Behind the Money in Sports: The Moves Behind How Your Favorite Team Was Built
In this two-class course, we will look behind the scenes at math and econ. of sports. We will study the ways teams decide what to pay their players. We will also look at the rules that certain sports use to maintain competitive balance.
Michael J Zavada
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Twice per week
over 1 week
learners per class
per learner - per class
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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In this class students will learn: * the different decisions that teams make about how to play players * how teams are financed * the rules behind paying players in various sports * how salary caps operate in various sports * great moves that successful franchises have made in the past * vocabulary surrounding budget concepts, economic concepts, and salary concepts (i.e. player option, team control, unrestricted free agent). * Some basic spreadsheet analysis, budget concepts, x and y-axis...
In this two-class course, we will learn how professional athletes are paid in the major sports and the ways teams decide what to play their players. We will also look at the rules that certain sports use to try to maintain competitive balance and the ways certain teams are able to create special advantages for their teams. We will cover up to three major sports based on student interest: football, basketball, and baseball.
I have been an educator in the private school sector for over twenty years. I have a master's degree in educational leadership and secondary education. I have been a principal for the middle school in a large private school system. I write on educational topics and speak at educational conferences. There is nothing that is high risk in our courses as we are talking about sports, finances, and strategy mostly.
There is no homework for this class. Students will have the opportunity to look at different teams, trade proposals, salary caps, as they become relevant in current events. There is no required outside reading in this course.
www.spotrac.com pro football focus basketballreference.com
Students are given regular feedback on their assertions throughout the class in a verbal fashion. At times, it may be appropriate for the instructor to write comments in the class feed or individually to students through the outschool channel praising them for their analysis. There are no grades in the course.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We use the instructor developed materials and websites like spotrac.com and Pro Football Reference/Basketball Reference
Michael J Zavada20 years experience as a History/Economics/Basketball/Golf Teacher-Coach at College/High School/Middle School levels
99 total reviews
84 completed classes
Through Outschool, I focus on courses that would not normally be offered in school where students get to experience real-world fun occupations like the role of the General Manager of a Professional Sports team. My courses are fun, but also...