Catalogue 2014 - 2015

SPMN 342 Scouting & Player Personnel Development


3 cr.


SPMN 250 and junior standing.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the techniques relating to player evaluation and assessment in amateur and professional sport.  The course will focus specifically on the function of scouting and recruitment of amateur and professional athletes and will provide students hands-on experience in player personnel development with specific focus on the baseball industry segment.   Students will explore important historical and contemporary economic development issues related to player development as well as contemporary issues relating to organizational design, management, and the development and integration of quantitative analysis methods.  Course content will consist of lectures, readings, extensive class and group discussion, video, guest lecturers, and extensive player analysis fieldwork.