What is the role of a sports agent?


Acknowledging new talent is one of the first things which a sports agent does. Previously, the field was dominated by males, but now it as female agents too. Agents find players in different sports right from soccer, basketball, hockey and other sports. Novice players may not be able to grab endorsement deals, but if you are playing at the professional level, you need a good agent who can get the best deals for you and help you exactly with what you need.

Get in contract with new players

The movie “Jerry Maguire” revealed the problems which a sports agent faces while signing new players and being in contract with the old ones. Sports agent should retain on the best news and have an eagle’s eye on the sports world to look for new players who need their assistance. They may fly across different nations to meet the rising athletes and spend hours meeting them and spending them with them. This is how they agents get to know them and make the athletes sign contract with them.

Bargain salaries

Salary bargain is another thing on the to-do list of things which a sports agent does. LeBron did write history when he becomes the biggest rookie contract in NBA history, while the players may not have earned that much. An agent looks out to what a player wants and what a team will offer to him in exchange and looks out for a way to make both the sides content. He also looks out what the team is ready to offer to his player. He negotiates the salary and endorsement deals of the player and grabs the best for him.

Have a soft corner

An agent can also form a personal relationship with his player. By relationship we mean having a soft corner for the player or being more like family to him. This helps the agent grab more information about the athletes and what re the goals and objectives of the player. After meeting the player and their family, an agent may work harder in getting a contract for the player. An agent should be fully prepared of what is about to come next and help the players when they look for an adviser. 

The right way to become a sports agent

After seeing the duties and responsibilities of a sport agent, you may think about making a career in this field. A lot of people who have a degree in sports management, sports law or related field can easily become a sports agent. Another thing which you can do is work as an intern at a sports agency and know the functions of an agent. You may come across several programs that agencies offer. These programs will offer you a general look at the roles of a sports agent. Find out about their theoretical and practical skills and soon you will be working as an agent.

You can also register at iRama and display your skills as a sports agent and they will assess your work and give you the platform to be a professional agent.