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Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 27 hours to complete

Suggested: 11 modules of study, approximately 2 to 2.5 hours of work per module...
Available languages

English

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 27 hours to complete

Suggested: 11 modules of study, approximately 2 to 2.5 hours of work per module...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

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

An introduction to the duties of an agent; the "Rep K" that controls the player-agent relationship; and an analysis of the collective bargaining agreements that govern the three major leagues in the US -- including how a professional athlete achieves free agency in each major league and how players can be punished for improper behavior on and off the field. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 81 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 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
Reading2 readings
Guest Speaker Bios5m
Reading Assignments30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 2: Recruiting and Managing Clients

An introduction on how to approach recruiting clients, how to build an agency, and how to manage clients once they have signed a representation agreement; an analysis of the effect of professional sports on youth sports, and vice versa. The optional videos look at the fiduciary duties an agent owes his client. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 108 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 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
Reading2 readings
Guest Speaker Bios5m
Reading Assignments20m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 3: Early Stages of Professionalism and Selecting an Agency

How the best high school baseball player in the U.S. in 2013, Clint Frazier, went about selecting his management team; the way Major League Baseball teams handle their minor leaguers; and what it takes for any of them to reach the Majors. In this Lesson, we will also study how an agent can build an agency from the ground up, and represent professional athletes through their progression to their peak earning years. Finally, a look into the beginning of LeBron James’ career with his personal attorney, up to “The Decision.”...
Reading
10 videos (Total 87 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video10 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
Reading2 readings
Guest Speaker Bios5m
Reading Assignments20m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Representing the Peak Professional Athlete Pt. I

Protecting the publicity rights of athletes while monetizing and maximizing their brands through product endorsement and license agreements. We will analyze the history of publicity rights and how to market your clients image effectively....
Reading
7 videos (Total 73 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 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
Reading2 readings
Guest Speaker Bio5m
Reading Assignments20m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m

Instructors

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Peter A. Carfagna

Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
School of Law
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Richard J. Volante, Esq.

Adjunct Instructor, Representing the Professional Athlete
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

About Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is a leading national research university located in Cleveland, Ohio. Through its seven schools and college, Case Western Reserve offers top-10 programs in health law, organizational behavior and social work and top-25 programs in biomedical engineering, international law, medicine and nursing. More than 4,000 undergraduate and nearly 6,000 graduate and professional students are enrolled at CWRU, representing all 50 states and more than 90 countries....

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