• Want to learn how to scout football like a Pro?


NOW YOU CAN. 


Learn from NFL Execs and Coaches about the process of scouting. 

 

Fall semester begins Sept 12th and Registration is open now. Sign up here!

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What makes the Scouting Academy a unique place to learn?


Experience

With over 375 years of combined NFL experience and 14 Lombardi trophies, there is no better place to learn the game.

Take a second to hear why we got started!

Network

Our Academy has liaisons with 27 NFL Scouting Departments. You will not find a better network anywhere.

Showcase your work to NFL teams!

Web-Based

We have the industry's longest and most robust course. For only $750, you will have real NFL insight in your living room.

Hear why you should invest in yourself!





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MEET THE TEAM

Our instructors are excited about developing the next generation and poised to share core evaluation techniques.












THE COURSE

Integrated tutorials. Proven techniques. Unparalleled knowledge... All online.







Because we understand that you cannot drop everything and attend a 16-week course, we have designed the curriculum and built an online learning platform to bring the class to you. You will be able to create a flexible class schedule around your life and have full access to the library of information and years of experience that our instructors bring. There should be no reason you cannot invest in your future despite any life events or previous commitments. 


With each of the 32 NFL teams operating under different value sets and schematics, we teach trait-by-trait evaluations that arm up-and-coming analysts with a vast array of proficiencies. Our Academy allows you to seamlessly step into the scouting world and execute at a high level.


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DON't JUST TAKE IT FROM US

Our colleagues are raving about the Scouting Academy.









"Dan Hatman established my foundation when it comes to the evaluation process. His knowledge and experiences also allowed me to further improve my schematic understanding and prepare me for how to gain the coaches trust with my evaluations. Dan will push you to become the best you can possibly be."

—Greg Castillo (New Orleans Saints)

 

—Steve Neal (Detroit Lions)

"Buying supplies to send my resume packets to NFL scouts and executives: $200. Preparing and sending emails to make connections and inquire about job opportunities: 4 hours. Signing up and participating in The Scouting Academy: Priceless! At first I hesitated to sign up due to the price point, but after participating in the Scouting Academy, I proudly see it as a strong investment in myself. It is a no fuss course that has value for too many reasons to list here. The level of NFL evaluation education and experience that the Scouting Academy provides is essential for anyone that is trying to break into the football scouting world. The cherry on top is Dan Hatman, who excels at personal communication through his feedback and general advice about the world of football."

—Garret Mann (Carolina Panthers)

 

—Matt Waugh (San Diego Chargers)

"The Scouting Academy offers the unparalleled experience of learning directly from a large group of experienced NFL executives and coaches. The information students will learn from these personnel experts is priceless and rarely offered to young aspiring scouts. There is no better way to learn about being an NFL scout than learning from the experts who have done it for a living.

—Ryan Gold (Arizona Cardinals)

"The Scouting Academy will greatly help young scouts. There have not been high caliber avenues to learn what it is to scout, what to look at in players, how to evaluate players, etc. There is no bachelor’s degree for scouting. This Academy will put you in contact with people that have reached the level we all want to reach and allow you to take their experience and actually learn from it."

—Dustin Regan (BLESTO Scouting)

"NFL coaches and executives provide the best advice as they have been through the process and have vast knowledge and wisdom of both what you need to know and what you need to do to be successful. Dan Hatman is one of those people. He has aided my development by explaining the life of a scout both in the beginning years and the path that follows after that. I received great advice that I still hold on to today and have seen firsthand. Any question that I had regarding scouting he was more than happy and able to answer."

—Matt Evans (Washington Redskins)

"The exposure that you get with The Scouting Academy to some great football minds is outstanding. A lot of the personnel structure and methods that NFL teams use is making its way to the college level. This course had a big impact on some of the things we are doing now. If you love football and are constantly looking to learn more, this course is well worth your time."

—Drew Hughes (University of Florida)

It's about both what you know and who you know. With The Scouting Academy, you get both. The instructors with The Scouting Academy are second to none and provide you with valuable knowledge that you can’t get anywhere else. The best part about The Scouting Academy is the personal touch added by Dan Hatman, who spends considerable time providing feedback on your reports as well as just general advice. I can’t recommend The Scouting Academy enough for aspiring coaches and scouts alike, and the enrollment fee is well-worth the valuable investment in your future."

—Aaron Miller (Ohio State University)

I wish I had known about The Scouting Academy sooner! The experience I have gained in a few short weeks has been remarkable. I feel I now have the tools to much better evaluate players and to pinpoint why they can or cannot do something. The best thing I can say about this course is that it will be challenging but that you will be a better evaluator of talent because of the way the instructors push you to reach your potential."

—Will Cinelli (Northern Illinois University)

"The Scouting Academy has truly helped and provided me with much needed knowledge on scouting and evaluating players. The Academy has also given me resources and wisdom I can take with me as I continue in my career. Dan Hatman and his staff are truly doing something special and I owe them all the thanks for providing a phenomenal organization to people looking to get into scouting."

—Jalun Morris (University of Alabama)

 

—Chance Trickett (Los Angeles Rams)

I appreciate The Scouting Academy for all that the program has to offer. It is a opportunity for aspiring evaluators to gain insight into player evaluations from individuals who have had success in the field. You are afforded the opportunity to pursue your passion while practicing your craft and honing your skills. It is a great opportunity, on the job training, and a great networking opportunity.

—Patrick Williams (Baltimore Ravens)

The Scouting Academy was critical in understanding the fundamentals of the evaluation process used in the National Football League. Aspiring coaches and scouts alike will be exposed to the many methods used by NFL professionals to evaluate talent that can be applied at any level of football. It was absolutely a worthwhile investment.

—Mike Lacy (Indianapolis Colts)