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The Sport of Business

The Sport of Business

By Gabe Fowler & Aaron Rock
Welcome to The Sport of Business, presented by Victory Visionz Media and hosted by sports video producers, Gabe Fowler and Aaron Rock of Rock Media.

This podcast is for listeners interested in learning about the business, marketing, and branding side of the sports industry. We'll be sitting down with coaches, organization founders, creatives, and more to share their experiences and advice on building a powerful sports business. We'll also discuss headlines and personal experiences that impact organizations and the people within them
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F1 Racing: How They Created New Fans & How You Can Too
F1 Racing: How They Created New Fans & How You Can Too In this episode, Gabe does a solo episode discussing how he found a new love for Formula 1 Racing and why you should be following in their footsteps. This type of marketing is the BEST way to get new fans, get more sponsorships, and get more donations for your organizations. This is also a great way to create more pieces of content for multiple social media platforms. Connect With Us Instagram: www.instagram.com/sportofbusinesspod Facebook: www.facebook.com/sportofbusinesspod Website: www.victoryvisionz.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgstUohR-lsoYCc93eOy64A
26:13
June 13, 2022
THE PODCAST IS BACK
THE PODCAST IS BACK In this episode, Gabe breaks down what the future plans are for the podcast. He explains how Aaron and himself plan to create valuable content for everyone, including new formats for a few episodes  Sponsors: Connect With Us Instagram: www.instagram.com/sportofbusinesspod Facebook: www.facebook.com/sportofbusinesspod Website: www.victoryvisionz.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgstUohR-lsoYCc93eOy64A
06:21
May 27, 2022
The College Football Journey of Timone Brown
The College Football Journey of Timone Brown In this episode, Coach Timone Brown of Won Up Prep Academy shares his journey of how he reached the University of Charleston to play college football years ago. This is a powerful story that can inspire all to continue to fight through adversity. Share this episode to inspire your athletes or the members of your staff. Check out Coach Timone Brown: Instagram: www.instagram.com/timonebrown Website: WonUpPrep.com Connect With Us Instagram: www.instagram.com/sportofbusinesspod Facebook: www.facebook.com/sportofbusinesspod Website: www.victoryvisionz.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgstUohR-lsoYCc93eOy64A
30:35
February 15, 2022
Is Marketing The Solution To Gender Wage Inequality In Basketball?
Is Marketing The Solution To Gender Inequality In Basketball?  In this episode, we discuss the continued fight against the large wage gap within professional basketball. There seems to be a clear imbalance between men’s and women’s athletics, with the NCAA showing clear signs through their actions in recent years. We cover the wages of WNBA players and the struggles they are continuing to fight. Lastly, we give our opinions on what can be done to correct these mistakes at all levels of athletics Mentioned Resources: Sedona Prince Exposing the NCAA at the 2021 Tournament: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGZ-b4kjpEI  Twitter Post of Pictures Comparing food and gear: https://twitter.com/AJ_McCord/status/1372759106121912320?s=20 Connect With Us Instagram: www.instagram.com/sportofbusinesspod Facebook: www.facebook.com/sportofbusinesspod Website: www.victoryvisionz.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgstUohR-lsoYCc93eOy64A
50:60
February 07, 2022
State of The Union For Sports Creatives
State of The Union For Sports Creatives  In this episode, we discuss the lay of the land from our experiences as sports creatives. We talk in detail about what many sports creatives feel but don't always say when dealing with clients, parents, and athletes. We also speak directly to other creatives on how to overcome some of the challenges they may come across in their journey. This conversation can greatly improve interactions with your local sports creative and allow creatives to think about how they choose to navigate their careers while interacting with the public. Connect With Us Instagram: www.instagram.com/sportofbusinesspod Facebook: www.facebook.com/sportofbusinesspod Website: www.victoryvisionz.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgstUohR-lsoYCc93eOy64A
01:07:12
January 31, 2022
What We Can Learn From Bishop Sycamore
What We Can Learn From Bishop Sycamore In this episode, we discuss the Bishop Sycamore scandal that shocked the high school football world. They were somehow able to trick players into believing that the program was able to get them to the next level of their football careers. Bishop Sycamore was also able to play a nationally televised game against one of the top teams in the country, while convincing ESPN that they had ranked D1 college prospects. We consider the lessons we can learn and how a situation like this can be avoided.  Connect With Us Instagram: www.instagram.com/sportofbusinesspod Facebook: www.facebook.com/sportofbusinesspod Website: www.victoryvisionz.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgstUohR-lsoYCc93eOy64A
40:07
January 26, 2022
The One Important Word To Focus On In Your Business
The One Important Word To Focus On In Your Business In this episode we discuss how focusing on one word can improve the marketing of your sports organization. We have seen too many organizations spend their time in the wrong places and struggle to get the results they are looking to achieve. We break down this topic with different examples of who's doing it right and who's doing it wrong. After listening to this episode, you will be able to direct attention to the areas that really matter and solve many of the struggles sports businesses face. Let us know what you thought! Connect With Us Instagram: www.instagram.com/sportofbusinesspod Website: www.victoryvisionz.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgstUohR-lsoYCc93eOy64A
45:10
January 24, 2022
How To Get NIL Sponsorships | NIL Series PT 5
How To Get NIL Sponsorships | NIL Series PT 5  In this episode, we finish our NIL Series by giving athletes the methods to secure NIL sponsorships. We explain how college athletes at all levels can take advantage of this time, especially at the local level. Connect With Us Instagram: www.instagram.com/victoryvisionzmedia Website: www.victoryvisionz.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgstUohR-lsoYCc93eOy64A
18:52
October 20, 2021
Coaching and Recruiting | NIL Series PT 4
NIL Series Pt. 4: Coaching and Recruiting  In this episode, we discuss how the NIL will play a role in the coaching and recruiting landscape. We cover what high school and college coaches should be thinking about when dealing with their team and what athletes need to be mindful of when selecting a college in the NIL era. Connect With Us Instagram: www.instagram.com/victoryvisionzmedia Website: www.victoryvisionz.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgstUohR-lsoYCc93eOy64A
25:08
October 11, 2021
How To Build A Personal Brand | NIL Series PT 3
How To Build A Personal Brand In this episode, we go into tactical ways athletes can build a brand off of their NIL. Connect With Us Instagram: www.instagram.com/victoryvisionzmedia Website: www.victoryvisionz.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgstUohR-lsoYCc93eOy64A
19:13
September 27, 2021
What Is Personal Branding? | NIL Series PT 2
What Is Personal Branding? In this episode, we discuss what personal branding is and why it's important for athletes to know. Athletes will come away with an easy-to-understand explanation of personal branding and ideas to think about when building their own personal brand. Mentioned Resources: CeeDee Lamb's Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/cee2x___/  Connect With Us Instagram: www.instagram.com/victoryvisionzmedia Website: www.victoryvisionz.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgstUohR-lsoYCc93eOy64A
06:33
September 22, 2021
What Is NIL? | NIL Series PT 1
What Is NIL? In this episode, we give a quick description of what NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) is and why it is a great opportunity for college athletes of all levels. This is part 1 of our 5-part series discussing the topic of NIL aimed to help athletes understand how to capitalize off this moment in time. Connect With Us Instagram: www.instagram.com/victoryvisionzmedia Website: www.victoryvisionz.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgstUohR-lsoYCc93eOy64A
05:26
September 13, 2021
The Evolution of Sports In Virginia w/ Timone Brown
In this episode, Coach Timone Brown explains how Virginia football is continuing to grow to the levels of states like Florida, Texas, California, and more. He explains where we have already started to see the growth of high school sports as an area for athletes to begin to capitalize on their success on the field.  Be sure to tell us what you think and leave us a review or suggestions for future episodes Learn more about Coach Timone Brown: www.timonebrown.com IG: @timonebrown / @wonupprep Visit our Instagram: @victoryvisionzmedia
10:05
February 08, 2021
Is There Recruiting In Middle School Athletics? w/ Timone Brown (Part 2)
In this episode, Coach Timone Brown talks about how some coaches go about recruiting middle school athletes to their programs. He breakdown the long-game and short-game strategies used to bring in a particular talent into their system before an athlete reaches the high school level. Be sure to tell us what you think and leave us a review or suggestions for future episodes Learn more about Coach Timone Brown: www.timonebrown.com IG: @timonebrown / @wonupprep Visit our Instagram: @victoryvisionzmedia
07:52
February 08, 2021
Life As A High School Coach in VA w/ Timone Brown (Part 1)
In this episode, Skills Coaching Timone Brown of Won Up Prep Academy in Richmond, VA shares the truth of what it's like for a coach at the high school level. He also shares what coaches were like for him as a player, and how it played a role in how he coaches his athletes. Learn more about Coach Timone Brown: www.timonebrown.com IG: @timonebrown / @wonupprep  Visit our Instagram: @victoryvisionzmedia Check out our website: www.victoryvisionz.com
11:39
February 08, 2021
The Tough Truths About Being A Sports Videographer w/ Brandon Tyson of Tyson Visuals (Part 2)
This is episode is part 2 of my talk with Brandon Tyson, where we go into detail about how he got into sports videography. He shares some of the hard lessons he's had to realize when he decided to grow his business.  Learn more about Brandon! Instagram: Instagram.com/tysonvisuals Youtube: Tyson Visuals  Visit our website: victoryvisionz.com Follow Victory Visionz Instagram: instagram.com/victoryvisionzmedia Facebook: facebook.com/victoryvisionzmedia Youtube: Victory Visionz Media
37:22
January 25, 2021
What It Takes To Be a D1 Athlete w/ Brandon Tyson of Tyson Visuals (Part 1)
In this episode, I talk to Brandon Tyson, founder of Tyson Visuals, a videography brand based in Richmond, VA. In part one, he shares his background as a former division 1 football player, and what it took for him to reach that level. Brandon goes into detail about the mentality student-athletes need in order to take on the challenge of working to get playing time, having bad seasons, and transitioning from high school to college athletics. Learn more about Brandon! Instagram: Instagram.com/tysonvisuals Youtube: Tyson Visuals  Visit our website: victoryvisionz.com Follow Victory Visionz   Instagram: instagram.com/victoryvisionzmedia Facebook: facebook.com/victoryvisionzmedia Youtube: Victory Visionz Media
37:54
January 25, 2021
What Is The Sport of Business Podcast? w/ host Gabe Fowler
In this episode, I give a quick summary of the Sport of Business podcast and why I decided to create it! It's going to be packed full of valuable information for anyone involved in sports! Visit our website: victoryvisionz.com Follow Victory Visionz Instagram: instagram.com/victoryvisionzmedia Facebook: facebook.com/victoryvisionzmedia Youtube: Victory Visionz Media
02:50
January 24, 2021
What Young Athletes Need To Be Successful w/ Damon Silvestro
In this episode, I talk to Damon Silvestro of Silvestro Basketball Training. We talk bout his experience working with youth athletes as a coach with Colonial Height Middle School and Underground Phenoms AAU program.  Damon Silvestro is the owner of Silvestro Basketball Training based in Colonial Heights Virginia. He has worked with a number of youth and college athletes through his own training, working with Underground Phenoms, and coaching at Colonial Heights Middle School. We touch on subjects like: What should young athletes do during this time  How should coaches handle getting videographers for the team  How he got his start in coaching What athletes need to think about when picking an AAU program How he grew his training business  Time Stamps:  0:33 - Background Info  1:59 - How has the playing level changed from the past?  2:55 - Beginning of Coaching Career  6:39 - The AAU Process  12:53 - Advice for Youth Athletes Looking at College Ball  17:49 - Start of Underground Phenoms  19:38 - Start of Silvestro Basketball Training 21:05 - Tips for Beginning Basketball Trainers  24:56 - How Basketball Players Can Get Better on Their Own  26:03 - Advice To Parents  32:54 - Current Trends in Richmond Youth Basketball  34:52 - Buying a Video Camera   36:46 - What's Next for SBT  40:19 - Final Message to Athletes  40:39 - Learn more about Damon This was a great conversation that can help so many individuals in the sports world! Follow Damon: Website: silvestrobasketballtraining.com  Instagram: @silvestro_basketball_training      YouTube: Damon Silvestro
41:25
September 13, 2020
How Im Handling Self-Isolation | My Advice to Others
This episode comes from my video on "Handling Quarantine as a Sports Video Creator". I talk about what I am doing without sports to film and my suggestions for creators going through the same struggles. I also offer some advice to athletes and others involved in the sports industry on ways to think about this time we have during self-Isolation. If you want to see the video, click the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KOvQF-4Va8 Follow on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VictoryVisionzMedia/ Instagram: instagram.com/victoryvisionzmedia/  You can learn more or book a video at www.victorvisionzmedia.com
04:30
April 01, 2020
Why I Started Doing Video | The Meaning Behind The Name
In this episode I talk about what got me into doing videography and how I got my start. I explain the meaning behind the name “Victory Visionz Media” and how I created my logo.
07:58
November 04, 2019