The purpose of this assignment is to research the inner workings of professional sport leagues and determine how teams within a league cooperate with each other to maximize revenue.
Select a professional sport league to research, either from the “Professional Sport Leagues” resource or of your own choosing. The professional sport league you choose should mandate competition rules, as well as the behavior expected of its members and athletes. This assignment pertains to professional sport leagues, and as such, the players and teams within the league of your choosing should be paid to play. Consider international leagues or leagues for obscure/lesser-known sports.
In a presentation of 10-12 PowerPoint slides, not including cover and reference slides, analyze how your league functions, how the teams within that league interact with one another, and how that constructive collaboration benefits the league. Include speaker notes for each slide of your presentation.
Your presentation should include the following:
- An explanation of how the league is organized, and the hierarchy of teams within it
- History of the league
- How the salary structure works and the salary cap for players
- Labor-management relations
- How media and broadcasting rights affect the teams
- How league-think works within the league
- Revenue sharing
- Draft rules
- How collective bargaining agreements represent players, owners, and agents
- How the league achieves competitive balance
Cite at least three external resources to support your research.
Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.
While GCU style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using GCU formatting guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
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