Put Me in Coach! Career Options knock it Out of the Park on P-Nats Day

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Provided by Prince William County Schools

Hot dogs? Home runs? The roar of the crowd on a stolen base! Career exploration turned into a lot more than 2,000 students expected, and then some. There really was a lesson behind all the fun and food.

The annual event at Pfitzner Stadium for PWCS middle schoolers was more than a day to enjoy the great game of baseball. Students heard from experts that the game on the field is only one part of the business of baseball. Potomac Nationals employees told students there are hundreds of jobs behind the scenes critical to the success of a minor league club.

Students learned the first lesson for success is to work hard and get an education. Whatever their interest, there is a way to tie it into sports. Jobs abound, from fitness training, customer sales and service, accounting, public relations, sports management, coaching, data analysis, and reporting, to name a few.

This field trip was fully funded by SPARK, the Education Foundation for PWCS and the Potomac Nationals.


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