spectators and 500+ participants.
Resume Worded June 2019 - December 2021
Sales Associate - Golf Gear
Raised Golf Gear's sales revenue by 50% due to successful market analysis and sale forecasting techniques.
Initiated a first-of-its-kind, state-wide marketing campaign increasing the database by 15K+ potential customers.
Maintained a 90%+ customer service rating throughout tenure by consistently providing top-quality service.
Pebble Beach Golf Links March 2017 - May 2019
Intern, Sports Marketing
Assisted in increasing Golf Club Repair services' visibility by 30% through effective digital marketing strategies.
Contributed to the successful organization of 50+ golf event planning activities, amplifying event registration by 33%.
Resume Worded Institute February 2021
Certified Professional Golf Instructor
Obtained certification while working full-time in sales
Resume Worded University May 2019
Bachelor of Science in Sports Management
Focused on coaching techniques, sport psychology, and sports marketing principles
Awards: Deans List 2017 (Top 10%)
Coaching: Professional & Amateur instruction, individually and groups, short-game coaching, data-driven swing analysis
Sport Specific Skills: Strength and conditioning for golf, Player development, Mental skills training, Injury prevention
Technologies Used: TrackMan Golf, Swing Catalyst, SAM PuttLab, V1 Sports
Sales & Marketing: Customer service, Sales techniques, Retail sales, Marketing strategy, Sales promotion
Certifications: First Aid, CPR & AED Certification (2022), Biomechanics of Golf Swing Certification (2020)
Volunteering: Coach for local junior golf program, annually organizing fundraising tournaments for program enhancements
Continuing Education: Pursuing advanced certification in golf-specific sports nutrition
Your Name
Golf Operations Associate
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Professional Golf Association (PGA) January 2022 - Present
Golf Operations Associate
Streamlined Golf Course Management operations resulting in an annual savings of $50K through cost-efficient methodologies.
Successfully managed merchandise sales operations, increasing overall sales by 30% in a single quarter.
Re-structured the member induction process, enhancing the overall experience, and increasing member retention by 20%.
Cooperatively organized 10+ statewide professional golf tournaments, attracting 5k+ spectators on average.
Implemented a pathway program for Junior Golf that led to a 40% increase in junior participation.
The Ritz-Carlton June 2019 - December 2021
Entertainment Coordinator
Revitalized the yearly event calendar, leading to a 15% increase in annual hospitality revenue.
Garnered comprehensive market trends to develop sales strategies which boosted up-selling by 30%.
Key lead in executing 5+ large hospitality events with a total turnout of 10K+ guests.
Topgolf February 2017 - May 2019
Marketing Intern
Coordinated social media marketing campaigns, effectively increasing the online footprint by 50%.
Assisted the team in reaching marketing targets contributing to a 20% increase in brand awareness.
Leveraged Adobe Suites to create visually appealing marketing materials, improving campaign response rate by 25%.
Resume Worded Institute December 2021
Certified Golf Operations Specialist
Certified by the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA)
Resume Worded University May 2017
Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing
Minors in Event Management and Hospitality
Awards: Dean's List 2016, 2017 (Top 10%)
Golf Operations: Tee Sheet Management, Golf Cart Fleet Management, Member Services, Practice Facility Operations
Event Management: Event Planning, Vendor Management, Guest Services, Marketing and Promotion
Early Career Skills: Brand Awareness, Social Media Marketing, SEO/SEM, Google Analytics, Content Creation
Certifications: First Aid and CPR certification (2022)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer, Junior Golf Clinics, PGA (2018-Present)
Projects: Conceptualized and executed a charity golf tournament raising $10,000 for local charities (2020)
Awards & Acknowledgements: Employee of the Month, The Ritz-Carlton (July 2020), Topgolf's Marketing Intern of the Year (2019)
Your Name
Head Golf Professional
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Pine Hills Country Club March 2022 - Present
Head Golf Professional
Elevated member engagement by 48% through the implementation of personalized Golf Instruction strategies and Golf Equipment recommendations
Reorganized golf operations to increase efficiency, reducing scheduling conflicts by 30%
Boosted Junior Golf participation by establishing an engaging and educational programs, resulting in a 50% increase in enrolment
Managed the planning and operation of golf events, achieving a 65% increase in corporate sponsorship
Collaborated with local schools to promote the sport, resulting in a 35% growth in the Sports Marketing initiative
Resume Worded August 2019 - February 2022
Assistant Golf Professional
Developed a Golf Fitness program improving player performance and reducing injury rates by 28%
Supported a 20% increase in Golf Club Repair efficiency through the introduction of a novel tracking system
Spearheaded a merchandise initiative that increased Golf Club sales by 40% January 2017 - July 2019
Golf Instructor
Improved average client swing performance metrics by 25% through personalized golf instructions
Increased class attendance by 30% through engaging and dynamic teaching methods
Resume Worded University May 2019
Master of Business Administration - Sports Management
Concentration in Golf Operations and Management
Resume Worded Institute June 2017
Bachelor of Science - Sports Science
Minor in Business Management
Dean's List 2016 (Top 10%)
Golf Skills: In-depth knowledge of golf rules, Golf course management, Swing analysis, Golf club fitting, Golf equipment repair, Golf instruction
Software Proficiency: MS Office, TeeSnap (golf management software), Golf Genius (tournament management), GHIN Handicap system, Adobe Photoshop (basic), Club Prophet Systems
Management and Leadership: Team management, Inventory management, Budget management, Event planning, Member relations, Operational efficiency
Certification: PGA (Professional Golfers' Association) Certified Professional, CPR/AED First Aid Certified
Certifications: Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certification, TrackMan Certified Professional Level 2
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Golf Coach for Youth Leagues, Organizer for Charity Golf Events
Awards and Recognition: Golf Digest's Top Young Teachers in America, PGA Merchandiser of the Year, Golf Course Superintendent Association’s Environmental Stewardship Award
Personal Interest: Golf equipment blogging, Golf course reviews writer, Amateur golf player
Your Name
Director of Golf Operations
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Fox Hollow Golf Club June 2023 - Present
Director of Golf Operations
Coordinated all aspects of golf operations including tournaments and Golf Courses management, enhancing member satisfaction by 30%
Strategized a 20% sales increase in Golf Equipment through targeted merchandising techniques
Implemented an innovative Golf Instruction program leading to a 60% rise in memberships
Established an efficient Golf Club Repair system, reducing repair turnaround time by 50%
Boosted Junior Golf development by 50% with the introduction of an expansive training and mentoring program
Resume Worded October 2020 - May 2023
Head Golf Professional
Managed the Golf Course Management system to maximize revenue, resulting in a 35% increase
Orchestrated a sponsorship initiative that increased tournament funds by 60%
Increased Sports Marketing reach by creating and promoting regular golf events April 2016 - September 2020
Assistant Golf Professional
Enhanced Golf Instruction methods, resulting in better training outcomes
Managed successful Event Planning leading to 20% more participation in Golf Tournaments
Resume Worded University May 2022
Master of Business Administration - Sports Management
Concentration in Golf Course Management
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2016
Bachelor of Science - Recreational Management
Minor in Business Administration
Significant coursework in Golf Course Design and Turf Management
Golf Operations: Budgeting, Inventory Management, Strategic Planning, Golf Instruction, Handicap Systems, Tournament Planning
Tech & Software Proficiency: GOLF Business Solutions, EZLinks Golf LLC (TEEPRO), Golf Genius, Microsoft Office Suite, Jonas Club Software, Lightspeed Golf POS Systems
Certifications: PGA Membership Certification (2016), Greenkeeper Certification (2021)
Leadership & Volunteering: National Golf Charities Foundation (Board Member, 2018 - Present)
Awards: PGA Professional of the Year 2022, Golf Digest's 'Best Young Teachers in America' 2020-2023
Your Name
Golf Course Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Lake View Golf Resort September 2023 - Present
Golf Course Manager
Managed PGA-accredited golf course operations, increasing rounds played by 30%
Revamped the Golf Instruction program to cater to all skill levels, attaining a 40% increase in membership
Instituted efficient merchandising strategies, leading to a 25% boost in Golf Club sales
Negotiated and secured a 50% increase in tournament sponsorship, driving increased revenue and promotional opportunities
Implemented comprehensive Golf Course Management plan resulting in a 20% increase in green fees income
Resume Worded February 2019 - August 2023
Head Golf Professional
Pioneered a Junior Golf initiative that increased youth membership by 60%
Invigorated Sports Marketing efforts resulting in a 21% rise in club visibility
Strengthened Event Management processes, leading to an increase in event bookings by 30% May 2016 - January 2019
Golf Operations Supervisor
Expedited Golf Club Repair turnaround times by 30% with a streamlined process
Improved golf cart operation safety, reducing incidents by 40%
Resume Worded Academic Center September 2019
Certification in Golf Course Management
Specialized learning in turfgrass management, golf course design and sustainability practices
Resume Worded University April 2016
Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management
Concentration in Golf Course Operations Management
Member, Collegiate Golf Coaches Association
Golf Facility Management: Membership development, Marketing strategies, Food and beverage operations, Guest services, Agronomy
Technical Skills: Windows and Mac OS, Microsoft Office Suites (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), GolfPro (Pro Shop Management Software), Tee-On (Golf Reservations System, PREMA (Property Management Software)
Sports: Golf Instruction (Advanced), Club Fitting, Turf Management, Event planning (Golf Tournaments and Charity Events)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: PGA Certified Golf Professional, CPR & First Aid
Awards & Honors: Golf Managers Association of America Excellence Award, Employee of the Year (Lake View Golf Resort, 2024)
Membership: Member, Golf Managers Association of America
Training: Completed a masterclass on Advanced Golf Course Design (2018), Attended a seminar on Sustainable Turf Management (2017)

How do I add skills to a Sports Manager resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Sports Manager posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Sports Marketing, Event Planning and Sports Management are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Social Media and Athletics.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Sports Coaching, Sports and Event Management - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Customer Service, Sports Medicine and Sponsorship - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show examples of where you trained people.

On Sports Manager resumes, you should give specific accomplishments that involve you training others, whether that's in your team or other stakeholders.

Highlight leadership and management skills.

Hiring managers often want to see evidence of leadership and management on a Sports Manager resume, so try to include any examples of where you led a project or managed other people.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Sports Manager, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Sports Manager Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Sports Manager job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Sports Manager Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Sports Manager Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on Sports Manager job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills. Instead of listing these phrases on your resume, try to show them through your bullet points like in the examples below.

  • Communication

Tip: Do not list these words or phrases on your resume, and instead focus on the hard skills we described above.

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Here are some of the most popular skills we see on Sports Manager resumes:

  • Sports
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Marketing
  • Athletics
  • Event Management
  • Social Media
  • Event Planning
  • Sports Coaching

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