Pioneer Valley Tip-Off

The Pioneer Valley Tip-Off, proudly presented by Eastbay, is a regional high school basketball showcase that takes place on the UMass campus in mid-December. Played at the historic Curry Hicks Cage -- the former home to UMass Basketball legends including Julius Erving, Lou Roe, and and coach John Calipari -- the event features teams from the Pioneer Valley and surrounding areas. The event is executed thanks to the hard work of motivated students in the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, the support of several local businesses, and the cooperation of dozens of school administrators. For more information, please visit our Website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter!

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McCormack Future Leaders Conference

The McCormack Future Leaders Conference (FLC) is the premier career development event in the northeast, attracting students and professionals from across the region. The event aims to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real world experience by providing attendees with a unique case study format and insights from industry-leading professionals.

Attendees are given the chance to complete a case study in collaboration with students from other schools and industry professionals. The students are able to learn from the feedback of these professionals and network with new connections to help them advance their careers in the sport industry.

The case studies are supplemented with speaker panels including the Keynote Address and Young Guns panel. Past keynote speakers include Chuck Steedman (COO, AEG), Ben Percia (VP Platform Development, Fenway Sports Management), and UMass alum Kate Hogan (Director of Consulting and Events, Fenway Sports Management). 

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Networking Events

Celtics Trip

Each year, we take the most committed club members on a networking trip to the Celtics facilities in Boston. All members meet with various front office personnel, and attend a Celtics game in the T.D. Garden afterwards. During the meetings, club members get tips and advice from accomplished professionals, and are given time to ask questions and collect contact information. 


New York City Trip

Each year, we send a small group of our most dedicated club members on a three day networking trip in New York city to meet with UMass Alumni and other accomplished professionals in the sport industry. On this year's trip, students met with employees from the New York Jets, NBC Sports, Major League Baseball, and Madison Square Garden. 


Other Networking Events 

  • Boston Red Sox

  • New England Revolution

  • Springfield Falcons


How to Get Involved With These Events

To get involved in any of the events listed above, or to get more information about them, the easiest way would be go on their website / event page. If this doesn't get you the information you need, send an email to "" and we will try our best to help you out. Members are invited to networking events based on involvement with the club and its events.