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Salary Cap Analysis & Collective Bargaining Agreements
- Do you want to better understand the impact salary caps have on decisions for your organization?
- Do you want to learn more about the new Collective Bargaining Agreements in all sports?
- Are you a sports agent and want to negotiate effectively, with the confidence of knowing the correct market value for your client?
- Is your league considering a collective bargaining agreement?
The Salary Capology Course is an 8 week online course that offers cutting edge theories on how to develop a career in professional sports analyzing salary caps and collective bargaining agreements. The Salary Capology course will cover concepts like league wide salaries, minimum team salaries, operations of salary cap computations, exceptions and rules to salary caps, negotiations and extensions and accounting procedures for most major sports leagues and other essential tools of contemporary salary cap analyst in professional sports..
This course is for you if you want to pursue a career in professional sports:
- Salary Cap Manager
- Examining team payroll
- Team Contract Negotiations
- Sports Contract Advisor
- Director of Salary Cap Information
- Salary Cap Monitoring and Reporting
- General Manager
- Team Finance Manager
You do not need to relocate, this course can be taken from anywhere in the world.
This 8 week online course could be the foundation to becoming the next salary cap analyst for a team in your area.
Salary capology students will learn to evaluate professional playing contracts and the daily responsibilities of a Salary Cap Analyst. Salary cap evaluation has changed the way sports franchises do business in 2009 and beyond. Cap analysts educate GM’s on how much they can spend signing talent and forecasting future free agent activity. With free agency in major sports leagues being equally as important to teams as their draft, salary cap supervisors are now the linchpin in a franchise's personnel decisions. With this course you gain a better understanding of key strategies and practices used by professional teams to stay under the cap including deferring salaries and bonuses.
Salary caps and Collective Bargaining Agreements are used by the following major sports leagues around the world:
National Football League (NFL)
National Hockey League (NHL)
Major League Baseball (MLB) (Luxury Tax)
Major League Soccer (MLS)
National Lacrosse League (NLL)
Canadian Football League (CFL)
Women's Professional Soccer (WPS)
Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
Arena Football League (AFL)
and many minor league teams
Aviva Premiership Rugby Union
Super League Rugby League
Australian Football League
National Rugby League
Australian National Basketball League
Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)
Top 14 Rugby Union League
India Premier League (IPL)
Several European football (soccer) leagues are considering salary caps
This course will assist you with careers in all major league and minor league teams.
Individuals will learn:
- Collective Bargaining Agreements
- Responsibilities of a Salary Cap analyst
- Salary Cap Rules
- Professional contracts and player negotiation
- Signing bonus proration and acceleration
- Guaranteed/Non-guaranteed salaries and bonuses
- Rookie draft calculations
- Contract valuation
- Market Assessments
- Position Payroll Assessment
- Player trades and acquisitions
- Free agency systems
- Negotiations with agents and players
- Cap value of a player
(You will enjoy getting to know mentors Brodie Waters and Dr. Lynn Lashbrook joined by guest speakers Jimmy Halsell and Scott Rezendes, during the weekly live interactive audio chats!)
Brodie Waters, is the creator of The Roster Management System, President of IMAC Consulting Inc. The Roster Management System involves in-depth analysis on team spending, production, draft and free agency trends and is utilized by NFL teams, the United Football League, and NFLPA certified agents.
Prior to founding IMAC Consulting, he spent six years with Axcess Sports & Entertainment as Vice President. While with Axcess, he was in charge of all aspects of the Football Division, which included contract negotiations for clients including Vince Wilfork (New England Patriots 1st Rd. Pick, 2004), Adam Jones (Tennessee Titans 1st Rd. Pick, 2005) and Jon Beason (Carolina Panthers 1st Rd. Pick, 2007) to name a few. Waters began his career in football working for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2000, assisting in the Personnel Department. He will bring tremendous insight into the inner workings of the front office decision-making process in a complex salary cap environment.
Scott was hired as the first employee of the Major League Soccer Players Union in 2006. He managed player contracts and prepared agents and players for negotiations with the major league soccer office. Rezendes received his MBA in Sports Management from the George Washington University in 2008. He also has prior experience working with a sports arbitrator. He currently resides in Washington, DC. You will enjoy getting to know Scott and his wealth of contract knowledge.
Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, Sports Management Worldwide President and SMWW Agency President has been a certified agent with the NFL for over 16 years and represented over 60 NFL Clients including first round picks to free agents. Dr. Lashbrook worked for SMG, which is now CAA Football, for 5 years. Dr. Lashbrook was mentored on the agent business by former SFX Football president Jim Steiner. With Jim Steiner and SMG, they represented top clients like Jerry Rice, Brian Dawkins, Mark Fields, Mike Alstott and many more top NFL players. In the addition to his NFL Agent experience, Dr. Lashbrook has worked in the business of football at the college and professional level behind the scenes and administratively. You will love his unique perspective, high energy, and great knowledge of contract negotiation.
Read more about Dr. Lynn Lashbrook.
Weekly Audio Chats- A unique aspect of each 8 week course is the opportunity for students to participate weekly in live interactive audio chats with fellow students, mentor Brodie Waters and Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, and guests Jimmy Halsell, Scott Rezendes. This is a tremendous opportunity to network within a professional arena and get to know your instructors and fellow students personally via the internet. This is available via any online computer with a microphone.
Online Education - This innovative academic course is facilitated through a web-based educational delivery system. You will enjoy the online discussion boards, weekly readings, weekly quizzes, course projects, and interaction amongst fellow sports business-minded students and faculty. All course materials and textbooks are included in the course.
Global Participation - SMWW students participate from over 125 countries. Courses have a international influence and instructors will cater assignments to specific countries or leagues. Countries with economic challenges are eligible for economic dicounts.
Earn University Credit: Most participants are not college students. Most participants are working full time in a variety of careers including many in sports from all over the world. (Many wish they had taken this course in college!) Finance Majors are encouraged to apply. For those of you who are in college and would like transferable credits (graduate or undergraduate) to your school, two-three hours of college credit is available. Click here for more information.
Military Discount - For those individuals who represent their country in military service we offer a discount. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are active, reserve, or a retired member of your countries military system. Thank you for serving your country! (Please include what country and specific part of the military.)
Tax Write Off - (For USA Citizens) SMWW course tuition, books and supplies can be used for education tax credits. Save your receipts and consult with your tax advisor on how this applies to you.
Course Certificate & Resume Reference:
Successful graduates of the Sports Management Worldwide courses will be sent a SMWW Certificate of Accomplishment. This certificate represents not only your achievements in the course but also demonstrates your personal commitment to self-improvement and ability to "self train" yourself for higher positions within the sports business industry.
In addition to your certificate, you will be given the stamp of approval by SMWW. This approval includes a personal reference you may add to your resume with contact information for Dr. Lynn Lashbrook and a reference to the mentors of this course.
Work for a team:
Our goal is to see all Salary Capology Graduates gainfully employed in sports worldwide. Your chances of accepting an offer of employment within professional sports will improve great by going through this program in tandem with either the Athlete Management Course, Sports Business Management Course or any one of the General Manager and Scouting Courses. SMWW will customize a portfolio to assist you with your career goals.
Through our extensive network of professional teams worldwide our objective is to prepare you for when the right job opportunities become available. Numerous people that have gone through our programs are now employed in great positions and you could do the same. We want to help you launch your sports career and help you find a position where you can be the most successful and satisfied.
The ideal course for the following individuals:
- Anyone who fascinated about amateur drafts in sports
- Anyone who's passionate about a career in sports management
- Anyone who wants to learn about salaries in the sports industry, while keeping current employment
- Those with other commitments for whom on-line education fits their schedule
- Those who seek a way to break into the competitive world of the business of sports
- College students who want to gain insight not offered on college campuses
- College students who need to obtain college credit