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In just eight weeks, you can learn the scouting and organizational abilities needed to launch your career in Pro & College Baseball.

In our 8-week online Baseball GM & Scouting Course, you’ll learn how to evaluate baseball players, run a front office, and direct a baseball operation. Former LA Dodgers General Manager Dan Evans and former LA Dodgers Amateur Scout, Hank Jones will teach you the skills baseball organizations need. The time is now to pursue your dream of working in baseball!

NEXT START DATE: September 2

September 2

Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Chats With Hank Jones
Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Chats With Dan Evans
8-week online course
Access to SMWW network
Resume enhancement
Ongoing career advice
Class size limited to 25 students




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There Are Many Roles In Baseball This Course Will Prepare You For

Baseball management requires a versatile skill set, not just evaluating players and creating a competitive team and not just budgeting, operations and marketing

This cutting-edge course will prepare you to enter the world of baseball management with a diverse array of skills that will qualify you for any of these roles:
  • MLB Player Personnel
  • MLB General Manager
  • MLB Agent
  • MLB Scout
  • MLB Management
  • MLB Front Office
  • MLB Game Operations
  • Baseball Operations
  • MLB Sports Marketing
  • MLB Media & Community Relations
  • MLB Account Manager
  • Baseball Internships

The Sports Management Worldwide General Manager/Scouting course has given me the opportunity to examine the latest trends in baseball management and player evaluations, along with an introduction to analytics and how the two disciplines can work together in the difficult task of finding a prospect to compete in Major League Baseball. 
- Former student and scout for the San Francisco Giants, Michael Hemenway

Why Our Baseball GM and Scouting Course is The Education You Need

There was a time when understanding baseball meant sitting in the stands watching game after game with some old grizzled veteran teaching you the nuances of the sport. Then, there was a time where calculators and spreadsheets took over, managing the game through a myriad of numbers and formulas.

Now is the time where analytics and traditional scouting work together.

The Sports Management Worldwide Baseball General Manager and Scouting Course marry the new age of baseball analytics with traditional baseball scouting to give you the tools necessary to become the next great baseball executive.

Taught by MLB scout Hank Jones and former Los Angeles Dodgers GM and Toronto Blue Jays scout Dan Evans, our 8-week online course offers cutting edge theories on how to develop a career in professional and collegiate baseball.

Unlike most online classes, we focus our program on interactive zoom video chats directly with your course mentor, which allows you the opportunity to build personal relationships and rapport with Hank Jones and Dan Evans. After completing our Baseball Analytics course, we will help you redesign your resume to highlight your new skills and include that you have been taught first-hand by Dan Evans and Hank Jones.

Now that is powerful!

With program graduates currently working for teams like the A’s, Yankees, Mariners, Red Sox, Braves, Giants, and many more, this is your best chance to turn your passion for baseball into a career you love.

Learn How to Become a Baseball General Manager and Baseball Scout

Students enrolled in the Baseball General Manager and Scouting course will learn what baseball general managers do, year round, to improve their clubs.

The interactive course, led by major league executives and a who's who list of guest speakers, covers all the bases - from analytics to digital video analysis to contracts and negotiation.

Sign up for this course, and you will learn:

  • Year-round responsibilities of a baseball general manager
  • How to run the front office of a baseball club
  • Baseball contracts and negotiations
  • The effect of analytics on baseball talent evaluation and team approach
  • An introduction to digital video analysis software used by MLB teams
  • How to write a major league baseball scouting report
  • Methods of ranking high school and college baseball prospects
  • Overview of collegiate baseball
  • Collegiate baseball recruiting
  • Player development contracts
  • Relationships between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball

Course Mentors:


Dan Evans

Dan Evans has been in professional baseball for over three decades, holding key decision making roles with five MLB franchises, including three years as the Los Angeles Dodgers Executive Vice President and General Manager. Evans' career began as an intern with the Chicago White Sox, where he worked his way up from the bottom and eventually became their Assistant General Manager/Director of Baseball Operations.

Evans brings a unique perspective to the Baseball General Manager and Scouting course, as he is the only former General Manager of an MLB club who also led a baseball agency. He also has worked as a broadcast analyst for MLB games, authors a column for Baseball Prospectus and is an original member of the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation.

In addition to teaching the Baseball General Manager and Scouting course, Evans also evaluated talent for the Toronto Blue Jays, overseeing their entire Pacific Rim operations.

Learn More About Dan Evans

Hank Jones

For nearly 40 years Hank Jones worked the Pacific Northwest region as a trusted scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers, helping the organization win two World Series (1981, 1988) and succeeding under four different ownership groups, seven general managers and five scouting directors.

Often when there is an organizational regime change, the scouting staff is turned over to new members. But not Hank. His reputation in MLB is beyond reproach, and every new GM and scouting director wanted Jones to stay on their staff.

A slick-fielding middle infielder, Jones was drafted in the 15th round of the MLB Draft to the San Francisco Giants in 1972. He played three seasons in the Giants minor league system before joining the Dodgers organization in 1976 Rule 5 Draft.

For the rest of his career in baseball, he represented Dodger blue.

As a scout, Jones was assigned to the Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii, and Western Canada areas. He was a fixture during the draft, often the only amateur scout allowed in the room due to his highly sought-after judgment and reputation. Notables players Hank signed include Eric Hull, Todd Hollandsworth (National League Rookie of 1996), Jason Repko, Jeff Brigham, Onan Masoaka, Owen Jones, Joe Jones, Travis Vetters, Given Kutz, Lance Rice, Stephen Ames, Ken Morimoto, Jordan Pratt, Shane Victorino, and Justin Fuller – to name a few.

His expertise is baseball scouting, player evaluation and understanding organizational decision making is beyond compare. Sign up for SMWW’s Baseball GM and Management online course and you can learn from this pillar of the game.


Guest speakers:

During our live interactive zoom video chats, you'll get the opportunity to interact with baseball legends like:

Pat Gillick
Baseball Hall of Famer and three-time World Series General Manager. Gillick was the GM of the Toronto Blue Jays (1978–1994), Baltimore Orioles (1996–1998), Seattle Mariners (2000–2003), and Phillies (2006–2008). He guided the Blue Jays to World Series championships in 1992 and 1993, and later with the Phillies in 2008. Pat was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011.

Jon Daniels
President of Baseball Operations and General Manager of the Texas Rangers. When Daniels was hired in 2005 he was the youngest GM in baseball history.

Rob Neyer
FoxSports.com senior baseball editor, Rob began his career with legendary baseball author Bill James, and later worked for STATS, Inc., ESPN.com and SBNation. Rob has written or co-written six baseball books.

Greg Riddoch
Former Manager of the San Diego Padres, with a 200-194 career record. Held Major League positions in scouting, coaching, player development over his 40 years in baseball.

Toney Howell
Special Assistant to General Manager Los Angeles Dodgers. Major League Scout for the Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers. Amateur Scout for the Chicago Cubs. 26+ years of professional baseball experience.

John Cox
Pacific Rim Scout for the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees. Assistant General Manager of the Chicago Cubs. Former Scouting Director for the Cincinnati Reds. 40+ years in professional baseball.

PJ Drayseth
Author of several books on Amateur Scouts and Major League Scouts.

Maury Brown
President of the Business of Sports Network. Well-known baseball analyst and baseball columnist, for Baseball Prospectus, & Forbes.

The SMWW Baseball GM & Scouting Course was helpful opening doors in professional baseball markets for me with both the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals. Since completion of the course, I have held positions as Senior Director of Baseball Operations and Assistant General Manager for the Texas Rangers in California League (3 1/2 seasons). I have worked for the St. Louis Cardinals for 11 years in Central and Southern California. I am currently the head of baseball operations and a head coach in the Cardinals Scout Ball program in the MLB Scout League in Southern California. 
- SMWW Alumni Bill Gentry

What Happens After I Complete The Course?

Upon successful graduation from the Baseball GM & Scouting Course, you will be invited to join SMWWScout.com, our network of professional scouts working across all sports and in all countries.

You will advertise yourself as a certified scout and trained evaluator. Teams, coaches, and agents use this service to find qualified talent evaluators in areas they need them.

We become your match-makers!

The site will include your own webpage with your picture and biography and samples of your best scouting reports. As a graduate of the Baseball GM and Scouting course, you are eligible to apply for acceptance as an SMWW scout and be featured on this website!

Taking the Next Step in Your Baseball Career

Your chances of accepting an offer from a professional baseball team will improve by taking this course and being a part of the SMWW community.

We will assist you with your career goals by developing a customized baseball portfolio, and by leveraging our extensive network of professional baseball teams worldwide.

Our goal is to see you working with a professional baseball team! We have graduates working for almost every team in Major League Baseball… and we want you to be next!

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 highlight your new skills in Baseball Management & Scouting, including a reference from Dan Evans and Hank Jones and 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!

Course Certificate & Resume Reference:

Successful graduates of the Sports Management Worldwide courses will be sent an SMWW Certificate of Accomplishment. This certificate 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 sports business industry.

Learn the Technology the Professionals Use

An emerging trend in baseball analysis and scouting is the use of software and hardware devices to enhance scouting processes and efficiency. Using this technology, scouts and coaches can assess players more efficiently, collecting and sharing data seamlessly across an organization in real-time.

Teams like the Cardinals, Yankees, and White Sox are leaders in this adoption of scouting technology.

As part of this course, you will be exposed to the cutting edge techniques being used by more and more teams worldwide, including pitch-by-pitch data analysis, player speed charting and real-time video analysis tools.

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, Hank Jones, Dan Evans, and Dr. Lynn Lashbrook and renowned guest speakers. This is a tremendous opportunity to network within the professional and collegiate baseball industry by getting to know your instructors, guest speakers, and fellow students personally via the internet. This is available via any online computer with a microphone. At the conclusion of the course, students will have a well-rounded understanding of the methods used by baseball scouts and general managers that have put winning teams on the field.

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.

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.

University Credit Available: For additional fees to Fort Hays State University in Kansas, you may receive graduate or undergraduate university credit for Sports Management Worldwide's courses. Click here for more information.

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, chief executives, 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.

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.

The Baseball GM and Scouting Course is Ideal For:

  • Anyone who loves baseball
  • Anyone passionate about a career in sports management
  • Anyone who wants to understand the intricacies of the sports industry, while keeping their current employment
  • Those in need of a flexible education to fit their schedule
  • Those seeking a way to break into the competitive world of the business of sports
  • College students looking to gain insight not offered on college campuses
  • Those interested in taking the Baseball Analytics course


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.
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