Testimonials

 

I loved the class and the ethical compass of Dr. Lashbrook and the staff of SMWW. The class was informative, interactive and fun. The course gave me the basic tools to feel comfortable working with athletes. I would advise this class for anybody with a passion for sports. The cost of the class is minimal compared to knowledge and contacts you will get in return.




FIFA Agent

The Athlete Management Course has allowed me to develop a career in the competitive industry of sports management. Without the knowledge, support and networking opportunities provided by Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW) I would never have been able to offer the high quality services that my clients expect and deserve. Being based in London, England I have found that the Athlete Management Course has given me a professional edge over other agents in Europe which is due to the qualities of the SMWW staff and fellow SMWW Agent Advisors. I would recommend this course to anyone who is serious about becoming or understanding the world of a Sports Agent.




National Scouting Report Scout

"The SMWW course covered a lot of information and helped me learn to identify the intangibles in players and to evaluate talent and categorize based on talent. At the National Scouting Report, I focus on Basketball, Baseball, and some Football and I help connect student-athletes with coaches at schools that need their talent set." 




Basmala International Sporting, CEO/Managing Director

SMWW opened the window of opportunity for me to become an agent in all sports through the Athlete Management course. You will never get this course content else where, I doubted it before the beginning of the course, but my opinion has since changed.



Thanks to my taking the SMWW course I now represent  NFL Players. Everything that SMWW taught was right on and it worked for me. If you have a love for sports and people, I would recommend that you go for it. I was practically computer illiterate. The course and the Agent Advisor Program have pushed me to do things in life that I probably wouldn't have done otherwise. I have made a lot of new friends and I'm excited to see where things can go from here. I want three players next year!"



The SMWW athlete agent course is second to none. I would recommened it to anyone interestead in wanting to become a sports agent. This is one company who is on top of the ball and just does a great overall job.




JC27 International Goalie Consulting

I was a Pro Goalie for 21 years and had to retire suddenly due to an injury, without any direction concerning my future career. I was immediately impressed with the SMWW concept and felt that enrolling in their educational programs could be greatly beneficial to my professional future off the ice. SMWW online education is the way of the future bringing the sports world together. SMWW chats provide an excellent forum for the exchange of ideas and relating of experience, and networking with people from all over the globe. I have just completed the Agent Management Course and will stay with SMWW as an Agent Advisor. I have also enrolled in the Hockey General Manger Course and am looking forward to the guidance of SMWW and EJ Hradek. I wish I had come across SMWW 10 years ago. Dr. Lashbrook is a great mentor with impressive knowledge and leadership.




Director of Football Operations, The Moberly Group LLC

I took the Football GM & Scouting class to pursue my dreams of working for a NFL team. What I have gained from it, is a hard-core inside look into the NFL and what teams look for as a NFL player. I'm currently working as a director of football operations. I would recommend any individuals that are looking to become a sports agent and/or work in football take the time to invest in any of the SMWW classes. I took two. SMWW teaches you and helps you understand what it takes to be one of the best sports agents in this industry



It's just a great program. It's the most convenient way to gain an edge in the field of sports agency, & it's effective. Looking back, I would have to say that it was a wise investment.




Attorney, Fuller Holsonback Bivins & Malloy, P.A.

As a practicing attorney, this course really helped me to navigate through the nuances of athlete representation. Issues such as advertising, conflicts of interest, and representation fees are discusses in proper detail.



Although the Athlete Management Course had an American slant I still found the content of the course very helpful to me as a European student and also I had fantastic support when needed. The Athlete Management Course gave me useful insight into how sports agents work overseas and how the industry worked. It gave an international outlook on the business of athlete representation. The Agent Advisor program is continuously improving and I enjoy being a part of it. I found the SMWW network of agents especially supportive and enhanced my opportunities greatly. The Agent Advisor network is very strong and is committed to succeeding which I find very motivating. The SMWW website is great for athletes of all nationalities to gain insight into the company and discover what we are all about. I have found the athlete referral system to be highly organized and it has worked well. I think there are many ways to move forward in the sports industry and SMWW is doing just that.




Superstar Sports Management

SMWW and Dr. Lashbrook gave me the knowledge, skills, and a great start in the sports agency industry. Without SMWW's help, client referral system and guidance I would not be where I am today.



The Athlete Management Course has given me a chance to help others, as well as myself and my family, and given me a new found feeling of respect. Everything about this company is impressive and professional. I now have the documentation I need, business cards, and professional SMWW training to recruit and mentor professional athletes as an independent contractor for SMWW. Where else can you get this kind of valuable support?



I have always had an interest in the sports agent industry. While surfing the web; I came across Sports Management Worldwide site. The staff at SMWW is wonderful, knowledgable and always available to help . It turned out be a great call.



Dr Lashbrook is so passionate about the Athlete Management course I feel the vibes all the way in the United Kindgom! The material is really interesting and it gets you excited the more you learn. I've gained great knowledge and confidence to start to work with SMWW in an Agent Advisor role.




GAAMES Sports Agency

During my last year of law school, I signed up for Dr. Lashbrook's program. Following law school, I started my law practice at a large law firm and focused on sports law. The knowledge I gained from the program and Dr. Lashbrook was invaluable and helped me to excel in my practice. The Athlete Management course prepared me and helped me to build a successful sports law practice focusing on athlete representation and assistance. I currently represent several MLB clients. Without this program, I would not have been able to achieve the career I now have. I highly recommend his program to anyone who desires to build a successful career in any area of the sport industry.




FIFA Agent

The Athlete Management Course has allowed me to develop a career in the competitive industry of sports management. Without the knowledge, support and networking opportunities provided by Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW) I would never have been able to offer the high quality services that my clients expect and deserve. Being based in London, England I have found that the Athlete Management Course has given me a professional edge over other agents in Europe which is due to the qualities of the SMWW staff and fellow SMWW Agent Advisors. I would recommend this course to anyone who is serious about becoming or understanding the world of a Sports Agent.



Thanks to my taking the SMWW course I now represent  NFL Players. Everything that SMWW taught was right on and it worked for me. If you have a love for sports and people, I would recommend that you go for it. I was practically computer illiterate. The course and the Agent Advisor Program have pushed me to do things in life that I probably wouldn't have done otherwise. I have made a lot of new friends and I'm excited to see where things can go from here. I want three players next year!"



I loved the class and the ethical compass of Dr. Lashbrook and the staff of SMWW. The class was informative, interactive and fun. The course gave me the basic tools to feel comfortable working with athletes. I would advise this class for anybody with a passion for sports. The cost of the class is minimal compared to knowledge and contacts you will get in return.



It's just a great program. It's the most convenient way to gain an edge in the field of sports agency, & it's effective. Looking back, I would have to say that it was a wise investment.




National Scouting Report Scout

"The SMWW course covered a lot of information and helped me learn to identify the intangibles in players and to evaluate talent and categorize based on talent. At the National Scouting Report, I focus on Basketball, Baseball, and some Football and I help connect student-athletes with coaches at schools that need their talent set." 




Boston Red Sox

As a longtime traditional baseball scout, I opted to expand my overall knowledge in baseball operations by taking the Baseball Analytics Course thru SMWW. This comprehensive program, directed by Dr. Lashbrook along with the teachings of well known statistical expert Ari Kaplan, provided an excellent foundation to allow for exploration of both sides of player evaluations. Certainly, the knowledge I gained in this course played an invaluable role in my acceptance of my latest baseball appointment



I'm a student in Ari Kaplan's Baseball Analytics Class. We're about halfway through the course and I've already landed my first job in baseball!  I logged into the course page last Sunday to post an assignment and I saw a message to all students from SMWW that the Tampa Bay Rays were hiring TrackMan and Pitch f/x Operators for their minor league affiliates.  I quickly revised my resume to feature the course description that SMWW provided and applied for the job via TeamWork Online.  The very next day I was hired by the Rays Baseball Operations Department to help run TrackMan for one of their minor league clubs that is local to me!  They said my resume really stood out, and I attribute most of that to having the SMWW Baseball Analytics course description front and center.  So I'd like to say 'thank you' to the whole SMWW crew and I look forward to continuing to study and learn with you.  With this new job, my investment has already more than paid for itself.  Thanks again, David Yamin




Trotamundos GM

Preparation is never enough and mostly in sports. SMMW and Ari Kaplan support me a lot and gave me several tools that I put it into practice immediately. The result: first championship for our team in 13 years.




Humana Data Scientist 2

"I strongly recommend anyone interested in working within the baseball industry to consider taking this course! Ari was a fantastic instructor with a vast knowledge of the baseball industry. I couldn't have been happier with this course."



 I highly recommend the Baseball Analytics course offered by SMWW and taught by Ari Kaplan. Completing the course has given me a solid foundation in baseball analytics and the skillset to continue to grow. I especially enjoyed the audio chats and the opportunities they gave me to learn from an experienced analyst and engage with other baseball minded people.




Detroit Tigers Media Relations Assistant

I completed Ari Kaplan's Baseball Analytics course through Sports Management Worldwide. This course was extremely beneficial and I can recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about baseball analytics.



I signed up for this course to learn more about Analytics and how it was being used in today's game. I believe that the SMWW Baseball Analytics opened my eyes to how numbers and statistics are being used. Analyzing player performances and predicting future value based on these statistics was one of the most exciting assignments of the course.
 




TrackMan

I had no idea what to expect when I started this course. I thought that if I were to learn at least one thing about baseball it would be worth it. I ended up learning so much more than expected. That has everything to do with the great teachers SMWW was able to get to teach the courses. All of them are willing to help you in you start your career in baseball if you show the work ethic and passion for the game.




Video Scout for Baseball Info Solutions

The course was great, I especially liked listening to Ari's web chats as he went through his display model, spread sheets, and all the tools he provided for us through AriBall. I'm planning on going to the Baseball Winter Meetings so I can spend some time with Ari Kaplan, Dan Evans, Larry D'Amato, and Dr. Lashbrook - I love what they've done with Sport Management Worldwide! 



SMWW will provide you with the tools needed to be successful in your sports career. I have taken Baseball GM and Scouting and Baseball Analytics and would recommend both of them. Dan Evans, Larry D'Amato, and Ari Kaplan are great mentors!




Sales Executive for Midland RockHounds

The Baseball Analytics Course was amazing and also fun. I was able to learn a great deal and really enjoyed listening to Ari Kaplan. Great person and great instructor.

 



Superb course! Ari was generous with his time and effort. His lectures were organized and easy to follow. He broke-down hard to understand material and made it easy to comprehend. I would absolutely take another SMWW course!




Philadelphia Phillies Scout

Thanks to Dan Evans, Larry D'Amato and Ari Kaplan and the SMWW Staff, I was able to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, as an Associate Scout. The staff and classes are truly beneficial and helpful, to obtaining a position with an MLB team. Thank You!



I'm very proud to announce that I have formally accepted a Video Scout position with Baseball Info Solutions that I will be starting in March. Not going to lie, it's been a long year filled with a lot of doubt of whether I could even get a job baseball after a lot of rejection but I finally turned a dream that I had in high school into reality. Thank you to everyone who believed that I could make this happen even when I had my doubts. Also, a huge thank you to my mentors at Sports Management Worldwide Dan Evans and Ari Kaplan. I gained so much information from them and their guidance put me in position to make this happen. I'm excited to see where this takes me and I can't wait to get started!




SMWW Alumni

This course was not only thought-provoking and informative to the changes in the way the game is assessed, viewed, and played, but also engaging and fun! I am lucky and blessed to have taken it and have had the chance to connect with Ari, Dan and Hank in the process. I strongly recommend anyone interested in the game to consider taking this course! For those of you sports fanatics with a growth mindset out there, SMWW checks all the boxes.




San Jose, CA

The Baseball Career Conference provides a great opportunity to hear about baseball operations from people at the Major League Level, and a chance to meet and network with these individuals.




Morris Catholic High School

I was the youngest attendee (13 years old!) at this conference, but I came out the most interested. This drove my love for all aspects of the game and helping me accomplish my dream of working in baseball.




Minneapolis, MN

Completely blown away by the knowledge shared by the speakers in Nashville!



I could never have imagined the experience I had at the conference. The connections I was able to make will no doubt help me with any career path I choose in baseball. I look forward to keeping in touch and connecting with you in my future SMWW course! 




Atlanta, Georgia

This conference exceeded my experections ten-fold. The speakers were informative, inspirational, and genuine. 




New Jersey

SMWW is an opportunity to "jump into" a network of professionals in all aspects of the business of baseball. Having the conference at the same time as the Winter Meetings is also invaluable. Whether young or old, this is an awesome opportunity to get a solid understanding of all aspects of baseball.



Every year I walk away just as impressed by the wealth of information as the first year!




San Jose, CA

The Baseball Career Conference provides a great opportunity to hear about baseball operations from people at the Major League Level, and a chance to meet and network with these individuals.



The Baseball Conference gave me invaluable advice when it comes to standing out and getting a job in the baseball industry. I recommend the conference to anyone just starting college and their career as it will help them get an edge over their competition



The Baseball Career Conference puts you in front of some of the best minds in baseball. Individuals have the rare opportunity to speak with the participants of the various panels and receive valuable insight of the game of baseball as well as the best ways to break into the industry




Decatur, IL

Truly the most inspirational conference I've been to. I was there as an onlooker and truly enjoyed the experience. I came with my son, who was looking to break into the business of baseball. The knowledge gained and the people I met was truly a rewarding experience.




St. Ambrose University

Anyone who is looking to be a part of the sports management world should attend the conferences SMWW puts on! They are insightful, you meet high end executives who were once in your shoes (like Kansas City GM, Dayton Moore!) and the networking is unbelievable. This was a great experience!




Nashville, TN

You will never find a better opportunity to network and pick the brains of current power players in the business of baseball.




Arizona State University

A fantastic roster of speakers with high level front office personnel sharing invaluable opinions and information. This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in working in baseball.



I'd just like to toss a big thank you out to Dr. Lashbrook for his vision in developing such a great company which has enabled so many of us to break into the sports industry. My advice to ANYONE who is on the fence about taking an SMWW course is this: take the plunge! You won't regret it. I am proof that it's not too good to be true. The sports professionals at SMWW gave me the specific knowledge and training to enter this field and to market myself.




MLB Instant Replay

SMWW gave me a strong foundation with which to work upon. In an industry where information on breaking in isn't readily available, the coursework and lengthy discussions with trusted individuals that have been in between the lines so to speak was incredibly fruitful and the perfect kick-start for my working career.




Minnesota TwinsCommunications Assistant & Spanish Translator

The SMWW Baseball GM & Scouting Course gave me a strong foundation and was helpful opening doors for me in professional baseball. In 2017, I successfully completed a Baseball Operations/Player Development Fellowship with the St. Louis Cardinals. Recently, I just accepted a full time opportunity for the 2018 season, this time with the Minnesota Twins as their Communications Assistant/Spanish Translator for the Major League Club. I’m very thankful to Dan Evans and Larry D’Amato for sharing their baseball knowledge, which helped me land these tremendous opportunities in professional baseball.




Los Angeles Angels

The Baseball GM and Scouting course was truly a great experience. It provided me with the specific training and knowledge to be able to break into the baseball industry. Dan Evans and Larry D' Amato are great mentors. All the material I learned will help me immensely moving forward in my career.



I'm writing to you and the rest of your team to thank you! I took the Baseball GM & Scouting Course two years ago and I learned so many skills that have helped me in my career. In December 2018, on my second season has Toros de Herrera G.M. in the Panamanian professional Baseball League my team won the Championship. In January, we got the opportunity to play at the Latin American Baseball Series in Mexico where we finished third and during this series we got a call from the Commissioner of the Caribbean asking if Panama could host a Caribbean Series and get Toros to play in the tournament. Not only did we help them organize the series and were great hosts, but a team that I put together in four days with 15 Toros Players, and 6 Panamanians from other teams and seven players from the Nicaragua and Colombian league won the Series in what is one of the most incredible histories in modern Baseball. We competed against the best teams in the winter leagues and finished with a 4W - 1L record with historic victories against Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba.

Thanks for your help and hope the programs keep going strong.




Toronto Blue Jays Interpreter

I am extremely happy to announce that I have accepted Shun Yamaguchi's Interpreter position with the Toronto Blue Jays and now heading to Tampa for Spring Training! If it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't have made it to where I am for what I dreamed of. 

Thank you for all the support you have given me and I hope I can be a good sample for those who are trying to pursue the same type of path as I do. 

 



The Baseball GM/Scouting course was by far my favorite class that I have completed with SMWW. Hank Jones and Dan Evans provides tremendous information from their experiences and what really goes on within Baseball Operations Departments, takes you behind the scenes in scouting and teaches how to identify the top prospects with multiple tools. I feel very confident in the information that I have learned with this course and I am ready to use it first hand with an organization.




Corporate Marketing Manager

At the end of the program, I was prepared for success in every facet: from working in a front office to interviewing for positions. I was offered two jobs and flew to meet each team and was extremely prepared for the interview process and salary negotiation strategy. I wanted a job in baseball and ended up turning down a job offer from an MLB team to accept a Corporate Marketing Manager position with the Frisco RoughRiders in Frisco, Texas. My dream is complete!




Asst Head Coach, Hitting Coach, Lewis & Clark Community Coll

"The greatest knowledge of all is what you learn after you know everything." I thought I knew it all after having professional success at a young age. I came to find out that there was a world of baseball business that I never knew existed. Thanks SMWW for giving me this knowledge to not only advance my career but my dreams as well! I felt the course was almost perfect...The books were outstanding and I looked forward to the reading assignments each week. I really enjoyed the insight that Jonathan and Maury brought each and every week...wonderful instructors!




Associate Scout, Cleveland Indians

Taking SMWW's Baseball GM & Scouting course was one of the best decisions I have made. I learned so many valuable skills which will give me an edge in my career. I have since been named an Associate Scout with the Cleveland Indians. SMWW is definitely a course I recommend to anyone looking to break into the baseball world.




Professor, University of Connecticut - Storrs

As I near retirement I am attempting to make a smooth transition into baseball - either in management or scouting of some sort. The SMWW course on "Baseball GM and Scouting" was my first step toward converting stumbling blocks into stepping stones as I make a career transition.




Philadelphia Phillies Scout

Thanks to Dan Evans, Larry D'Amato and Ari Kaplan and the SMWW Staff, I was able to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, as an Associate Scout. The staff and classes are truly beneficial and helpful, to obtaining a position with an MLB team. Thank You!




SMWW Alumni

This course was not only thought-provoking and informative to the changes in the way the game is assessed, viewed, and played, but also engaging and fun! I am lucky and blessed to have taken it and have had the chance to connect with Ari, Dan and Hank in the process. I strongly recommend anyone interested in the game to consider taking this course! For those of you sports fanatics with a growth mindset out there, SMWW checks all the boxes.




Milwaukee Brewers Video Scout

SMWW's Baseball GM & Scouting course taught me a lot of the little things that go into scouting and working in the baseball operations side of the front office, which would of been very difficult to learn outside of this class. Larry D'Amato and Dan Evans are great teachers and provided everything they know to me in just 8 weeks. They truly care about the future of everyone in the class. I want  to thank both of them and Lynn Lashbrook, as all this material I leaned will help me immensely moving forward in my career. 




PGA Tough Tournament Operations Specialist

I always had the passion for baseball and was looking for a place to start. I had some doubts at the beginning but as I went through the 8 weeks, talking to actual MLB executives in the industry at a conference and attending the Winter Meetings, I was compelled. Dan not only taught me baseball operations but also guided me to the right people. Through Dan and this program, I connected with a bunch of MLB team executives which eventually lead me to interviews. From the connections that I made throughout, I ended up getting a job at PGA TOUR as a Tournament Operations Specialist.




New Jersey

SMWW is an opportunity to "jump into" a network of professionals in all aspects of the business of baseball. Having the conference at the same time as the Winter Meetings is also invaluable. Whether young or old, this is an awesome opportunity to get a solid understanding of all aspects of baseball.




Associate Baseball Scout - LA Dodgers

I thought getting access to people who are directly involved with baseball management was great. Listening to their first hand experience gives you confidence that if you follow their suggestions and examples, it will help you further your career in baseball's management system. Both Larry D'Amato and Dan Evans provided keen insight that is just not accessible in any other forum.




Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Operations

SMWW played a very influential role in earning my position with the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Operations department. The mentorship of both Mr. Evans and Mr. D'Amato helped me establish relationships with many individuals in the baseball industry that helped me get where I'm at today. The baseball industry is a tough industry to get your foot in the door, but SMWW and their mentors give you a leg up on the competition.




Washington Nationals

The Baseball GM and Scouting course was a tremendous opportunity to learn more about the current state of baseball and how to best position myself for a career in baseball. I am very thankful to Dan Evans and Larry D'Amato for sharing their immense baseball knowledge and years of experience.



I'm very proud to announce that I have formally accepted a Video Scout position with Baseball Info Solutions that I will be starting in March. Not going to lie, it's been a long year filled with a lot of doubt of whether I could even get a job baseball after a lot of rejection but I finally turned a dream that I had in high school into reality. Thank you to everyone who believed that I could make this happen even when I had my doubts. Also, a huge thank you to my mentors at Sports Management Worldwide Dan Evans and Ari Kaplan. I gained so much information from them and their guidance put me in position to make this happen. I'm excited to see where this takes me and I can't wait to get started!




TrackMan

I had no idea what to expect when I started this course. I thought that if I were to learn at least one thing about baseball it would be worth it. I ended up learning so much more than expected. That has everything to do with the great teachers SMWW was able to get to teach the courses. All of them are willing to help you in you start your career in baseball if you show the work ethic and passion for the game.




Perfect Game Scout/Field Manager

I can't thank Dr. Lashbrook, Dan Evans, Hank Jones, and Jon LaForce enough. From creating this wonderful program, teaching me the material and being so helpful in the process, to recruiting me to SMWW after I uncovered this gem. I am truly grateful for their passion and desire to help others. 
 




MLB Player Agent

Dan is the real deal, he’s worked in affiliated and independent baseball, has dealt with international signings and is well versed in all aspects of the business side of a baseball operation. He has run three MLB clubs and has dealt with all types of players from superstars to utility types, has been in charge of both scouting and player development areas and knows how to engage with ownership groups at the highest level. Having talked about all of the above, Dan’s best attributes are his understanding of a BB organization and knowing how to communicate with all levels of a sports organization. In addition, Toronto’s recent interest in his becoming their next President of BB Ops shows how esteemed Dan is, even by his competitors. I’d recommend signing up for his course, a student will learn about theory but Dan will prepare you for what really happens in the sports world! 

Welcome, Dan, to the SMWW family!



Dan Duquette's Player Development course is a brilliant addition to the SMWW baseball operations family of courses. Dan's 4 decades in baseball, primarily as a GM, provide students insight into player development that is unparalleled. The two time Sporting News Executive of the Year's course is the perfect complement to the SMWW Baseball GM and Scouting Course with former Dodgers GM Dan Evans/former Dodgers Scout Hank Jones, and the Baseball Analytics Course with baseball savant Ari Kaplan. These courses together are a triple threat for anyone to have under their belt if they aspire to work in baseball!




Boston Red Sox

As a longtime traditional baseball scout, I opted to expand my overall knowledge in baseball operations by taking the Baseball Analytics Course thru SMWW. This comprehensive program, directed by Dr. Lashbrook along with the teachings of well known statistical expert Ari Kaplan, provided an excellent foundation to allow for exploration of both sides of player evaluations. Certainly, the knowledge I gained in this course played an invaluable role in my acceptance of my latest baseball appointment



I'm a student in Ari Kaplan's Baseball Analytics Class. We're about halfway through the course and I've already landed my first job in baseball!  I logged into the course page last Sunday to post an assignment and I saw a message to all students from SMWW that the Tampa Bay Rays were hiring TrackMan and Pitch f/x Operators for their minor league affiliates.  I quickly revised my resume to feature the course description that SMWW provided and applied for the job via TeamWork Online.  The very next day I was hired by the Rays Baseball Operations Department to help run TrackMan for one of their minor league clubs that is local to me!  They said my resume really stood out, and I attribute most of that to having the SMWW Baseball Analytics course description front and center.  So I'd like to say 'thank you' to the whole SMWW crew and I look forward to continuing to study and learn with you.  With this new job, my investment has already more than paid for itself.  Thanks again, David Yamin




Lancaster Barnstormers Director of Baseball Operations

Understanding the behind-the-scenes look from Dan at the Player Development Department was worth every penny. Learning from Dan was my favorite part!




Philadelphia Phillies Scout

Thanks to Dan Evans, Larry D'Amato and Ari Kaplan and the SMWW Staff, I was able to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, as an Associate Scout. The staff and classes are truly beneficial and helpful, to obtaining a position with an MLB team. Thank You!



SMWW will provide you with the tools needed to be successful in your sports career. I have taken Baseball GM and Scouting and Baseball Analytics and would recommend both of them. Dan Evans, Larry D'Amato, and Ari Kaplan are great mentors!




TrackMan

I had no idea what to expect when I started this course. I thought that if I were to learn at least one thing about baseball it would be worth it. I ended up learning so much more than expected. That has everything to do with the great teachers SMWW was able to get to teach the courses. All of them are willing to help you in you start your career in baseball if you show the work ethic and passion for the game.




Washington Nationals

The Baseball GM and Scouting course was a tremendous opportunity to learn more about the current state of baseball and how to best position myself for a career in baseball. I am very thankful to Dan Evans and Larry D'Amato for sharing their immense baseball knowledge and years of experience.



Dean's ability to relate the numbers to a NBA GM is invaluable. I hired Dean with the Denver Nuggets and he is the best at what he does. Not pretty good... THE BEST! 




Basketball Coach, Player Development and Professional Camps

NetScouts Basketball's scout training program has given me so many professional benefits.  It will help separate you from the competition by gaining key evaluation tools, you will learn from actual scouting people and receive direct feedback in a mentoring relationship, you will gain a network of scouts, and most important, it will increase confidence in your abilities and talents.



Working with the community of Sports Management Worldwide has been great! The assignments are structured very well throughout each 8-week course, but the biggest benefit you receive is the relationships you establish. I have taken two classes so far, and the connections and contacts I have made because of those two are priceless. If you are interested in sports as a profession, or even elevating your understanding/relationships, I highly recommend choosing SMWW.




InStat Sport Region Representative

Thanks to SMWW I have been lucky and have had the chance to broaden my horizons in the basketball community not just in Turkey but have been lucky to reach people that I would have hardly been able to reach. Looking forward to any and all other basketball courses this organization deals with. 




Block Six Analytics

SMWW has helped me network with a lot of people in the industry and I have learned so much straight from industry leading experts. I plan on taking multiple classes because of the knowledge I am gaining and the people I have met.




New York Liberty (WNBA) Head Analytics Coordinator

Getting a job in pro basketball is all about separating yourself from the hundreds of other applicants and NetScouts/SMWW do just that. There's no substitute for being in arenas, seeing players in-person and learning what it means to be a scout on the fly. Building your skillset through courses then applying what you've learned to live game action is invaluable experience. NetScouts/SMWW had a huge role in molding me into a basketball operations professional and I use what I learned during my time in the apprenticeship program to this day.




New York Liberty (WNBA) Head Analytics Coordinator

Getting a job in pro basketball is all about separating yourself from the hundreds of other applicants and NetScouts/SMWW do just that. There's no substitute for being in arenas, seeing players in-person and learning what it means to be a scout on the fly. Building your skillset through courses then applying what you've learned to live game action is invaluable experience. NetScouts/SMWW had a huge role in molding me into a basketball operations professional and I use what I learned during my time in the apprenticeship program to this day.




Concordia College of New York Head Coach

NetScouts Basketball gave me an opportunity to experience working in a high-level basketball setting and helped inspire me by watching some of basketball's best coaches.  This allowed me to continue to pursue a future in basketball and helped me land a Division 2 assistant coach position.




Menlo College, Men's Basketball Assistant Coach

Interning for NetScouts Basketball was a tremendous opportunity to get started in the basketball industry. I was able to learn from some of the best in the business and gain some real-world, practical experience in the field. Through this internship, I was provided with the opportunities to get out into the scouting world and add a respected organization to my resume. I would encourage those who have the opportunity to take full advantage and build as many meaningful relationships as possible through this program. It was a great way to break into the industry!




Basketball Data Analyst and Partner, Stats Perform

The SMWW/NetScouts Basketball Scout Apprenticeship Program was an excellent opportunity to kickstart my scouting growth and development. I gained invaluable in-person scouting experience at DePaul and Northwestern and established a strong fundamental understanding of the international youth basketball landscape through FIBA U16 and U18 video-scouting projects. While there is no tried-and-true path into a career in scouting and basketball operations, this program certainly served as a nice springboard in bolstering my scouting chops and broadening my basketball network.




Graduate Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, The Citadel

The NetScouts Basketball/SMWW apprenticeship program is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in basketball. Being a credentialed member on press row was a dream come true for me. You are given the tools to hone your skills of talent evaluation and get feedback on your reports about how to improve. Mr. Berman is hands on with his feedback and has a great deal of  respect and experience in this business.  While in the program, I attended several SOCON basketball games in my area and two years later I am now coaching in the same conference. Take advantage of this position by forming genuine relationships with as many people as you can




Sababasket Founder and Agent

Working and learning under Carl at NetScouts Basketball was an important experience for my growth as a basketball talent evaluator. While working for NetScouts helped shape the way I see the game, it also gave me a platform for exposure.




Western New England University Graduate Assistant

NetScouts Basketball offers the only opportunity for aspiring scouts to gain meaningful experience scouting live Division 1 games at press row. The program enabled me to be credentialed for high-level college games and hone my scouting ability in a professional setting. Through this unique process, you will drastically improve your ability to evaluate players and assemble professional scouting reports. The scouting experience I’ve gained with NetScouts has contributed directly to my professional development and has resulted in new career opportunities. I highly recommend the program to anyone interested in scouting or working in basketball at any level.




Perth Wildcats and Perth Lynx

If you need hands on experience scouting, including feedback and formatting reports, then NetScouts has an ideal option, with their in-depth scouting program. Having spent a full NCAA season scouting for them across the US, I had support the whole way. Entry into games, great seats and excellent advice. Now, with NetScouts teaming up with SMWW, they've gone to a new level. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to start out in the basketball industry.




Babcock Hoops, Director of Scouting

NetScouts Basketball has been an integral part of my journey and stands out as one of the best opportunities in the world. The ability to watch high-level basketball at press row has helped me grow as a talent evaluator, as well as a connector. This training program has helped me develop my eye both on the court and through video scouting, while simultaneously introducing me to wonderful people around the NCAA & NBA communities. I highly recommend NetScouts to anyone aspiring to work in the realm of basketball.




Miami Hurricanes Manager, Business Development

NetScouts Basketball's training program gave me the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business. Not only do you get access to high-level college basketball, but you also get feedback on your reports so you can continue to grow. My experience with NetScouts has been invaluable and I highly recommend their training program to aspiring scouts.




Director of Scouting, DMV Warriors (ABA)

NetScouts Basketball’s scout training program has been an amazing part of my professional scouting journey. Through this program, I have learned the ins and outs of scouting and have been given the opportunity to do it in a professional setting. Being affiliated with NetScouts has given me credibility for my career and allowed me to show other organizations my professional worth. I recommend this to anyone interested in scouting, analytics, media relations or just basketball in general.




Basketball Coach, Player Development and Professional Camps

NetScouts Basketball's scout training program has given me so many professional benefits.  It will help separate you from the competition by gaining key evaluation tools, you will learn from actual scouting people and receive direct feedback in a mentoring relationship, you will gain a network of scouts, and most important, it will increase confidence in your abilities and talents.




Hidden Gems Basketball Basketball Coach

Working as a scout trainee with NetScouts Basketball was the best decision that I have made thus far for my career. While at NetScouts I have gained very valuable experience of being a basketball scout. I have been able to take advantage of some unique opportunities such as working side-by-side with other scouts and journalists on media row while attending high-end Division 1 basketball games. I’ve also been able to sharpen my skills by working on international scouting projects such as the Nordic and European championship games.




Birmingham, AL

The conference was great and far exceeded my expectations. As a young person interested in the sports management field, I was fascinated by the quality of panelists and the networking opportunities.




Melbourne, Australia

The insights into basketball were excellent. I would recommend this conference to anyone who desires a career in the sports industry.




Oswego IL. Woubonsee Community College

SMWW provided a once in a lifetime experience.It helped me realize that my dreams can become a reality.




Houston, TX University of Houston

The Basketball Career Conference was a great experience and I will definitely return. It was my first time and it exceeded my expectations. Great value for the price.




District of Columbia

Being able to interact with NBA personnel and team decision makers was inspiring and educational. And the networking was beyond my expectations!




Los Angeles, CA

Sports Management Worldwide’s conference is a must-attend event for anyone looking to expand their network or break into sports media or management. Great speakers and topics with Q&A portions of every panel. Excited to go back next year!




Memphis, TN

The conference experience was amazing. I met great people, earned great insight into basketball careers, and had a great time at the games.




Kennesaw State University

All of the speakers and staff were knowledgeable and answered questions with great insight and experience. To be surrounded by so many influential names in the world of basketball left me feeling extremely motivated. What a great event to network and learn! 




University of San Diego

I learned so much at the SMWW Summer league conference, it was a great experience and an amazing opportunity to network. I feel the knowledge I acquired will lead directly to a sports career. Thank you SMWW!




New York Liberty (WNBA) Head Analytics Coordinator

Getting a job in pro basketball is all about separating yourself from the hundreds of other applicants and NetScouts/SMWW do just that. There's no substitute for being in arenas, seeing players in-person and learning what it means to be a scout on the fly. Building your skillset through courses then applying what you've learned to live game action is invaluable experience. NetScouts/SMWW had a huge role in molding me into a basketball operations professional and I use what I learned during my time in the apprenticeship program to this day.




Chicago Bulls Player Development Coordinator

As an SMWW alum of Basketball GM & Scouting, the Basketball Career Conference, and Sports Revenue Mgmt course, I am pleased to inform you that I have gotten my first NBA job with the Brooklyn Nets as Player Development and Video Assistant. I thank you for all of the knowledge and networking that SMWW has imparted to me to this point. Thank you again and I hope to continue to ascend the NBA ladder and represent your company well.




SMWW / NetScouts Apprentice

For those interested in getting experience in scouting, I fully endorse the SMWW/ Netscouts apprenticeship. One thing that holds people back from their dreams of working in professional basketball is actually getting the real work experience. Other SMWW classes allow aspiring basketball professionals to learn specific skills this program allows you to actually apply them.  The media access that this apprenticeship provides is the real cherry on top, it gave me just what I needed, more access to the Raptor 905. 




Graduate Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, The Citadel

The NetScouts Basketball/SMWW apprenticeship program is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in basketball. Being a credentialed member on press row was a dream come true for me. You are given the tools to hone your skills of talent evaluation and get feedback on your reports about how to improve. Mr. Berman is hands on with his feedback and has a great deal of  respect and experience in this business.  While in the program, I attended several SOCON basketball games in my area and two years later I am now coaching in the same conference. Take advantage of this position by forming genuine relationships with as many people as you can




General Manager at Los Angeles D-Fenders

With work and school every day, I found it difficult to expand my knowledge in the sports field and fit a class with a fixed time into my busy schedule.The online Basketball GM course was a great fit for me; I was able to learn and complete my assignments at my own pace and on my own schedule. This course has also been a great tool for networking with individuals across the country that possess the same interests and career goals as I. The information I have obtained and the teachings that this course provides have been invaluable for my growth in the 'sports world' and I strongly recommend it to all those who would like to get a behind the scenes look at how an NBA Front Office functions.




Community Ambassador for the Toronto Raptors

Jerome Williams, had plenty of basketball experience having played nearly 10 years in the NBA. Looking to continue his career, Williams invested in Basketball GM & Scouting course hoping to eventually land a front office job. He is currently a Community Ambassador for the Toronto Raptors and working his way up in the organization.  Listen to Jerome rave about SMWW on 590 THE FAN




NetScouts Basketball Managing Partner

Chris Denker, Basketball GM & Scouting graduate, is a 14 year veteran of NCAA Division I basketball coaching. He was a highly successful Head Coach of the Santa Clara University and Colorado State University. Chris has coached professionally and internationally, serving as Head Coach and Director of Operations for the IBL Eugene Chargers. Chris spent the 2008 season abroad as Consulting Director and Coach of the Barnet BBC, London. After completing the course, Chris started his own company, NetScouts, the International Basketball Connection. Chris has helped players find jobs in countries such as Japan, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg, Holland, and in various domestic minor leagues.




Miami Heat

SMWW provided an excellent opportunity to network and recieve one on one advice from some of sports business' finest. While participating in the course, I offered and accepted a position in sales with the Miami Heat. Thank you SMWW




Los Angeles Clippers

I owe everyone a huge thanks for getting me in touch with your Los Angeles sports team contacts. I started with the Clippers in January. So far, things have been awesome. I'm absorbing as much as I can, am extremely motivated, and am generating revenue at or near the top of my department. The best thing is that I'm loving every second of it. So once again, I wanted to thank you for allowing me the access to your network, and rest assured that I will represent you, SMWW, and all affiliated with the utmost level of professionalism, dedication, and productivity. I now am in the industry I always wanted to be in and you definitely played an intrical role in that. Once again, thanks.




Basketball Data Analyst and Partner, Stats Perform

The SMWW/NetScouts Basketball Scout Apprenticeship Program was an excellent opportunity to kickstart my scouting growth and development. I gained invaluable in-person scouting experience at DePaul and Northwestern and established a strong fundamental understanding of the international youth basketball landscape through FIBA U16 and U18 video-scouting projects. While there is no tried-and-true path into a career in scouting and basketball operations, this program certainly served as a nice springboard in bolstering my scouting chops and broadening my basketball network.




Portland Trailblazers Personnel Video Coordinator

I had an amazing experience taking the Basketball GM and Scouting Course with SMWW. My dream and passion has always been to work in the NBA and be a GM but I did not know the steps to take to get there. With this course, I was able to learn, make contacts in the industry and receive the necessary encouragement and motivation to pursue my dream. I am now working for the Portland Trailblazers!!!!




Coach and Director, The Players Edge Basketball Program

The SMMW Basketball GM and Scouting course enabled me to learn more about the business of basketball such as salary cap and statistical information that a General Manager would need to know to run and organization. Thank you SMMW!




Boston Celtics Video Cordinator

The Basketball GM and Scouting course was a huge help in me getting started at the Boston Celtics. I had several interviews, and in each case, after my resume was reviewed I was asked to discuss my training through the Basketball GM & Scouting Course. I believe the Celtics knew I was serious when they saw I had taken this course on my own, outside of my regular college courses. The course showed me ways to view the game from different levels beyond a fan's perspective. Each week during the chats, I spoke with influential members of the basketball world, and these conversations taught me how to handle myself in an NBA environment.




S.I. Fansided Sports Page Writer

Learning from sports industry professionals is priceless, the classes do not feel like school, they are fun and engaging. The weekly chats and discussion rooms allow you to meet and connect with like-minded students who share your passion. Nowhere else can you get access to the people working in sports than you can with SMWW. 




Advantage Solutions

These courses excel the natural mind to accomplish untold things. I have accomplished personal goals that will pave the path for the rest of my life. Thanks to Sports Management Worldwide my dreams have became possibe.
 




Toyota Center, Sr. Event Marketing & Public Relations Mgr

SMWW and this class helped me find my dream job. I was leery of an online course because I had never taken one before, but SMWW has a fantastic group of professors and mentors that are available when you need them. It was very hands-on and easy to correspond and work with others involved in this course. The online discussions were helpful and each time very engaging. It gave me the opportunity to speak with the professors, and others involved in the course, ask advice and set weekly goals in order to track my progress. I would recommend SMWW to anyone who is sports-driven and has the desire to work in the sports industry.




Head Coach/Assistant High School AAU Director, 10th and 11th

Through writing scouting reports and working with Synergy, this course gave me good overall knowledge of what it takes to break into the operations side of the NBA.




Ridley Scouting Service

I have learned a lot in the Basketball GM and Scouting course and have been able to carry this forward into the world of high school scouting. The resources and help from experts have shown some new options when it comes to evaluating talent. I loved this course!




St. Francis Xavier University Dartmouth

SMWW was a great choice for me. I am a university student and love sports. With a lot of universities not having many programs around sports, this was great. My university approved the course and I earned credits. SMWW is very flexible to fit around whatever you are doing. Awesome experience. If you're a student or looking to get involved in the business, then this is the place for you.




Asst Head Coach, Hitting Coach, Lewis & Clark Community Coll

"The greatest knowledge of all is what you learn after you know everything." I thought I knew it all after having professional success at a young age. I came to find out that there was a world of baseball business that I never knew existed. Thanks SMWW for giving me this knowledge to not only advance my career but my dreams as well! I felt the course was almost perfect...The books were outstanding and I looked forward to the reading assignments each week. I really enjoyed the insight that Jonathan and Maury brought each and every week...wonderful instructors!




Executive Director, NABC

Jim Krause is very professional! He has provided effective leadership to our National Association of Basketball Coaches annual convention during the NCAA Final Four for the last 14 years




C.E.O, JBC Sports Management c.c

SMWW has created a condusive atmosphere for me and my fellow students to establish ourselves in this field, with all this knowledge and skills we've acquired, getting started will be much easier as we already know how to overcome obstacles and staying focused on changing the whole sport image to the better.



Dr. Krause brought alot of insight from personal experience into the discussions. What he had to share was always pertainent and useful. He showed respect for his students and provided us with information that was both practical and challenging. I would recommend this experience to anyone who is considering a career as an AD as well as those who are already there.




High School Principal

Dr. Krause has brought his considerable skill and expertise together with a positive vision for program development to our High School to provide for real change in the conduct of our athletics and activities programs. Jim's prudence and sound judgment, his enthusiasm for the appropriate role of these programs, and his outstanding leadership skills have ensured ongoing program refinement and growth within the proper constructs of the school environment.




Interlake High School Football Coach

My first head coaching job was the conference door-mat. With Jim' Krause's help, I changed some staff, focused on our younger player's development and devised a daily, weekly and yearly plan for success. We have had three straight seasons of improvement and a .500 record.



The course was fun and very informative. The addition of ISS makes this course that much greater. The weekly chats are the key to the program, and are so very informative. I have a new approach the game I love, and it makes it that much better. Thanks SMWW!



I really enjoyed the chats, we were able to network not only with people in the business but with other students who are trying to pursue the same careers.



If your goal in life, is to work in sports in a professional way, this is for you. So take the first step and contact SMWW and talk to someone. Because the next step you take will change your future.



I just want to say thank you for being such a great mentor to me and helping me achieve my goals. You really gave me some clarity and a path to follow and it has helped a ton! Taking that course was really the best investment in my life. I really appreciate you sharing your knowledge and direction.




Head Coach

Jim Krauseeased the pressure for an EISL championship run. We have professional athletes from all over the world and Jim eased cultural friction and allowed the athletes and agents to feel comfortable working with the Fire management team.




McLaren Cricket Club

The course enables you to interact and network with people from all over the world. It will help me to understand aspects related to Management which I have not previously touched on in the cricket world. It will give me a head start when going for interviews with other candidates who don't have any qualifications.




Game Development Programs Manager, Bangladesh Cricket Board

The Cricket Management Training course has been informative and very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed it. The information I have derived and the students I have met doing this course shall benefit my Cricket career greatly. I shall always recommend your course to my colleagues!




Sports Agent

The SMWW Cricket Management course open my eyes to many aspects of the game and covered all areas which one would feel is relevant to the administration of such a sport. Through this course I have met some very important people in the game of cricket and the future looks bright for me.




Deccan Chargers, Indian Premier League

The Cricket Business Management course assisted me in networking and gathering contacts which are very useful. Ken Jacobs, the mentor and faculty was extremely knowledgeable and always willing to help. I recommend this course to anyone looking to advance their cricket career.




Grendada Cricket Team Coach

The cricket management course has enabled me to better understand and more effectively deal with the challenges faced by developing countries. Interacting with individuals of varying backgrounds and experiences has given me a broader view of cricket management. Thank you SMWW for offering this course.




Belgium Cricket National Coach

As a national cricket coach, I have learned that many of the difficulties I face as a coach in my day job can be overcome with good cricket management skills. The live audio chats were my favorite part as you get to know your faculty and your fellow classmates involved in Cricket all over the globe.




Trotamundos GM

Preparation is never enough and mostly in sports. SMMW and Ari Kaplan support me a lot and gave me several tools that I put it into practice immediately. The result: first championship for our team in 13 years.




Boston Red Sox

As a longtime traditional baseball scout, I opted to expand my overall knowledge in baseball operations by taking the Baseball Analytics Course thru SMWW. This comprehensive program, directed by Dr. Lashbrook along with the teachings of well known statistical expert Ari Kaplan, provided an excellent foundation to allow for exploration of both sides of player evaluations. Certainly, the knowledge I gained in this course played an invaluable role in my acceptance of my latest baseball appointment




Perth Wildcats and Perth Lynx

If you need hands on experience scouting, including feedback and formatting reports, then NetScouts has an ideal option, with their in-depth scouting program. Having spent a full NCAA season scouting for them across the US, I had support the whole way. Entry into games, great seats and excellent advice. Now, with NetScouts teaming up with SMWW, they've gone to a new level. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to start out in the basketball industry.



Using Synergy and seeing how it breaks down the game, has changed how I look and watch basketball games during the playoffs. I've been doing more analyzing and what if's with guys to see if they would fit. If you're going to be into basketball, you have to take this class.




Graduate Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, The Citadel

The NetScouts Basketball/SMWW apprenticeship program is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in basketball. Being a credentialed member on press row was a dream come true for me. You are given the tools to hone your skills of talent evaluation and get feedback on your reports about how to improve. Mr. Berman is hands on with his feedback and has a great deal of  respect and experience in this business.  While in the program, I attended several SOCON basketball games in my area and two years later I am now coaching in the same conference. Take advantage of this position by forming genuine relationships with as many people as you can




Perth Wildcats and Perth Lynx

If you need hands on experience scouting, including feedback and formatting reports, then NetScouts has an ideal option, with their in-depth scouting program. Having spent a full NCAA season scouting for them across the US, I had support the whole way. Entry into games, great seats and excellent advice. Now, with NetScouts teaming up with SMWW, they've gone to a new level. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to start out in the basketball industry.




North Carolina Central University Video Coordinator

I recently took the Digital Editing XOS course with SMWW. Before the conclusion of the course, I ended up landing a role as a Video Coordinator.
 
I believe that without the knowledge and career experience training provided by Mike and Troy my success at this position wouldn’t be possible. I truly believe you guys have a top-notch staff built on providing their students with the best of the best training. I really learned very valuable information that would only be taught on the job. 
 
I just wanted to give a quick shoutout to your staff. They do a very good job at what they do. 




Rodgers State University Intro to Esports Instructor

I was just able to finish the esports business class this weekend.  It is fantastic that SMWW has become one of the first groups in the United States to offer an academic course on esports. I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be included in the first class session. Ben "Foojee" Watley has great industry knowledge and was a good host for the audio sessions. The Esports Business course is a great overview of esport team management and the fast-growing field of esports opportunities. Direct audio conversations with Ben Foojee Watley are worth the time and effort. 




NFLPA & CFLPA Certified

I'm the utmost grateful and blessed to have Joel Corry! His talent to teach was awesome! Great Instructor! He'll be in the Hall of Fame for Agents!



Thank you for everything! I was able to pass my exam.  The course and Joel is a factor in my success.  I greatly appreciate the SMWW program.




Franklin, Michigan

Thank you SMWW. I passed the exam and I felt extremely well about the material before and after the exam. During the test breaks, other testers were asking me questions. 

All of that to say, Joel Corry was an outstanding instructor. I appreciate SMWW for such a great course. I also want to thank you, Alyssa, for the support you provided as well.




Co Founder at True Sports Management

I found out the other day that I passed the exam, and I just wanted to send you a quick email and say how helpful your class was in getting me prepared to take the exam. I would not have had the amount of preparation necessary to pass if I did not take your course. The test definitely lived up to the hype as far as difficulty, but with the prep work we did in class it was no problem.




Managing Partner at Berenzweig Leonard, LLP

I wanted to briefly thank you for your guidance during the recent NFL exam class you lead. I found it very helpful, and it helped me pass the test. I didn’t pass last year, but after taking your class it got me over the top!  Thanks for your assistance!




Director, Quality & Regulatory Affairs: Specialty Businesses

Just a quick note of gratitude. I'm both a pharmacist and an attorney, which means I am no stranger to licensing exams (6 total licenses across 4 states). I absolutely mean it when I say, without your course there is NO way I could have passed the nflpa exam. But thanks to you, I can now say I am a certified nfl player agent (pending registration fee and insurance of course!) Thanks again for all of the assistance, and I wish you continued success in all of your future endeavors!




Team Sports Agency

Joel Corry and the SMWW Agent Certification Course in one word, 'methodical'. Joel's approach to studying makes it easier to understand the Collective Bargaining Agreement, a complex document. I now have an in-depth understanding of the CBA and it is a big reason why I am an Agent today. I am extremely grateful to Joel. His reputation of being a great agent carries over to being a great teacher. The class is a game changer and felt fortunate to have had Joel in my corner prior to the test.



The NFLPA Agent Certification Course was the 3rd course I have taken with your company - and I wanted to let you know Joel Corry is one of the best of the best. The experience in the class, his attentiveness to our questions throughout the week, everything, beyond my expectation. Felt very confident going into the exam and know without a doubt I wouldn't be in that same mindset without Joel's guidance. I wanted to take the time to let you know, Joel is a great asset to your company, and a great professor.




Entrepreneur and Attorney

Joel, I just found out I passed the NFLPA Certification exam, so I will be able to move forward with my NFL agent venture. I wanted to say thanks so much for your guidance and help in understanding the CBA…you MORE than prepared me!  I really say this in a modest way, and complimentary to you, but the exam didn’t seem that difficult and I believe part of the reason is because of how you helped me over-prepare, going through the most difficult scenarios.



This is a great course! I have taken many statistics courses - for business and science and they can be very daunting but this course made even the most complicated football stats (and their math) easy to comprehend, apply and actually made it fun.




G3 ProCamps Group Operations Coordinator

This course allowed me to reconnect with the spot I love in a different way than before. I work with professional athletes on a regular basis but this will help me to analyze what they do on the field more. I look forward to being able to use what I have learned during this course in the line of work I am in now. I also look forward to seeing what new opportunities having this course under my belt will bring me in the future.




Atlanta, GA

If you are truly looking for a career in the sports management field or are looking to become an NFL agent or scout then this career conference is a definite must. Wealth of information and tremendous line of speakers. 




University of Florida

As someone who has wanted to work in the NFL, this conference gave me the opportunity to finally talk to real scouts, agents, GM’s and other front office personnel about how to make my jump to the next level. 




University of Nebraska

This was a great start for my career. I have learned the ins and outs of the sports industry in just a few days, and I know there is more to come. This is a great learning experience and I expect to be back in the future to further my sports dreams




Northwestern University

I came to the conference hoping to learn the next steps of my career. The conference not only helped me out with networking, but also helped to craft a realistic strategy for success.




President, Graylon Cole, Ltd.

I recommend this conference to anyone considering an athletic career. The speakers and the information are fantastic.




Fort Worth, TX

The SMWW conference is an amazing opportunity to listen and talk to individuals in the sports world, ranging from NFL legends and agents, to current coaches.




Purdue University

If you want to work in the NFL, this conference is for you. SMWW provides various courses for different career paths in the world of sports.



The SMWW conference offered a plethora of information from pro players and those who work in the business side of NFL and the sports arena. Great event and very fortunate to attend




West Virginia University Sport Management President (2018)

Now that I finally have a moment to relax and recollect the events of the weekend, I just wanted to say on behalf of my self and the entire West Virginia University student body thank you. Thank you for providing this amazing opportunity to us. What Dr Lashbrook, Liz Lashbrook, Jen Muller, Alyssa Rutherford, and the entire SMWW staff did for us is incredible. Not only did we learn a plethora of information and life lessons from all of the wonderful guest speakers, but having a chance to connect and networking with our fellow students from across the United States was the cornerstone of this trip. We are the future leaders in this industry, with this conference serving as out starting block that will propel us to the pinnacle of our careers. 




The College of Idaho

Clarity. That is the word I would like to describe what I got from the conference. I knew what the path looks like - whether good or bad. There is no more wondering - I know what it takes and what is expected of me. And of course, I made many new friends and connections that I can’t wait to follow up on.




Gulf Breeze, Florida

This is a fantastic conference covering a lot of different subjects. The speakers were experienced and very knowledgeable about the subject they discussed. I will be back next year and I will be attending other SMWW conferences in the future!




Mount St. Joseph

I just wanted to follow up and say thank you for putting on the amazing event last week that was the NFL Combine Career Conference and Networking Event.
I learned more than I can imagine on both Thursday and Friday. Networking with so many professionals and learning from them gave me a lot of insight on the next steps I need to do to go forward into a potential career in sports.
After the conference was over you asked if I had decided what I want to do and what career path I want to follow. Well I am 100% sure as of right now I want to go into the field of scouting and/or player personnel. And as soon as my last game as a college football is over...I am registering for the SMWW Football GM and Scouting Course.
I sincerely thank you for everything I gained from this event. The lessons I learned will serve me well in the future. And as you put it, I will "adrenalize" today and monetize tomorrow.



As a 1st-year attendee, I was highly impressed by the wealth of sports industry information that was provided and will apply the tools to pursue a career in sports and sports education with SMWW.




Lynn University

The football career conference was a wonderful experience for my professional development. Between networking with established names in the industry and fellow aspiring professionals, you could meet someone different seemingly every minute.




Liberty University

I have attended numerous Sport Management Conferences and this is far and away from the best for someone interested in the personnel side of football.




Southern Methodist University

This conference was an amazing opportunity to network with professionals and learn their stories on how they established themselves. Great opportunity if you take advantage of meeting these professionals.



I really enjoyed the conference. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had. It was worth the 9-plus hour drive for my family and I. The information that was provided was very beneficial to everyone. Learn from people who have years of experience is great. It’s a great opportunity for people who want to work in sports.



I came into the conference not knowing what I wanted to do as a future working in sports. The SMWW Staff gave me direction on what I should be doing now and what I am going to do in the future.



The Football GM & Scouting course gave me the tools I need to start a career in scouting, and probably most important, the resources and contacts to get started - I not only still attend the chats with Russ on a weekly basis but I have been able to make key contacts with other current NFL personnel that will hopefully lead to me getting my start with a team. After putting together a portfolio full scouting reports on 50 players eligible for this year's draft I applied with several teams immediately after the draft. I really can't say enough about the opportunities SMWW has given me!




NY Giants Pro Scout

The Football GM and Scouting Course gave me a great foundation. The main reason for taking the course was to get an understanding for the procedures and techniques of scouting in professional football. Thanks to SMWW, I am working with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League as an assistant to the Director of Player Personnel. So the course was a huge help in the development of my career. 




Chicago Bears, Director of Player Development

My educational experience with SMMW was exceptional. I wanted to advance my knowledge in the field of Sports Management and enhance my skills as a professional. The courses exceeded my expectation and the instructors were qualified professionals in the sports management industries. I highly recommend SMWW to any professional looking to grow both at a professional and personal level.




Dream Scouting Network Regional Director

Taking the course of General Manager and Scouting from SMWW was exactly what I needed as I transition from being a College Head Football Coach to scouting and or personnel on next level. Dr. Lashbrook was right when he suggested this course would be perfect for someone with my expertise in football. Special thanks to Russ, Mark and John for sharing their experiences in our live chats.




High School Football Coach

I took this course in hopes of furthering my football career. Through the course, I learned a lot about the business in the NFL and also techniques on scouting players as both an athlete and also on their character. I am currently a high school football coach and middle school teacher. This summer I will also be the camp manager for the Philadelphia Eagles youth football camp. I feel having this course on my resume greatly helped with this opportunity.




Director of Football Operations, The Moberly Group LLC

I took the Football GM & Scouting class to pursue my dreams of working for a NFL team. What I have gained from it, is a hard-core inside look into the NFL and what teams look for as a NFL player. I'm currently working as a director of football operations. I would recommend any individuals that are looking to become a sports agent and/or work in football take the time to invest in any of the SMWW classes. I took two. SMWW teaches you and helps you understand what it takes to be one of the best sports agents in this industry



Recently I was hired by the NFL to work as a Game Day QA Analyst for the Next Gen Stats project this season. I'm really excited to get started with the league and I owe my experience to the Football GM & Scouting class a debt of gratitude because it provided me with a solid foundation of player evaluation.




Content Manager, Social Media Manager, & Scout

I took the Football GM and Scouting course over the summer and I loved everything about it. It taught me some insights of the league that I didn't know about. Our mentors, Russ Lande, Mark Dominik, and John Wooten were amazing and would answer any question that I had for my live chats. This course helped lay the foundation that I plan on turning into a career. If your wanting to learn more about being a GM and scouting in the NFL then I highly recommend taking this course.



SMWW gives you the chance to get your foot in the door in the competitive world of sports. I took the football GM and scouting course and it was an incredible experience, being able to talk to ESPN Analyst and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik every week along with John Wooten, Russ Lande, and Dr. Lashbrook was absolutely awesome. You get out what you put in when it comes to the courses, so if you want to work in sports and you are committed to working your tail off than I would recommend SMWW to anyone.




ESPN NFL Insider

Challenge yourself everyday to get better. You need a plan. Network. SMWW gives you access to people who know how to get there.




LB Coach, Western Washington University

I took the Football GM and Scouting course because I was finishing coursework for a minor in Athletic Administration. I gained alot of good insight into the art of scouting, insight that helped me advance in my profession. Particularly what measurables were most important in scouting a player at each position. I also became familiar with language and acronyms used in scouting athletes. Currently I am coaching LB's at Western Washington University.




WDFL Director of College Scouting

SMWW helped me take a first step towards my career goal of becoming a NFL General Manager.  If I didn't take that first online class, and attend the Football Career Conference, who knows what would've happened. 




Director of Scouting, NSR

I feel that the Football GM and Scouting course has helped me to gain a better insight on how a professional football team operates, and the coach's office and playbook were really helpful to me.




Hall of Fame Coach, San Francisco 49ers

Marc is one of the most capable and knowledgeable coaches in the game.




Longtime NCAA & NFL Head Coach

From a technical standpoint, Marc Trestman is one of the best around in terms of game planning and designing offenses. He has the intensity and the drive to succeed. He has the ability to get those around him to buy into his concepts and philosophies. He is a great manager. He is a winner.




Hall of Fame Coach, Minnesota Vikings

As a coach, Marc Trestman absorbs things very quickly and is able to put it into a proper perspective. H knows how to manage people and he really understands the game of football. He has brought it down to a simple denominator, He has realized that football is not as complicated as people like to think it is.




Longtime NFL General Manager

I am very proud to call Marc Trestman my friend. As a person, there is such a genuine nature to Marc, he really is an authentic human being. He is so unique in the industry given his educational and legal background.




Head Coach - San Francisco 49ers

One of the most attractive qualities of Marc Trestman is that he possesses an in-depth overall knowledge of the offensive game. He is one of the brightest coaches I have worked with.




Hall of Fame Quarterback, San Francisco 49ers

Marc is a great football coach, he really is. Off the field, we have become friends over the years and I think very highly of him. On the field, he is very cerebral and thoughtful tactician. He is very smart, very patient, and very competitive. He is also very aggressive, yet he is never afraid to make tough calls.



SMWW is the best place in sports one can graduate from and be connected all over the world. Thank you, SMWW! 



Thanks to SMWW I have recently been named the scout for two provinces for a Jr. "A" Hockey Club!!! This course has helped me to broaden my horizons in a sport that I am so passionate about. Following the last two weeks of the course, I was promoted from a territory scout to the New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island scout, thereby taking on the added challenge of scouting in two separate provinces for a Junior "A" Hockey team. I owe many thanks to SMWW.




MA in Sports Managemnet

I feel the course helped me understand more of the mechanisms and written/unwritten rules that apply within the sport of hockey at different levels. I believe that understanding will help me as I find my career, as "knowledge is power" and "be comfortable being uncomfortable" is key in moving forward. 




MA in Sports Managemnet

I feel the course helped me understand more of the mechanisms and written/unwritten rules that apply within the sport of hockey at different levels. I believe that understanding will help me as I find my career, as "knowledge is power" and "be comfortable being uncomfortable" is key in moving forward. 




Toronto, Canada

The SMWW NHL Draft conference reenergizes you and sets you on a path for sports career success. There is a passion and enthusiasm you just don’t find in most other conferences. My network has expanded greatly since attending the conference, along with my confidence.




University of Washington

The SMWW NHL Draft Career Conference is the most valuable and interesting career conference I have ever been to. My only regret is not doing it sooner.




Ontario, Canada

SMWW gets the best speakers year after year, who are all able to speak with confidence and experience regarding a wide variety of topics in the hockey industry. Every moment at the conference was time well spent. 




Toronto, Canada

Attending the SMWW NHL Career Conference opened doors to opportunities I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. The wide range of industry professionals provided something for everyone, from scouting to marketing and business operations – this conference has it all. 




Concordia University

The stories and honesty of each speaker was very informative and helpful. I left with more confidence that ever, this conference is filled with guidance.




Moncton Wildcats Scout

SMWW’s hockey conference is where I found my first job in hockey. Today I am the Head Scout of the Concordia University Men’s team and a scout for the Moncton Wildcats. I would not have built the contacts that got me to where I am today without attending their conferences. 



Everything about the SMWW Hockey Career Conference at the NHL Draft was extremely professional and it's an experience that I will remember forever. I met so many incredible people and gained a lot of connections; without this opportunity, I'm not sure that I could've gained the type of connections that I did. Thank you for an incredible weekend!



I took the Hockey GM and Scouting Course iand it taught me the ins and outs of hockey as well as what to look for in a player. I started scouting in the North American 3 Hockey League for 5 years, the NAHL for 3 years and just hired on with the Madison Capitols in the United States Hockey League. Through the learnings of the course and connections I’ve made along the way, I wouldn’t be where I am today without SMWW. Also, I attended the NHL Draft which was a great networking event and I had the opportunity to share my progress and goals with Dr. Lashbrook.



SMWW’s Hockey Career Conference provides a strong foundation for building a career in the hockey industry and growing the network to do so. The speakers are incredibly knowledgeable and approachable. The entire staff at SMWW is driven and committed to helping you reach the next level in your career.




Vancouver, BC

This year’s conference in Vancouver was an eye-opening for me. It was great to listen to the different guest speakers sharing their experiences leading up to their career. Meeting others who share the same interest and passion is a bonus. I would recommend anyone who is passionate about working in hockey to attend this conference.




Washington State University

This year’s conference was well organized and amazing. From the moment I stepped through the door at 7 am until the finish of the draft, I was amazed. All the featured guest speakers were very informative and impressive. The biggest and best surprise was seeing the Cup in the flesh!!




Calgary Video Scout

Alyssa, Since the NHL Draft Conference, it's been a game-changer to me. The amount of confidence I was able to obtain and how people think at your conference is on another level. I can't thank you, Dr. Lashbrook, and the rest of the SMWW team enough for changing my mentality and the opportunities I’ve been given in hockey. Thanks to the conference, I will be working with a hockey academy in Calgary Alberta Canada this upcoming season. Thank you! 




Westminster College

I have been coming to this conference for three years, and every time I learn something new. The speakers are all willing to help you succeed. The first step is going to the conference, networking with anyone and everyone there, and even taking SMWW courses.



The Hockey GM Scouting Course was an unbelievable learning experience for me. Even though I have followed the sport since childhood and was already familiar with the business side of hockey, the course taught me several new things. For example, I never imagined that I would enjoy the scouting portion of the course as much as I did. As a result, I am currently pursuing a career in scouting and the course has already opened doors for me.




Student, Mt. Royal College

In my eight weeks of taking the management and player scouting course it helped me to take what I knew from playing the game of hockey my whole life, and applying the skills I learned throughout the course and putting them into a package to help me enhance my trade into the scouting world of hockey. I like from week one how we started on the history of hockey and how the times have changed on to week eight where we able to apply what we learned right into the offices of pro-hockey teams. I recommend this course to anyone as it makes me feel more professional and I feel more confident in walking into any office and applying for a hockey scouting job. My favorite part was working with Rinknet and doing actual scouting reports. Thanks Sports Management Worldwide.




IF Björklöven Hockey Allsvenskan Scout

I wanted to touch base with SMWW as I have been living in Sweden for the past sixteen months. I've been working as a full time scout with IF Björklöven Hockey Allsvenskan since last September. Currently I am one of three full-time scouts in Swedish hockey.  

I wanted thank Dr. Lashbrook and the staff at SMWW for all your help. The course opened many doors for me within the hockey community in Edmonton as well the course provided me an opportunity to develop contacts in Sweden and Finland. The course gave me instant credibility when trying to arrange interviews for the course assignment which was the most valuable part of the course.

Having a background in amateur sport administration but no experience in hockey I am still amazed I have my dream job. I owe it all to SMWW.



“SMWW’s Hockey GM and Scouting course was a great networking resource that helped me expand my network which lead to getting an internship with Ontario Hockey Academy and I am now an Assistant Coach with the Academy over more than 150 students.”



I took the Hockey GM and Scouting Course iand it taught me the ins and outs of hockey as well as what to look for in a player. I started scouting in the North American 3 Hockey League for 5 years, the NAHL for 3 years and just hired on with the Madison Capitols in the United States Hockey League. Through the learnings of the course and connections I’ve made along the way, I wouldn’t be where I am today without SMWW. Also, I attended the NHL Draft which was a great networking event and I had the opportunity to share my progress and goals with Dr. Lashbrook.



Thanks to SMWW I have recently been named the scout for two provinces for a Jr. "A" Hockey Club!!! This course has helped me to broaden my horizons in a sport that I am so passionate about. Following the last two weeks of the course, I was promoted from a territory scout to the New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island scout, thereby taking on the added challenge of scouting in two separate provinces for a Junior "A" Hockey team. I owe many thanks to SMWW.




IF Björklöven Hockey Allsvenskan Scout

I wanted to touch base with SMWW as I have been living in Sweden for the past sixteen months. I've been working as a full time scout with IF Björklöven Hockey Allsvenskan since last September. Currently I am one of three full-time scouts in Swedish hockey.  

I wanted thank Dr. Lashbrook and the staff at SMWW for all your help. The course opened many doors for me within the hockey community in Edmonton as well the course provided me an opportunity to develop contacts in Sweden and Finland. The course gave me instant credibility when trying to arrange interviews for the course assignment which was the most valuable part of the course.

Having a background in amateur sport administration but no experience in hockey I am still amazed I have my dream job. I owe it all to SMWW.




Training Specialist, Global Training Centre

By having access to the CBA and learning what GM's have to go through in order to make sure they are within the guidelines in the CBA. Being able to interveiw the Director of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames was a great experience.




MA in Sports Managemnet

I feel the course helped me understand more of the mechanisms and written/unwritten rules that apply within the sport of hockey at different levels. I believe that understanding will help me as I find my career, as "knowledge is power" and "be comfortable being uncomfortable" is key in moving forward. 




McLaren Cricket Club

The course enables you to interact and network with people from all over the world. It will help me to understand aspects related to Management which I have not previously touched on in the cricket world. It will give me a head start when going for interviews with other candidates who don't have any qualifications.




Deccan Chargers, Indian Premier League

The Cricket Business Management course assisted me in networking and gathering contacts which are very useful. Ken Jacobs, the mentor and faculty was extremely knowledgeable and always willing to help. I recommend this course to anyone looking to advance their cricket career.




Sports Agent

The SMWW Cricket Management course open my eyes to many aspects of the game and covered all areas which one would feel is relevant to the administration of such a sport. Through this course I have met some very important people in the game of cricket and the future looks bright for me.




Dublin, Ireland

This conference is an eye opener and a great platform to network with fellow professionals in the sports field. Very informative!




UCFB Wembley

The SMWW Conference presents individuals who are passionate about the global sports industry and who are offering attendees opportunities to expand their horizons. I will definitely attend next year.




Owner, LEGUN S.A.

Wonderful! Very informative! Speakers were excellent! Dr. Lashbrook is like a fine wine, he gets better with age!




UCFB Wembley

I am a student at UCFB Wembley studying Sports Business & Sports Law. Before the event I was unsure of where my degree would take me. Listening to speakers within the sports industry and networking at this conference, I now have a better understanding of the industry and feel confident of my future career path. I will attend again next year!




Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

The conference provided an excellent opportunity to network within the industry. Real time information was provided by speakers who are currently working in the field as scouts, agents, analysts, and the players perspective. In short, a great career conference, highly recommended.




Football Agent

I gained a huge amount of information. SMWW organizes an impressive list of speakers who are all willing to share their advice and answer all our questions.




Brentford Football Club

It was excellent to hear insights from people inside the industry. All the speakers were inspirational and high energy.




University of South Africa

You come to the conference without expectations, but you leave with so much knowledge and you are ready to face the football sports world! Well done and thank you SMWW!




Baton Rouge, LA

This conference motivated me to pursue my dream of becoming a sports agent!




Front Row Motorsports PR Manager

This course has opened so many more doors for me in racing than I could have on my own. Tom is a fantastic instructor who is very knowledgeable about the sport and he's also very well-connected. Through this course, I've met PR directors, owners and COO's of racing teams and sanctioning bodies. Thanks SMWW!




Full 8 Sports Marketing Owner

I started my own business in the Motorsports world hoping I could figure it out as I went. I did that for a while but needed another boost. As introverted as I am, I needed a push for networking in particular. SMWW gave me that push! With the focus of the class on networking within the industry, it made it easier to bring it into the real world. The class brought different aspects and a better understanding of the motorsports industry as a whole. I received some validation that what I was doing in my current business was the way that it was done which gave me more confidence in going out on my own. I would highly recommend this class for anyone who has a passion for motorsports. It doesn't matter if you know what you want to do within the industry, or if you are just exploring options!




Lowes Motor Speedway

Not only did SMWW give me the tools and information to put me on a strong course for my new career in Racing, but they introduced me to professionals in the business that were able to give me great insight on the LIVE version of what I was going to be doing on a daily basis in my new job. The excitement and passion that SMWW brought out in me to chase a dream of working in Racing Marketing has been a phenomenal experience.



It was a privilege to join Tom and Jim for the Motorsports Management audio chats every week. I believe I made a great investment in joining SMWW, and I am looking forward to the opportunities that SMWW will provide in the future!



I learned a lot about the marketing side of Auto Racing. The sport is competive and SMWW gives you the advantage of learning to effectively find and achieve sponsorships.




President, Attitude Motorsports Marketing

Taking the Motorsports Management Course through Sports Management World Wide was the best investment I have made. Not only did I learn from the course materials, but I also had an incredible opportunity to learn from our instructors and the other classmates. Tom Blattler and Jim Utter are both willing to share their experience and knowledge in various forms of racing. Dr. Lashbrook has a passion for helping others and you can hear it in his voice on the weekly chats. My dream is to assist Race Teams, Sponsors and Race Series in growing their motorsports business. I dont know that I would have had the courage to chase this dream if it wasnt for all the great people I met through Sports Management World Wide. They are committed to my success. Thank you to everyone at Sports Management World Wide!




Race Series Standards Official, Commodore Cup Racing Series

The sponsorship and marketing aspects of this course have allowed me to define the skill set that I have been in the process of establishing over the past 12 months, in motorsport environment. Furthermore, my understanding of NASCAR has now grown, so I can now appreciate motorsport events and their inherent management practices, from different parts of the world.




Thousand Oaks, CA

I chose to get up at 2am my time to participate in the live audio chats because they were so informative and I didn’t want to miss anything! This course is a huge advantage when it comes time to me moving my club forward. There is a lot of useful information when it comes to marketing. I definitely feel I now have an advantage to those who only play the sport. It's a great tool for making contacts and connections to advance my career to the next level. 




Austin Herd Chief Marketing Officer

The Rugby Business Management Course is a must for any one who is involved in Rugby or is looking at pursuing a career in Rugby Administration. The personal attention and weekly audio chats were great and it created an open forum to compare, debate and analyze the game we love. 




Head of Analysis and Assistant Director of Player Personnel

Sports Capology was a great experience. The chats were excellence and they taught me so much. The instructor treats you like a friend instead of a student which helps in your learning. He takes the time to explain things as well as listens to what you have to say. If your interested in the salary cap of any sport, this is the course that can teach you all about it.




The Lowdown on TSN1260 Hockey Analyst

The course makes students go through a very thorough analysis of the salary cap rules of all major sports. The reading material covers everything you need to know about the salary cap, and I even learned a few things from my fellow students on the discussion board. 




Perth Wildcats and Perth Lynx

If you need hands on experience scouting, including feedback and formatting reports, then NetScouts has an ideal option, with their in-depth scouting program. Having spent a full NCAA season scouting for them across the US, I had support the whole way. Entry into games, great seats and excellent advice. Now, with NetScouts teaming up with SMWW, they've gone to a new level. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to start out in the basketball industry.




FIFA Agent

The Athlete Management Course has allowed me to develop a career in the competitive industry of sports management. Without the knowledge, support and networking opportunities provided by Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW) I would never have been able to offer the high quality services that my clients expect and deserve. Being based in London, England I have found that the Athlete Management Course has given me a professional edge over other agents in Europe which is due to the qualities of the SMWW staff and fellow SMWW Agent Advisors. I would recommend this course to anyone who is serious about becoming or understanding the world of a Sports Agent.



I loved the class and the ethical compass of Dr. Lashbrook and the staff of SMWW. The class was informative, interactive and fun. The course gave me the basic tools to feel comfortable working with athletes. I would advise this class for anybody with a passion for sports. The cost of the class is minimal compared to knowledge and contacts you will get in return.



It's just a great program. It's the most convenient way to gain an edge in the field of sports agency, & it's effective. Looking back, I would have to say that it was a wise investment.



Before taking this course I was at a complete crossroads I had just finished my MBA in Sports Business Management and I knew where I wanted to go I just didn't know how to get there or even where to start. If I'm honest, even after signing up for this course I was still a little unsure if it was the right path, however over the past eight weeks the Sports Management Worldwide Football/Soccer Agent course has been widely beneficial for me, it has advanced me greatly towards where I want to be in my career and has helped me grow as a person. I now feel confident and a lot more knowledgeable to register as an intermediary and represent professional Football/Soccer players. 




Head of Golf at MB Partners

An excellent, well structured and run course. Not only provides students fundamental knowledge for exams, but also sheds invaluable insight into core areas of the football world, which will hopefully prepare you for the real world role.My aspirations from now on, is to sit the FA agents exam in September – hopefully pass! Then embark upon this enthralling profession, using all my gained experience to assist me in becoming the best agent I can be.




Licensed Players Agent and SMWW Soccer Agent Course Graduate

The Soccer Agent course was a great experience and ideal preparation for the FIFA agent examination,which I passed in September 2011. I am now an official FIFA Licensed Player's Agent and achieved my dreams. The course is ideal for anyone in the business or aspires to be a player agent. Mr. John Print provides solid information as well as entertains the class with stories from many of the industry key players. Dr. Lashbrook's passion and integrity can inspire us all, and I enjoyed learning of his vision. The education provided by SMWW is truly a detailed plan for success in Athlete Management!




SMWW Graduate

The SMWW athlete management course offers a great opportunity for anyone looking to break into the sports agent busness. Spread over 8 weeks the course covers all area's of athlete management broken down into manageable weekley objectives. I studied the football specific course run by John Print and it has given me a very good hollistic view of what it takes to be a football agent. The learning objectives cover the background of the industry, the process of becoming a licenced FIFA Players' Agent, The FIFA and FA Regulations and the methods and tools available to agents when it comes to recruiting and managing clients. The learning material together with the access to a Licensed FIFA agent in John, makes it a thorough and enjoyable learning experience.




SMWW Graduate

The Soccer Agent course with SMWW is ideal for all interested. It provides a fantastic basis for those at the beginning of their management careers but also challenges the more experienced sports agent. Upon joining this course you are accessing both a wealth of experience through teaching from qualified and experienced sports agents as well as accessing a fresh look at a the sports management world through your fellow students. This course is a great first step into your dream career.




Licensed Players' Agent. Managing Director & Founder of Gold

I passed the Agent license exam this morning. Managed to get 15/20. It was really difficult this time and I'm over the moon at the moment. I want to thank you for everything you have done for me. I wouldn't have managed to achieve this without the help of Sports Management Worldwide.



The course was honestly an amazing experience. The lecturers are arguably the best you would see around. They answered all the questions with examples. I learned how to connect and the importance of networking. In this business, let honesty be your hallmark. In this course, you will learn more than enough to be amongst the best.



SMWW has exposed and opened up my knowledge of the sport Industry. I have been doing sport business casually, lacking the knowledge of what I am required to do and how to act during negotiations, approaching clubs and players. I encourage people who want a successful career to study with SMWW. I thought I knew it all but I was shocked to discover how little I know during the 8 weeks course. Thanks SMWW




President and Licensed FIFA Agent at Global Foot Agency

I recently completed the SMWW football agent course which gave a great insight on the world of football representation. The materials and the learning was impeccable and the instructor did an excellent job explaining the materials and shedding lights on the blind spots. John Print is an expert on the subject matter and he will not hesitate to make himself available should you need extra tutoring. Lastly I was able to complete the FIFA Exam this past March 2010 and I could not have done it without the help of Sports Management Worldwide.




Apollo Sports Agents, Licensed Players' Agent by the FA

I attended the Soccer Agent Course from September to December 2009. Having completed the SMWW course I have subsequently passed the English Football Association license exam and I am now in the process of forming my own sports agency Apollo Sports Agents. 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 on-line 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 tutor John Print. Even since completing the SMWW course John has remained available to me for advice and support. I would have no hesitation in recommending the SMWW courses to any individual interested in a career in sports.



Being an intermediary is something I have had interest in for a very long time, but I was reluctant to take the course, pay money, having it online and all. But after this course, I can say I am very pleased, I thought I knew a lot about dealing with players and the soccer agent job in a whole but SMWW has really been an eye opener. I loved everything about this course, the mentors were exceptional and my course mates were all good guys. If you want to get this course done, dont wait any longer, get on board now because what you take in will guide you in your quest to be an Agent forever.
 




Freelance Scout

SMWW courses are without a doubt a very credible and prestigious all around the world. The experience and network of its mentors are tremendous. Anyone who wishes to enter a sports career she look no further than SMWW. 



SMWW is the best place in sports one can graduate from and be connected all over the world. Thank you, SMWW! 



SMWW has exposed and opened up my knowledge of the sport Industry. I have been doing sport business casually, lacking the knowledge of what I am required to do and how to act during negotiations, approaching clubs and players. I encourage people who want a successful career to study with SMWW. I thought I knew it all but I was shocked to discover how little I know during the 8 weeks course. Thanks SMWW




Mens Head Coach, Cal State Stanislaus

I have been a Head Collegiate coach in the US for 17 years, have my "A" and NSCAA Premier. I have coached PDL and as well as been a State Director of Coaching. I found this course to be beneficial in so many ways and look to incorporate the information I learned on how to scout opponents and players. I would recommend it for every NCAA Division 1 Coach.




Ottawa, Canada

The SMWW Soccer Career Conference is the best sports conference that I have ever attended. The speakers were incredibly well versed in their topics. Tommy Smyth’s presentation was particularly insightful, but each and every speaker made a lasting impression and taught me so much. 




Tampa, FL

This conference is the most effective manner to gain insight and make connections in professional sports. It was better than I had hoped, the speakers were incredible. I’m overwhelmed by how much I learned!




Sweetwater, TN

My only complaint about this conference is that it was too short! I now have a clear view of the next steps in my sports career and I have a passion and excitement for working in the sports industry again – thank you SMWW, You are amazing!




Woodbridge, VA

This conference rekindled my desire to pursue a career as a soccer agent. I enjoyed the networking, scouting strategies and detailed information on how to break into the industry. Everything was fantastic!




Virginia Beach, VA

I have learned something new and powerful at each and every SMWW conference I have attended. I come away from each event feeling confident and motivated.




Houston, Texas

It is a credible conference on the backroom business of soccer. A rich array of diverse specialists – scouts, coaches, administrators, ex-players, agents, etc – are the speakers. You will hardly attend any other soccer conference with this quality and diversity of speaking faculty as well as immense networking opportunities.




Fairfax, VA

This conference has shown me everything that is possible if you pursue your dreams with enthusiasm. I’ve dreamed of working in the sports industry and this conference showed me how to make it a reality. Thank you to SMWW and all the great speakers!



I liked having Eric Wynalda at the conference and listening to what he had to say on his platform for US Soccer President.




FIFA Agent - Argentine Football Association

The Soccer Management and Scouting course was very helpful. While taking this course, I was able to learn more soccer tactics and I've learned more of what it takes to manage a club. This course has given me the opportunity to improve aspects of my sports agency.




Mumbai, India

I enjoyed the discussions on football with like-minded people from around the world, as well doing the assignments which were very interesting. I would highly recommend this course. Thank you, SMWW, for the experience.




Aston Villa

After completing the Soccer Management and Scouting course, I gained the knowledge and skills professional clubs require to assess players and teams. The course allowed me to understand how to analyze a soccer game and put what I see in the game down onto paper. Before the course, I watched soccer as a fan, but now I see the game from a scout's perspective. Thanks to SMWW for helping me kick-start my career. I am now working in my dream job - a European scout for Aston Villa FC.




Freelance Soccer Scout

There is no degree or specific formula when it comes to becoming a soccer scout, but SMWW gives you a platform and community to work together and jump right into it. Doing this course is definitely not learning things from a book and reciting the information like a parrot, but rather applying yourself to dig deeper and expressing your own opinions and ideas.

 




Cal State Stanislaus Head Coach

I have been a Head Collegiate coach in the US for 17 years, have my "A" and NSCAA Premier. I have coached PDL and as well as been a State Director of Coaching. I found this course to be beneficial in so many ways and look to incorporate the information I learned on how to scout opponents and players. 




Midwest Regional Scout Portland Timbers

This course opened up opportunities for me to network with people in the industry due to the weekly chats and the informational interviews. If you want to learn how to be a scout, this is the class to take!



It was a great experience that gives you the insight of the soccer operations and a starting point to get into the business!



It was a very good experience. Matt Martin was excellent and very easy to communicate with. Same goes for John Print! I am glad I took the risk and did the soccer management and scouting course because the knowledge I gained is invaluable!




Operations Officer

 I learned so much from Matt Martin during this course. Being able to learn first hand from some one currently working in the industry is so valuable. The weekly chats incorporated real scouting reports and game analysis. Such a great learning tool.




Brendan Keyes Soccer School

I have taken courses all over the world, including national courses with USSF and FAI. I want to tell you the soccer management course is the best I have participated in. Not only did I learn a lot, I also had the opportunity to make several new contacts. The SMWW team was fantastic. They made themselves available throughout the course. I highly recommend this course to my friends and anyone who loves sports.




Md/Chief Soccer Scout

SMWW helped me feel that I can achieve my dream to work in soccer area, I learned important things like how to do scouting reports; I met professional people who already work in big soccer clubs. I dreamed to work in sports career as a soccer agent and those things are achievable with SMWW!




Sports Information Coordinator | Monterrey Rayados

The Soccer Management & Scouting Course helped me meet a diverse group of individuals that share the same goals and career objectives as I do; that created a learning atmosphere of mutual communication where students living far from my location provided feedback to any question that I had. SMWW empowered me to provide much more analytical opinions in my workplace, which I hope will translate into success on the field.




Sport, Red, and League Coordinator at MJCC

I learned how to approach the game in a different way. Spectating is one thing, but analyzing a game is a whole other beast that I found very exciting! SMWW gives you some great tools for the game. 



At SMWW I have been taught to identify and explain all the hidden parts of the "Scouting World". It is without doubt that this course will help me pursue a scouting career.




San Tan Legacy Soccer Club


The SMWW Soccer Scouting and Management course was extremely informative. The audio chats with Matt Martin made it all worth while but the assignments really force you to dig into the game and look at things from a different and more detailed point of view. The course work makes you really learn how hard you are willing to work to achieve success in the industry and is designed to give you the tools to do so!

 



Take this course, it gives you the tools needed to become a scout, working with the instructors gives you insight you won't get anywhere else!



This was a very insightful experience. The knowledge gained and shared over such a short period will surely prove invaluable in any future potential career opportunities. 




Dean of Students/Athletic Director, Vacaville Christian High

After completing SMWW Sports Administrator course, I was able to put the scope of my athletic program into full focus. The course helped broaden my vision and understanding of how to effectively manage and revitalize my programs as well as my coaching staff. New ideas and tons of valuable practical information streamlined my department's efforts. Every Sports Administrator needs this course!




Crane Tech Prep Common School

The Sports Administration course is indeed the most efficient curriculum content for Athletic Directors I have ever experienced. Dr. Jim Krause enabled me to explore avenues and ideas for becoming an Athletic Director that will benefit me for the remainder of my administrative career. I would highly recommend this course for those seeking to become a sports administrator on any level.




Basketball Administrator Sports Administrator

I was a volunteer at the FIBA World Champs back in 2010 in Turkey, when I decided to take the Sports Admin course at SMWW. That's how I met the amazing Dr. Krause. A legend, with an invaluable knowledge and experience in both the athletic and administrative side of sports. Thanks to his wisdom and guidance, I have created my exciting career in sports administration all around the world. I am now working at Basketball Australia, and still following the same pathway that Dr. Krause enlightens.



The interactive and revolutionary Sports Administration course has provided me with the necessary skill set to "make a difference" in the sports world. Throughout the course, I received expert tutelage that was above and beyond the call of duty. This extremely practical Athletic Administration educational experience has assisted greatly with my own personal and professional development. I am forever grateful to receive the opportunity to participate in the course as I feel that I learnt a great deal about Athletic Administration that will be very useful in many different fields of employment. Dr Krause and Sports Management Worldwide have also been very supportive and assisted me with my own endeavors to gain employment entry within the sports market. Thank you very much Dr Krause and Sports Management Worldwide!



This course has provided me with the most amazing experience of my life! For those who think they know everything about their particular sport; you know nothing until you have completed this course. You will leave after eight weeks knowing much, much more then you did when you started. For all future sports business leaders, you owe it to yourself to take this course.




Sales Executive for Midland RockHounds

The Baseball Analytics Course was amazing and also fun. I was able to learn a great deal and really enjoyed listening to Ari Kaplan. Great person and great instructor.

 




Boston Red Sox

As a longtime traditional baseball scout, I opted to expand my overall knowledge in baseball operations by taking the Baseball Analytics Course thru SMWW. This comprehensive program, directed by Dr. Lashbrook along with the teachings of well known statistical expert Ari Kaplan, provided an excellent foundation to allow for exploration of both sides of player evaluations. Certainly, the knowledge I gained in this course played an invaluable role in my acceptance of my latest baseball appointment




TrackMan

I had no idea what to expect when I started this course. I thought that if I were to learn at least one thing about baseball it would be worth it. I ended up learning so much more than expected. That has everything to do with the great teachers SMWW was able to get to teach the courses. All of them are willing to help you in you start your career in baseball if you show the work ethic and passion for the game.



This course has been both an awakening and an inspiration for me. Since I am a European, I never knew the way they played this game overseas. I was amazed at the amount of information about hockey that I hadn't known about. This course was one of my best experiences so far in the hockey world. I hope I can continue my journey after completing this course. This course introduced me to some new things and helped me to put the puzzle together, so to speak, on a number of issues. I gained a different outlook on the game and learned to train my eye much sharper than I ever did before. The weekly chats were invaluable. The Rink Net program was also enlightening. I was not aware there was a program that enabled you to follow every single player in the league. For the last eight weeks, I felt like a sponge who was soaking up every bit of information I could.



This is a great course! I have taken many statistics courses - for business and science and they can be very daunting but this course made even the most complicated football stats (and their math) easy to comprehend, apply and actually made it fun.




AEG Sales and Marketing

SMWW gave me a way into the industry through their coursework, network, and expertise. There’s no doubt in my mind that I would not be where I am today without the help from everyone associated with SMWW.



I have taken two courses at SMWW, and I now have opportunity in two different fields that I can possibly have a career in. The courses are a lot of fun, and very informative.




Owner/Operator, Onda Ball Sportz

I was very impressed with SMWW. The course put me a step ahead of some of the local professionals in my area. I got the education of doing sports the right way. I also received experience to feel comfortable reporting.




St. Francis Xavier University Dartmouth

SMWW was a great choice for me. I am a university student and love sports. With a lot of universities not having many programs around sports, this was great. My university approved the course and I earned credits. SMWW is very flexible to fit around whatever you are doing. Awesome experience. If you're a student or looking to get involved in the business, then this is the place for you.




Advantage Solutions

These courses excel the natural mind to accomplish untold things. I have accomplished personal goals that will pave the path for the rest of my life. Thanks to Sports Management Worldwide my dreams have became possibe.
 



Thanks to Brian Wheeler and Steve Nash and SMWW I have accepted a job as the radio voice for minor league baseball. The live audio chats and mentoring I received was unbelievable. If you want to become a sports broadcaster, do play by play, or work in sports radio, this course is a MUST!




President, BWF, Inc.

An educational experience, highly recommended for those individuals who aspire to become broadcasters. The course requirements were appropriate, the computer technology was impressive, and the staff was courteous and competent. Keep up the good work!



The SMWW course has taught me the world of sports broadcasting. The importance of being informative is probably the most important thing I learned. Another key point is who you know to land a job. My favorite part was the weekly chats. It's fun to talk sports and be mentored by educated sports buffs.



I loved the sports broadcasting course. I found it to be informative and entertaining. It gave me great insight into the world of play by play as well as sports talk radio. It has opened doors that I never dreamed were possible.




Doctor of Chiropractic, Adapted Physical Education Specialis

SMWW has provided me with the confidence and "know how" of sports broadcasting. The mentor relationship I have experienced with SMWW sportscasters incited myself to reach deep into my inner resources to express my deepest passion for sports.



When I signed up for this course I really didn't know what to expect, I figured I would get some knowledge on how to do a broadcast and nothing else. 8 weeks later I have made some great friends and even have an internship with a local radio station. Thank you SMWW!




Owner/Operator, Onda Ball Sportz

I was very impressed with SMWW. The course put me a step ahead of some of the local professionals in my area. I got the education of doing sports the right way. I also received experience to feel comfortable reporting.



I learned so much about the ins and outs of sports broadcasting. I realized how important it is to prepare and to plan everything in extensive detail. This course has done a great job preparing me for the world of broadcasting and radio. It has focused my passion for sports into an up and coming and exciting career in sports broadcasting. Also I have a meeting this week with the number one sports radio show in the Tampa Bay area, just weeks after completing my course.



The Sports Broadcasting course is top notch. The training materials are thorough and enjoyable, and the live audio chats are a great way to get instant feedback from professional broadcasters. I recommend this course to any aspiring sports broadcaster that is looking to get into the business and gain valuable knowledge.



The SMWW Sports Broadcasting Course was an excellent experience. Through the weekly readings and assignments, along with the weekly chats I had so much fun working on my style and interpretation with the other students. I was introduced to new software that helps with recordings and introduced to new websites that link you to jobs from all over the globe. The experience was amazing, especially for a sports fan!



I was in the same position as most college students. I was about to graduate with my degree, yet had no job prospects or an idea of where to start looking. I came across Dr. Lashbrook at a local restaurant here in Portland when he handed me his business card and told me to follow up. I went into the office a few days later and signed up that day to take the Sports Sales and Marketing Course. I also began to intern in the office a few times a week as my schedule permitted. Through SMWW and Dr. Lashbrook, I was able to dive deep into my sports career and look forward to progressing my career. 



During my class with SMWW I was able to learn numerous amounts of information on business development and ticket sales. After my class though I stayed heavily involved with SMWW through going to numerous conferences (NBA x2 & NHL) and helping to work them to make sure they were being run smoothly. The best advice that I got through SMWW and Mark Warkentein was to be 1% better each day than the last. If you are someone that is motivated to excel in any career of your choice I believe that SMWW will help prepare you not for just your career, but also you life.



SMWW gives you the chance to get your foot in the door in the competitive world of sports. I took the football GM and scouting course and it was an incredible experience, being able to talk to ESPN Analyst and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik every week along with John Wooten, Russ Lande, and Dr. Lashbrook was absolutely awesome. You get out what you put in when it comes to the courses, so if you want to work in sports and you are committed to working your tail off than I would recommend SMWW to anyone.




St. Francis Xavier University Dartmouth

SMWW was a great choice for me. I am a university student and love sports. With a lot of universities not having many programs around sports, this was great. My university approved the course and I earned credits. SMWW is very flexible to fit around whatever you are doing. Awesome experience. If you're a student or looking to get involved in the business, then this is the place for you.




Los Angeles Clippers

I owe everyone a huge thanks for getting me in touch with your Los Angeles sports team contacts. I started with the Clippers in January. So far, things have been awesome. I'm absorbing as much as I can, am extremely motivated, and am generating revenue at or near the top of my department. The best thing is that I'm loving every second of it. So once again, I wanted to thank you for allowing me the access to your network, and rest assured that I will represent you, SMWW, and all affiliated with the utmost level of professionalism, dedication, and productivity. I now am in the industry I always wanted to be in and you definitely played an intrical role in that. Once again, thanks.




Boston Red Sox

As a longtime traditional baseball scout, I opted to expand my overall knowledge in baseball operations by taking the Baseball Analytics Course thru SMWW. This comprehensive program, directed by Dr. Lashbrook along with the teachings of well known statistical expert Ari Kaplan, provided an excellent foundation to allow for exploration of both sides of player evaluations. Certainly, the knowledge I gained in this course played an invaluable role in my acceptance of my latest baseball appointment




Seattle Mariners, Premium Sales

The Sports Management training has been an amazing tool and stepping stone in energizing my sports career. I learned some very helpful information that I still use today in my job as a corporate sales manager for the Tacoma Rainiers. With the Sports Sales and Marketing class within SMWW, you too can achieve your dreams and land that sports job you have been wanting your entire life. Thank you SMWW for helping me get where I am today!




Basmala International Sporting, CEO/Managing Director

SMWW opened the window of opportunity for me to become an agent in all sports through the Athlete Management course. You will never get this course content else where, I doubted it before the beginning of the course, but my opinion has since changed.




Austin Herd Chief Marketing Officer

The Rugby Business Management Course is a must for any one who is involved in Rugby or is looking at pursuing a career in Rugby Administration. The personal attention and weekly audio chats were great and it created an open forum to compare, debate and analyze the game we love. 




FIFA Agent - Argentine Football Association

The Soccer Management and Scouting course was very helpful. While taking this course, I was able to learn more soccer tactics and I've learned more of what it takes to manage a club. This course has given me the opportunity to improve aspects of my sports agency.



I have always had an interest in the sports agent industry. While surfing the web; I came across Sports Management Worldwide site. The staff at SMWW is wonderful, knowledgable and always available to help . It turned out be a great call.




AEG Sales and Marketing

SMWW gave me a way into the industry through their coursework, network, and expertise. There’s no doubt in my mind that I would not be where I am today without the help from everyone associated with SMWW.



I have taken two courses at SMWW, and I now have opportunity in two different fields that I can possibly have a career in. The courses are a lot of fun, and very informative.




JC27 International Goalie Consulting

I was a Pro Goalie for 21 years and had to retire suddenly due to an injury, without any direction concerning my future career. I was immediately impressed with the SMWW concept and felt that enrolling in their educational programs could be greatly beneficial to my professional future off the ice. SMWW online education is the way of the future bringing the sports world together. SMWW chats provide an excellent forum for the exchange of ideas and relating of experience, and networking with people from all over the globe. I have just completed the Agent Management Course and will stay with SMWW as an Agent Advisor. I have also enrolled in the Hockey General Manger Course and am looking forward to the guidance of SMWW and EJ Hradek. I wish I had come across SMWW 10 years ago. Dr. Lashbrook is a great mentor with impressive knowledge and leadership.




Game Development Programs Manager, Bangladesh Cricket Board

The Cricket Management Training course has been informative and very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed it. The information I have derived and the students I have met doing this course shall benefit my Cricket career greatly. I shall always recommend your course to my colleagues!




NFLPA & CFLPA Certified

I'm the utmost grateful and blessed to have Joel Corry! His talent to teach was awesome! Great Instructor! He'll be in the Hall of Fame for Agents!




Boston Red Sox

I have taken both the Sports Business Management course as well as the Baseball General Manager & Scouting course at Sports Management Worldwide. My coursework at SMWW allowed me to gain a competitive advantage in a very competitive job market and helped me develop into a great candidate for the Boston Red Sox. In addition the skills I have gained here have allowed me to succeed at work and have provided me with a great foundation for what I hope is a long successful career in baseball.




Director of Development and Student Activities

I am VERY HAPPY and EXTREMELY PROUD of my experience and degree from SMWW/CUC! Sports management is a rapidly emerging field!  The training and education I participated in with SMWW have enabled me to exceed my professional goals. From the scope and depth of the curriculum to the flexibility of the online learning environment, to the expertise shared by the faculty members, SMWW transformed me and encouraged me in a culture of creativity and motivation. Rigorous educational standards, mutually respectful rapport between student and instructor, stimulating dialogue of inquiry and discovery, collaborative, asynchronous approach - SMWW offers an excellent online program! Due to the number of professionals in the athletic realm who are looking for ongoing professional development and training, I believe the partnership between SMWW and Concordia University Chicago will continue to be one of the best in the industry!  




Associate Director/Faculty

CUC/SMWW offered an interdisciplinary curriculum that provided a comprehensive educational experience.  The course assignments were thorough and challenging.  This program will enhance your critical thinking.



When I first started my doctorate, Dr. Lashbrook and I had a detailed phone conversation covering all the hurdles that awaited and the possible benefits. His compassion and honesty was needed at the time. The SMWW/CUC program was ideal and helped me to become an expert in my field. My research has been implemented at various institutions in Central and South Florida, and I now teach courses in Sports Management and Exercise Sciences at the graduate level. 




Boston Red Sox

I have taken both the Sports Business Management course as well as the Baseball General Manager & Scouting course at Sports Management Worldwide. My coursework at SMWW allowed me to gain a competitive advantage in a very competitive job market and helped me develop into a great candidate for the Boston Red Sox. In addition the skills I have gained here have allowed me to succeed at work and have provided me with a great foundation for what I hope is a long successful career in baseball.




St. Francis Xavier University Dartmouth

SMWW was a great choice for me. I am a university student and love sports. With a lot of universities not having many programs around sports, this was great. My university approved the course and I earned credits. SMWW is very flexible to fit around whatever you are doing. Awesome experience. If you're a student or looking to get involved in the business, then this is the place for you.




Integrity Sports Management, LLC

Dr. G. Lynn Lashbrook has been one of my major influences since getting into this business back in 1999. He has been my mentor, and helped organize and shape my thoughts on this industry and showed me how to succeed in this business without taking short cuts. Now, I run my own sports management company, and I have Dr. Lashbrook to thank for his assistance and friendship.




Director of Development and Student Activities

I am VERY HAPPY and EXTREMELY PROUD of my experience and degree from SMWW/CUC! Sports management is a rapidly emerging field!  The training and education I participated in with SMWW have enabled me to exceed my professional goals. From the scope and depth of the curriculum to the flexibility of the online learning environment, to the expertise shared by the faculty members, SMWW transformed me and encouraged me in a culture of creativity and motivation. Rigorous educational standards, mutually respectful rapport between student and instructor, stimulating dialogue of inquiry and discovery, collaborative, asynchronous approach - SMWW offers an excellent online program! Due to the number of professionals in the athletic realm who are looking for ongoing professional development and training, I believe the partnership between SMWW and Concordia University Chicago will continue to be one of the best in the industry!  




Assistant Professor

Concordia University provided the ideal opportunity for me to gain my Doctor of Education degree in Leadership and Sports Management. And Concordia’s collaborative agreement with Sports Management Worldwide enhanced my experience throughout the program. As an assistant professor at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in the Department of Education
and an instructor of graduate Sports Management classes, I utilize my terminal degree—and the knowledge I gained through CUC and SMWW—each and every day. Under the supervision of my outstanding advisor, Dr. Kathryn Hollywood, I followed my passion, researching methods that applied to my work supervising teacher/coach candidates in secondary schools, and I published “Leadership Behaviors of Effective Interscholastic Athletic Coaches” in 2016.



When I first started my doctorate, Dr. Lashbrook and I had a detailed phone conversation covering all the hurdles that awaited and the possible benefits. His compassion and honesty was needed at the time. The SMWW/CUC program was ideal and helped me to become an expert in my field. My research has been implemented at various institutions in Central and South Florida, and I now teach courses in Sports Management and Exercise Sciences at the graduate level. 



I enjoyed my Master’s program so much, that I am now going back to get my Doctorate through SMWW and Concordia University of Chicago. These classes have made me a better researcher. Information equals knowledge, and knowledge equals power!
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Associate Director/Faculty

CUC/SMWW offered an interdisciplinary curriculum that provided a comprehensive educational experience.  The course assignments were thorough and challenging.  This program will enhance your critical thinking.




Director of Parks and Recreation

Without CUC/SMWW I would not be where I am today professionally. This degree has catapulted me in front of other potential candidates for various positions. I was recently hired onto my dream job as the Director of Parks and Recreation for my city. The diverse set of courses offered in this program prepared me for the everyday challenges and various changes in my industry. I would not hesitate to recommend this program to anyone! This program will get you to places you could only dream of and make it a reality!




Lehigh University, Graduate Asst. Coach for Women's Soccer

SMWW provides a lot of information and useful tools to allow students to be successful: connections, networking opportunities, ideas, readings, assignments, and steps to take to advance our career.




Account Executive at San Jose Giants

I really enjoyed working with SMWW & the Sports Media & Communications course! The instructors, information, and support was a great combination for helping me learn! 



The sports communication class with Jen Mueller is amazing! The experience of learning from such a strong woman in the professional sports field is priceless. I hope to keep Jen as a contact and will be seeking advice from her for years to come. 



This website has really shown me the hidden door behind sports marketing. I would recommend anybody to use this website as a stepping for anybody looking for a career in sports marketing. The books and material all made sense to me. All the materials of the course were very easy to understand.




S.I. Fansided Sports Page Writer

Learning from sports industry professionals is priceless, the classes do not feel like school, they are fun and engaging. The weekly chats and discussion rooms allow you to meet and connect with like-minded students who share your passion. Nowhere else can you get access to the people working in sports than you can with SMWW. 




Application Support Analyst

This course was very beneficial for me and confirmed my interest in the Sports Product Management Industry. The course successfully gave me a general understanding of the entire product development process to include product concept, merchandising and marketing, design and development, sourcing, supply chain management, and go-to-market execution. I would definitely recommend this course for anyone looking to find a career in the Sports Product Management Industry




AEG Sales and Marketing

SMWW gave me a way into the industry through their coursework, network, and expertise. There’s no doubt in my mind that I would not be where I am today without the help from everyone associated with SMWW.




Toyota Center, Sr. Event Marketing & Public Relations Mgr

SMWW and this class helped me find my dream job. I was leery of an online course because I had never taken one before, but SMWW has a fantastic group of professors and mentors that are available when you need them. It was very hands-on and easy to correspond and work with others involved in this course. The online discussions were helpful and each time very engaging. It gave me the opportunity to speak with the professors, and others involved in the course, ask advice and set weekly goals in order to track my progress. I would recommend SMWW to anyone who is sports-driven and has the desire to work in the sports industry.




Adidas Group

The entire team at SMWW gave me the confidence and foundation to create my dream path in sports. With extreme confidence, I can say I wouldn't be working for the 2nd largest shoe company in the world if it wasn't for the foundation SMWW set for me. I have taken 3 courses and looking to take a 4th! Thanks SMWW!




Seattle Mariners, Premium Sales

The Sports Management training has been an amazing tool and stepping stone in energizing my sports career. I learned some very helpful information that I still use today in my job as a corporate sales manager for the Tacoma Rainiers. With the Sports Sales and Marketing class within SMWW, you too can achieve your dreams and land that sports job you have been wanting your entire life. Thank you SMWW for helping me get where I am today!




Toyota Center, Sr. Event Marketing & Public Relations Mgr

SMWW and this class helped me find my dream job. I was leery of an online course because I had never taken one before, but SMWW has a fantastic group of professors and mentors that are available when you need them. It was very hands-on and easy to correspond and work with others involved in this course. The online discussions were helpful and each time very engaging. It gave me the opportunity to speak with the professors, and others involved in the course, ask advice and set weekly goals in order to track my progress. I would recommend SMWW to anyone who is sports-driven and has the desire to work in the sports industry.




AEG Sales and Marketing

SMWW gave me a way into the industry through their coursework, network, and expertise. There’s no doubt in my mind that I would not be where I am today without the help from everyone associated with SMWW.



The knowledge I received from the course and awesome facilitators helped me gain my first position as an intern with the Omaha Beef Arena Football Team. While there, I was contacted by several ECHL teams for Account Specialist positions. I was offered multiple jobs and accepted a position with the Wichita Thunder. The knowledge I gained with the Sports Sales and Marketing course definitely catapulted me in front of a lot of people. If you take this course and do ALL the course material you will get a job in sports. Thank you, Dr. Lashbrook!



I was in the same position as most college students. I was about to graduate with my degree, yet had no job prospects or an idea of where to start looking. I came across Dr. Lashbrook at a local restaurant here in Portland when he handed me his business card and told me to follow up. I went into the office a few days later and signed up that day to take the Sports Sales and Marketing Course. I also began to intern in the office a few times a week as my schedule permitted. Through SMWW and Dr. Lashbrook, I was able to dive deep into my sports career and look forward to progressing my career. 



During my class with SMWW I was able to learn numerous amounts of information on business development and ticket sales. After my class though I stayed heavily involved with SMWW through going to numerous conferences (NBA x2 & NHL) and helping to work them to make sure they were being run smoothly. The best advice that I got through SMWW and Mark Warkentein was to be 1% better each day than the last. If you are someone that is motivated to excel in any career of your choice I believe that SMWW will help prepare you not for just your career, but also you life.



I wanted to let you and SMWW that I have obtained a position with the Seattle Dragons of the XFL! I wholeheartedly thank Tom, Greg, and the rest of SMWW. The Break Into Sports course was eye-opening to me and gave me the practical knowledge needed to obtain this job. 




Corporate Marketing Manager, Frisco RoughRiders

Bret Polvorosa and Tom Leip taught me the fundamentals of sports marketing and provided me with a solid foundation to begin my career in sports. I learned more successful sales & marketing techniques in a few weeks working with these gentlemen than I did in my four years in college. Bret and Tom are extraordinary teachers and I recommend being associated with these professionals to anyone who is seriously interested in beginning a career in sports.




Los Angeles Dodgers

I had minimal traction in my sports career search until I signed up for SMWW's Sports Management program. I started four weeks ago and TODAY was offered and accepted a full-time position with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Yesterday I spent fifteen minutes of one-on-one interview coaching with SMWW and went into today's interview confident and more than prepared. Also, SMWW crafted a great letter of recommendation for me which I presented to the Dodgers along with my sports-specific resume. Through SMWW's contacts with the Dodgers my resume and application went from the rejection pile to getting an interview, being presented a full time offer and eventually accepting the position. Thanks SMWW!




New Business Executive at Nashville Predators

Before I started this course, I had no idea how to get in with a sports organization. Now that I have taken the course I feel that I am well qualified to get my foot in the door with my dream team. Anyone that questions taking SMWW, take the leap and it's something you will not regret!




NCAA Division I Norfolk State University Athletic Department

It's been great working with Dr. Lashbrook, Tom Leip and Bret Polverosa. I was tired of my job and decided that it was time to have some fun with my career. I've always wanted to work in sports. This is the first schooling I've had in 25 years, and it's been a great experience.




Executive Producer P2W Sports Limited

I chose the SMWW Sports Sales and Marketing Course to enhance my experience while preparing to host my first Regional Event, the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Senior Men and Women Championships in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. This course enhanced my outreach to executives in the sports field. Most of all, this course helped me understand how to develop a strong media relationship to enhance events.




Knoxville Smokies

Great Course! It grew my network tremendously. I'm graduating from college next month and already have a ticketing sales job lined up in minor league baseball due to the networking that I gained from this course!



SMWW has afforded me the opportunity to garner pearls of wisdom through it's dynamic course. The flexibility alone has allowed me to digest the material and to become one with the ethical compass that it preaches to future agents, such as myself. Dr. Lashbrook is a resevoir of knowledge concering the sports industry that motivates students to achieving their goal of becoming a sport agent.



SMWW's VIP program was literally a miracle for me. I found myself almost done with a master's degree and only needing an internship, but I was a stay at home mom, in a small community with no options for an in person internship unless I moved, which really wasn't an option.

With approval from my school,The Sports Academy,  I was able to enroll with SMWW and take three of the courses and attend one of their conferences. This program replaced my in person internship and allowed me to interact with real life professionals in the sports industry, learn from some of the best teachers and become a part of a great family.

In today's technology filled world SMWW stands out and above the rest by offering this option to students around the world.




St. Francis Xavier University Dartmouth

SMWW was a great choice for me. I am a university student and love sports. With a lot of universities not having many programs around sports, this was great. My university approved the course and I earned credits. SMWW is very flexible to fit around whatever you are doing. Awesome experience. If you're a student or looking to get involved in the business, then this is the place for you.



During my class with SMWW I was able to learn numerous amounts of information on business development and ticket sales. After my class though I stayed heavily involved with SMWW through going to numerous conferences (NBA x2 & NHL) and helping to work them to make sure they were being run smoothly. The best advice that I got through SMWW and Mark Warkentein was to be 1% better each day than the last. If you are someone that is motivated to excel in any career of your choice I believe that SMWW will help prepare you not for just your career, but also you life.