Salary Cap Analysis & Collective Bargaining Agreements Course

Learn the intricacies of the Salary Cap and CBA from former sports agent Joel Corry

  • Do you work in the front office and would like to analyze player contracts and salary cap implications for your team?
  • Do you want to better understand the impact salary caps have on decisions for your organization?
  • Do you want to learn more about the new Collective Bargaining Agreements in all sports?
  • Are you a sports agent and want to negotiate effectively, with the confidence of knowing the correct market value for your client?
  • Is your league considering a collective bargaining agreement?
  • Does your current job require you to understand the salary cap in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, La Liga, and others?


A deep understanding of the salary cap puts you at a distinct advantage whether you want to work in a sports front office, become a sports agent, a journalist, or a myriad of other roles.

In our 8-week online Salary Cap Analysis and Collective Bargaining Agreements Course, taught by former NFL and NBA agent Joel Corry, we’ll make sense of the salary cap and CBA so you can be a better sports agent, front office executive, negotiator, and content creator!

Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Chats with Joel Corry

December 6

Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Chats with Joel Corry

8-week online course
Access to SMWW network
Resume enhancement
Ongoing career advice
Class size limited to 30 students

What You Can Expect From Our Salary Cap and CBA Online Course

The idea of working in a sports team’s front office, or as a sports agent, sounds nearly magical. Being paid to hang out with elite athletes, watch games from a luxury suite, and talk sports all day just sounds incredible.

It’s also not a reality.

These jobs require intricate knowledge of operations, player development, negotiation, the collective bargaining agreement, and the salary cap.

If this is your dream then the time is now to put in the work to get there and this course will set you on the right path:

In this one-of-a-kind course you will learn:

  • Intricate knowledge of the salary cap and how the CBA affects decision-making
  • Negotiating tactics as an agent and how to use the salary cap and CBA as leverage
  • How to analyze player contracts and understand salary cap implications for your team.
  • Establishing market value for your clients as an agent
  • Salary cap computations, including rules and exceptions
  • How to speak confidently on contracts, and their impact, as a journalist
  • Accounting procedures for most major sports leagues
  • Understand league-wide salaries and minimum team salaries

...and much more

This is the insight and advanced knowledge that will set you apart as an agent, front office staffer, media member, and more!

This course is designed for anyone who wants to work in sports including agents, journalists, coaches, GM’s, scouts, and more. All are welcome and can benefit from the perspective of someone as established and respected in player representation as Joel Corry.

Aspiring Sports Agents Need This Course!

The simple truth is you cannot be a responsible sports agent if you don’t understand the salary cap and collective bargaining agreement where your athletes participate.

  • How can you negotiate on the behalf of your player without knowing how to structure a deal that fits within the team’s salary cap?
  • How can you truly understand and use leverage without understanding the CBA and how to analyze salary cap information?
  • How can you negotiate in good faith if you don’t know how to establish your player’s true value in a salary capped league?

You are negligent in the practice of athlete representation and unqualified to act in your players best interests without knowing the salary cap and CBA.

This is the course to vault you into a more powerful position as a sports agent - it is the expertise you need.

Sports Leagues Bound by Salary Caps and Collective Bargaining Agreements:

North America:

  • National Football League (NFL)
  • National Hockey League (NHL)
  • National Basketball League (NBA)
  • Major League Baseball (MLB) (Luxury Tax)
  • Major League Soccer (MLS)
  • National Lacrosse League (NLL)
  • Canadian Football League (CFL)
  • Women's Professional Soccer (WPS)
  • Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
  • Arena Football League (AFL)
  • and many minor league teams


  • Aviva Premiership Rugby Union
  • Super League Rugby League
  • Cricket


  • Australian Football League
  • National Rugby League
  • A-League (Soccer)
  • Australian National Basketball League


  • Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)


  • Top 14 Rugby Union League


  • India Premier League (IPL)


  • Several European football (soccer) leagues are considering salary caps

This course will assist you with careers in all major league and minor league teams.

Individuals will learn:

  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Responsibilities of a Salary Cap analyst
  • Salary Cap Rules (NBA, NFL, NHL, MLS, La Liga, and many more)
  • Professional contracts and player negotiation
  • Signing bonus proration and acceleration
  • Guaranteed/Non-guaranteed salaries and bonuses
  • Rookie draft calculations
  • Contract valuation
  • Market Assessments
  • Position Payroll Assessment
  • Player trades and acquisitions
  • Free agency systems
  • Negotiations with agents and players
  • Cap value of a player
  • Team salaries & team payrolls (NFL, NBA, NHL)


Joel Corry

Mr. Corry was a sports agent for 16 years, representing NFL and NBA players including Ronnie Lott, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal, John Randle, Keenan McCardell, Jimmy Smith, and Eric Allen.

In 2013, Joel began writing for, a column titled the "The Agent's Take", utilizing his knowledge of the NFL salary cap and the collective bargaining agreement to provide perspective on player salaries and contract negotiations. 

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Guest Speakers:

Scott Rezendes

Scott was hired as the first employee of the Major League Soccer Players Union in 2006. He managed player contracts and prepared agents and players for negotiations with the major league soccer office. Rezendes received his MBA in Sports Management from the George Washington University in 2008. He also has prior experience working with a sports arbitrator.  You will enjoy getting to know Scott and his wealth of contract knowledge.

Brodie Waters
Brodie Waters is the creator of The Roster Management System, a software program that supports NFL team salary capology. Brodie spent six years with Axcess Sports & Entertainment as VP for Contract Negotiations. Brodie now advises SMWW in contract negotiations and provides important insight into the inner workings of the front office decision-making process in a complex salary cap environment.

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, mentor Joel Corry and Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, and guest speakers. This is a tremendous opportunity to network within a professional arena by getting to know your instructors and fellow students personally via the internet. This is available via any online computer with a microphone.

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.

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.

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.

In addition to your certificate, you will be given the stamp of approval by SMWW. This approval includes a personal reference you may add to your resume with contact information for Dr. Lynn Lashbrook and a reference to the mentors of this course.

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 in salary cap analysis, include a reference from Joel Corry 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!

The ideal course for the following individuals:

  • Anyone who fascinated about amateur drafts in sports
  • Anyone who's passionate about a career in sports management
  • Anyone who wants to learn about salaries in the sports industry, while keeping current employment
  • Those with other commitments for whom online education fits their schedule
  • Those who seek a way to break into the competitive world of the business of sports
  • College students who want to gain insight not offered on college campuses



Or a single payment of $995

Includes all course textbooks and access to a web-based classroom. Shipping is additional.


If we offer an economic discount in your country, it is included in the estimate above. Exact pricing including the discount is shown before you complete checkout. Payment plan options are provided during checkout.

Prerequisites: Must be 18 or older to participate and have a passion for sports.
(In the UK: 087 12884799)

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