FIFA launches Executive Programme in Football Agency

PURPOSE

The FIFA Executive Programme in Football Agency, 1st edition addresses the relevance of the football agency industry, which demands highly qualified professionals, able to adequately represent and protect the interests of their clients in the transfer market. This new initiative is the first educational programme for football agents in FIFA`s century plus history and highlights the importance that FIFA attaches to the education of football stakeholders, thus enhancing the professionalism and effectiveness of the football industry. The Programme is also born following the proposals from different agent associations from all around the world, which recently asked FIFA to launch educational programmes in this field.

WHO IS IT FOR
Why should I apply?
YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 27:  Ludwig Augustinsson of Sweden celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Mexico and Sweden at Ekaterinburg Arena on June 27, 2018 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.  (Photo by David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Who can apply?
  • Football agents.
  • Football executives (FIFA member associations, clubs, leagues, etc).
  • Former professional players.
  • Managers/Sporting Directors.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 03:  Harry Kane of England scores the opening goal from a penalty past David Ospina of Colombia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Successful Candidates
  • Understanding of the football transfer system.
  • Working experience in football of at least 3 years.
  • Availability to participate in all modules at the stipulated dates and times.
  • Prepare to participate in practical cases.
  • Professional working capacity in English.
RENNES, FRANCE - JUNE 29:   Hanna Glas of Sweden prepares to throw the ball in during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Germany and Sweden at Roazhon Park on June 29, 2019 in Rennes, France. (Photo by Naomi Baker - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Benefits
  • In-depth knowledge of the institutional and regulatory framework of football agency.
  • Holistic and detailed approach of the decision-making process in football transactions.
  • Working with real cases related to dierent contractual aspects of the football agency.
Format & Timeline

This Executive Programme, which is exclusively in English, will involve the participants where discussions among them and critical thinking shall have an important role. Each module will take 4 working days to complete - at the completion of the course all successful participants will be awarded an official certificate issued by FIFA.

1. The fundamentals of Football Agency - 13-16 September 2022 (Online)
- Football ecosystem & the principles of client representation. - FIFA Regulations. - Different client types and representation: players, coaches, clubs, leagues, associations. - Dealing with minors and parents. - Expectations: clubs & players. - Negotiations and working with clients (good and bad practices).
2. Transfer of Players - 14-17 November 2022 (Online)
- The FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players. - FIFA TMS and the registration of players. - International Transfer of Minors. - TPO & TPI. - The transfer agreement: rules, regulations and tax issues. - The FIFA Clearing House. - Case studies.
3. Making deals/Winning clients - 24-27 January 2023 (Online)
- Player's rights and protection. - Agent Fees. - Problems with the agency and/or the transfer agreement. - Negotiation Skills. - Case studies.
4. Other relevant topics - 14-17 March 2023 (Zurich, Switzerland)
- Liabilities and insurances in football agency. - Marketing and communication aspects. - Scouting of players. - Player's financial planning & asset management. - Career and Post Career planning. - Dispute resolution: the FIFA Agents Chamber and the appeals to CAS. - Case studies.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications are open from 15 February to 31 March 2022.

The Academic Board will select up to 24 participants by 10 April 2022. All applicants will be informed accordingly. You can find further details about the 1st edition of the FIFA Executive Programme in Football Agency in the official brochure.

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