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Working As A Sports Agent

  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Getting Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $80,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Sports Agent does

  • Negotiated client's marketing agreements with Nike and Reebok.
  • Conceived and executed a strategic business plan to gain market share.
  • Specialized in recruiting new clients, negotiated salaries and bonuses for professional athletes, and provided professional advice.
  • Scout, recruit, and represent under-represented basketball players for D-League and professional contracts.
  • Oversee contract negotiations and other business-related task for clients.
  • Key Achievements: * Negotiated a 2 year $10 M Contract with the Portland Trailblazers for Jamal Crawford.
  • Provide positive influence to clients on and off the playing field.
  • Identified and utilized key resources to aid in business development, including networking groups, social media and online search engines.
  • Recruited and signed professional athletes for the company.
  • Assisted in negotiating contracts with NFL and NBA teams.
  • Developed CRM system to communicate constantly with client base to maintain high level of satisfaction.
  • Managed a baseball player during the 2013 MLB Draft Consulted with MLB scouts about draft negotiations regarding my client.
  • Negotiated playing contracts of over 30 NFL Players.
  • Maintained order of department Quality customer service to all guests; assisted with guest needs and questions Worked register in the department
  • Represented student-athletes in appeals to the NCAA regarding drug suspensions, transfers, and other NCAA regulations.
  • Company thrives on strict set of standards through analytical market research, directly correlated to determining the success of potential new clients
  • Manage clients in all aspects of their professional career.
  • Handle Contract Negotiations, Endorsement deals, and legal services.
  • Assisted in the up keep of athletes financial portfolios in coordinated efforts with financial advisors.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge regarding League CBA and salary cap restrictions.

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Sports Agent Demographics

Gender

Male

65.8%

Female

20.8%

Unknown

13.3%
Ethnicity

White

61.0%

Hispanic or Latino

18.3%

Black or African American

10.9%

Asian

5.3%

Unknown

4.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

German

25.0%

Spanish

25.0%

French

25.0%

Italian

25.0%
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Sports Agent Education

Schools

Howard University

11.1%

Andrews University

7.4%

Seton Hall University

7.4%

California State University - Fresno

7.4%

Florida International University

7.4%

Diablo Valley College

7.4%

Syracuse University

3.7%

Missouri State University

3.7%

Baker University

3.7%

Citadel

3.7%

University of San Francisco

3.7%

University of Memphis

3.7%

Allied American University

3.7%

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

3.7%

North Carolina State University

3.7%

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

3.7%

Arizona State University

3.7%

Western Governors University

3.7%

University of South Florida

3.7%

Stanford University

3.7%
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Majors

Business

22.6%

Law

16.1%

Kinesiology

10.8%

Communication

5.4%

Management

4.3%

Psychology

4.3%

Criminal Justice

4.3%

Liberal Arts

4.3%

Finance

3.2%

Legal Studies

3.2%

Real Estate

2.2%

Political Science

2.2%

Health Education

2.2%

Marketing

2.2%

Elementary Education

2.2%

Economics

2.2%

Journalism

2.2%

Graphic Design

2.2%

History

2.2%

Education

2.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.5%

Other

17.5%

Doctorate

14.2%

Masters

13.3%

Associate

5.8%

Certificate

0.8%

License

0.8%
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Highest Sports Agent Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Sports Agent Relativity Sports, LLC Beverly Hills, CA Aug 20, 2013 $80,000
Sports Agent McNamara Group, LLC Chandler, AZ Aug 08, 2013 $52,000
Sports Agent McNamara Group, LLC Chandler, AZ Sep 08, 2016 $51,542
Sports Agent All American Tickets, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Oct 01, 2013 $48,105
Sports Agent All American Tickets, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Oct 01, 2010 $40,800
Sports Agent Sports International Group Inc. Gaithersburg, MD Sep 19, 2012 $38,088
Sports Agent Sports International Group Inc. Gaithersburg, MD Sep 25, 2012 $38,088

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Top Skills for A Sports Agent

  1. Professional Athletes
  2. Player Development
  3. Contract Negotiations
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  • Evaluate potential professional athletes and recommended future team options.
  • Assisted in the preparation of client grievances, rookie contract negotiations, and veteran free-agent contracts.
  • Attained media/marketing opportunities for NFL clients such as (interviews, autograph signings and appearances.)
  • Company thrives on strict set of standards through analytical market research, directly correlated to determining the success of potential new clients
  • Monitor changes in the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement and NCAA rules to ensure agency remains current when representing client athletes.

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