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Football General Manager and Scouting Course
Football GM & Scouting Course
Football Job Training
(Train now to scout for the NFL Draft)
(Do you want a football job as a football scout or work for a professional football team?)
The Football General Manager and Scouting Course is an 8 week online course that offers cutting edge theories on how to develop a career in professional or collegiate Football. The Football General Manager and Scouting Course will cover issues including football operations, team management, scouting talent, player personnel, cutting edge ways of scouting, NFL traditional scouting techniques, studying football on paper, statistical analysis and other essential tools of modern general managers of professional and collegiate football organizations. May qualify for university internship requirements.
This course is for you if you want to pursue a career in professional Football:
· NFL Player Personnel
· NFL Scout
· NFL Management
· NFL Front Office
· NFL Agent
· NFL Salary Cap Analyst
· NFL Game Operations
· NFL Sports Marketing
· NFL Account manager
· NFL Media & Community Relations
· NFL, AFL, CFL, UFL, NCAA, or football job advancement opportunities
You do not need to relocate, this course can be taken from anywhere in the world.
The world of football scouting is a tight knit fraternity of good ole boys who have worked their way up the scouting ranks. The Football GM and Scouting Course is opening doors for a new era of football experts who have a passion for the game. Whether you are a coach, a scout who wants to learn more, interested in a career in football operations, a NFL agent, or just a fantasy football freak, this course is your ticket to furthering your football knowledge. Those individuals interested in working their way up in the world of football need insider knowledge on football operations, football scouting, player management, team financial management and evaluation and the overall business of football. If you want to further your career in football you need to learn and be mentored by those in the game.
This 8 week online course could be the foundation to becoming the next general manager or scout for a team in your area.
Football GM's and scouts must learn to evaluate players from college. Talent evaluation has changed for everyone in the business. Football Scouts track the talent years before the rest of us ever see the athletes hit the gridiron. With all the high school games in your area and more college games than ever on television, you can learn how to scout talent in your own backyard. With this course you gain all the secrets, techniques and skills used by professional scouts in today's world of professional football.
This course will assist you with careers in Football Operations, Director or Asst. Director of Football Player Personnel Jobs, Director of Scouting or NFL Scout, Assistant GM or GM jobs, coaching, Sports Agency, or Salary Cap Analyst.
Individuals will learn:
· Responsibilities of a Football General Manager
· Football contracts and player negotiation
· Football Scouting player evaluation; body type, mental makeup, playing ability, physical tools
· Learn to identify players who will succeed in the NFL
· College Scouting and rating college talent as it pertains to the NFL draft
· Traditional Football scouting vs. new high tech scouting
· Techniques to evaluating the college all star games
· Relationships between the NFL, UFL, AFL and CFL leagues
· Player contracts, player trades and acquisitions
· Football franchise and stadium operations
· How to run the Front Office of a football franchise
· NFL War Room Strategies
· Capology & team contract negotiations
· Landing Quality players through free agency and trades
· Negotiations with agents and players
· NFL Draft combine evaluation; Shuttle, Vertical Jump, L-Cone, Forty & Broad Jump
· The making of a football scouting report
· The language of football scouting
· NFL Draft preparation
· Cap value of a player
· In-depth analysis on team spending vs. player production
· In-depth analysis on the draft and free agency trends
· Player contracts, player trades, and acquisitions
· Capology and team contract negotiations
Course Instructor & Mentors
Students enjoy networking, learning, and getting to know John Wooten, Russ Lande, and Dr. Lashbrook in the live weekly audio chats.
John Wooten is fondly referred to as the "Godfather of the NFL."
John has been involved in the NFL at every level of the game for over 50 years. He has won NFL & Super Bowl titles. John is currently Chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which works closely with the NFL. Every team in the NFL has been impacted by John and his goal to increase job opportunities for minorities in the league.
Quote from NFL Sr. Executive VP for Football Operations, Ray Anderson reflecting on John Wooten’s 50 year contribution to the NFL:
“Respectfully, professionally and affectionately John Wooten is known as the Godfather, not just because of his age or longevity, but because of the breath and depth of his service and what he has meant to the NFL as a player, scout and front office executive. He has had an unbelievable presence aside from those roles with his work as chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance. When you say John Wooten coupled with Dan Rooney you have two gentlemen who have made more of a difference for the cause of equal opportunity and diversity in the NFL than anyone that has ever graced our business.”
As a player, John was an All American guard at the University of Colorado. John was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1959 and went on to play nine professional seasons with the NFL for the Cleveland Browns and the Washington Redskins. John opened up holes for Hall of Famer Jim Brown in the sixties, winning the Super Bowl game in 1964. Following his playing days, John had a variety of roles on various teams in the NFL. His job titles over 40 years have included Player Personnel, Director of Pro Personnel, Director of Player Programs, Vice President, Director of Scouting, and Consultant. Teams John has worked for in these positions include the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Baltimore Ravens, the NFL, and the NFLPA. John even had a stint as a sports agent. John has three championship rings, one from the 1964 Browns, the 1977 Cowboys, and the 2000 Ravens.
John Wooten has a deep commitment to the communities he has lived in and understands the value of giving back. He is one of the most well connected people in the NFL. You will love learning from this natural mentor while enjoying his genuine spirit and years of wisdom.
To learn more about John Wooten, read this article.
To learn more about Fritz Pollard Alliance visit their website here.
NFL Draft Expert for GM Jr. Scouting & Director of College Scouting for the Montreal Alouettes
Russ is currently the Director of College Scouting for the Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes and President of GMJR.com. Previously, Russ worked for the Sporting News, and was responsible for writing NFL insider content, providing detailed scouting reports on college players and posting an ongoing mock draft in the “War Room” leading up to the NFL Draft. Before working for Sporting News, Lande served as a College Scout and Blesto Representative for the Cleveland Browns for three years covering the mid-west region while evaluating all eligible prospects for the NFL Draft. His responsibilities included evaluating all eligible players at over 70 Midwest colleges and managing the pro-day process at over fifty colleges. Prior to that he spent four years at the St. Louis Rams as Scouting Administrator.
Russ and his staff of scouts cover games over the entire US analyzing and ranking the top 600 players available every year for the NFL Draft. Russ appears regularly on radio and television, including ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports, and The NFL Today Show.
Lande is also the author of the annual "GM Jr Draft Guide" which has been called the most comprehensive, unique and thorough NFL Draft Guide ever written and made available to the fans and scouts of the NFL.
You will enjoy learning from Russ and from his extensive skills and experience as a scout in the NFL. He has an unmatched ability to evaluate quality NFL players and is well known throughout the league. Whether you are an NFL junkie, want to make a career in the NFL, or just want to learn the techniques to evaluate football talent, the Football GM and Scouting Course will fuel your football passion.
Read more about Russ Lande on his website: www.RussLande.com
Read Russ's Sporting News Blog
"Russ Lande has an acute and intuitive approach to player evaluation. His combination of a very good work ethic and passion for evaluating and projecting players into the NFL is significant and well respected throughout the league. His insight is in-depth and devoid of hesitation."
Thomas Dimitroff, General Manager, Atlanta Falcons
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.
Marc Trestman is the Head Coach for the Chicago Bears. Prior to the Bears, Marc was the Head Coach for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and two time Grey Cup winner. Marc has an additional 12 years experience in the National Football League as an Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach. In 2002 with the Raiders, he was named Offensive Coordinator of the Year while leading the Raiders to the Super Bowl and also coaching that year’s NFL Most Valuable Player, QB Rich Gannon. His coaching experience has lead to his teams appearing in the playoffs 15 times, including 2 AFC Championship Games and 1 Super Bowl appearance. His experience even dates back to the QB coaching position at the University of Miami in 1983 when Bernie Kosar led the Hurricanes to a National Championship and received the Orange Bowl MVP award.
Other highlights of Trestman’s career:
- 2002-Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach, Oakland Raiders
- #1 offense in the NFL
- #1 passing offense in NFL
- QB Rich Gannon Pro Bowl appearance, MVP of NFL
- NFL Record for 300 yard passing games (10)
- Jerry Rice Pro Bowl appearance
- 1998-Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach, Arizona Cardinals
- 1st Playoff win for Cardinals in 51 Years
- Jake Plummer Pro Bowl appearance (alternate)
- 1995 &1996-Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach, San Francisco 49ers
- Coached Steve Young (66.9% Comps & 66.7% Comps)
- Coached Jerry Rice to 2 Pro Bowl appearances, an NFL record 15 TD catches and over 3,000 yards receiving in 2 years.
- 2 Playoff appearances (25 wins in 2 years)
- 1995 #1 pass offense in the NFL (#2 total offense)
- 1996 #2 pass offense in the NFL (#6 total offense)
- 1989 Offensive Coordinator, Cleveland Browns
- AFC Championship
College Career: Recruited and coached Bernie Kosar (Heisman Finalist/#1 NFL draft pick), Vinny Testaverde (Heisman Winner/#1 NFL draft pick) and Steve Walsh (#1 NFL draft pick).
Marc looks forward to sharing his experiences and helping YOU develop a strategy to get yourself in the game of football.
View more at www.coachmarctrestman.com.
Dr. G. Lynn Lashbrook, President of SMWW and Head of SMWW's agency, has been a certified agent with the NFL for over 20 years. During his tenure as an agent, Dr. Lashbrook has represented over 100 NFL players 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 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. Currently, Dr. Lashbrook co-represents NFL clients with SMWW Agent Advisors including Akeem Jordan with the Philadelphia Eagles, Matt Moore with the MIami Dolphins, and Will Johnson with the Pittsburg Steelers. 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 the big business of football.
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, John Wooten, Russ Lande, Dr. Lashbrook and occasional guests. This is a tremendous opportunity to network within the professional and collegiate football industry and get to know your instructors and fellow students personally via the internet. This is available via any online computer.
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 fee.
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 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 (graduate or undergraduate) to your school, two-three hours of college credit is available. May qualify for university internship requirements. 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.
Optional Yearly NFL Combine Career Conference - All SMWW students and faculty are invited to attend the yearly Sports Career Conference at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. All SMWW Students recieve a huge discount and are encouraged to attend to utilize their skills and network within the industry.
The Future of Professional & College Football - Learn the latest technology.
Coach's Office is customized software used by football coaches, scouts and Director of Operations at all levels to draw plays, create playbooks, develop game plans, organize scouting & recruiting information and print play cards for practice. Students of the Football GM & Scouting Course will be given special access to Coach’s Office. Students will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of hundreds of football formations, including the entire West Coast Offense.
If you are interested in working in professional football, Coach’s Office cutting edge technology will take what you already know about the game of football and advance it to a new level. As the game of football continues to evolve with technology, students who learn to use Coach’s Office will be ahead of their competition. Coach's Office is the best football software of its kind. Current users include high schools, colleges, and professional teams.
|The ideal course for the following individuals:
· Anyone who loves football
· Anyone who's passionate about a career in sports management
· Anyone who wants to learn about 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
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.
Become a SMWW Scout:
Upon successful graduation of the Football GM & Scouting Course, individuals will be invited to join SMWWscouts.com. This is an exciting opportunity to advertise yourself as a certified scout and feature your scouting reports as a trained talent evaluator! This is a match making service for football scouts and those needing a football scout around the globe. It assists Managers, Coaches, Agents, and Teams looking for qualified talent evaluations with our certified SMWW Scouts! The site will include your own webpage with your picture and bio, with samples of your best scouting reports. It offers coaching staffs a chance to submit requests for scouting reports and find scouts by region. As a graduate of the Football GM & Scouting Course you are eligible to apply for acceptance as a SMWW Scout and be featured on this exciting website. (Free upon graduation!)
Work for a team:
Our goal is to see all Football GM & Scouting graduates gainfully employed in football worldwide. Your chances of accepting an offer of employment within professional football will improve by going through the program. SMWW will customize a football portfolio to assist you with your career goals.
Through our extensive network of professional football teams worldwide, football departments, and football organizations, 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 football career and help you find a position where you can be the most successful and satisfied.
I am a football man, I live football, I need this game. I absolutely LOVE this game. I feel very privileged to have taken SMWW's Football GM and Scouting course. I have picked up new ideas and terminology. Now I understand the business, technical, and organizational side of professional football. The weekly chats alone are well worth the cost of the course because you get to ask questions to men who have worked in the NFL. I now have an education towards achieving my dream; working in an NFL football operations department. I highly recommend this ground breaking course to anyone who lives football.
— Fabian Baez
George Washington High School
New York, New York
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