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Welcome to the PowerHouse Learning Center

This is the place to learn about the inner workings of the NFL, develop your football scouting skills, get started with our iGMTM NFL General Manager simulation, and get answers to both your basic and more advanced questions.

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GM-Tutorial

Configuration & Setup

Set up your PowerHouseGM.com account and configure your virtual NFL team in iGM

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Configuring Your Team

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Starting Your Team: Takeover or Expansion Draft?

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Starting with a Team Takeover

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Starting with the Expansion Draft

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Using the Expansion Draft Page

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Expansion Draft Strategy

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Your "Base" Team

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Finalizing Your Team & What Happens Next

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Historical Expansion Drafts in the NFL

   
       

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Help System Documentation

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"How it Works" in the NFL

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iGMTM Basics

Run a virtual NFL team following all the same rules the real NFL General Managers follow

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Calendar & the NFL's League Year

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Your Roster

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Roster Composition

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Positional Qualifcation

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Special Teams

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The Practice Squad

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iGM’s Roster View Page

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The Team Inventory Page

       
       
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The NFL Salary Cap

Learn the basics about the NFL's salary cap and how to manage the cap for your iGM team

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The NFL's Salary Cap: Basics

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Calculating the Salary Pool

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NFL Player Contracts

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Pro-Rating of Signing Bonuses

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The Significance of June 1st

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Veterans vs. Non-Vested Players

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"Dead Money"

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Minimum Salaries

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NFL Player Contracts in iGM

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Calculating Your Cap Spend in iGM

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The Salary Cap Page

   

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NFL Transactions

Learn about player movement in the NFL and how it affects your virtual NFL team in iGM

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Player Movement Overview

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Player Movement in iGM: Basics

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The Transactions Page

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The Timeline

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Types of Transactions - During the Season

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Types of Transactions - During the Off-Season

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Staying Current

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Status of Players in the NFL

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Reserve Lists

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Free Agents

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Compensatory Draft Choices

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Practice Squad Transactions

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The Player Finder Page

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Targeting Players

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Trading

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Cutting Players

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Waivers

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Transactions: Final Thoughts

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The NFL Draft

Scout and rank the NFL Draft prospects, conduct mock drafts, and draft along with the real NFL Draft

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The NFL Draft in iGM

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Draft Slot Determination

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Preparing for the Draft

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The Draft Order Page

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The Big Board

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The Scouting Page

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Measurables View

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The Team Needs Page

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Mock Drafts

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The Live Draft

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The Live Draft Page

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Restricted Players

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Trading Draft Choices

 

The Trade Value Chart

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Using the Trade Builder During Your Draft

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Click here for an extensive list of NFL terms

Contact Us

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We have a great community! Get involved in our Forum.

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Have a comment or question? Click the Feedback button on any iGMTM game page.

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Email our Founder, Chris Barry:

barrycm@PowerHouseGM.com

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Sometimes, nothing but a phone call will do. Call us at 914-949-2484.

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Competition & Measuring Your Success

The question we get the most from our virtual NFL GMs is "how do I compete?" Get the answers here

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Who am I Competing Against in iGMTM

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Scoring System

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Pro-Football-Reference.com's "AV"

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Player Scoring: "RPI"

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Team Scoring: "VTRPI" and "TRPI"

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Minimum Scores

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Calculating Your iGMTM Team's Score

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Factors Leading to Good Scores

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Success in iGMTM

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"Fantasy" Leagues; Competing with Others

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The iGM Leader Board

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Final Thoughts on Competition

     

 

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GM 101

Learn about how real NFL General Managers do their jobs

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Football Scouting Tutorial

Learn what NFL College Scouts look for when evaluating NFL Draft prospects

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Scouting Basics

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Life as an NFL Scout

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Scouting QBs

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Scouting RBs & FBs

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Scouting WRs

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Scouting TEs

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Scouting OLs

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Scouting DLs

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Scouting LBs

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Scouting DBs

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Scouting Ps & Ks

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NFL Salary Cap In-Depth

Learn about the intricate details of the NFL player contracts and the NFL's Salary Cap

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