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Sports Agent Guide

Sports Agent Guide

By Brittany Wooten
Sports Writer GHS

Welcome to the Sports Agent Guide. If you've wondered how to become a Sports Agent, need to find a sports agent or wondered about a job as a Sports Agent you have come to the right place. The Sports Agent Guide is a resource to finding a sports agent, taking a sports agent course, or listing you as a professional athlete with a sports agent.

Sports agents have one of the most exciting and profitable careers in the nation. To become a Sports Agent you do not have to relocate, or give up your current career. You now can learn how to become a Sports Agent on the internet.

Most people think the main job of a sports agent is contract negotiation. However the role of the Sports Agent as a business assistant who works on endorsement opportunities and manages the athlete's professional career is becoming more prevalent. Depending on the type of representation offered, a Sports Agent may do everything for athletes from negotiating contracts, arranging promotional opportunities and appearances, to investing the professional athlete's income and preparing their taxes. And most recently, Sports Agents have added media training resources, career planning guidance and even modeling opportunities.

Many people think that to be a sports agent you must have a law degree. That is the biggest myth about the sports agent industry. There are actually no prerequisites to becoming a sports agent!

Sports Agent Education:

Sports Agent Courses should be accredited and taught by an expert who has prior experience. To become a sports agent you should learn from someone who has actually been a sports agent. (You wouldn't take swimming lessons from someone who has never been swimming would you?) Breaking into the Sports Agent industry can be a daunting ordeal if you do not have the guidance or mentoring of an existing sports agency. Courses offered to become a Sports Agent should offer job opportunities with a Sports Agency that supports new Sports Agents in the field.

Sports Agent Salaries:

How much a Sports Agent makes financially depends on the number of professional athletes he represents and the type of sports. Most Sports Agents only get paid when their clients get paid. However, commissions on contracts, endorsements, modeling opportunities and more can add up to over million dollars a year. Some of the most successful Sports Agents have started their sports agent careers as a side job and worked into the industry over time.

With so many professional sports and professional athletes, Sports Agents have the best opportunity than ever before to be financially successful. Clients can be found in just about every sport at every level of play. And endorsement contracts have sky rocketed. If you are interested in becoming a Sports Agent, I encourage you to seek out a company with experience that is willing to teach you the business. For about the same price as your sports magazines, sports cable stations, and a few seats at a professional sporting event, you could be investing in your future as a Sports Agent and by the next season of your favorite sport, you could be visiting with your client before the game with complimentary tickets! Having a career in sports can be one of the most rewarding decisions that you ever make.

What do you need to be a sports agent?

Simply put, a client! Every sport is different, but until you actually represent a client, you are not truly a sports agent.

How much do Sports Agents make?

Generally, a sports agent earns up to 10 percent of an athlete's playing contract, though some leagues place limits on what percentage an agent can charge in commission. For example, the National Football League states that an agent can't receive more than 3 percent of player salaries. Every league is different. Visit this Sports Agent Salaries page for more information.

How do you get your first client as a sports agent?

What classes should a sports agent take?

A class that teaches you the basics of being a sports agent with the option of joining their sports agency at the end of the program. This ensures that they will train you to be successful. Here is one you might consider:

How many years of college do you need to be a sports agent?

None. To be a sports agent, you need a client. However, some leagues have educational requirements and certification requirements. If you take a basic Sports Agent class, you will learn which leagues have certifications and educational requirements. However, in every sport, you can co-represent with a certified agent.

Do you have to be a lawyer to be a sports agent?

No you do not need to be an attorney to become a sports agent.

Do sports agents make good money?

It depends on the number of your clients and at what level they are playing and your definition of "good money".

How do I become a sports agent?

There are several ways to become a sports agent. The fastest way to becoming a sports agent is to take one of SMWW 8 week online course to become a sports agent. (They have 3). Upon successful graduation you can then work as an Agent Advisor for the SMWW Agency and under their guidance get some experience.

What classes should a sports agent take?

Sports Agent Course
Soccer Agent Course
Pro Football Agent Certification Prep Course