Soccer Management and Scouting FAQ

  Will the Soccer Management and Scouting Course help me get a job in soccer?

Yes. It will help you get a job in soccer or international football. The keyword here is help. For the entire eight week course you will be in a class speaking with not only Tommy Smyth, Matt Martin, and John Print, but other participants who are interested in furthering their career in soccer and international football. Networking with these types of people on a daily basis should help you.

More importantly, you will be learning techniques and strategies that professional soccer clubs and international football clubs are learning themselves and are looking for in employees. The course content includes cutting-edge theories and the business of soccer management. The course will give you information that will make you an asset to any professional soccer organization. Will it directly get you the job? It might! The knowledge you learn from the course and the contacts that you make might be the clincher to beating out your competition for the job!

  Do I really get to talk to Tommy Smyth, Matt Martin, and John Print and other professional soccer executives weekly?

Throughout the eight week course, Tommy, Matt, and John will lead a live weekly video chat via the internet.  This hour-long question and answer video discussion with these experienced soccer executives will increase your "insider" knowledge of the business side of the game and help you network within professional soccer.  You will enjoy networking with fellow students who are either working in soccer currently or will be in the future. If you miss a live video chat they are archived and you can listen when it is convenient for you. 

  Will I be able to work in the UEFA, FIFA World Cup, MLS, or the professional league on my continent?

Maybe! The start of any great career begins with passion. If you are passionate about working in soccer and international football and you make smart choices you can make your dream job happen. Job experience and who you know is important. Tenacity and determination is a must. If you want to enhance what you know and who you know the Soccer Management & Scouting Course is a great place to start. If you need an internship at professional or collegiate soccer or international football team you need to look into our Sports Sales and Marketing course. 

  I currently have my own professional football/soccer club, how will this help me?

As you already know, football is not just a game, it is a business. Specific to the business of soccer and international football are strategies that the most profitable soccer clubs are using. As part of this course, you will learn the cutting edge techniques these profitable teams are making. Even the wealthiest clubs will run out of money if they overpay for expenses, whether it is for players like David Beckham or Zinedine Zidane. There are roughly 400 first division teams from Ireland to Ukraine. Take this course and learn the business side of why some of these clubs are extremely profitable and others struggle. The skills being taught in this course can be used at any level of professional soccer and international football.

  What's the difference between Sports Sales and Marketing and the Soccer Management and Scouting Course?

The Sports Sales and Marketing Course assists students in not only learning what they need to know to get an entry-level job in any professional sports organization but also requires that a course project be done with a major or minor league team. It teaches everything from ticket sales and sponsorship sales to creating contacts in the sports field. Students who take this course generally want a job as soon as possible in football, hockey, soccer, basketball, or baseball. The weekly chats focus on who's hiring and the instructors help the students learn skills that those teams are looking for in new hire and strategizing to get the interview. Instructors use their contacts in the sports world to assist students in getting sports jobs.

The Soccer Management and Scouting Course is pure soccer, pure international football. Soccer scouting and the business of professional soccer club management. If you want a job in professional soccer, we recommend you take both! Are you still need some help deciding? Call us at 503-445-7105!

  Do I need any special equipment or books for the course?

The books for the course are sent directly to your home from the SMWW office. Some of the books or materials are so specific that they are either out of print or not sold in any bookstore. You will need a computer with access to the internet.

  This all sounds too high tech for me, I don't know very much about computer technology.

Don't worry. We have many students who have felt the same way. SMWW has a technical support team that not only knows computers and can get your microphone working, (even if you didn't know you had one), but they love sports! As long as you have a computer and access to the internet, we can help you with the rest!

  How old do I have to be to take this course?

18 or older.

  Do I need a college degree to take this course?


  Do you have more questions?

Call the office and ask! 1-877-SMWW-Now in the US or Canada. In London at +44(0) 871 288 4799. Everywhere else at +1-503-445-7105