The purpose of this Fantasy Football 101 course is to provide a basic overview to understand what fantasy football is, how it works, and basic terminology to get you going into your first league as a new player. With over 50 million players between the United States and Canada documented in 2015 through the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), the growth of the sport is increasingly rising with new players entering each year.
The course is structured in power point to highlight the frame work of fantasy football. I will explain the following 8 areas of a league and insight on each.
1. Commissioner's Role
2. League Types
3. League Formats
4. Draft Formats
5. Scoring Formats
6. Roster Requirement
7. Waiver Wire Vs Free Agency Strategy
8. Trading Players
The course should take less than 45 minutes and allow you to approach the season with confidence. By taking it you will have already cut down time on your learning curve, and build your team to exert it's dominance in your league! In addition to my course I will mentor you through my online community where others are currently thriving in their leagues.
Understand the purpose and objective of fantasy football. In this introduction and overview I will cover the key areas to be discussed throughout this course. This will set the tone and outlook of the course in general.
Which type of student is best suited for this course?
Become familiar with the 3 types of league types, and which one you will want to join your first season. This is the rule of thumb before joining a league. Knowing what league type it is will enable you to come in with a strategy in mind.
Which league type is most commonly used out of all 3?
Become familiar with the 3 major league formats, and which one you will want to join your first season. Just like "league types" discussed in the last section this format is critical in knowing how your league will be set up.
Which league format is the one most likely you will want to join for your first season?
Become familiar with the two different types of draft formats and which one is right for you.
Which scoring format is the most commonly used in leagues?
Understanading how your roster is set up is critical to how you draft your team.
Which roster requirement format will you as a beginner initially?
In 2009 I was invited to play in a fantasy football league by a fellow veteran because "They were short a player" and needed me to join to hold their draft that night. I knew nothing about it, but knew a lot of my friends and those I served with played fantasy football.
Luckily, I drew the first pick in the draft, and at the same time was conducting google searches for "best fantasy football players" in that upcoming season. I took Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings and went all the way to the championship that year as a rookie in 2009.
I love this game so much I want to share it with you. Instead of being like me, and jumping right into the frying pan, watch my course on the basics of fantasy football. If you already watch NFL football and understand the game, this is the course for you to finally get into the game!
There are additional courses to help you this upcoming 2017, but at a cost. The added benefit of taking my cost courses will be the direct communication you receive from me personally afterward. Many years in the Navy as a recruiter I enlisted men and women into the Navy, and kept in touch with them throughout their careers. I plan to treat my students here the same way!
Having led many Sailors over my 23 year career in the Navy I know how to simplify things and make them fun. Combining my 7 years of experience in fantasy football, and as a member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) you have already more of an edge then when I did by learning on the fly. Take advantage of my courses today!