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  • Sports Authority update
    17 days ago

    What a great group of interns we had this summer! Thank you all for your hard work and amazing efforts to grow Sports Authority.

    Sports Authority 2015 Summer Internship Recap

    As they wrap up their summer internships, we sat down with our amazing interns to learn more about their favorite parts of the internship, what they learned, and a few tips and tricks for next year's Sports Authority interns. For more information on our future internship opportunities, go to and join our Talent Network today!

  • Sports Authority update
    20 days ago

    Gain insight into the Human Resource team here at the Store Support Center from one of our summer interns, Scott H -

    A Look Into the Human Resource Team

    AboutSA Colorado, Corporate, Human Resources, Intern, interns, internship, s, Sports Authority, store support center, Volunteer "I have a very strong prejudice against Human Resources. I believe that the department is a breeding ground for monsters." - Michael Scott Spend a mere couple of minutes in the Sports Authority HR department and you begin to realize how inaccurate Michael Scott's preconceived notion is.


Sports Authority – Why Work For Us?


Why Join Our Team?

Sports Authority offers an exciting workplace environment for competitive, talented individuals who are passionate about sports.  As a valued team member, you’ll receive first-rate training and advancement opportunities that will enable you to succeed in your role and achieve professional goals.  You will be motivated to give your very best knowing that we’re on your team and committed to going the distance with you.

With over 15,000 associates nationwide, our team is comprised of many talented and motivated individuals who joined us early in their careers and now are shaping the future of our organization. Whether you are looking for a career with our stores, our store support center, or distribution center we have many opportunities that will provide the career path and development you are seeking. We offer jobs for people that are still in school, already have a degree, and people interested in merchandising.


More About Sports Authority

Headquartered in Englewood, CO, Sports Authority is one of the largest full-line sporting goods retailers, with 466 locations across 41 states and Puerto Rico. Sports Authority offers a broad range of sporting goods from leading brands and is the active family’s destination for footwear, apparel, fitness, team sports and outdoor recreation. The League by Sports Authority, a free and easy rewards program, offers members 5% back after they earn 100 points or more during a quarterly period. For a list of store locations and information, or to shop online, visit Sports Authority also owns and operates nine S.A. Elite by Sports Authority locations that offer a premiere assortment of high-end performance apparel, footwear and accessories.


You're talented. You're competitive. You love sports and always want to be on the best team. Sports Authority welcomes energetic, outgoing individuals who want a career in sports. As a valuable team player, you will appreciate the camaraderie that comes from a supportive work environment and feel motivated by the enthusiasm that surrounds you. If you want to know what it means to love your job, we want you to join our team.

What it means to be a part of our team

Our Sports Authority Bronx Team is dedicated to providing our customers with the best shopping experience possible by consistently providing great brands at great values. We are dedicated to increasing that value by providing industry-leading customer service and product knowledge.

This is just the spirit of our Bronx team. Our positive and encouraging culture stretches accross all our stores. 


Once you join Sports Authority, there are many opportunities for continued growth and development. With over 15,000 team members in the United States, there are opportunities available in the Stores, Distribution Centers, and Store Support Center.

Training opportunities are offered on a variety of topics to assist individuals in gaining the skills in their development plans. These training opportunities are lead by an internal training team as well as by leaders within the organization. Training includes new hire training by position, professional development, leadership training, and manager training.

Here's a great example of our training abilities at our Store Support Center

Check out this video on the Merchandise Training Program here at the Sports Authority Store Support Center! This 12 week program at our Corporate Headquarters will provide you with an intensive retail experience that will prepare you for a long career at Sports Authority. Through structured experiences, you will work with retail professionals who provide real life experience and on the job training.


Your personal goals are what make you who you are and that’s important to us. At Sports Authority, we appreciate the individuality of our team members and celebrate their varied interests. Whether you watch, play, or coach, you are a sports enthusiast and proud of it. As a Sports Authority team member, you will enjoy the kind of career that allows you to live your passions both inside and outside of the workplace.

Why are we thankful for sports

Sports can impact your life in amazing ways. Justin H from Richfield, MN found family-like bonds with his teammates while playing the sport he loves. 

"I started working while I was playing football in college for the University of Northwestern- St. Paul. Sports has always played a big role in my life in every venue it helped me learn what discipline is..." Read more here. 


What is the Talent Network?

The Talent Network is our email network that allows us to send you open job alerts with the most relevant jobs that match your background. Since we value your time and interest, we make sure you're recieving alerts that we are actively hiring for. That way, you can feel better knowing that your application will be reviewed.

Click here to join our Stores Talent Network

Click here to join our Corporate Talent Network


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    I worked at Sports Authority full-time


    Amazing training during my first few days on the job, very trustworthy co-workers and supervisors. Great pay for a retail store.


    Hours during the holiday can be long and and fluctuates throughout November and December, but I knew that i would expect that due to the busiest time of the year for Sports Authority.

    Advice to Management

    Great staff, very knowledgeable, willing to help with work no matter the size of job or the department. Fun and somewhat stress free environment!

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sports Authority.


    After applying online, I didn't hear from them. So 2 weeks later, I walked into the store, asked for the manager, and got hired in 5 minutes. That's how most employees end up working there. Don't just apply online and wait to be called. I just had to wait a couple of days for the background check to come through.

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Sports Authority Awards & Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies , Forbes, 2009
America's Largest Private Companies , Forbes, 2008

Additional Info

Headquarters Englewood, CO
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1928
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail

Sports Authority offers an exciting workplace environment for competitive, talented individuals who are passionate about sports. As a valued team member, you’ll receive first-rate training and advancement opportunities that will enable you to succeed in your role and achieve professional goals. You will be motivated to give your very best knowing that we’re on your team and ... More

Mission: Mission: Deliver the good of sport to enhance people’s lives Vision: Be the sporting goods authority empowering play for all

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