Become a Basketball Agent Online Course

Launch Your Career as a Basketball Agent

In our 8-week online class, we’ll begin building your foundation as a basketball agent ready for today’s global marketplace. The game of basketball continues to grow around the globe and our course will prepare you to operate in various leagues with all types of players.

The need for trusted basketball agents is high!


September 28

Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Video Chats with Bret Kanis & Lynn Lashbrook

Mondays 5 pm PST
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Class size limited to 25 students

  • 8-week online course
  • Access to SMWW network
  • Resume enhancement
  • Ongoing career advice

Your Career as a Basketball Agent Starts Here!

The world of basketball is changing, and the demand for talented agents will continue to grow.

With colleges allowing student-athletes to profit off of their names images and likenesses starting in 2021, agents will be brought into the circle of trust earlier than ever before.

And with the global game growing exponentially year after year, basketball agents are no longer limited to just the small fraternity of NBA players, the borders are expanding.

This is the time to get prepared and ready for higher demand!

In our 8-week online course, our All-Star staff led by Basketball Agent Bret Kanis will begin teaching you all the intricacies of becoming a basketball agent.

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

  • Week 1: How to Get Started as a Basketball 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 Basketball and the Global Game


Are you excited yet?!

Unlike most online classes, we focus our program on audio chats directly with your course mentors, which allows you the opportunity to build personal relationships and rapport with these successful leaders in basketball agency.

After completing our Basketball Agent course, we will help you redesign your resume to highlight your new skills and include that you have been taught first-hand by our industry experts.

Now that is powerful!

Learn How to Become a Basketball Agent

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

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

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

Take our online course and learn the right way to operate as a basketball 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
  • Leveraging Names, Images and Likeness opportunities
  • NBPA 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 Mentor

Dr. Lynn Lashbrook

Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, President, and Founder of SMWW has over 40 years of combined experience as an educator, coach, athletic administrator and registered NFL agent. Dr. Lashbrook manages the SMWW agency representing over 200 Agent Advisors and athletes worldwide.


Bret Kanis

Bret Kanis is an agent/attorney with the Hightower Law Firm in Pensacola, Florida. As a certified player agent with the National Basketball Players Association, Mr. Kanis’ agent practice primarily involves representing professional basketball players, both in the U.S. and internationally; however, he also has experience in representing professional baseball, football, and hockey players as well as basketball coaches.

Mr. Kanis’ sports marketing experience has assisted professional and Olympic athletes grow their endorsements, marketing, and sponsorship opportunities. As part of his legal practice, Mr. Kanis has represented professional athletes in contract negotiations, contract disputes, and their off-the-field business ventures and personal matters.

Throughout his career, Mr. Kanis has had the opportunity to work with high-round draft picks, Hall of Fame athletes, and Olympic Gold medalists in various capacities as an agent and attorney.

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 basketball 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 fee 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 Basketball 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 basketball
  • Share in referrals from athletes looking for agency representation
  • Gain access to scouting reports
  • Highlight your picture and professional bio on
  • 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 basketball. 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, Bret Kanis, 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.

Cost: $1,450 
(includes all course textbooks, headset, microphone, and access to web based classroom. Shipping additional.)
Payment plans available (as little as $495  a month):
See if you are eligible for an economic discount based on your country of residence.
Length: 8 Weeks; "Live" interactive zoom video 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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