R.I.S.E. Program

The R.I.S.E. program, managed by NAS, provides high school students interested in the sports business with experiential learning opportunities that benefit their own athletic programs and offer exposure to a unique educational platform. Through these experiences, students are able to build their resume to apply for college or find a job after graduation.


R.I.S.E. High School Sports Club:

The R.I.S.E. Sports Club is initially organized by a student leader, Athletic Director, and an SEM Teacher with the support of the R.I.S.E team.

The R.I.S.E. Program will provide support throughout the school year by sharing experiential learning opportunities that align with the individual school’s objectives.

R.I.S.E. Speaker Series

The R.I.S.E. Speaker Series is designed to expose students to potential careers in the sports marketing and media industry.

Students can tune in to LIVE interviews on our YouTube Channel as industry professional provide tips and advice to starting a successful career.

Opportunities for CTE Teachers

The R.I.S.E. Program will provide teachers with engaging and experiential learning opportunities they can include in their curriculum, including a Digital Media Teacher Training Day.

Teachers will become proficient in Adobe programs and be given the tools/resources to teach their students.

Each week we will conduct LIVE webinars with industry professionals who specialize in business, marketing, broadcasting, and more. Subscribe to the National Amateur Sports YouTube channel to receive notifications when we go LIVE.



High schools and school districts are always looking for ways to produce more content for their schools and student-athletes, so what better way than to get the students involved who are attending local sporting events every day. Whether its capturing photos, writing articles, editing film, or interviewing coaches there’s something for every student interested in media. Not to mention, the work produced by our students is published online via the district website and social media which allows them to start creating portfolios they can use later in life to find a job, or apply to college, post-graduation.


There are so many pieces that go in to making an event, game, or fundraiser successful. From ticket sales to sponsorship packages, it’s important for students to understand all the opportunities available in the sports marketing industry. Our program introduces students to these opportunities through networking events and site visits at many of the premier sports venues in the Charlotte area. Then, students can take this knowledge back to their school and start implementing new tactics to help improve the athletic experience for their community.


It’s all in the numbers! Stats and analytics are becoming an increasingly popular field of study for both students and coaches. The data allows them to predict trends and improve overall performance throughout the season. Our students, with the help of industry professionals, will learn how to collect stats for a variety of sports while also analyzing those numbers and reporting their results.


For questions and more information about how you can get involved in the R.I.S.E. Program,
please contact: Chris Barry, R.I.S.E. Director @chris@nasathletics.com

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