SMWW American Football Education Program

SMWW Football Scouts have been trained and mentored by some of the best in the industry. SMWW Football Scouts have completed a rigorous eight week training program and instructed by Russ Lande, John Wooten, Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier. SMWW Football Scouts are listed here with scouting report samples. Please contact them and arrange a complimentary scouting report for your program, be it at the high school, university, or professional level.


SMWW Football Scouting Mentors:

Aaron Schatz is the creator of Football Outsiders and most of the original statistical methods used in NFL analysis, as well as lead writer, editor, and statistician on the book series Football Outsiders Almanac. He also writes for and ESPN The Magazine and is the main analyst for the ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly podcast. During the 2011 season, he was a regular panelist on the ESPN2 show Numbers Never* Lie. Before Football Outsiders, Aaron spent five years on the radio at WBRU Providence and WKRO Daytona Beach, and three years as the writer and producer of the Lycos 50, the Internet's foremost authority on the people, places, and things that are searched online. He has written for a number of publications including The New Republic, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Slate, The American Prospect, and the Boston Phoenix.


Mike Tanier taught mathematics in the New Jersey public school system for 17 years before embarking on a full-time sports-writing career. Starting at Football Outsiders while still a teacher, he became the Sunday NFL preview writer for the New York Times, mixing stats and analysis with off-the-wall humor. After several years at the Times, Tanier spent two years as the primary NFL writer for Sports on Earth. He's now an NFL Lead Writer for Bleacher Report, sometime Football Outsiders contributor, author of two sports books, father of two, and America's poet laureate of Jay Cutler jokes.


Russ Lande, is currently a Sporting NFL Draft Expert and President and Founder of For the Sporting News, Lande is responsible for writing NFL insider content, providing detailed scouting reports on college players and posting an ongoing mock draft in the “War Room” leading up to the NFL Draft. Before working for Sporting News, Lande served as a college scout for the Cleveland Browns for three years covering the mid-west region while evaluating all eligible prospects for the NFL Draft. He covers all-star games, the NFL Combine and pro days. Lande continues to appear on radio stations across the country. Lande is also the author of the annual "GM Jr Draft Guide" which has been called the most comprehensive, unique and thorough NFL Draft Guide ever written and made available to the fans and scouts of the NFL.


John Wooten, has been involved with the NFL for 44 years first as a player for the Cleveland Browns from 1959-1967 and then the Washington Redskins from 1967-1968. Following his playing career, he was Director of Pro Sports Advisors (Agent for Professional Athletes - 1973-1975); Player Personnel (Cowboys - 1975-1991); Director of Pro Personnel (Cowboys 1980-1991); Creator/Director of Player Programs (NFL - 1991 - 1992 (developing programs for Continuing Education, Financial Assistance, Family Assistance, Internship for NFL Players; Player Personnel (Eagles 1992-1993); Vice President Player Personnel (Eagles 1994-1997); Assistant Director of Pro/College Scouting (Ravens 1998-2001), Consultant-Player Personnel (Ravens - 2001 until he retired in 2004).  


SMWW Football Scouts have successfully completed 8 weeks of training including:

  • Football Scouting player evaluation; body type, mental makeup, playing ability, physical tools
  • Learn to identify players who will succeed at NFL level
  • College Scouting and rating college talent as it pertains to the NFL draft
  • Traditional Football scouting vs. new high tech scouting
  • Techniques to evaluating the college all star games
  • Combine evaluation; Shuttle, Vertical Jump, L-Cone, Forty & Broad Jump
  • The making of a football scouting report
  • The language of football scouting including Offense and Defense analyses.



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SMWW Scouts will do a complimentary scouting report to your specifications to prove they are an expert.

SMWW Scouts will be an exceptional resource to save you time and money in your program!




  • This seminar provides an invaluable opportunity to learn about numerous careers in sports and network with professionals currently working at the highest level of sports.
    March 2 Conference Start Date