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What people are saying about the Athlete Management Course and the Opportunity to become a SMWW Agent Advisor:

  • "The SMWW athlete management course offers a great opportunity for anyone looking to break into the sports agent business. Spread over 8 weeks the course covers all area's of athlete management broken down into manageable weekly objectives. I studied the football specific course taught by John Print and it has given me a very good and specific knowledge of what it takes to be a football agent. The learning objectives cover the background of the industry, the process of becoming a licensed FIFA Players' Agent, The FIFA and FA Regulations and the methods and tools available to agents when it comes to recruiting and managing clients. The learning material together with the access to a Licensed FIFA agent in John Print, makes it a thorough and enjoyable learning experience. I have recently been offered a position in my area after completing the course."

    Faris Pervez
    Agent
    Sydney, Australia
  • Thanks to the SMWW "Athlete Management Course", I represent Akeem Jordan, Philadelphia Eagles Linebacker. http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/team/player51.html

    Albert Thomas
    Sports Agent
    Sports Management Worldwide
  • Thanks to the SMWW "Athlete Management Course", I represent Matt Moore, Carolina Panther and Daniel Howell, Cincinnati Bengals Linebacker.

    Joe Aloisi
    SMWW Agent Advisor
  • I met Dr. Lashbrook and decided I was finally going to learn how to be a sports agent, something that I had always wanted to do. The Athlete Management Course was great and I was able to experience success earlier on as an agent. Now I work for Goodwin Sports Management, one of the most successful agencies in the business. I signed NBA 1st round pick Rodney Stuckey from Eastern Washington who was selected 15th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2007 NBA Draft.

    Steve Banks, Sports Agent
    Goodwin Sports Management
    Seattle, Washington
  • During my last year of law school, I signed up for Dr. Lashbrook's program. Following law school, I started my law practice at a large law firm and focused on sports law. The knowledge I gained from the program and Dr. Lashbrook was invaluable and helped me to excel in my practice. The Athlete Management course prepared me and helped me to build a successful sports law practice focusing on athlete representation and assistance. I currently represent several MLB clients. Without this program, I would not have been able to achieve the career I now have. I highly recommend his program to anyone who desires to build a successful career in any area of the sport industry.

    James A. Kuzmich, Esq.
    GAAMES Sports Agency,
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • I wanted to take the course for about 1 year before I actually signed up. I have now signed top NFL prospects after recruiting them for just over one year including players from the lowest (UIF, AF2) to the highest football leagues (NFL). SMWW teaches the fundamentals of how to be a sports agent and then provides the resources necessary to start applying what you learned.

    Lyle Masnikoff
    NFLPA and CFLPA certified agent
    M&S All Sports Management
    Florida
  • I have been in sports as a player, coach, and athletic director for over 40 years. I feel that SMWW gives me an opportunity to use the experiences I have gained and what I have learned from SMWW in a new career. I am now an SMWW Agent Advisor and have clients all over the world.

    Chuck Hulce
    Whitehall, Michigan
  • The SMWW Course has enabled me to understand how deep we have to go in order to understand what it takes to run a successful sporting career. Before I joined SMWW, I had researched randomly on sports but I had no direction. SMWW provides direction which is very important and also guides you in defining important boundaries for the development of sports or a sports career. Ones mindset is tuned towards professional development and you enjoy the entire experience. I would recommend major sporting organizations and individuals to take at least 3 courses and get involved in developing this amazing educational opportunity presented by SMWW.

    Kamal Sabuni
    Director
    Consult Kamal Ltd.
    Kampala, Uganda
  • Since my first signing, the players seem to be coming out of everywhere. I now have five athletes and two of them have a good chance of getting drafted. It's very exciting to have these opportunities coming to me as a result taking the Athlete Management Course and becoming an Agent Advisor. I look forward to the future and I hope things will work out so that I will be able to quit my day job and become the biggest Agent in North America!

    Dimitri Ziogou
    Sports Agent
    Sports Management Worldwide
    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • My favorite part of the course was learning how agents are perceived and and viewed and how to deal with that in regards to the athlete and their families. I look forward to taking another course with SMWW.

    Anthony Inyama
    Sports Agent
    Catuvi Investment Marketing
    Croydon, Great Britain
  • My favorite part of the course was the opportunity for flexibility. This appeared in ALL aspects from chats to discussion posts. Students were able to set their own pace within the framework of the week's requirements. Specific to the agent management course, my favorite part was variety of people in my class and their perspective in the discussion posts...I have a feeling had we all been in an actual class together, we may not have heard from some and would have heard too much from others, in this virtual classroom it was the perfect setting to hear from everybody!

    Kerry Donmez
    Berlin
  • I am in athlete's career lasts only a few years, during which I must establish the foundation for the post-career life. Any decision made today will necessarily have an impact on my future life, a point that is actually the spinal cord of my negotiations with other parties, and a critical factor I cannot stress enough, while advising the athletes. I'm about to get a job as a Soccer Scout. Graduating from Athlete Management and the Soccer Management Scouting course was a big factor. It's a key you can use to get into the sport industry. I learned great deal from the materials. I received fabulous advice from Derek and Rob Shields, who are very experienced about the game of soccer. Their experiences are hard to find in England, where we have to search hard to find educated soccer Scout and Agent Advisor. Thanks SMWW.

    George Espoir
    Sports Agent
    Oxford, England
  • As a businessman and sports fanatic, I have always wanted to put the two together. Finally, after reading about SMWW on the Internet, I was able to pursue my lifelong dream of learning about the business of being an agent. The Sports Agent course has allowed me to get a look into the agent's life through the eyes of Dr. Lashbrook and his staff. The scheduled web chats are an eye opening experience that brings together people from all over the world to discuss what happened in sports up to the minute. I'm finally on the playing field and look forward to the success which awaits me.

    Barry Traub, Esq.
    Sports Agent
    New York City, NY, USA
  • I recently completed the SMWW Sports Agent training course. I must say that I was impressed with the 8 week program. For an online course, they exceeded my expectations mainly because they offer a lot of valuable services and resources to help you with your training and are quick to help you in any way possible. I am very happy I went with SMWW for my training and want to thank them for being a big part of launching my career in the sports business.

    Darrin Turpin
    Renton, Washington
  • I found this course to be one of the best online based courses I have ever taken. I had every resource available to me though the online resources and the reading materials. The audio chats were great opportunities to clear up any confusion over certain sections of the program. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in the sports management field.

    Todd Hope
    Gainesville, Florida
  • Without the online course offered by SMWW, my career goals would never had happen. They provide excellent training and wonderful resources & tools to get you started on your dream. I now represent several clients including those in the AFL2, NFL prospective free agent, and an athlete in the Jamaican Premier League Soccer player.

    Clifford Wong
    SMWW Agent Advisor
    Maryland
  • SMWW has really taught me alot about the sports world. I know this company has put me on the right track to sucess.

    Tracy Lineberger
    Riverview, Florida
  • The SMWW course provided great insight into the industry of the sports agent. It provided great feedback and educational material from current agents, and it also pointed out all of the areas an athlete should be cautious of, when selecting an agent.

    Robert Manzari
    North Bergen, New Jersey
  • The SMWW Athlete Management course provides the background and knowledge that is required to be "a player" in the Sports Agent Industry. The weekly audio chats with leading industry experts cannot be rivaled by any other on-line Sports Agent course. If you are thinking about becoming a Sports Agent then this course is a must. Dr. Lashbrook has a vision for changing the Sports Agency Industry and he is willing to share it with you !!

    Tracey Post
    Post Sports Management
    Melbourne, Florida, USA
  • The Athlete Management course offered by SMWW, is a very comprehensive introduction to the business of the sports agent. You will learn about everything from business ethics to contract negotiations. It's the most informative course offered on the sports agent business and upon sucessful completion, offers you the ability to become a professional sports agent. For anyone who wants to know about the business or dreams of becoming a sports agent, this course is your ticket to the game.

    Christian H.P. Menges
    Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • I think that the Athlete Management course was outstanding. I would highly recommend it to any person seeking a career in athlete representation. Dr. G. Lynn Lashbrook and staff did an excellent job.

    Marlon Beavers
    Tucson, Arizona
  • I enjoyed the Athlete Management course immensely. I loved the interaction with Dr. Lashbrook and other professionals in the industry as well as my fellow students who share a passion for sports. I feel a lot more confident in my ability to represent athletes having finished the course and can’t wait to get started.

    Bill Schnobrich
    Sylmar, California
  • I would highly suggest that every student purchase the books. The books are outstanding and loaded with useful information. Personally, I know that I wouldn't be at my current job, if it wasn't for SMWW and the textbooks. Truly, I feel that SMWW is the place to be if you're striving for a sports career. I enjoyed my first experience with SMWW so much I plan to sign up for another course (Sports Agents). All in all, I would highly recommend SMWW to anyone who is seriously pursuing a career in the sport business field.

    Jamie Batten
    London, Great Britain
  • While taking the Athlete Management course, I was exposed to many new regulations and instructions of the Sports Management industry; some of which, I had no idea existed. Making connections with individuals from all over the world was a great experience, but to make connections with individuals who shared the same interest and passion for the specific sport and/or industry was absolutely amazing.

    Tracie Spie
    Long Beach, California
  • SMWW and Dr. Lashbrook gave me the knowledge, skills, and a great start in the sports agency industry. Without SMWW's help, client referral system and guidance I would not be where I am today.

    Barry Mezey
    Superstar Sports Management
    Florida
  • I found that the course was challenging and interesting. The SMWW sylybus consisted of a range of topics that gave me an insight into how complex the business of the sport agents industry is. As an international student i noticed the course contant had a strong focus on the USA market, therefore i would recommend the course to anybody wishing to practice within the USA as a sports agent. On a whole the course was a good experience.

    Matthew Dennis
    Sydney, Australia
  • Sports Management Worldwide provides a complete educational experience as well as the opportunity to network with other new potential collegues. The athlete management course is an excellent guideline as to how to become and agent and once established how to succeed.

    James Carpenter
    London, Great Britain
  • This was just an overall great experience. My favorite part was learning the details of sports contracts. And it was fun!

    Jonathan Cassin
    Naples, Florida, USA
  • I did the Athlete Management course and it was great. I got allot out of the weekly chat's.It broke down your weekly assignments and made them easy to understand. And I though the two minute drills were a rush every time I did them. I have coach basketball at the high school level, coach in all the NCAA cerified top exposure camps. And I feel the knowlege I got from this course along with the experience I already have will take me too another level.

    Jay Mcclain
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • The Ahtlete Management course was wonderful. I feel it will be benefical to me in my future as an agent. I feel it will open new doors for me personally as well professionally. Your success comes from your hardwork and nothing else. For you to successful you have to read the required text and complete the assisgnments. Anyone looking to get in sports business, I say take this course from SMWW.

    Christopher Stapler
    Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • SMWW helped me understand what an agent does and guided me through the steps of becoming an agent. This company has great mentors who have the passion to help others and who are willing to teach and/or assist you. SMWW showed me what it takes to become a great agent.

    Will Zerey
    South Elgin, Illinois
  • The Agent Advisor course was very helpful and intriguing because I learned a lot about the industry, some of which I had no idea ever existed. Dr. Lashbrook and his team-members were very helpful and always available to answer any questions. I would highly recommend this course to those interested in getting into the sports industry.

    Nathan Czapla
    Portland, Oregon
  • The SMWW website offers a wide variety of great courses; I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about the business of being a Sports Agent, through the Athlete Management course. This course has advanced my dream of becoming a Sports Agent.

    Martin Kubas
    Chicago, Illinois
  • These courses are absolutely fantastic! I will forever remain grateful to SMWW for this great opportunity.

    Adaeze Igwe
    SW Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria
  • The Athlete Management Course is an excellent way to prepare any individual for entering the world of sports management. I learned a lot in this 8 week-long course and I would highly recommend this course to those individuals interested in breaking through the world of sports. The instructions and lessons were well laid out and I really enjoyed the weekly audio chats.

    Carolyn Huffor
    Marco Island, Florida
  • The course offered more than just reading materials and posting replies. I loved how the company has incorporated a great hands-on experience, even though the course is completed over the internet. I really enjoyed interviewing compliance officers and former players because it was a new and intriguing experience.

    Jedidiah Vess
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Some of the best things I learned came in addition to the textbooks- they were from the mouth of the founder, Dr. Lashbrook during the live chat sessions. Practical experience is often better when handed down 1st hand.

    Neal Kimbrell
    Chesnee, South Carolina
  • It was an experience of a life time to be able to learn about the world of agency, how it is run, and how important the relationship is between athlete and agent.

    Janeiro Tucker
    Southampton, Bermuda
  • I had a blast each week chating with potential career colleagues. The level of work was demanding, but it suited the 8-week agent advisor course. At the end I could say with full confidence that DR. Lashbrook knows his stuff.

    Willie Rogers
    Washington, D.C.
  • This website has really shown me the hidden door behind sports marketing. I would recommend anybody to use this website as a stepping for anybody looking for a career in sports marketing. The books and material all made sense to me. All the materials of the course were very easy to understand.

    Kelvin S
    Greeneville, Tennessee
  • I feel that Sports Management Worldwide is a great place to help you understand the world of sports, plus the company also provides you with advice to help you find a future job in sports. If you want to just scout or be a agent, SMWW is for you. It takes hard work and focus, but in the end the benefits are outstanding. I took the Athlete management. The course taught me an abundance – the reading material assisted me in more ways than one and I felt like I came away from the course with a great deal of knowledge.

    Christopher Parkman
    Virignia Beach, Virignia
  • Anybody that thinks this class isn't worth the money, is sadly mistaken. Just the textbooks and handouts were worth my money. Everything else was just the gravy on top.

    Tytus Cousins
    Chicago, Illinois
  • I've taken two courses through SMWW (Athlete Management and Sports Business Managment). Both courses helped me tremendously in my professional development. I'm still seeking employment in the NBA of NFL, but I know the SMWW team will help me attain the postion I'm looking for. SMWW is a wonderful educational tool and I'm glad my professor introduced me to the company. Thanks! Chris Harper

    Chris Harper
    Athletic Director
    MCCS
    Yorktown, Virigina
  • I think SMWW does a great job with getting people out into the work force of this industry. I am currently setting up an interview the Rutgers University Compliance Officer, and if SMWW didnt require an interview I wouldnt be able to meet with the people that would be able to eventually help me out in the future. I think SMWW is a great organization, and they do a great job with there course.

    Auggie Dipietro
    Edison, New Jersey
  • Dr Lashbrook is so passionate about the Athlete Management course I feel the vibes all the way in the United Kindgom! The material is really interesting and it gets you excited the more you learn. I've gained great knowledge and confidence to start to work with SMWW in an Agent Advisor role.

    Rob Shield
    Manchester, United Kingdom
  • This course has expanded my knowledge as a sport agent. I learned a lot thru the course. It also gave myself along with the others, a chance to work and study with people from all over the world. The staff was great; they're always there anytime you need them.

    Rodrigo Baptista
    Dublin, California
  • The knowledge gained by this course is priceless. I feel equipped to go out into the field with the knowledge I have gained through the course and the online discussions hosted by Dr. Lynn Lashbrook.

    Sherrod Evans
    Chantilly Virginia
  • If you're interested and passionate about sports and would love to become apart of the industry, Sports Management Worldwide is the perfect place for you. SMWW gave me a better understanding of the sports-business industry along with an opportunity to pursue my interest in the field. For example, SMWW provided me with background information as well as training in a variety of forms. For instance, I was given the opportunity to learn more about regulation and player association, legalities, contract negotiations, endorsements, sponsorships, etc. The staff at SMWW is an outstanding group of individuals who are very devoted to the success of others. SMWW has helped me pursue my dreams and goals and I know that they can do the same for you.

    Deandre Manuel
    Bakersfield, California
  • The information available in this course opens the door to a world of endless possibilities, as the machinations of professional sports are revealed.

    Clint Haslerig
    Bolins, California
  • The Athlete Management Course has given me the knowledge to represent any client in any sport. My motto is "An agent is needed to an athlete, like air is needed to a human..You can't live with-out it". Loyalty is key for success in this business. This course has made me a better man. I have no choice but to become successful after this course.

    Ryan Burton
    Thibodaux, Los Angeles
  • I learned so much even though I am a sports fanatic. The course and materials were so informative. I could have never made the next level to sports representation without taking this class.

    Greg Zaney
    Sports Attorney
    Bridgepoint sports management
    Austin, Texas
  • While I am going to finish college before moving into this field, this course was better than I had first anticipated. Dr. Lashbrook's knowledge is immense and simply reading my words will not allow you to verify, so I would suggest taking at least one course. As soon as I am done with school in the Fall of 08, I will try to use all the knowledge I have obtained and take this industry by storm!

    Todd Wilson
    Edinburg, Texas
  • This is an awesome course that provides a wealth of knowledge that gives you a solid initial foundation regardless which direction you decide to pursue. I think that it was very well packaged and the host was excellent during web chats.

    Jeffery Polk
    Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • The Athlete Management that Dr. Lashbrook teaches is the genesis for anyone striving to become an ethical agent. Dr. Lashbrook's course teaches not only business experience but also life experience as well.

    Clint Hall
    Gainesville, Florida
  • I have taken many online courses and as a fellow academic I do have to applaud the professionalism of the Academic team. E-Arena is the most user friendly online course management system I have used. I would definitely take another course with you and will surely recommend SMWW to my friends and colleagues.

    Amir Abou-El-Kheir
    President
    Elite Athlete Management Worldwide
    Doha, Qatar
  • This course is a must for anyone aspiring to become a agent, the material was presented in an easy to follow format, and when I had questions someone always returned my call the next business day. This was my first online course, and except for my personal time constraints it was a breeze. The books that came with the course will be valuable learning tools that I will always refer to. I would highly recommend the Athlete Management Course.

    Kevin Jones
    President
    Jones & Associates
    New Orleans, Louisana
  • SMWW opened the window of opportunity for me to become an agent in all sports through the Athlete Management course. You will never get this course content else where, I doubted it before the beginning of the course, but my opinion has since changed.

    Muhammed Bolaji
    CEO/ Managing Director
    Basmala International Sporting Management
    Ajegunle Apapa
    Lagos State, Nigeria
  • The Athlete Management course was a great real world compliment to my law degree. The chats were an excellant way to go beyond the reading and address current sports issues. Also, the technology utilized in the chats really made you feel that you were really in a classroom. The course far exceeded my expectations, mostly due to Dr. Lashbrook's hand's on approach.

    Louis Minicozzi, Esq.
    President
    Minicozzi Law Firm, Chtd.
    Henderson, Nevada
  • I feel that this course will catapult my success in this business, and help me achieve my dream of becoming a sports agent. Attending the Sports Career Conference assured me of the competence of the program.

    Rasheda Russell
    Toledo, Ohio
  • SMWW taught me all of things I never knew about the sports agent industry. The coursework gives you alot of opporunities to accomplish goals, such as the readings from the text, discussion board postings, and the final exam. It has helped me to develop key skills that I can work on as I gain experience.

    Rafeal Strickland
    Raeford, North Carolina
  • Dr. Lashbrook has put together an accelerated program to jumpstart your career in the Sports Industry. Anyone looking to pursue a career in Sports, give SMWW a chance. You will not be disappointed!

    Brooks Madden
    Newport News, Virginia
  • I personally think that if anyone wants to learn about sports and enjoy a team concept of training and learning how to be effective in the sports arena, this is the perfect course for the needs and desires.

    James Allen Jr.
    Warner Robins, Georgia
  • This course offered by Sports Management Worldwide gave me an insight on the sports world that made me understand why this business has transcended into the multi billion dollar industry it has today. I have taken online courses before and none of them can compare to SMWW's expertise, sources, and overall approach.

    Ronald Merriwether
    Athletic Director, Coach
  • This is a practical, hands on course that provides detailed knowledge about the sports agency profession. I would highly recommend it, to anyone interested in this field.

    Conrad Kragness
    Brainard, Minnesota
  • If you are thinking of becoming an athlete/agent, then this course at SMWW is a must. The course work is informative and relevant. It gives you the confidence to go out and meet the right people in the right places at the right time, which is what a successful agent does.

    Fred Campbell
    Lake Worth, Florida
  • The courses that SMWW provided for my sports management career were very professional and the resources were extremely user friendly. It is an honor to be a graduate of such a reputable institution.

    Bryan Thigpen
    Crossett, Arkansas
  • As a practicing attorney, this course really helped me to navigate through the nuances of athlete reprentation. Issues such as advertising, conflicts of interest, and representation fees are discusses in proper detail.

    Lee Harang
    Attorney
    Fuller Holsonback Bivins & Malloy, P.A.
    Tampa, Florida
  • The SMWW staff and the Athlete Management course has helped to provide me with the resources I need in order to offer my clients the best experience on and off the playing field. I will take what I have learned from the course and use it in the most beneficial way to help in my future endeavors as well as my clients.

    Laramie Smith
    Redmond, Oregon
  • SMWW has been an excellent experience. I have always loved the world of sports and now with SMWW I get an opportunity to be a part of it. Dr. Lashbrook has truly taken his vision to the next level. I am proud to be a part of it.

    Frantz Pascal
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the Athlete Management Agent Advisor Program. Dr. Lashbrook and his staff have put together an outstanding on-line program which enables one to pursue his or her goal in Sport Management. The course is designed to make learning both in-depth and fun. Thank You Dr. Lashbrook

    Harold Toumayan
    South Pasadena, California
  • I had my doubts about the course at first, I guess you could say I was scared and not sure of what to expect, but my wife convinced me to try it. It has been a wonderful experience, I have learned a great deal and would recommend this course to anyone who is considering to be an agent. Just to be able to have your questions answered in a discussion with fellow students and Dr. Lashbrook it was great!!

    Gary Perry
    Lithonia, Georgia
  • SMWW is the course that will set the standard for those pursuing a career in the sports industry. The level of knowledge, and fundamentals you will walk away with will be the difference that separates you from the rest.

    Hyran Davis
    Seffner, Florida
  • SMWW answered many questions that I had been wondering about. They have opened the doors for me to become an agent advisor. The weekly chats gave me the opportunity to hear what others were thinking and answered many questions. The information that I have received from SMWW will give me the opportunity to become a successful sports agent. Thanks Dr. Lashbrook and SMWW staff, I had an awesome time.

    Tara Polly
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • I have always been a huge sports enthusiast. However, I never thought there was a way for me to break into the industry. Throughout this course I have learned far more than I could have ever imagined. I now have more than just a basic understanding of the sports agent industry. I owe it all to Dr. Lashbrook, and others and SMWW overall. Thanks for the opportunity, and I look forward to working with their team in the near future.

    Craig Germeyer
    Middletown, Rhode Island
  • Before SMWW, I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life. I just woke up one day and decided to do something about my future. I was surfing the internet while watching cold pizza on ESPN. I had heard something about this school called SMWW. So I got online and took the agent course. Hands down this is one of the best programs I have ever taken in my life. I had always known that I wanted a job in sports and now my passion can become my daily life.

    Michael Garner
    Fortville, Indiana
  • My experience was great because it opened the door for me to new ideas, not only about how to deal with athletes but how to deal with management as well.  Now that I have the knowledge to a certain degree, it also meant I knew how to land a job with a local sports agent.

    Albert Lepore
    Roche Sports Management
    Madison, New Jersey
  • I really enjoyed the material that was given to me and learned alot from the examples given as well. I would highly recommend any of the course offerings as a way to either start a career in sports or just having a better grasp of the "behind the scenes" operations that makes sport awareness so unique.

    Jermaine Constamt-Williams
    Portland, Oregon
  • When I started the Athlete Agent course I was very hesitant. I was not sure that I could really do this. As the weeks progressed and the class material started becoming more realistic to me I realized that I can do this. Sports Management Worldwide provided me the skills and strategies in developing a sports career.

    Erick Boggs
    Fresno, California
  • I have taken two courses at SMWW, and I now have opportunity in two different fields that I can possibly have a career in. The courses are alot of fun, and very informative.

    Ben Everhart
    Cheektowaga, New York
  • The learning experience was brilliant - Dr. Lashbrook and his team have really help me in turning what was once a dream into reality.

    Adam Sandham
    Manchester, England
  • For anybody in any doubt of taking this course, I would say leave your fears at the door. This course is many times better than I could ever have hoped. With the conscientious staff at SMWW and the support they provide, let this course be your first step into your career in Sports Management.

    Richard Trafford
    United Kingdom and New York
  • The Athlete Management course taught me the in's and out's of representing athletes as part of an agency. Not only do you lean the requirements of representing an athlete, but just as important, you learn what a player will be looking for when they recruit an agent.

    Kevin Douglas
    North York, Ontario, Canada
  • This course is great for a person looking to get started and trying to build a strong foundation in the agent business, while staying on the ethical compass.

    Kelley King
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • The SMWW course for athlete management was a very good ground level course to educate us on the basic principles of the athlete agent relationship. It was an excellent start to understanding the business.

    John Pericak
    Henrietta, New York
  • SMWW has afforded me the opportunity to garner pearls of wisdom through it's dynamic course. The flexibility alone has allowed me to digest the material and to become one with the ethical compass that it preaches to future agents ,such as, myself. Dr. Lashbrook "is" a resevoir of knowledge concering the sports industry that motivates students to achieving their goal of becoming a sport agent.

    John Oluyole
    Beltsville, Maryland
  • This is a wonderful opportunity to convert a passion into business!

    Gerardo Perozo
    Caracas, Venezuela
  • I have learned how to research sports from the business end. I now realize how hard it is to please all the athletes and everyone involved in the process of managing an athlete. I am now with SMWW as an Agent Advisor as this agency is the best choice for athletes and agents.

    Frank Eberlein
    Westerville, Ohio
  • I experienced during the course that this is the perfect starting point for anybody interested in the sports world.

    Desmond Crews
    Ontario, California
  • The SMWW athlete agent course is second to none. I would recommened it to anyone interestead in wanting to become a sports agent. This is one company who is on top of the ball and just does a great overall job.

    Chris Sgouros
    Astoria, New York
  • SMWW accomodates everything. They are always willing to answer questions and provide advice and suggestions. Through the Athlete Management class I was able to learn about the agent industry and be able to have conversations with University officials and athletes with a better understanding of what they were saying. I also look forward to the opportunity to meet many new people at the Conference in Indianapolis that SMWW is providing.

    Bobby Snyder
    Pasadena, Maryland
  • SMWW provides basic information in becoming an sports agent. It's a trainee level for the beginners. It gives you and opportunity to meet others on your level from different background.

    Edwin "Chuck" Richardson
    Lithia Springs, Georgia
  • I found the interactive chats very rewarding, and everybody was very helpful in answering any questions. The readings were very interesting and the discussion topics assisted in my development. It was always great to read the replies from the other class members. I would recommend it to anybody.

    Justin Quirk
    Northern Ireland
  • SMWW has created a condusive atmosphere for me and my fellow students to establish ourselves in this field,with all this knowledge and skills we've acquired,getting started will be much easier as we already know how to overcome obstacles and staying focused on changing the whole sport image to the better.

    Juuko Yahya
    C.E.O
    JBC Sports Management c.c
    Capetown, South Africa
  • The course helped me understand that "integrity" is what an athlete really looks for in an Agent. In the course you will find that some Agents try to get around the system. If you take a short cut with anything you get cut short of everything.

    Sherman Joseph Edgerson
    Newport News, Virginia
  • The SMWW Athlete Management Course helped set the foundation I needed, to begin a career as a Sports Agent Advisor and Sports Attorney. The comprehensive materials and on-line chats add to the learning experience, giving the student a reliable learning platform.

    James Knights
    Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
  • An amazing experience, I absolutely loved the interactive part of this course and the connections you get just by joining. Met a couple of people within the Los Angeles Clippers organization because of Sports Management Worldwide. Thank You!

    Sadiq Abdullah
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada
  • I was very excited to take this course and take another step towards my life long dream of being an agent. The course has far exceeded my expectations.

    Jeffrey F. Ward, CPA, CISA, CITP
  • The Athlete Management 400 course is a must if anyone is interested in becoming a true sports agent. The course offers an in depth analysis of how to become a great agent. The instructors are very helpful and never hesitate to help you out. If you are someone looking for a dream, Dr. Lashbrook and company will be there to help you achieve that dream.

    Deepak Patel
    Austin, Texas
  • Taking the Athlete Management course was probably the best decision I ever made. It is perfect for anyone who wants to know what being a sports agent is all about or if anyone has ever thought about becoming an agent. This 8-week interactive course covers the history and evolution of the agent industry and how it has affected sports today. The online chat hosted by Dr. Lashbrook is the best part. It is where other agent hopefuls and current Sports Agents can discuss the material as well as the current events in the sports agent industry. I have decided to make this into my career. I currently already have 5 clients including a top prospect in baseball’s minor league system. What you choose to do with it is up to you. SMWW gives you all the tools to succeed as a Sports Agent.

    Andrew Fiori
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Through my Law practice I had an opportunity to break into the Athlete management field but wanted more education on the in and outs of Sports Agency. Upon discovering the Athlete Management 400 course on line I was skeptical. When I made my initial contact I was very impressed by the personal call I received from Dr. Lashbrook. While taking the course I was thrilled not only with how much I learned but with how much fun the course was. Since that time the support of SMWW has been tremendous. I would strongly recommend anyone interested in any of the areas in which Dr. Lashbrook offers courses to take one. If I can free up the time I may sign up for another one. The education is top notch and Dr. Lashbrook and his staff are second to none.

    Joe Bonahoom, SMWW Agent Advisor
    Attorney & Founder, Bonahoom & Bonahoom LLP
    Bonahoom Sports Management
  • Sports Management Worldwide has given me the opportunity to help athletes attain their goals of playing professional sports. The online chat was very enjoyable as I had the opportunity to speak with people from all over the world. The workshop in Indianapolis was the highlight of the course, as I had a chance to meet the people I had spoken to online while sharing our thoughts and questions. Everyone at SMWW is very polite, professional and willing to answer all questions I have had. I have and will continue to recommend SMWW to anyone interested in becoming a Sports Agent.

    Jim Dod
    Talmadge, Ohio
  • I am a graduate of the Athlete Management Course and have been enjoying a lot of success as an agent. I am registered/licensed in Arizona and West Virginia and am CFL certified. I currently represent over 32 athletes, 26 of whom are currently under contract with the CFL, AFL, or AF2. The Athlete Mangement Course gave me a place to start and equipped me the tools need to succeed.

    Alice M. Meikle
    North Miami Beach, Florida
  • Although the Athlete Management Course had an American slant I still found the content of the course very helpful to me as a European student and also I had fantastic support when needed. The Athlete Management Course gave me useful insight into how sports agents work overseas and how the industry worked. It gave an international outlook on the business of athlete representation. The Agent Advisor program is continuously improving and I enjoy being a part of it. I found the SMWW network of agents especially supportive and enhanced my opportunities greatly. The Agent Advisor network is very strong and is committed to succeeding which I find very motivating. The SMWW website is great for athletes of all nationalities to gain insight into the company and discover what we are all about. I have found the athlete referral system to be highly organized and it has worked well. I think there are many ways to move forward in the sports industry and SMWW is doing just that.

    Laura Bradshaw
    Oswestry, United Kingdom
  • Sports Management Worldwide and the Athlete Management Course gave me another avenue in life to explore, basically it gave me options and that what life is all about... having options. Sports Management Worldwide is not a company, but a family and every member of that family is there to help guide you to your goal.

    LeRoy Johnson
    Miami, Florida
  • When I first thought about taking the Athletic Management Course with SMWW, I called the office and Spoke with Scott Vinson. After talking with Scott my decision was made. I loved the class and the ethical compass of Dr. Lashbrook and the staff of SMWW. The class was informative, interactive and fun. The course gave me the basic tools to feel comfortable working with athletes. I would advise this class for anybody with a passion for sports. The cost of the class is minimal compared to knowledge and contacts you will get in return.

    John Conti
    Orange, California
  • I took the course not really knowing what I was getting into, Once talking to Dr Lashbrook I realized his committemnt to the program and his students. The education that was passed along to the new breed of Sports Agents was well presented and contact you received was above average. This course is dedicated to the student and is an excellent way one who is interested in a sports agent career to start and become very successful in the field.

    Gary Rosenfeld, CPA
    Maimi, Florida
  • SMWW offers the prospective agent something no other agency is willing to share - experience and resources. Dr. Lashbrook and the team are more than willing to provide the support you need and back it up with their own hands-on experience. This is not an offering you will find anywhere else. In my seven years as an agent I have yet to meet another person or agency willing to share their knowledge and experience - that alone is priceless in the sports agent industry. A one of a kind service by a one of a kind organization.

    David T. Glynn, JD
    NFL Certified Agent
    Glynn Sports Management
    Pheonix, Arizona
  • I woke up one moring got on the computer searched for online sports courses and there it was the Athlete Managment Course. At 19 years old finding the Athlete Management Program was a dream come true. I had no idea what I wanted to do the rest of my life. I checked out the courses talked to some of the staff at SMWW and I found my nitch, the Athlete Managment Course. It provides you with the basics to become the best possible Sports Agent, and doing it the only way, the right way. Dr. Lashbrook, his wife, and the whole SMWW staff are right there by your side every step of the way. It is great knowing that if you have any questions, or are stuck on any of the material, you can ask any question they can answer them for you. This is the best thing that I have done, and if I need to further my knowledge on the things I wish to pursue in sports, SMWW is the first place I will come.

    Brian Crouse
    Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
  • I have always had an interest in the sports agent industry. While surfing the web; I came across Sports Management Worldwide site. The staff at SMWW is wonderful, knowledgable and always available to help . It turned out be a great call.

    Beverly Thomas-Martin
    Dallas, Texas
  • Dr. Lashbrook was instrumental in helping me to enter the sports agent industry. His integrity is unquestioned and I thoroughly enjoyed my association with him.

    Jeff Courtney, Esq.
    The Victory Sports Group
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Dr. G. Lynn Lashbrook has been one of my major influences since getting into this business back in 1999. He has been my mentor, and helped organize and shape my thoughts on this industry and showed me how to succeed in this business without taking short cuts. Now, I run my own sports management company, and I have Dr. Lashbrook to thank for his assistance and friendship.

    Craig Redd
    Integrity Sports Management, LLC
  • After completing the Athlete Management course, Dr. Lashbrook and staff have been there for the help and guidance needed to promote my clients, myself, SMWW and the industry. Beginning the first day, I had the information and supplies needed to help my athletes feel like they are part of Sports Management Worldwide. From the business cards to the numerous tryout and camp info I receive, I never feel like I am alone.

    Trevis Winkel
    Mounds View, Minnesota
  • I feel that the becoming an Agent Advisor with SMWW has closed the gap of achieving my childhood dream of getting into the sporting industry. SMWW's Athlete Management Course was in-depth with the learning, and execution of the course. If it wasn't for SMWW's 400 course, I wouldn't have had the knowledge about the Compliance Officers within the NCAA, or the ability to know how to contact them and what they expected from agents. I now have the awareness and ability to conduct myself in a professional arena with the confidence about the resources that SMWW has provided to their Agent Advisors that are under the SMWW umbrella. Similar to the movie, Pay it Forward, that's what I plan on doing! I am anxious to pass on the knowledge that was passed onto me, and to help my clients and other SMWW Agent Advisors be successful, as well as continue to chase their dreams. I am thankful for all that SMWW and their staff have done. I am forever grateful!

    Van Shumake
    Odenville, Alabama
  • The Athlete Management Course has given me a chance to help others, as well as myself and my family, and given me a new found feeling of respect. This course is so important because it not only stresses the educational importance when working with athletes, but also shows that there can be people in this business who have integrity, honest intentions, and mean well by their clients. I don't think I've ever met a better bunch of people when it comes to offering support and advice. Just to give you an example, I wouldn't have been able to make a very professional presentation to my first athlete and his father, if Bill Kent, SMWW Director of Operations, hadn't sent me the helpful and convincing information I needed to make a very impressive portfolio to show them about what SMWW can do for their clients. I really appreciated this and I'm sure others will too. Everything about this company is impressive and professional. I now have the documentation I need, business cards, and professional SMWW training to recruit and mentor professional athletes as an independent contractor for SMWW. Where else can you get this kind of valuable support?

    Jim Kelly
    Naples, Florida
  • I am only a sophomore in college, but the Athlete Management Course has enlightened me on what I want to do with my future, as I look to become registered with the NFLPA as an agent after I receive my bachelor's degree. Thank you for everything. The Athlete Management Course gave me the opportunity to see the good and bad of the sports agent industry and how it needs to change. The online chat with Dr. Lashbrook and the rest of the class allowed me to understand the concepts of the course more clearly and receive a better knowledge of what we are trying to do here at SMWW. The Agent Advisor program gives you a web of contacts and resources to help you contact teams, find workouts, and get financial planning for your athletes. If you are looking into starting a career as a sports agent, SMWW's Agent Advisor program can give you a great foundation with experienced agents to help begin your journey.

    Justin Hannon
    San Diego State University
    San Diego, California
  • The Athlete Management Course has allowed me to develop a career in the competitive industry of sports management. Without the knowledge, support and networking opportunities provided by Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW) I would never have been able to offer the high quality services that my clients expect and deserve. Being based in London, England I have found that the Athlete Management Course has given me a professional edge over other agents in Europe which is due to the qualities of the SMWW staff and fellow SMWW Agent Advisors. I would recommend this course to anyone who is serious about becoming or understanding the world of a Sports Agent.

    John Print
    FIFA Agent
    London, England
  • During the first show of "The Apprentice", Donald Trump made mention that "you could be the most successful CEO and have all the money and glory that comes with running a Fortune 500 company, but you'll never be successful unless you have the passion for what you are doing." That was my wake up call, I had always had the belief that Sports Agents were lawyers and never pursued my dream, but after speaking with Dr. Lashbrook and having him explain to me his philosophy, I soon found myself taking the Sports Management 400 program. The course provided me the necessary foundation and knowledge to be successful and represent my athletes to the best of my ability. It has also helped me build the confidence and network of contacts in order to provide the service that is unparallel to none for my athletes as well as their families. As Donald Trump would say, "This was a great investment!

    Tony Ciccolella
    Brentwood, California
  • The course has been great! The chats are a lot of fun as well as educational. I can’t tell you excited I am to be able to take accredited courses in the areas of my true passion (baseball). I will also be taking the sports agent course after I’ve completed my current course, and plan to work with SMWW as an athlete advisor. You guys at SMWW are very, very responsive to my needs as an SMWW student,and very patient as well. Thanks again.

    Ernie Distefano
    Ass. Scout, Global Scouting Bureau
    (former Ass. Scout for Royals & Phillies)
  • The Athlete Management 400 course educates "informed observers" and aspiring sports agents on the nuts and bolts of the athlete management industry. My knowledge of the business expanded immensely by experiencing the online chats with Dr. Lashbrook, practicing sports agents, and fellow classmates. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is thinking about becoming a sports agent or who serves professional athletes. The SMWW Agent Advisor program provides aspiring sports agents with a cost-effective option to break into the business. Professionals can leverage the program to make a transition into the athlete management industry while continuing to work full-time in their current profession. I am thankful that I found SWWW and the Agent Advisor program.

    Kevin Davis
    Dallas, Texas


Athlete Management Success Rate

We here at Sports Management Worldwide are proud of our graduates of the Athlete Management 400 Course. SMWW has been offering this course for a little over one year and in that short history we have students who upon passing the final exam represent athletes in the NFL, AFL, AFL2, CFL, NHL, UHL, (European hockey), international soccer, overseas basketball, WNBA, MLB, minor league baseball, boxing and some students have continued on in their sports careers, only to be more knowledgeable in the sports agency business and how it affects their current job. Coaches, scouts, player personnel, etc etc etc.

Upon completing the 8 week online course and passing the final exam you could join Sports Management Worldwide as a Sports Agent Advisor and receive SMWW athlete referrals and start recruiting in your area. In less than 8 weeks you could be ordering your SMWW business cards and posting your bio and picture on our website.

Wouldn't you like to be the next Agent Advisor that successfully recruits, mentors and represents a professional athlete by negotiating his/her contract, soliciting endorsements and assisting them in their career?

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A Sample of SMWW Sports Agent Success:


NFL Football:

Congrats to our 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


Soccer/Football/FIFA:
Congrats to our 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)

Congrats to our 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 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 and Marcus Williams were and are always available to just chat. And even though we are now rivals per se, I still consider them my friends" Greg Linton
 


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 Tony Ciccolella:

Tony Ciccolella took Athlete Management a few years ago. Today, Tony has his own baseball agency Excess Sports Management. Tony represents many baseball players including Jeff Gray, Minnesota Twins Pitcher and Josh Judy, Cincinnati Reds Pitcher.

Jeff Gray - Relief Pitcher
Minnesota Twins
 
 


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 2013 NFL Draft:

Congrats to our SMWW Athlete Management graduates who represented  NFL Prospects in this years NFL Draft. These Agent Advisors successfully recruited and guided prospects who have been called by NFL teams. These Agent Advisors have particpated in Pro Days, the NFL Combine, and preparing 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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