Catalogue 2020 - 2021

SPMN 634 Sport Agency, Player Personnel Evaluation and Management


3 cr.


Graduate Standing


Residency Required.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with techniques related to player evaluation and amateur and professional sport. The course will focus specifically on the scouting and recruitment of amateur and professional athletes grounded in both qualitative and quantitative methods including basic observational, sport science, and analytics metrics. Students will gain hands-on experience in player evaluation while examining important historical and economic issues related to player recruitment and evaluation. Contemporary issues in scouting, organizational design, team construction, athlete representation and agency will be covered. Students will also examine important issues in sport labor relations, collective bargaining agreements, NCAA regulations, and player agreements and contracts.