2024 Basketball Season (Summer)

SMWW-NetScouts Basketball 4-Month Apprenticeship

Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Chats With Carl Berman

June 3

Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Chats With Carl Berman

SATURDAYS 9 am PT 12 pm ET 4 pm GMT
16-week online course
Access to SMWW network
Resume enhancement
Ongoing career advice
Professional Scouting Portfolio Development

Apprenticeship Includes:

  • The spring/summer session will feature video scouting of European youth tournaments and domestic high school/AAU events. The fall/winter session will feature the live college scouting (Covid 19  Regulations Apply)
  • Scout trainees will be credentialed for over 15 college basketball games in the USA or club/professional games overseas where you will scout alongside professional scouts on press row (Covid 19  Regulations Apply)
  • Assigned video scouting of overseas international tournaments.
  • Trained in NetScouts Basketball scouting process and Synergy Sports Technology.
  • Access to Synergy for the duration of the program ($1200 value)
  • Occasional guest speakers from NBA Scouts, College Scouts, Coaches, and more. 
  • Trained in video analytics software which will be used as part of the scouting process.
  • Scouting reports will be critiqued by NetScouts Basketball to meet standards for NBA, NCAA, and international basketball teams.
  • Writing content for games covered or articles requested which may be featured on:
  • Professional resume rewrites to meet basketball industry standards.
  • Scouts will be able to use SMWW-NetScouts Basketball Apprenticeship in pursuing relevant job opportunities.
  • SMWW polo $50 value.
  • SMWW Basketball Scout business cards ($50 value).
  • Full web page with photo and bio for one year on the SMWWscouts.com website. ($240 value).
  • Weekly live video chats for 4 months to develop knowledge, skills, and ensure continuing professional development

What You Can Expect From the Basketball Apprenticeship: 

Week 1: General Scouting Overview and Recap

Week 2: Video Recap

Week 3: Analytics Recap

Week 4: Live College Scouting Overview

Week 5: NBA Prospect Scouting (Point Guards)

Week 6: NBA Prospect Scouting (Shooting Guards)

Week 7: NBA Prospect Scouting (Small Forwards)

Week 8: NBA Prospect Scouting (Power Forwards/Centers)

Week 9: Scouting International NBA Prospects

Week 10: International Youth Scouting (U16s)

Week 11: International Youth Scouting (U18s)

Week 12: International Youth Scouting (U17/U19 FIBA World Championships)

Week 13: College Game Scouting (High Majors)

Week 14: College Game Scouting (Mid-Majors)

Week 15: College Game Scouting (Low Majors and Division 2)

Week 16: Overview and Career Steps

This opportunity is limited to 20 scouts per session. 
May be limited to one scout per geographical location.

Learn More About Apprenticeship Mentor Carl Berman

Carl Berman is Managing Partner of NetScouts Basketball, an industry leader in International Basketball and one of the largest basketball scouting companies in the world. With scouts all over the world, NetScouts Basketball recruiting services are utilized by NCAA when recruiting college basketball players around the globe. In addition, NetScouts are consultants for professional teams internationally and domestically. Carl has studied and analyzed players, coaches and situations from the grassroots level to the highest tiers of NBA basketball. 

Carl has over 30 years of business, financial and operational management experience as well as significant experience in the basketball industry. In addition to finance, he has long-term experience in contract administration, negotiation, and marketing. He holds degrees from the University of Rhode Island and the University of Southern California and earned an MBA certificate from the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College.

Carl oversees all media and business operations for NetScouts Basketball. He scouts college basketball extensively on the west coast, mainly the Pac-12, and takes several scouting trips to the east coast each season that includes coverage of prep school events and high school All-Star events. Carl is NetScouts Basketball’s representative in our partnership with Universal Hoops LLC, in organizing and managing the National Prep School Invitational, the oldest prep school tournament in the nation, held each February in Rhode Island.

Carl is one of the top experts on International Basketball in the country and has been a featured columnist for over a decade on International Basketball for Basketball Times. He has coordinated all the international NBA draft profiles for Turner Broadcasting on NBA.com. NetScouts Basketball’s NBA Mock Drafts are featured among the best mock drafts in the world on NBA.com.  Carl is excellent in talent evaluation and has worked representing overseas teams. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) and has had his work featured in a host of publications and websites. Prior to starting NetScouts, Carl was the General Manager as well as Interim Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Eugene Chargers of the International Basketball League.


Or a single payment of $1,950

Includes all course textbooks and access to a web-based classroom. Shipping is additional.


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Prerequisites: Must be 18 or older to participate and have a passion for sports.
(In the UK: 087 12884799)