Become a Baseball Agent Online Course

Launch Your Career as a Baseball Agent

Becoming a trusted baseball agent requires an eye for scouting, the personality for recruiting, and the brainpower for negotiation. In our 8-week online class, we’ll begin building your foundation as a baseball agent ready for today’s global marketplace!
Live, interactive audio Zoom chats with MLB Mega Agent John Boggs, agent to stars including Tony Gwynn, Cole Hamels, Ichiro Suzuki, Shane Victorino, Broadcaster Bill Walton, MLB Managers Dave Roberts, Mike Matheny and Adrian Gonzalez, and so many more. Interact with John for an hour every week for 8 weeks of training!

 

NEXT START DATE: February 7
Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Chats with John Boggs & Lynn Lashbrook

NEXT START DATE:
February 7

Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Chats with John Boggs & Lynn Lashbrook

MONDAYS10:30am PT 1:30pm ET MONDAYS 6:30pm GMT
8-week online course
Access to SMWW network
Resume enhancement
Ongoing career advice
Class size limited to 30 students
 

Your Career as a Baseball Agent Starts Here!

There are several unique challenges associated with becoming a baseball agent.

It is unlike any other sport as the talent pipeline is global, the player development curve is long, and the MLB collective bargaining agreement is vast. But if you love baseball, there is no better job in the world!

In our 8-week online course, our All-Star staff led by MLB Agent Oscar Suarez (or substitute John Boggs) will begin teaching you all the intricacies of becoming a baseball agent.

Take a peek at what your 8-week Baseball Agent online curriculum will look like:

  • Week 1: How to Get Started as a Baseball Agent
  • Week 2: Researching and Recruiting Potential Clients
  • Week 3: How Do Agents Get Paid?
  • Week 4: The Art of Contract Negotiations
  • Week 5: Understanding the Services Provided by Agents
  • Week 6: The Relationship Between the MLBPA and Agents
  • Week 7: Servicing Your Client — From Financial Advisors to Marketing Deals
  • Week 8: Opportunities Abroad: International Baseball and the Global Game

 

Are you excited yet?!

Unlike most online classes, our program focuses on providing interactive zoom video chats directly with your course mentors – allowing you the opportunity to build personal relationships and rapport with these successful leaders in the baseball agency.

After completing our Baseball Agent course, we will help you redesign your resume to highlight your new skills and to include your experience of having been taught first-hand by our industry expert. Or more importantly, successful graduates can join the SMWW Agency as an SMWW Agent Advisor and co-represent with MLB Agent Oscar Suarez.

Now that's powerful!

Learn How to Become a Baseball Agent

Our Baseball Agent course is a one of a kind, online interactive program designed for individuals who are passionate about developing a career as a baseball agent.

This course teaches all aspects of becoming an agent – including recruiting and scouting players, negotiating contracts, marketing your athlete, endorsements, and league regulations.

Baseball continues to grow globally, which means opportunities to develop a career as a baseball agent are growing too! The demand for ethical, trustworthy, and responsible agents has never been higher.

Take our online course and learn the right way to operate as a baseball agent!

Subjects covered include:

  • Scouting and recruiting potential clients
  • Should you join a large agency or go solo?
  • Player/agent contracts and compensation
  • Understanding the CBA
  • Analytics vs. old school scouting approach
  • Contract negotiations
  • Services provided by agents
  • Concierge services
  • MLBPA regulations
  • Understanding financial advisors
  • Dealing with marketing and endorsement deals
  • Global opportunities
  • Finding the right opportunity for your player

And much more!

When you complete our online class, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running!

Certificate & Resume Reference:

Successful graduates of the Sports Management Worldwide courses will be sent an SMWW Certificate of Accomplishment. This represents not only your achievements in the course but also demonstrates your personal commitment to self-improvement and the ability to "self-train" yourself for higher positions within the football industry.

In addition to your certificate, you will be given the stamp of approval by SMWW.

Resume Redesign Service

Acquiring the skills necessary for your dream sports career is only one part of the employment journey. Even with the required skill set, you still have to market yourself properly 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 include your new skills, credentials, and references. We'll also optimize it to reach hiring managers searching online.

We want you to become the next SMWW success story and will go to great lengths to help you get there!

Meet Your Course Mentors


John Boggs

He is JBA’s President & CEO and is stepping in to “substitute” Mentor. We couldn’t be more excited! John has over 35 total years of experience as an MLBPA Certified Agent and a Registered Athlete Agent in the state of California. He has guided countless players through their careers. John graduated from American University, and in 1983 was named VP of Garvey Marketing Group, a sports marketing company founded by former Dodger and Padre great, Steve Garvey. John left in 1986 to form JBA, and has since negotiated nearly $1 billion in MLB contracts. Clients past and present include Tony Gwynn, Cole Hamels, Ichiro Suzuki, Shane Victorino, Broadcaster Bill Walton, MLB Managers Dave Roberts, Mike Matheny, and Adrian Gonzalez, and so many more! (See the list here!) 


Live interactive Zoom chats will be with John on Mondays at 10:30am pst. This will be the closest you get to sitting in his office for an hour every week. We guarantee you will love John as he shares his hard-earned wisdom of being one of the top MLB Agents in the world.

Oscar Suarez

SMWW Director of Baseball is currently an active MLBPA certified agent with over 30 clients.

Suarez has a Masters in Accounting from the University of Denver and has managed the sports agency Suarez and Associates for over 26 years.

A native of Havana, Cuba, Oscar brings passion and enthusiasm to all his students interested in becoming a baseball agent.
 

What Happens After You Graduate?

In addition to being a provider of sports management education, Sports Management Worldwide offers an international full-service sports agency with an extensive network of Agent Advisors serving athletes throughout the world.

After the successful completion of our Baseball Agent course, graduates are encouraged to seek Agent Advisor status with the SMWW agency.

Agent Advisors are agents-in-training who co-represent all SMWW Agency athletes. For a small yearly fee, an Agent Advisor can recruit and represent athletes on behalf of Sports Management Worldwide and share in any commission fees paid to the company by clients successfully recruited by the Agent Advisor.

The Benefits of Becoming an Agent Advisor Are Vast

If you want to become a successful sports agent, the knowledge you gain in our Baseball Agent course is the foundation we build upon as you graduate and become an SMWW Agent Advisor.

As an Agent Advisor you will:

  • Recruit and represent professional athletes in any sport
  • Share in referrals from athletes looking for agency representation
  • Gain access to scouting reports
  • Highlight your picture and professional bio on SMWWAgency.com
  • Be able to order agency marketing materials to recruit athletes, including recruiting packets and business cards
  • Receive one-on-one assistance to recruit your first athlete
  • Have mentors from certified agents in MLB to help grow your clientele
  • Associate with respected SMWW faculty and staff
  • Leverage the established relationships with teams, clubs, and sponsors
  • Receive discounts on all SMWW Sports Career Conferences that put you in the heart of the action at the NFL Combine, NHL Draft, MLS Draft, MLB Winter Meetings, NBA Summer League Games and international conferences

As an SMWW Agent Advisor, you will be registered to recruit and represent professional athletes in baseball. We encourage you to keep your current career while you build your clientele.

Athletes from all over the world apply for representation via our website and as an SMWW Agent Advisor, you'll be first in line to make them your clients.

With the guidance of the SMWW team, you are set up for success!

Course Details

Weekly Interactive Zoom Video Chats: A unique aspect of each 8-week course is the opportunity for students to participate in weekly, interactive zoom video chats with fellow students, Dr. Lashbrook, Oscar Suarez, SMWW mentors, SMWW agents, certified agents in all sports, professional athletes, and renowned guest speakers. This is a tremendous opportunity to network within the professional and collegiate sports industry by getting to know your instructors and fellow students personally via the Internet. This allows ample opportunity to network, ask questions, and discuss aspects of the course openly with instructors and classmates. The interactive zoom video chats are available via any online computer with a microphone. If you are unable to attend the chats, they are archived and you can listen at a more convenient time. These chats are so popular that graduates continue to come back and participate to enhance their opportunities. 

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. The course content is the foundation for a successful career as a sports agent.

Global Participation: SMWW students participate from over 162 countries. Courses have an international influence and instructors will cater assignments to specific countries or leagues. Countries with economic challenges are eligible for economic discounts.

Military Discount: For those individuals who represent their country in military service, (active, reserve, or retired) we offer a discount. Thank you for serving your country! For more information on the Military Discount please Click Here.

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, player personnel, scouts, and fellow sports agents are facilitated. Visit SMWW Sports Career Conferences to learn more. SMWW alumni receive discounts.

Advanced Certificates: Want to take your career to the next level? Our Advanced Certificates have been hand-selected by our team of sports industry experts to put you on a path to success. These bundles allow you to take advantage of our biggest discount available, by bundling multiple courses and becoming an expert in that field. Learn more about our Advanced Certificates here.

THREE MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $495

Or a single payment of $1,450

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.
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