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Certificate in Football Player Intermediation

Certificate in Football Player Intermediation

Start Date : November 16, 2020 | Duration : 3 Months

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  • FORMAT Online

  • Language English

  • Next intake November 16, 2020

  • Duration 3 Months

  • Fee € 975

GENERAL OVERVIEW

The Certificate in Football Player Intermediation is a three-month online course designed to equip you with the formal skills and knowledge to successfully represent football players and clubs worldwide. 

Created in close consultation with some of the most relevant and successful player agents (intermediaries) and sports lawyers in the game, the course will provide you with the practical elements and theoretical background to gain a competitive advantage in this highly-competitive sector. 

The course curriculum has been designed with one main objective in mind: to provide you a practical and in-depth overview on how to begin and sustain a successful career as a football agent (intermediary).



GROW YOUR NETWORK OF FOOTBALL INTERMEDIARIES AND INDUSTRY CONTACTS WORLDWIDE


One of the biggest challenges for current and aspiring football agents is a lack of industry contacts. You may have the theoretical knowledge on what it takes to be a successful intermediary in the football industry, however, if you lack a wide network odds are you will struggle to operate on a sustainable basis. 

This certificate will not only equip you with the latest information you will require to represent players, but also, provide you a gateway to network with numerous other agents/intermediaries, club professionals, international scouts, sporting directors and former and current professional football players, among others. 


You will increase your network in the following three ways:

1. By engaging with your cohort classmates, many who are already working in the football industry
2. Forming part of an alumni community at SBI which spans to over 85 countries
3. Having access to top guest speakers, including industry-leading sports lawyers, agents, professional players, sporting directors and more. 

 

PREVIOUS GUEST SPEAKERS HAVE INCLUDED:

 

 

 

PROGRAM KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Live weekly online classes with top football agents, sports lawyers, professional players and sporting directors. We have assembled a top line-up of guest speakers to put you in front of some of the industry's top decision-makers. All speakers have been carefully selected to provide you a holistic view of the industry to prepare you for a successful career as a football intermediary. 
     
  • Up-to-date, real-life training content. As you may know, the regulations to become a registered agent/intermediary are constantly evolving. Our team of experts is well-networked and up to speed on the most recent rule changes proposed by FIFA and the national associations around the globe. You will have the opportunity to have the latest information so you can successfully operate as a football agent. 
     
  • Personalized Career Development Mentoring Program. Tailor career mentoring program based on each student's goals, aspirations, age, geographical location, previous experience and motivations. We will map out a career plan together with you so you can begin building your network and setting the bases to start or advance your career as a football agent/intermediary. 

 

COURSE CALENDAR

 

November 16, 2020 - General Welcome & Onboarding

November 23, 2020 - Masterclass - How to Become an Agent

November  30, 2020 - Masterclass - Understanding Contract Negotiations during a Transfer

December 7, 2020 - Masterclass - The Role of the Sporting Director

December 14, 2020 - Masterclass - Athlete Brand Management & Commercial Endorsements

December 21, 2020 - Tutorial Session

December 22, 2020 - January 3 2021 - Holiday Break

January 4, 2021 - Masterclass - Negotiating Transfers in Major League Soccer

January 11, 2021 - Tutorial Session

January 18, 2021 - Masterclass - Representation of Minors

January 25, 2021 - Masterclass - Scouting, Talent ID and Player Recruitment inside a Club

February 1, 2021 - Masterclass - Managing the Career of Football Players as an Agent/Intermediary

February 8, 2021 - Final Session & Conclusion


 

COURSE CURRICULUM

TERM 1

1. Introduction to the Business of Football
2. Understanding the Role of the Football Agent/Intermediary
3. Football Intermediary Regulations
4. Building a Network of International Agents


TERM 2

5. Contract Negotiations
6. Sports Marketing & Sponsorship
7. Athlete Brand Management & Image Rights
8. International Sports Law and Legistlation


TERM 3

9. Player Scouting & Recruitment
10. Third-Party Ownership and Financial Fair Play
11. Player Career and Wealth Management
12. Final Assessment


WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 12 live online classes with industry experts and course tutor  - agents/intermediaries, sports lawyers, football scouts and professional football players
     
  • 24/7 access to online campus with course learning material - presentations, cases, readings, official documents, reports, videos, articles, etc. 
     
  • Virtual access to a tutor/mentor - tutor will answer your specific questions and provide support throughout course
     
  • Digital copy of book "Done Deal", authored by one of the industry's top sports lawyers, Daniel Geey
     
  • Bonus recorded masterclasses with top football executives, agents, sports lawyers, who have been previous speakers at SBI.

 

NETWORK WITH PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS - PREVIOUS STUDENTS INCLUDE:

 

 

 

PROGRAM KEY FACTS

Modality: 100% online with live weekly web conferences with top industry guest lecturers

Language: 100% in English

Duration: 12 weeks

Live Classes: Every Monday evening at 8:00 pm, local time in Barcelona. All lessons are recorded. 

Faculty: A mixture of top industry agents, sports lawyers, scouts and professional football players. 

One-time Payment: 975 Euros (save 225 Euros)

Installment Plan: Two payments of 600 Euros. First payment due at the beginning of program. Second payment due one month later. 

 

 

THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR:

  • Professionals aiming to become football agents/intermediaries
     
  • New agents looking for a framework for success
     
  • Agents/Intermediaries looking to grow their business and have a sustainable practice

COURSE CALENDAR

TERM 1

1. Introduction to the Business of Football
2. Understanding the Role of the Football Agent/Intermediary
3. Football Intermediary Regulations
4. Player Scouting and Recruitment


TERM 2

5. Contract Negotiations
6. Sports Marketing & Sponsorship
7. Athlete Brand Management & Image Rights
8. International Sports Law and Legistlation


TERM 3

9. Building an Network of International Agents
10. Third-Party Ownership and Financial Fair Play
11. Player Career and Wealth Management
12. Final Assessment

 

The Online Certificate in Football Player Intermediation is designed to equip you with all the required knowledge to prepare you for a successful career as an agent working in the football industry. The course calendar is as follows:

COURSE CALENDAR

 

November 16, 2020 - General Welcome & Onboarding

November 23, 2020 - Masterclass - How to Become an Agent

November  30, 2020 - Masterclass - Understanding Contract Negotiations during a Transfer

December 7, 2020 - Masterclass - The Role of the Agent/Intermediary

December 14, 2020 - Masterclass - Athlete Brand Management & Commercial Endorsements

December 21, 2020 - Tutorial Session

December 22, 2020 - January 3 2021 - Holiday Break

January 4, 2021 - Masterclass - Negotiating Transfers in Major League Soccer

January 11, 2021 - Tutorial Session

January 18, 2021 - Masterclass - Representation of Minors

January 25, 2021 - Masterclass - Scouting, Talent ID and Player Recruitment inside a Club

February 1, 2021 - Masterclass - The Role of the Sporting Director

February 8, 2021 - Final Session & Conclusion

*To ensure that all course learnings remain updated and relevant, SBI reserves the right to ammend or modify the course curriculum.


The course methodology have been designed to provide you with direct access to football agents, sports lawyers, club professionals and professional players. 

Course includes live weekly online classes with an industry expert that will guide and moderate each session. 

All of the SBI faculty consists of top industry professionals with direct expertise in the football industry. 

We gather a line-up of industry experts to provide you with real-life industry cases to ensure that you grasp the knowledge and key concepts to succeed as a football intermediary. 

The course is designed for those seeking to become successful agents/intermediaries in the football industry. 

NEXT STEPS

To secure a spot for the course follow these steps:

1. Click on the "Enroll Now" Button on the top right-hand corner of this page

2. Fill out the registration form

3. Select the "Certificate in Football Player Intermediation" from the drop down menu

4. Click on "Continue to Payment" and fill out your credit/debit card details.

5. Once payment is done a member of our team will be in contact with you shortly after to provide you an official course welcome letter along with your access codes to the online campus. 

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Testimonials

Find out what our former students are saying about us

Matteo Trevisani, Digital Marketing Specialist, CONCACAF

I enrolled in several programs at the Sports Business Institute Barcelona to acquire new skills and network with industry professionals. I am absolutely thrilled to have taken their programs as they have given me valuable and practical information that I have used in my professional life. The material presented in the course is very relevant, fresh and easy to comprehend. I would recommend their courses to anyone who is looking to break into the sports industry or is currently working at a sports organization. The courses offer so many takeaways and lessons that will be used in the future. Congratulations to Diego, Emma and the entire SBI team for their organization and drive to deliver top-quality content to students!

Richard Lamb, Chief Revenue Officer, West Ham United

¨Well-researched, engaging, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable, these are first-rate courses useful for both people in the football industry or aspiring to work in football. The content was highly relevant and up-to-date, reflecting the different approaches to this fast-paced industry, while also looking at the potential developments and opportunities. SBI Director, Diego Valdes, has fantastic experience in the many aspects of football and has the ability to impart knowledge in an engaging and interesting manner, which encourages participants to think for themselves and gain a deep understanding of the field. Working in the football industry myself, I have been able to improve my skill-set and ability to perform my job thanks to this course. I would wholeheartedly and without reservation recommend their programs to anyone either in the industry or aiming to gain a fundamental understanding of how football works off the pitch.¨

Wes Morgan, Captain of Leicester City FC and Premier League Winner

Studying a Masters at the Sports Business Institute Barcelona has allowed me to gain a full understanding on the business side of football. In many ways it has opened my eyes into the sector that I work in as a professional footballer. They are top professionals that are well-connected in the sports industry.

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