What is a baseball student manager?
Iowa baseball student managers are essential to the day-to-day operations of the team. Coaches and players spend their time focusing on practice and games, so this leaves the student managers to handle many of the behind-the-scenes tasks. Depending on your role, duties could include: setting up/tearing down practice, assisting in drill work, completing scouting reports, video capture and editing, statistical analysis, office work, camp management, and other various tasks to tackle each day. A successful program is built from the bottom up, and for the Iowa baseball team this starts with its student managers. In order to be successful in this position you must be adaptable, driven, and have strong organizational and time management skills.
How do I become a student manager?
- You MUST be a full-time (12+ SH) student enrolled at the University of Iowa
- You do NOT need any previous playing experience
- Apply Online
What should I expect if I am offered a position?
Within our program there are several unique positions to fill. Depending on your role with the team, the time commitment for this job may vary. Operations managers are expected to make it to as many practices and games as possible, while administrative and analytical managers work to fit their own schedules. Regardless, this position is a big commitment so anticipate long days at the ballpark nearly every day of the week. We take pride in being the best student manager program in the country. There is no place that will better prepare for a job in baseball after graduation. Since expanding our manager program in 2014, we have had four managers hired by MLB teams, two by Prep Baseball Report, and two by Perfect Game.
Will I be compensated?
For the most part, this is a volunteer experience, but all student managers will receive team apparel as compensation for their effort. As you spend time and gain experience with the program, you will have the opportunity to earn scholarships based on your quality of work, commitment level, and responsibilities. Not everyone will be able to receive a scholarship while with the team, but everyone will have the same opportunity to compete for one. Again, it is entirely on you what you choose to get out of this position.
Where should I direct any questions regarding student managers?
Direct message the Iowa baseball managers on Twitter: @UIBaseManagers