The Global Leader in Sports Agent Training / Soccer Agent Course

Learn How to Become a Soccer Agent

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

Our 8-week online Soccer Agent course prepares you for success as a certified FIFA Players Agent.

In the process, you will learn how to navigate FIFA regulations and how to recruit and promote your clients across leagues and countries.

Your instructors have decades of experience representing clients in the EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga, MLS, and more. You can absorb the practical knowledge necessary to stand out to prospective clients and potential clubs.

When you graduate from this course, you will be invited to join the SMWW Agency and begin your career as an Agent Advisor!

Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Chats with Sky Andrew and Maikel Tsuji

June 17

Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Chats with Sky Andrew and Maikel Tsuji

WEDNESDAYS 11 am PT  2 pm ET  6 pm GMT
8-week online course
Access to SMWW network
Resume enhancement
Ongoing career advice
Class size limited to 20 students




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Why You Should Take Our Soccer Agent - Football Agent Course:

 Our 8-week online course is ideal for those who are looking to register as an intermediary and/or represent professional soccer/football players. At the end of the course, successful graduates will be invited to join the SMWW Agency as an SMWW Agent Advisor to recruit and co-represent professional athletes on behalf of the SMWW Agency.

Our Soccer/Football Agent course is designed in two parts, initially focusing on the rules and regulations set by FIFA in regards to registering as an intermediary and regulations surrounding the transfer & status of players. The second part of the course concentrates on how to recruit, promote, negotiate and keep a client in-line with the current FIFA and domestic regulations. At the end of the course, represent players on your own behalf, work for an agency near you, or join the SMWW Agency and represent players in your area.

You will learn:

  • The role and skills of a soccer agent - football agent
  • FIFA intermediary regulations
  • Domestic intermediary regulations
  • Role of the transfer window
  • Process of international & domestic transfers
  • Regulations surrounding youth players (worldwide & EU)
  • Training compensation, solidarity mechanism & protection of minors
  • Process of recruiting a soccer client
  • Recruitment strategies – how to recruit the right soccer client
  • Strategies on how to scout a player
  • How to develop a professional network in soccer
  • Promoting a soccer player to a potential club
  • Work permit regulations and league foreign player quotas
  • Strategies on how to use data and analytics to promote a client
  • Utilizing the media to promote a client
  • Negotiating on behalf of a young player – how to add value in negotiations
  • Negotiating on behalf of established players
  • Sponsorship & endorsements
  • Financial Fair Play (UEFA)
  • Third Party ownership
  • How the MLS draft works

Meet Your Course Mentors

Sky Andrew - FIFA Player Agent

Sky Andrew is a former Great Britain Olympian and winner of three Commonwealth Game gold medals, a World Cup silver, and 14 National table tennis titles. After his competitive playing career ended in the mid-1990’s Andrew turned his focus to athlete representation.  

While training in his youth, Andrew became friends with Sol Campbell who would go on to play 20-years in the premier league and represent England in the international competition for 11. It was Campbell who suggested Andrew get into athlete representation, and it was Campbell who became his first athlete client.

Since the initial signing of Campbell, Andrew has gone on to represent many high profile soccer players and television personalities including Jermaine Pennant, Jonathan Fortune, Adam Kwasarey, Marvin Sordell, and Jay Boothroyd. Other clients include James Anderson, Frank Bruno, TV presenters Sarah-Jane Mee and Natalie Sawyer. 

Being mentored by someone as experienced in soccer agency as Sky Andrew is a unique opportunity to propel your career to new heights. 

Maikel Tsuji - FIFA Player Agent

Born and raised in Amsterdam, Maikel comes from a soccer influenced family and played professionally for eight years in Holland, Spain, and the US. Maikel moved to the US in 2004 to pursue his career in soccer and ultimately decided to go back to school where he attended Hawaii Pacific University and majored in Business Management.

Maikel started working as a financial specialist for some major financial institutions. While doing that, he was also the Director of Coaching for a local soccer club in Hawaii, the coach of a local high school team, and the Soccer Field Manager for the Special Olympics in Hawaii.

Maikel is the Director of Soccer Operations with SMWW and works closely with Co-Director Paul Dolby. Maikel not only represents professional athletes from different sports across the board such as: the 2022 USL Championship Goal Keeper of the year Jordan Farr, and two time Indy 500 Champion and Hall Of Fame Inductee Al Unser Jr. but he also teaches the Soccer Agent, Soccer GM and Scouting and the FIFA Agent Prep courses all offered by SMWW. Maikel successfully passed the 2023 FIFA Agent Exam in April, 2023.

Dr. Lynn Lashbrook – SMWW President & Founder

Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, President and Founder of SMWW, has over 40 years of experience in the sports industry as an educator, coach, athletic administrator and as a registered NFL agent. Dr. Lashbrook manages the SMWW Agency representing over 400 Agents and hundreds of athletes worldwide.

In his career as a sports agent, Dr. Lashbrook has represented over 200 NFL clients from 1st rounders to free agents and has working relationships with team managers, executive staff and scouts, while working hand in hand advising his athletes on major endorsements, first-round contracts, athletic training, workouts, drafts, combines, and all SMWW Sports Agency activities.

Because he is active in the industry, his teaching is up-to-the-minute and addresses the issues in professional sports today. In an effort to transform the athlete-agent relationship, Dr. Lashbrook emphasizes integrity and ethics in his curriculum and weekly interactive zoom video chats.

Click here for more information on Dr. Lashbrook and a list of his clients.


I am extremely excited about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and would like to thank SMWW for giving me the first step to becoming successful in a highly competitive industry. The online learning package was informative and relevant and the weekly chats enabled me to get further advice from both my peers on the course and the mentors.  
- Richard Garland, Apollo Sports Agents, Licensed Players' Agent by the FA


What You Can Expect From Our Soccer/Football Agent Course:

Aspiring soccer agents will learn the relevant FIFA regulations to be a professional intermediary, as well as strategies and techniques and how to recruit, promote, negotiate and keep a soccer client. This program has trained more sports agents than any other program in the world.
Whether you are interested in representing just one client part-time, or several clients full time, the soccer agent course will give you the essential knowledge, the confidence to recruit successfully, allowing you to establish yourself as a soccer/football agent.

Course Certificate:

Successful graduates of Sports Management Worldwide's Soccer Agent course 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 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.

Resume/CV Redesign Service

At SMWW, we’ll teach you the skills you need to thrive AND help you redesign your resume/CV for optimal impact in the sports industry. We’ll help you craft a resume to highlight your new skills in Soccer Agency, including a reference from Sky Andrew, Maikel Tsuji, and Dr. Lashbrook while optimizing 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!


I recently completed the SMWW Soccer Agent course which gave a great insight into the world of soccer representation. The course mentors are an expert on the subject matter and they will not hesitate to make themselves available should you need extra tutoring. I was able to complete the FIFA exam and I could not have done it without the help of Sports Management Worldwide.  
- Thierno Diallo, President, and Licensed FIFA Agent at Global Foot Agency

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, the course hosts Maikel Tsuji and Sky Andrew, Dr. Lashbrook, and renowned guest speakers. This course provides a tremendous opportunity to network with the professional executives in the sports industry. You will get the chance 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 fellow classmates. This is available via any online computer with a microphone. If you are unable to attend the chats, they are recorded and archived. 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 of 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 in the UK and North America. 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.

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 successful completion of the Soccer 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 monthly 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 a Soccer Agent Advisor with SMWW are Vast

If you want to become a successful sports agent, the knowledge you gain in the Soccer 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
  • 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 the NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA and FIFA to help grow your clientele
  • Associate with respected SMWW faculty and staff, both in the US and UK
  • Leverage the established relationships with teams, clubs, and sponsors
  • Receive discounts of 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 all sports. 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, as an SMWW Agent Advisor you'll be first in line to make them your client.
With the guidance of the SMWW team, you are set up for success!


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