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Approx. 26 hours to complete

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

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 26 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

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

8 videos (Total 81 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
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
3 hours to complete

Module 2: Recruiting and Managing Clients

5 videos (Total 108 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
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
3 hours to complete

Module 3: Early Stages of Professionalism and Selecting an Agency

10 videos (Total 87 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
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
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Representing the Peak Professional Athlete Pt. I

7 videos (Total 73 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
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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Top reviews from Becoming a Sports Agent

By TNDec 13th 2018

I loved every minute of this course. I've learned a lot about what I really needed to chase this dream. I love sports & I found what I was looking for. Thank you Coursera & CWR University.

By RKApr 26th 2017

Great sources of information, prominent guests and speakers, high quality learning. Moderately lenient in course load, assignments, quizzes, and peer-reviews.

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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