I had my doubts about the course at first, I guess you could say I was scared and not sure of what to expect, but my wife convinced me to try it. It has been a wonderful experience, I have learned a great deal and would recommend this course to anyone who is considering to be an agent. Just to be able to have your questions answered in a discussion with fellow students and Dr. Lashbrook it was great!!
Sports Agent Workshop
Athlete Management Alumni
and SMWW Agents
August 8 - 9, 2014
Hurry, Registration ends August 7, 2014
Friday and Saturday, August 8 & 9, 2014
(We start Friday night at 7:00pm.)
Portland, Oregon: (Average temperature is 80 degrees)
SMWW Headquarters in the Pearl District & Pearl District Marriott
Learn more about Portland...watch this video.
All SMWW Agent Advisors who have completed the Athlete Management Course
Our goal with this conference is for the SMWW Staff & SMWW Agency Directors to get to know each other personally and professionally. This will be a small intimate workshop for Athlete Management graduates and SMWW Agents only. Our staff & speakers are motivated to share with you the strategies, tips, and secrets to recruiting and signing more athletes. More clients for our agents and therefore more clients for SMWW.
Simply put, this Sports Agent workshop is designed to assist you with recruiting and signing clients.
- Scouting (Finding diamonds in the rough)
- Marketing your clients
- Learn how to successfully recruit higher quality athletes
- Network with veteran agents in all sports
- And much more!
(Tickets available for an additional fee.) Contact Alyssa@smww.com. Or watch at a nearby sports bar filled with fans and meet the SMWW Group after the game.
The Timbers have sold out every home game to date, with over 50 consecutive sellouts. The Timbers cap season-ticket sales at 15,300, and have a wait list of more than 9,000, the largest in MLS. The main supporters group of the Portland Timbers is the Timbers Army. It's 4000+ members are known for their loud, enthusiastic support and the raucous atmosphere they create at Timbers games. Even if you don't like soccer, you will love the atmosphere and excitement of the game. The famous Timbers Army creates a European-style rooting section for the club, complete with drumming, flags, scarves, smoke bombs and constant chanting and cheering.
SMWW Staff & Faculty:
- Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, SMWW President
- Dan Evans, fomer LA Dodger GM and former MLB Agent (tentative)
- Bret Kanis, NBA Agent & Attorney & Overseas basketball expert
- Oscar Suarez, MLB Agent
- Rob Fry, CFL Agent
- Brodie Waters, former Agent and Salary Caplogy guru
- John Print, FIFA Agent, SMWW UK Director
- Joel Corry, former Agent & SMWW Mentor
- Jeff Brodie, NBA Agent and Sports Career Counselor
- Jon LaForce, SMWW Sports Career Counselor
- Liz Lashbrook, SMWW Executive Director
- Alyssa Rutherford, SMWW Agency Executive Assistant
- More being added
- Friday Night Welcome Reception at SMWW Headquarter Office
- Saturday Conference & Workshop sessions.
- Saturday Networking Lunch
- Saturday Night MLS game: Portland Timbers vs. Chivas USA in Providence Park (walking distance from the Marriott & SMWW Headquarters
(Tickets available for a fee.)
Only $200. Hurry, registation ends August 7, 2014
(Must be a graduate of the SMWW Athlete Management Course.)
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SMWW will award a limited amount of full and partial scholarships for each SMWW Career Conference. To be considered for a scholarship, you must be 18 years or older. Fill out an application here. Then submit your resume and one page letter describing why you are an ideal candidate to Studentservices@SMWW.com. Scholarships do not include lodging or airfare. Scholarship applicants who have completed an SMWW training program will be given preference.
Portland Hotel Rooms:
Conference Hotel might be sold out:
Residence Inn Marriott
1150 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, Oregon, USA 97209
Red Lion Hotel (503) 235-2100
Courtyard Portland Downtown (503) 234-3200
Crowne Plaze (503) 233-2401
Embassy Suites Downtown (503) 279-9000
McMenamins Crystal Hotel (503) 972-2670
The Benson (503) 228-2000
Hotel Monaco Portland (503) 222-0001
The Nines (877) 229-9995
The Westin (503) 294-9000
Hotel De Luxe (503) 219-2094
All conference attendees will be able to lounge by the outdoor firepit in the beautiful Oregon August weather with fellow agents, speakers, Dr. Lashbrook, and the SMWW Staff.
SMWW offers sports internship opportunities throughout the year in both our Portland, Oregon and Gloucester, England offices. Visit this page for more information. SMWW conducts interviews at SMWW Career Conferences.