We have been in the basketball scouting business for over a decade and feel fortunate that we’ve grown NetScouts Basketball as much as we have. We’ve been scouting all over the globe, been to China with our USA All-Star teams over a dozen times, and have been in every corner of the USA, scouting every level of basketball. Now it’s time to give something back and help those who want to get started in the business.
NetScouts Basketball has joined forces with Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW), a leader in the sports industry training business in conducting this one-year apprenticeship program. The program will be more structured than previously with regular phone calls featuring special guests including NBA personnel and college coaches.
Scout trainees will be:
- Credentialed for college basketball or overseas club or professional games in your geographic area where you will live-scout alongside professional scouts at press row
- Assigned video scouting of overseas international tournaments
- Trained in NetScouts Basketball’s scouting process
- Writing scouting reports which will be critiqued by NetScouts Basketball
- Writing content for games covered which may be featured on our website and others, including Eurobasket, USBasket, SMWWScouts, Basketball Times and Slam Magazine.
- Take part in 18 live audio chats, one per week for first eight weeks, then one per month.
- Receiving important industry experience and the ability to use the apprenticeship program as an excellent resume reference
- Professional resume rewrite to meet basketball industry standards
- One-year access to InStat Sport video analytics software ($1,000 value) and training in the software which will be used as part of the scouting process
- Full web page with photo and bio for one-year on the smwwscouts.com website ($320 value)
- SMWW Basketball Scout business cards ($50 value)
- SMWW Polo shirt ($50 value)
- One-year subscription to Basketball Times ($40 value)
Trainees who have completed their year with sufficient live-scouting and video-scouting experience and submitted scouting reports in the quality required will be evaluated and those passing the program will have an important resume feature to add.
This program is available for the cost of $1995 for the year (plus shipping cost for materials). Prior graduates of SMWW courses and military personnel will receive a $300 discount. There are also non-USA geographic discounts available. We may limit the acceptance of applicants to this program based on geographic area. We’ll have no more than 20 people in each training group.
Here are a few testimonials from graduates of our prior program:
“NetScouts Basketball gave me an opportunity to experience working in a high-level basketball setting and helped inspire me by watching some of basketball’s best coaches. This allowed me to continue to pursue a future in basketball and helped me land a Division 2 assistant coach position.” – John Cavaliere, Head Coach, Concordia College of New York
“Working and learning under Carl at NetScouts Basketball was an important experience for my growth as a basketball talent evaluator. While working for NetScouts helped shape the way I see the game, it also gave me a platform for exposure.” – Ronnie Levi, Scout, Bnei Herzliya (Israel)
“NetScouts Basketball offers the only opportunity for aspiring scouts to gain meaningful experience scouting live Division 1 games at press row. The program enabled me to be credentialed for high-level college games and hone my scouting ability in a professional setting. Through this unique process, you will drastically improve your ability to evaluate players and assemble professional scouting reports. The scouting experience I’ve gained with NetScouts has contributed directly to my professional development and has resulted in new career opportunities. I highly recommend the program to anyone interested in scouting or working in basketball at any level. – Mike Duffy, Graduate Assistant, Western New England University”
“NetScouts Basketball’s training program gave me the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business. Not only do you get access to high level college basketball, but you also get feedback on your reports so you can continue to grow. My experience with NetScouts has been invaluable and I highly recommend their program to aspiring scouts.” – Jack Vlasic (Miami, FL)
“NetScouts Basketball’s scout training program has been an amazing part of my professional scouting journey. Through this program I have learned the ins and outs of scouting and have been given the opportunity to do it in a professional setting. Being affiliated with NetScouts has given me credibility for my career and allowed me to show other organizations my professional worth. I recommend this to anyone interested in scouting, analytics, media relations or just basketball in general.” – Greg Walter (Director of Scouting, DMV Warriors, ABA)
“NetScouts Basketball’s scout training program has given me so many professional benefits. It will help separate you from the competition by gaining key evaluation tools, you will learn from actual scouting people and receive direct feedback in a mentoring relationship, you will gain a network of scouts, and most important, it will increase confidence in your abilities and talents.” – Rich Ward (NBA G-League Tryout Coach)
“Working as a scout trainee with NetScouts Basketball was the best decision that I have made thus far for my career. While at NetScouts I have gained very valuable experience. I have been able to take advantage of some unique opportunities such as working side-by-side with other scouts and journalists on media row, while attending high end Division 1 basketball games. I’ve also been able to sharpen my skills by working on international scouting projects.” – Frank Preston (Columbus, OH)
You can apply for this program by submitting your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will discuss your eligibility.
We will review all registrations to assure that each applicant has the background required to be successful in this training program.
You can also contact us at 541-359-9653.