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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 28 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Agents and the Collective Bargaining Agreements of the MLB, NFL and NBA

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 81 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Lesson Introduction1m
The Representation Agreement ("Rep K")4m
NFL Commissioner12m
Fred Nance - NFL Commissioner's Authority9m
Andy Simms - Representing NFL Players24m
Jay Reisinger - Baseball Arbitrations14m
Play Act - Reaching Free Agency in the NFL, NBA and MLB11m
2 readings
Guest Speaker Bios5m
Reading Assignments30m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Module 2: Recruiting and Managing Clients

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 108 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Miles Welo - Breaking Into the Industry and Growing an Agency37m
Dale Sheptak - Managing Clients and the Effect of Professional Sports on Youth Sports33m
Darren Heitner - Fiduciary Duties of Agents Pt. I12m
Darren Heitner - Fiduciary Duties of Agents Pt. II10m
2 readings
Guest Speaker Bios5m
Reading Assignments20m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Module 3: Early Stages of Professionalism and Selecting an Agency

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 87 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Age Eligibility7m
John Palguta - Financial Planning for Athletes in the Early Stages15m
Clint Frazier - The Life of a Minor League Baseball Player Pt. I9m
Clint Frazier - The Life of a Minor League Baseball Player Pt. II5m
Fred Nance - LeBron James, The Early Years9m
Jeff Schwartz - Representing Young NBA Stars11m
Play Act - Handling Athletes in the Early Years6m
Brad Seymour - Minor League Baseball Pt. I8m
Brad Seymour - Minor League Baseball Pt. II12m
2 readings
Guest Speaker Bios5m
Reading Assignments20m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 4: Representing the Peak Professional Athlete Pt. I

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 73 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Product Endorsement Agreements6m
Publicity Rights7m
Craig Nard - Legal Evolution of Publicity Rights22m
Marketing an Athlete10m
Ron Katz - Jim Brown v. Electronic Arts18m
Play Act - Sport Marketing5m
2 readings
Guest Speaker Bio5m
Reading Assignments20m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m

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