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Athlete Representation When you think of a sports agent you think of a bargaining table with the owner on one side the agent on the other and a disputed contract in between While the main job of a sports agent may still be contract negotiation the role of the agent as financial consultant and endorsement representative is becoming more prevalent Depending on the type of representation offered an agency may do everything for athletes from negotiate a contract and arrange promotional opportunities and appearances to investing their income and preparing their taxes Some large organizations offer one-stop shopping offering those services and more still others choose only to handle contracts directly and recommend endorsement representation and financial management to others Its primarily a matter of philosophy What works for some doesnt necessarily work for all Education While not an absolute must a law degree provides the expertise needed when reading and negotiating contracts Experience Time was you could call yourself an agent and start signing athletes No longer Between state requirements and fierce competition breaking in can be a daunting ordeal Most agencies look for people with a legal background who possess sports knowledge beyond the score from last nights game Resume Builders If you want to work as sports agent accept that the business is fiercely competitive to separate yourself from others looking for work you must know the law know sports have excellent communication skills and have a background in business as well All that and you have to knock on a lot of doors before you find one that will open to you Salary Depends on the sport and number of athletes you represent Those just starting out may make 50000 or more while more experience agents earn hefty percentages of their clients million dollar contracts MarketingAccount Management Nearly every professional and college athletic team has a director or department that handles the marketing needs of the organization Many times though
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