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Sports Agent: Employment Information and Requirements for Becoming a Sports Agent or Sports Manager

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Even though there is actually no formal requirements for becoming a sports agent, it is highly recommended and virtually needed to have at least a bachelor's degree. This article also says that because a lot of work for agents involve legal and financial matters, many agents do indeed have some type of degree in law, finance, accounting, and sports marketing. Aspiring lawyers are also recommended to go to law school after they finish college.

This article as well as other articles that most agents have played sports before and throughout their chilhood, and that is how they get attached to their sport and want to have a job around that sport for the rest of their lives. Another interesting fact from this article is that there are starting to become more female agents now and the number is increasing every year.

The world of the sports agent is already incredibly large, it is growing, and it is a competitive field to try to get a job in because of the want for the job's growing numbers in upcomers every year. 

 

 "Sports Agent: Employment Information and Requirements for Becoming a Sports Agent or Sports Manager." Educational Portal. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Apr. 2013.

http://education-portal.com/articles/Sports_Agent_Employment_Information_and_Requirements_for_Becoming_a_Sports_Agent_or_Sports_Manager.html



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Jamel Jackson's curator insight, March 28, 2014 4:54 PM

While reading this article I have learned what I need and is required to be a sports agent. This article has taught me the basics of what a sports agent does and how they work as part of a large angecies. I have also learned that the average wage for agents is $88,620. Along  with some interesting facts that say most sports agents are found in California and New York, followed by Illinois, Tennessee, and Florida.

 

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Fabio Borinis agent rejects rumours linking Liverpool striker with Fiorentina

Fabio Borinis agent rejects rumours linking Liverpool striker with Fiorentina | Being a Sports Agent | Scoop.it
Fabio Borinis agent has played down reports that the Liverpool striker could be heading for a move to Fiorentina.
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In the past few days there have been rumors of English Premier League star striker for Liverpool, Fabio Borinis, being traded to Fiorentina of the Italian soccer league, Serie 1 of Italy. However Fabio Borinis' agent recently smashed those player movement rumors linking Borinis from Liverpool to Fiorentina. Italian agent Marco de Marchi insists that there was never any contact between his client, Borinis, and the Italian club Fiorentina. This is still on the contrary to many experts because it is believed that they have had talks for days now, and that this is not just some petty rumor.

 

"Fabio Borini's Agent Rejects Rumours Linking Liverpool Striker with Fiorentina." SkySports. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Apr. 2013.

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11669/8618451/

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Working as a Sports Agent — Turning a Passion for Sports Into a Career

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Via Joseph Anthony Scarpelli
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When you grow up around a certain sport, you feel the urgency, as you get older, to stick with that sport, even if you don't become a professional athlete in that sport. Most people would find any way they can to stay in touch with the sport, because the sport itself is just so addicting. Becoming a sports agent is a great way to stay in touch with your own pastime and your inner self, although getting the job in this case is not the easy part. That is why most agents cling on to their job for the majority of their life. Becoming a sports agent usually takes a great rep in the sports and business world combined, and a degree in law would be a big bonus to getting that job from your client.

The agent, most believe, is one of the toughest jobs in sports. Their work hours are long and the contract making process between your client and a professional club is 24 hour work. Most kids hire agents just as they get out of their senior year of college, and they rely on their agents to do all of the dirty work for them while they go out and play their games and try to get recruited, which is also a very long and difficult process for both the player and agent. However, of course, being an agent does have its rewards.

 

 "SouthSource - A Publication of South University." Working as a Sports Agent. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2013.

http://source.southuniversity.edu/working-as-a-sports-agent-turning-a-passion-for-sports-into-a-career-59071.aspx

 

 

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Joseph Anthony Scarpelli's curator insight, March 30, 2013 10:53 AM

Writer Laura Jerpi of Southern University writes about the preparations, responsibility, and daily life of Sports Agents across the country.  The article tells that fans expect players to perform well on field and win championships and without the behind the scenes work of people like sports agents this would not be possible.  The article breaks down the competitive industry and displays the importance of a good college degree.  While going to law school is important, it is not mandatory and most agents will don’t pursue a law degree.  This is because most agents will have access to lawyers, marketing officials, and communication experts.  The Sports Agent’s job is to oversee the contract negotiations and managing the financial matters of the clients.  Some agents take a more personal approach and are very active in their client’s life.  The article says that there is no normal day in the life of a sports agent.  Their day is filled with travel schedules, prospect watching, talking to college players, and researching current players.  The author talks about how the most important learning experiences come from working with the teams and athletes on the field.   

 

This articel allowed me to understand the job of a sports agent and to understand the many difficulties Sports Agents face.  Also this article helped me to see the skills need for this porfession.    

 

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Jonathan Derks's comment, April 2, 2013 11:22 PM
Great article. You perfectly summed up the website. You did a great job of explaining the basic responsibilities of a sports agent. You also did a very good job of giving a break down of the responsibilities that a sports agent faces throughout their career and all the different things that they would access. Explaining their duties such as talking to potential players and traveling around was also very interesting. I also that it was surprising how they have a law degree even though many agent don’t pursue one it is still interesting to know that they might have one. Overall, I think that your insight really captures the point that is trying to be made, and how nice it would be to turn something that you are passionate about into a career.
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How Jay-Z Went From Music Mogul to Sports Agent

How Jay-Z Went From Music Mogul to Sports Agent | Being a Sports Agent | Scoop.it
A timeline of the life and career of Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter, who transformed himself into a $450-million brand.
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From the streets, to the rap game, to the... sports marketing game? That was Jay-Z's basic path to becoming a sports agent in 2013. Even though hip-hop artist Jay-Z has never been any major professional athlete's agent before, the  hip-hop legend is considered by many to be a marketing wiz. Perhaps that is the reason why MLB star Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees left his world-class agent, Scott Boras, to lay his future contract negotiations in the hands of Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter. Jay-Z has marketed everything from clothing lines to music companies to professional sports teams as a public figure, but never a professional athlete as an agent. However, rapper Jay-Z does seem to have a lot of potential in the "sports agent game" with big connections in baseball star Alex Rodriguez and basketball living-legend Lebron 'King' James. If Jay-Z can help get Robinson Cano land a huge contract next off-season wth a team, than who knows who will be added next to Jay-Z's new business. 

 

"How Jay-Z Went From Music Mogul to Sports Agent." Entrepreneur. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2013.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226279

 

 

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Sports Agent Job Profile

Sports Agent Job Profile | Being a Sports Agent | Scoop.it
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All in all, you can say being a sports agent is a great job to have. You get to work for some of the best athletes in the world, you get a healthy salary, and you still get to be in the world of sports. However, being a sports agent, according to this article, is a tough job to get because of all the competition out there. I believe that there is so much competition in the world of sports agency because it is a very desireable job to teens and young adults once they realize they might not be killed enough to go to the next level in their sport, but they still want to stick with that sport, so being a sports agent will almost practically keep you in the game. 

Sports agents work as individuals, with only their clients, the professional athletes, to listen to. Their whole life is sports marketing and negotiations, which can get tiresome sometimes, but I believe is still an interactive job to have considering you get to be as close to the sport as possible. Sports agents work long hours, and almost all agents have gotten degrees in sports marketing or even a law degree. A sports agent never has any shortage of work. 

 

"Sports Agent." Job Profiles Library RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Apr. 2013.

http://www.jobprofiles.org/artsportsagent.htm


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Former Jets GM to work as agent for coaches | SI.com

Former Jets GM to work as agent for coaches | SI.com | Being a Sports Agent | Scoop.it
Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum has been hired as president of Priority Sports & Entertainment to represent professional and college coaches in basketball and football.
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One would think that a general manager for a professional sports team would make a great sports agent. They have all the right skills necessary for the job: great sports marketing skills, contract negotiational skills, and they have represented their players as their job. That is why former NFL general manager of the New York Jets, Mike Tannenbaum, who was let go by the club after seven years of service, has agreed to become president of Priority Sports and Entertainment. In this job, he will oversee all contract negotiations and theb representation of all college coaches in basketball and football, and sports broadcasters in the representation. This, I believe, will be a great fit for him because of all the smarts he already has in this area as a former general manager. It was a great hire for Priority Sports and Entertainment.

 

"Former Jets GM to Work as Agent for Coaches." SI.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Apr. 2013.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20130403/mike-tannenbaum-sports-agency-new-york-jets.ap/

 

 

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Becoming a Sports Agent: Job Description & Salary Info

A sports agent's mean annual salary is around $92,000 per year. Is it worth the education requirements and time commitment?
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Being a sports agent is no walk in the park. Whether you are the agent of an athlete at the amateur or professional level, your money is going to be well earned. Simply put, being a sports agent is about having connections and making money. The job is suitable for the hard-working and lucky, and I say that because the field is so large and competitive that it can leave thousands of college degrees and masters in sports marketing useless. People can work for years trying to become a sports agent by getting a degree in law, sports marketing, etc., but if you don't have connections that some other want-to-be agent does, than guess who gets the gig. 

Being a sports agent does have a nice ring and pays well. Most well known agents make over 6 digit numbers per year, while the average sports agent makes about $92,000. However, the job consists mainly of hard work behind the scenes. A hard day of work for a busy agent can include numerous phone calls, large amounts of traveling, meetings, and intense number crunching . Even though the agents are not known as the heroes, their clients are.

 

"Becoming a Sports Agent: Job Description and Salary Info." Diploma Guide. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2013.

http://diplomaguide.com/articles/Becoming_a_Sports_Agent_Job_Description_Salary_Info.html

 

 

 

 

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