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Organzations that Provide Helpful Resources
These professional organizations are among those that provide useful information in different areas of sports business.
Links to Organizations
These are some of the groups and associations that are helpful to those interested in sports business, mangement, marketing and players associations.
North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
This organization provides information in different areas of sports management, including marketing, future directions in management, employment perspectives, leadership, personnel and facilities, organizational structures and fund raising.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
A large sports medicine and exercise science organization with international membership, this association provides information on certification, education, research, member services, and current news.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
The NCAA aims to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education; review this site for information on academics, sports prgrams, key issues, and a listing of relevant resources.
National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA)
Review sections on media news, publications, research, conferences and events, and advocacy.
Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA)
This organization is a leading trade association for sporting goods manufacturers, retailers and marketers in the sports products industry.
National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)
The NBPA is the union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association. See this site for news and events, photos and videos, and more.
National Football League Players Association (NFLPA)
The NFLPA is the trade association of players in football's National Football League.
Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA)
The MLBPA is the collective bargaining representative for all current Major League Baseball players. See team sites, news, videos, and even information on baseball cards.
US National Soccer Team Players Association
The primary purpose of this organization and web site is to promote soccer in the United States and to help everyone interested or involved in the sport. Includes information on the national team, Americans abroad, and archives.
Portland Business Alliance
The Portland Business Alliance is one of Oregon's leading business organizations, representing a variety of businesses in Oregon and SW Washington.