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An immersive experience in the world of sports that will take students through the four stages of a professional athlete's career. Utilizing lectures, guest speakers, reading assignments and hypothetical walkthroughs, students will learn how the best sports agents manage clients at each of these four stages. This course will provide each student with the skills necessary to guide an athlete through the difficult decisions that can make or lose the athlete millions of dollars, as well as affect their public image and career. Walking through the four stages of an athlete's career, we will provide a broad scope of the landscape of amateur and professional sports so that you can avoid the pitfalls and traps that so many have fallen into in the past; not to mention, bringing you updates throughout the course regarding the rapidly changing sports world that we live in today. Analyzing the best practices in the management of the superstar athletes with whom Professor Carfagna, Professor Volante and their expert guests have worked, we will show you how to manage the career of any professional athlete who might seek your guidance at any stage of his or her professional career....
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Recommandé : 11 modules of study, approximately 2 to 2.5 hours of work per module

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Beginner Level

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

Approx. 26 heures pour terminer
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English

Sous-titres : English

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1

Section
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3 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 81 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Lesson Introduction1 min
The Representation Agreement ("Rep K")4 min
NFL Commissioner12 min
Fred Nance - NFL Commissioner's Authority9 min
Andy Simms - Representing NFL Players24 min
Jay Reisinger - Baseball Arbitrations14 min
Play Act - Reaching Free Agency in the NFL, NBA and MLB11 min
Reading2 lectures
Guest Speaker Bios5 min
Reading Assignments30 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 1 Quiz20 min

2

Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 108 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Miles Welo - Breaking Into the Industry and Growing an Agency37 min
Dale Sheptak - Managing Clients and the Effect of Professional Sports on Youth Sports33 min
Darren Heitner - Fiduciary Duties of Agents Pt. I12 min
Darren Heitner - Fiduciary Duties of Agents Pt. II10 min
Reading2 lectures
Guest Speaker Bios5 min
Reading Assignments20 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 2 Quiz20 min

3

Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 87 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video10 vidéos
Age Eligibility7 min
John Palguta - Financial Planning for Athletes in the Early Stages15 min
Clint Frazier - The Life of a Minor League Baseball Player Pt. I9 min
Clint Frazier - The Life of a Minor League Baseball Player Pt. II5 min
Fred Nance - LeBron James, The Early Years9 min
Jeff Schwartz - Representing Young NBA Stars11 min
Play Act - Handling Athletes in the Early Years6 min
Brad Seymour - Minor League Baseball Pt. I8 min
Brad Seymour - Minor League Baseball Pt. II12 min
Reading2 lectures
Guest Speaker Bios5 min
Reading Assignments20 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 3 Quiz20 min

4

Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 73 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Product Endorsement Agreements6 min
Publicity Rights7 min
Craig Nard - Legal Evolution of Publicity Rights22 min
Marketing an Athlete10 min
Ron Katz - Jim Brown v. Electronic Arts18 min
Play Act - Sport Marketing5 min
Reading2 lectures
Guest Speaker Bio5 min
Reading Assignments20 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 4 Quiz20 min

Enseignants

Peter A. Carfagna

Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
School of Law

Richard J. Volante, Esq.

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

À propos de 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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