2019-2020 Basketball Season

SMWW-NetScouts Basketball 1-Year Apprenticeship



Live Audio Chats

Saturday 9:00 am PST


Must be a graduate of one or more of these courses: Basketball GM & Scouting, Basketball Analytics, or DVE with Synergy

  • Access to SMWW professional network
  • Resume Enhancement
  • Ongoing career advice

Apprenticeship Includes:

  • 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.
  • Assigned video scouting of overseas international tournaments.
  • Trained in NetScouts Basketball’s scouting process.
  • Trained in video analytics software which will be used as part of the scouting process.
  • One year access to InStat Sport Video Analytics software. (Value $1,000).
  • One year subscription to the Basketball Times Magazine.
  • 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 rewrite 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. ($320 value).
    • Access to live audio chats for the first 8 weeks followed by one per month. 16 total live audio chats.


    This opportunity is limited to 20 scouts per year. 
    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 te 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 is also the Director of Sales,  Basketball Division (North America) for InStat Sport. Ltd., a video performance analysis company. InStat has basketball clients throughout Europe and Latin America and is currently expanding into North America. 

    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.

    Cost: $1950 
    (Includes two SMWW courses and one SMWW Career Conference of the student’s choice. Shipping additional.)
    Payment plans available (as little as $650  a month).
    Length: "Live" audio online chats weekly with renowned instructors!
    Prerequisites: Must be 18 or older to participate and have a passion for sports
    Payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Enroute, JCB, Diner's Club
    (In the UK: 087 12884799)

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