Wednesday, May 20, 2009

So You Want to be an Agent?


Some facts from Howard Shatsky on Access Athletes, The Real Athlete Blog about becoming an agent.

"....OK, a few cold hard facts about the agent business. It is a brutal, ruthless business. Over the last two decades, I have seen many more prospective agents fail than succeed. The barriers to entry are higher than ever. To become a certified NFLPA contract advisor you now must possess a graduate degree, pass an exam, obtain liability insurance and pay an annual fee to the NFLPA. If you are fortunate enough to sign a player who is selected in the NFL draft, you will have the privilege of incurring approximately $15,000 in expenses. Before you earn that big commission, chances are most of your checks will be for about $6,000 which will not even cover the expenses incurred in representing that player. If you still want to be a sports agent, than you are in the right place and will learn from a professional here at AccessAthletes."


Read the article in its entirety at Access Athletes---> http://www.accessathletes.com/blog/blogdisplay.cfm?blogid=116

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