|Frequently Asked Questions:
|I want to be a sports agent.
Where should I go to college and what should I major in?
First, get a book which lists college majors and which schools offer
them. Then contact the schools listed under sports management/administration
requesting more information. Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal covered
sports management programs extensively in the December 6-12, 1999 issue and in the
December 14-20, 1998 issue. You may be able to find them at a library. Also,
this website has links to many sports management programs: http://www.nassm.com/universities.htm* *Note: Link will open in new window.
Three of the best sports management programs are
UMass, Bowling Green
State University and Ohio University.
Be aware that many sports management programs are poor and a sports management degree is
not necessary to work in sports or be a sports agent. You may be better off majoring
is business, law or marketing as long as you continue to stay involved in the career path
of your choice.
|Is law school a
requirement to be an agent?
Absolutely not. This is not a difficult industry to learn but it is very difficult to
sign clients. The most important element to becoming an agent is to establish
relationships that will lead to future signings of clients. Once you have that trust
and the ability to properly represent clients, you can be a very successful agent, without