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Q: How much money can I make as a sports agent? Will I see a return on my investment for this 8 week training course?

A: In the Sports Agent business, the saying goes "you get paid when your athlete gets paid." The amount agents make varies with the athletes they sign. Successful sports agents can make over a million dollars per year.

Sports Management Worldwide provides the academic foundation to help those interested in a career as a sports agent. We believe that with some hard work and networking, everyone who takes our course has the opportunity to see return on their investment. We have a high success ratio.  Learn more about our Athlete Management Training course and how you can represent professional athletes.

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  Athlete's Yearly Salary:  
Sport: Low: High: Agent Advisor Commission:
National Football League (NFL) $375,000 $20,000,000 $11,250 - $600,000
Arena Football League (AFL) $400 per game $8,000 for entire season $240
Canadian Football League (CFL) $43,000 $500,000 $1,290 - $15,000
United Football League (UFL) $40,000    $1,200
National Basketball Assoc. (NBA) $473,000 $28,000,000 $9,460 - $1,120,000
National Basketball Development League (NBDL) $25,000 $50,000 $1,000-$2,000
Europe Basketball 1st Division (Spain, Italy, Turkey, France, Russia) $100,000 $2,000,000 $10,000 - $200,000
Europe Basketball 2nd Division (Spain, Italy, Turkey, France, Russia) $25,000 $100,000 $2,500 - $10,000
Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) $52,000 $103,000  $2,600 - $5,175
Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) $25,000 $2,000,000 $2,500 - $200,000
Major League Baseball* (MLB) $400,000 $32,000,000 $16,000 - $1,280,000
Minor League Baseball (USA, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Columbia, Venezuela, Japan) $10,000  $30,000  $1,000-$1,500
National Hockey League (NHL) $525,000 $12,000,000 $21,000 - $480,000
Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) $100,000 $4,500,000 $5,000-$225,000
Minor League Hockey $10,000 $200,000 $400 - $20,000
Major League Soccer** (MLS) $32,604 $6,500,000 $1,304 - $260,000
English Football/Soccer Premier League £24,000 £11,000,000 £1200 - £550,000
English Football/Soccer Championship  £20,000  £235,000  £1000 - £11,500
English Football/Soccer League 1 £15,000 £67,850 £750 - £3,392
English Football/Soccer League 2 £12,000 £49,600 £600 - £2480
Cricket - England County £10,300 £80,000 £515 - £4,000
Cricket - International £25,000 £400,000 £1250 - £20,000
Cricket - Indian Premier League $20,000 $2,400,000 $1,000 - $120,000
Rugby - Premier League Rugby (England) £5,000 £350,000 £250 - £17,500
Rugby - Top 14 (France) $15,000 $1,200,000 $7,500-60,000
Mixed Martial Arts
(MMA, UFC/Strikeforce)
 $5,000 per fight  $1,500,000 per fight

Potential bonus:

Knockout of the night:$60-80,000
Submission of the night: $60-$80,000
Fight of the night: $60-$80,000


Australian Football League $227,000 $1,200,000  
Motorsports (F1, NASCAR, NHRA, IRL)      

*New York Yankee Player Salaries for 2011 (Click here to download a one page list of NY Yankees salaries for 2011)

**Major League Soccer Player Salaries as of May 1, 2011 (Click here to download a eleven page list of MLS Players salaries)

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A Sample of SMWW Sports Agent Success:

NFL Football:

Examples of Athlete Management graduates representing NFL Clients:

  • Joe Aloisi - Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins
  • Joe Tyler - Will Johnson, Pittsburg Steelers
  • Al Thomas - Akeem Jordan, Philidelphia Eagles
  • Eric Chatmon - Phillipkeith Manley, Atlanta Falcons
  • John Oluyole - Ross Weaver, Detroit Lions
  • Andy Tuitele - Justin Taplin-Ross, Dallas Cowboys
  • Dan Machado - Chavis Williams, Baltimore Ravens
  • Denny Jones - Jose Acuna, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Bryan Cimicata - Nate Chandler, Carolina Panthers
  • Dan Machado - AJ Love, Minnesota Vikings
  • Bill Smith - Nate Menkin, Houston Texans
  • Billy Crawford - George Bias, Tennessee Titans

Examples of Athlete Management Graduates representing NHL players:

Meet Athlete Management Graduate Manny Schmidt:
Manny Schmidt, from Alberta, Canada took the Athlete Management Course and established his own sports agency. Manny and Link Management International built a Hockey Division that now manages 26 players on a full-time basis. Manny with some assistance from SMWW, recently signed signed Turner Elson to a pro contract with the Calgary Flames.

SMWW Alum featured in new Documentary, Late Rounders:
SMWW Alum, Greg Linton, graduated from the Athlete Management Course and went on to become an NFLPA certified agent. Now, Linton is featured in a film, Late Rounders, chronicling the representation of late round NFL draft picks and priority free agents.
"If you are interested in becoming an agent, I would advise you to take the SMWW Athlete Management course. The thing with this business is it is always changing. There are many ways to become successful as an agent, and the more you know, the more effective you will be. Dr. Lashbrook is always available to give sports agent advice and just chat. And even though we are now rivals per se, I still consider Dr. Lashbrook a mentor and a friend" Greg Linton

Examples of Athlete Management Graduates representing FA players:

Jim Sherry – Senior Consultant at ViolaFC (Scotland)


Richard Garland – Managing Director of Apollo Sports Agents (England)



Cesar Bertani – President of International Football Management (Venezuela & USA)
Jonne Lindblom – Golden Star Management (Finland)
Terry Lawriw – AFC Cleveland Preside
nt (Ohio, USA) 

Meet Athlete Management Graduate Denny Jones:
(NFL Sports Agent)

Denny Jones, college student, age 21, took the SMWW Athlete Management Course for college credit, and immediately represented an NFL athlete while still attending university. Jones client, Jose Acuna, signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. 

"Working with the various NFL coaches, experiencing the combine, the pro days, and  the draft, was entertaining and exciting," said Jones.

Jones also added a little insight into what his first year as an SMWW agent advisor was like. "Being an agent is a fun and exciting career and this was the best start to my career that I could have imagined. It was my favorite college course!" 

Meet Athlete Management Graduate Al Thomas:
(NFL Sports Agent)

Minister and prison guard by day, Albert Thomas is a sports agent by night. Oh, and he’s a full-time father of five, and husband to boot. Al represents starting Linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles Akeem Jordan. Al is a 2006 graduate of Athlete Management. Read what the Sports Agent Blog has to say...

Akeem Jordan
Akeem Jordan #56
Philadelphia Eagles

Or read what Albert's local paper has to say...

Meet Athlete Management Graduate Joe Aloisi:
(NFL Agent)

After taking Athlete Management Course, Joe Aloisi, a telecommunications representative, is beaming after watching his first NFL client, QB Matt Moore, take the field as the starting QB for the Carolina Panthers and get his first NFL win. This past year, Joe, with the assitance of SMWW, negotiated Matt's new multi year contract with the Miami Dolphins.

SMWW Agent Advisor Joe Aloisi says "I can't explain how much fun I'm having," said Aloisi. "I have learned so much since completing the course. From being with Matt during the draft, to negotiating a contract with Nike to being there as Matt changed teams to his first NFL start and victory, its been a fun ride. "

Matt Moore
Matt Moore #8
Miami Dolphins QB

Meet Athlete Management Graduate Steve Banks:
(NBA Sports Agent)

Former SMWW Agent Advisor Steve Banks hit the big time. After working with SMWW as an agent advisor for a couple years, Banks joined Goodwin Sports Management in Seattle Washington. After recruiting some top talent, Banks landed Rodney Stuckey from Eastern Washington who was selected 15th overall by the Detriot Pistons in the 2007 NBA Draft. "I have been very fortunate" said Banks. "I got my start with SMWW and worked closely with Dr. Lashbrook for a couple years. I just stuck with it and believed that I could make it as an agent. It always takes a bit longer than you want it to but as long as you try to do things the right way and continue to meet people and learn the business, it can really happen." Steve now runs his own successful NBA agency, Banks Sports Ventures, and is well respected in the business. Congrats to Steve for his hard work and ethical compass!

Rodney Stuckey
Rodney Stuckey
Detroit Pistons #3

Meet Athlete Management Graduate Carson Greer:

Carson Greer took the Athlete Management course and now represents Central Hockey League player Shane Heffernans with the Ft. Wayne Komets.



SMWW Students work the NFL Draft:

Congrats to our SMWW Athlete Management graduates who represent NFL Prospects in the NFL Draft. Athlete Management graduates, continually recruit and guide prospects who have been called by NFL teams. Athlete Management graduates live the dream and particpate in Pro Days, the NFL Combine, and prepare their clients for the NFL Draft with the assistance of our NFL certified agents. These students will be very involved in the final contract negotiations in the upcoming weeks and months. Thanks to all SMWW Staff, Faculty, and certified agents who have provided daily support and guidance through this process. The Athlete Management educational system including referrals is working! If you are interested in becoming a Sports Agent and want to join this excitement, we are here to assist you. To see if you qualify, apply today!


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