Baseball General Manager and Scouting Course
Advance Your Baseball Career With Major League Instructors
There was a time when understanding baseball meant sitting in the stands watching game after game with some old grizzled veteran teaching you the nuances of the sport. Then, there was a time where calculators and spreadsheets took over, managing the game through a myriad of numbers and formulas.
Now is the time where analytics and traditional scouting work together.
The Sports Management Worldwide Baseball General Manager and Scouting Course marries the new age of baseball analytics with traditional baseball scouting to give you the tools necessary to become the next great baseball executive.
Taught by MLB scout Larry D'Amato and former Los Angeles Dodgers GM and Toronto Blue Jays scout Dan Evans, the 8 week online course offers cutting edge theories on how to develop a career in professional and collegiate baseball.
Unlike most online classes, we focus our program on audio chats directly with your course mentor, which allows you the opportunity to build personal relationships and rapport with Larry D’Amato and Dan Evans.After completing our Baseball Analytics course, we will help you redesign your resume to highlight your new skills and include that you have been taught first-hand by DanEvans and Larry D’Amato. Now that is powerful!
With program graduates currently working for teams like the A's, Yankees, Mariners, Red Sox, Braves, Giants and many more, this is your best chance to turn your passion for baseball into a career you love.
Weekly Live Audio Chats
with Your Mentors
With Larry D'Amato
Mondays: 6pm PST/9pm EST
Thursdays: 2am GMT
With Dan Evans
Saturdays: 8am PST/11am EST
Saturdays: 4pm GMT
Class size limited to 20 Students
- 8 week online course
- Access to the SMWW Network
- Resume Enhancement
- Career Advice for
Years to Come
There Are Many Roles In Baseball This Course Will Prepare You For:
Baseball management requires a versatile skill set, not just evaluating players and creating a competitive team and not just budgeting, operations and marketing.
This cutting-edge course will prepare you to enter the world of baseball management with a diverse array of skills that will qualify you for any of these roles:
- MLB Player Personnel
- MLB General Manager
- MLB Agent
- MLB Scout
- MLB Management
- MLB Front Office
- MLB Game Operations
- Baseball Operations
- MLB Sports Marketing
- MLB Media & Community Relations
- MLB Account Manager
- Baseball Internships
The Sports Management Worldwide General Manager/Scouting course has given me the opportunity to examine the latest trends in baseball management and player evaluations, along with an introduction to Sabermetrics and how the two disciplines can work together in the difficult task of finding a prospect to compete in Major League Baseball.
- Former student and scout for the San Francisco Giants, Michael Hemenway
Learn How to Become a Baseball General Manager and Baseball Scout
Students enrolled in the Baseball General Manager and Scouting course will learn what baseball general managers do, year round, to improve their clubs. The interactive course, led by major league executives and a who's who list of guest speakers, covers all the bases - from sabermetrics to digital video analysis to contracts and negotiation.
Sign up for this course, and you will learn:
- Year round responsibilities of a baseball general manager
- How to run the front office of a baseball club
- Baseball contracts and negotiations
- The effect of sabermetrics on baseball talent evaluation and team approach
- An introduction to digital video analysis software used by MLB teams
- How to write a major league baseball scouting report
- Methods of ranking high school and college baseball prospects
- Overview of collegiate baseball
- Collegiate baseball recruiting
- Player development contracts
- Relationships between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball
Dan Evans has been in professional baseball for over three decades, holding key decision making roles with five MLB franchises, including three years as the Los Angeles Dodgers Executive Vice President and General Manager. Evans' career began as an intern with the Chicago White Sox, where he worked his way up from the bottom and eventually became their Assistant General Manager/Director of Baseball Operations.
Evans brings a unique perspective to the Baseball General Manager and Scouting course, as he is the only former General Manager of an MLB club who also led a baseball agency. He also has worked as a broadcast analyst for MLB games, authors a column for Baseball Prospectus and is an original member of the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation.
In addition to teaching the Baseball General Manager and Scouting course, Evans also evaluates talent for the Toronto Blue Jays, overseeing their entire Pacific Rim operations.
Learn More About Dan Evans
Larry D'Amato a three-time winner of the Topps Scouting Award and has four World Series rings over his 40 years in professional baseball scouting.
While in school at the University of California, D'Amato got a chance to scout part-time for the Cincinnati Reds and was immediately hooked. The Heyward, CA native dropped out of school and never looked back.
Since that time, D'Amato has held scouting positions with the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Major League Scouting Bureau and most recently the Houston Astros.
"Scouting is still the lifeblood of baseball, the major league clubs that are consistently successful are the ones with the best scouting and player development systems," declares D'Amato.
Learn More About Larry D'Amato
During our live interactive audio chats, you'll get the opportunity to interact with baseball legends like:
Baseball Hall of Famer and three-time World Series General Manager. Gillick was the GM of the Toronto Blue Jays (1978–1994), Baltimore Orioles (1996–1998), Seattle Mariners (2000–2003), and Phillies (2006–2008). He guided the Blue Jays to World Series championships in 1992 and 1993, and later with the Phillies in 2008. Pat was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011.
President of Baseball Operations and General Manager of the Texas Rangers. When Daniels was hired in 2005 he was the youngest GM in baseball history.
FoxSports.com senior baseball editor, Rob began his career with legendary baseball author Bill James, and later worked for STATS, Inc., ESPN.com and SBNation. Rob has written or co-written six baseball books.
Veteran scout with over 50 years working for the Cincinnati Reds. He has signed Hall of Famer Barry Larkin and 5-time All-Star Paul O'Neill
Former Major League Scout named the "King of Baseball" by Baseball America during the 2002 Winter Meetings. 55 years in baseball.
Former Manager of the San Diego Padres, with a 200-194 career record. Held Major League positions in scouting, coaching, player development over his 40 years in baseball.
Special Assistant to General Manager Los Angeles Dodgers. Major League Scout for the Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers. Amateur Scout for the Chicago Cubs. 26+ years of professional baseball experience.
Pacific Rim Scout for the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees. Assistant General Manager of the Chicago Cubs. Former Scouting Director for the Cincinnati Reds. 40+ years in professional baseball.
Author on several books on Amateur Scouts and Major League Scouts.
Special Assistant and Major League Scout for the Texas Rangers. Tom has been an Area Scout for the Old Kansas City Athletics, Scouting Director for the Baltimore Orioles, and Special Assistant with the Cleveland Indians. Giordano has over 50 years of service to Major League Baseball.
Major League Scout for the Philadelphia Phillies. Sonny has been a member of the Major League Scouting Bureau, Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves and the Boston Red Sox. Bowers has over 30 years of scouting experience.
Special Assistant GM to the Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels. Welke has 40 years of experience in professional baseball.
President of the Business of Sports Network. Well-known baseball analyst and baseball columnist, for Baseball Prospectus, & Forbes.
The SMWW Baseball GM & Scouting Course, was helpful opening doors in professional baseball markets for me with both the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals. Since completion of the course, I have held positions as Senior Director of Baseball Operations and Assistant General Manager for the Texas Rangers in California League (3 1/2 seasons). I have worked for the St. Louis Cardinals for 11 years in Central and Southern California. I am currently the head of baseball operations and a head coach in the Cardinals Scout Ball program in the MLB Scout League in Southern California.
- SMWW Alumni Bill Gentry
What Happens After I Complete The Course?
Upon successful graduation from the Baseball GM & Scouting Course, you will be invited to join SMWWScouts.com, our network of professional scouts working across all sports and in all countries.
You will advertise yourself as a certified scout and trained evaluator. Teams, coaches and agents use this service to find qualified talent evaluators in areas they need them.
We become your match-makers!
The site will include your own webpage with your picture and biography, and samples of your best scouting reports. As a graduate of the Baseball GM and Scouting course you are eligible to apply for acceptance as a SMWW scout and be featured on this website free!
Taking the Next Step in Your Baseball Career
Your chances of accepting an offer from a professional baseball team will improve by taking this course and being a part of the SMWW community.
We will assist you with your career goals by developing a customized baseball portfolio, and by leveraging our extensive network of professional baseball teams worldwide.
Our goal is to see you working with a professional baseball team! We have graduates working for almost every team in Major League Baseball…and we want you to be next!
Resume Redesign Service
Acquiring the skills necessary for your dream sports career is only part of the employment story. Even with the required skill set you still have to market yourself properly in order to attract the attention of sports industry employers.
At SMWW, we’ll teach you the skills you need to thrive AND help you redesign your resume for optimal impact in the sports industry. We’ll help you craft a resume to highlight your new skills in Baseball Analytics, include a reference from Dan Evans and Larry D’Amato and optimize it to reach hiring managers searching online.
We want you to be the next SMWW success story and we go to great lengths to help you get there!
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.
Learn the Technology the Professionals Use
An emerging trend in baseball analysis and scouting is the use of software and hardware devices to enhance scouting processes and efficiency. Using this technology, scouts and coaches can assess players more efficiently, collecting and sharing data seamlessly across an organization in real-time.
Teams like the Cardinals, Yankees and White Sox are leaders in this adoption of scouting technology.
As part of this course, you will be exposed to the cutting edge techniques being used by more and more teams worldwide, including pitch-by-pitch data analysis, player speed charting and real-time video analysis tools.
Weekly Audio Chats: A unique aspect of each 8 week course is the opportunity for students to participate weekly in interactive audio chats with fellow students, Larry D'Amato, Dan Evans, and Dr. Lynn Lashbrook and renowned guest speakers. This is a tremendous opportunity to network within the professional and collegiate baseball industry and get to know your instructor, guest speakers, and fellow students personally via the internet. This is available via any online computer with a microphone. At the conclusion of the course, students will have a well-rounded understanding of the methods used by baseball scouts and general managers that have put winning teams on the field.
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 140 countries. Courses have a international influence and instructors will cater assignments to specific countries or leagues. Countries with economic challenges are eligible for economic discounts.
Earn College 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!) For those of you who are in college and would like transferable credits 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 email@example.com 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.
Sports Career Conferences: Throughout the year, Sports Management Worldwide hosts Sports Career Conferences at a variety of sporting events. These are fabulous networking events that put SMWW Alumni in the heart of the action. Opportunities to meet Head Coaches, GM's, Chief Executives, Player Personnel, Scouts, and fellow Sports Agents are facilitated. Visit SMWW Sports Career Conferences to learn more. SMWW Alumni receive discounts.
The Baseball GM and Scouting Course is Ideal For:
- Anyone who loves baseball
- Anyone passionate about a career in sports management
- Anyone who wants to understand the intricacies of the sports industry, while keeping their current employment
- Those in need of a flexible education to fit their schedule
- Those seeking a way to break into the competitive world of the business of sports
- College students looking to gain insight not offered on college campuses
- College students who need to obtain additional credit
- Those interested in taking the Baseball Analytics course