The Global Leader in Sports Agent Training / Hockey Agent Course

Learn How to Become a Hockey Agent

In just eight weeks, you can learn how to represent professional hockey players and start your career as a hockey agent.

In our 8-week online class, build your foundation as a hockey agent ready for today’s global marketplace. The game of hockey continues to grow around the globe and our course will prepare you to operate in various leagues with all types of players. Learn how to deal with hockey agents on both sides of the negotiation table.

Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Chats with Rick Curran

April 29

Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Chats with Rick Curran

8-week online course
Access to SMWW network
Resume enhancement
Ongoing career advice
Class size limited to 15 students




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Who Should Take This Course:

  • Attorneys
  • Hockey Family Advisors
  • Players
  • Hockey Executives
  • Coaches
  • Scouts
  • Parents
  • Recruiters

Learn How to Become a Hockey Agent:

  • How to recruit hockey players at different levels
  • What the role of a hockey family advisor is
  • Contract negotiations 
  • How hockey agents get paid
  • NHLPA Agent Certification Test Prep
  • The differences in representing players abroad in international hockey leagues
  • NHL Draft Prep and Combines 
  • Marketing your clients and securing endorsement deals
  • and more!

Understand the Intricate Business side of the Hockey Agency:

The world of hockey is grrowing and the demand for talented agents will continue to grow.

And with the global game growing exponentially year after year, hockey agents are recruiting players younger and younger.

Whether you are an attorney working with hockey players, a parent or coach of a player, or a family advisor wanting to learn more, our 8 week online Hockey Agent Course is for you!

In our 8-week online course, Mentor and legendary NHL Agent, Rick Curran will begin teaching you all the intricacies of becoming a hockey agent.

Meet Your Course Mentors

Rick Curran

Rick Curran, active Hockey Agent for over 40 years, has been in hockey representation longer than anyone else in the hockey industry. As of Forbes' 2019 agents list, he has negotiated almost $400 million in active contracts for the Orr Hockey Group, with his partner Bobby Orr. Over the years, Rick has represented notable clients including Brendan Shanahan, Adam Graves and Mark Recchi. Rick is known for how he utilized the then applicable Group 1 free agency and its leverage, to create new benchmarks for second contract signings within the NHL. Curran continued to make an impact on the salary marketplace when he negotiated the first $20+ million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on behalf of client Eric Lindros. Rick is a regular speaker at SMWW’s annual NHL Draft Career Conference. 

Dr. Lynn Lashbrook
Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, President, and Founder of Sports Management Worldwide has been working and teaching in Sports Management for over 30 years and has demonstrated a lifelong passion for helping students reach their career goals in the world of sports. In addition to his varied sports career, Dr. Lashbrook has served at the collegiate level as Athletic Director. During his years as the Athletic Director at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Dr. Lashbrook brought UAF Hockey into the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. During his hockey years at UAF, Lashbrook mentored the rising young hockey coach Don Lucia who went on to become the head coach at the University of Minnesota, where he led the Gophers to five Frozen Fours and two National Championships. Lynn is currently an NFL Agent and will assist Rick with your agency career questions.  

Take a peek at what your 8-week hockey agent online curriculum will look like:

Week 1: Introduction into the Role of Hockey Agents and their History
Week 2: The NHLPA, its relationship with Hockey Agents, and how to get certified
Week 3: Free Agency, Salary Caps, and CBAs. What you need to know
Week 4: What is takes to be a successful Hockey Agent Part 1
Week 5: What it takes to be a successful Hockey Agent Part 2
Week 6: How the business of hockey affects Agents
Week 7: Starting up your own Agent Business
Week 8: Putting it all together 

NOTE: Currently this course is only offered one time per year and is limited to the first 25 students! 

Unlike most online classes, we focus our program on live interactive video chats directly with your course mentor NHL Agent Rick Curran, which allows you the opportunity to build personal relationships and rapport with successful leaders in hockey agency. Rick is one of the most respected NHL Agents in the business!

After completing our Hockey 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.

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, Rick Curran, 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.

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, 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.


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Prerequisites: Must be 18 or older to participate and have a passion for sports.
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