How to Be a Sports Agent by Mel Stein

How to Be a Sports Agent
  • Title : How to Be a Sports Agent
  • Author : Mel Stein
  • Publisher : High Stakes Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9781843440451
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

In its simplest form, a sports agent is an individual or a company who represents a sportsperson. Add the fantastic amount of money sloshing around in professional sport and your basic quotient of human greed and sports representation becomes anything but. Fortunately, Mel Stein - who brokered most of Gazza's career and all of Chris Waddle's - is on hand to guide the layperson and newcomer alike through the tortuous world of marketing, representation and sports law. A practical guide to being a good, honest agent in an often dishonest game.


Becoming a Sports Agent by Gary Rivlin

Becoming a Sports Agent
  • Title : Becoming a Sports Agent
  • Author : Gary Rivlin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1501167987
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A revealing guide to a career as a sports agent written by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Gary Rivlin and based on the real-life experiences of several top agents—required reading for anyone considering this profession. Becoming a Sports Agent takes you behind the scenes to find out what it’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a sports agent. Bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Gary Rivlin shadows some of the best agents in sports to show how this dream job becomes reality. Behind every high-profile athlete—in football, baseball, basketball, and more—is an agent. Learn the ins and outs of scouting, contract negotiation, licensing, brand building, and more. Takeaway invaluable lessons as you follow the paths of top-tier agents, from legendary pioneers like Leigh Steinberg, who represents star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, to Don Yee, who represents Tom Brady, to Matt Sosnick, whose client list includes baseball rookie sensation Pete Alonso. Rivlin uncovers the realities of this cut-throat business, from discovering unknown talent to securing multi-million-dollar deals.


How to Be a Sports Agent by Mel Stein

How to Be a Sports Agent
  • Title : How to Be a Sports Agent
  • Author : Mel Stein
  • Publisher : Oldacastle Books
  • ISBN Code : 1842439162
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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While the job of a sports agent is simple in principle—find the best contracts, endorsements, and sponsorships for clients—in practice it is a tricky and often confusing profession. This thorough volume provides essential information and invaluable hints on every aspect of the sports agent career path, with topics addressed including how to create and verify watertight legal contracts; how to draft and negotiate successful marketing, merchandising, licensing, and sponsorship deals; and how to act as both a good agent and a good personal adviser. Tips on acquiring new clients and keeping all parties happy as your clientele expands round out this indispensable resource.


How to Be a Successful Sports Agent by Mel Stein

How to Be a Successful Sports Agent
  • Title : How to Be a Successful Sports Agent
  • Author : Mel Stein
  • Publisher : Old Castle
  • ISBN Code : 9781903047767
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From one of the first sports lawyers in the UK, this practical book reveals the secrets behind the art of becoming and being a sports agent. With detailed and concise sections on ensuring watertight legal contracts between agent and client, how to comply with regulations in various sports, creating playing contracts, marketing, merchandising, licensing and sponsorship deals, as well as the art of negotiation, getting new clients and keeping clients happy, this guide contains everything readers will need to get started and stay successful.


A Dream Job as a Sports Agent by Mary-Lane Kamberg

A Dream Job as a Sports Agent
  • Title : A Dream Job as a Sports Agent
  • Author : Mary-Lane Kamberg
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1538381370
  • Pages : 128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Readers who wish for a career in professional sports, but lack the athletic ability to go pro can consider a role as a sports agent. This extensive overview of this occupation includes dramatic examples of what sports agents do, as well as the personal skills and education required for the job. Readers also get tips on how to begin to prepare through classes and extracurricular activities they can participate in before they graduate from high school. This captivating guide gives readers a look at a potential career on the business side of spectator sports.


The Business of Sports Agents by Kenneth L. Shropshire,Timothy Davis,N. Jeremi Duru

The Business of Sports Agents
  • Title : The Business of Sports Agents
  • Author : Kenneth L. Shropshire,Timothy Davis,N. Jeremi Duru
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN Code : 0812292790
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Successful sports agents are comfortable with high finance and intense competition for the right to represent talented players, and the most respected agents are those who can deal with the pressures of high-stakes negotiations in an honest fashion. But whereas rules and penalties govern the playing field, there are far fewer restrictions on agents. In The Business of Sports Agents, Kenneth L. Shropshire, Timothy Davis, and N. Jeremi Duru, experts in the fields of sports business and law, examine the history of the sports agent business and the rules and laws developed to regulate the profession. They also consider recommendations for reform, including uniform laws that would apply to all agents, redefining amateurism in college sports, and stiffening requirements for licensing agents. This revised and expanded third edition brings the volume up to date on recent changes in the industry, including: —the emergence and dominance of companies such as Creative Artists Agency and Wasserman Media Group —high-profile cases of agent misconduct, principally Josh Luchs, whose agent certification was revoked by the NFLPA —legal challenges against the NCAA that may fundamentally change the definition of amateurism —changes to agent regulations resulting from new collective bargaining agreements in all of the major professional sports —evaluation of the effectiveness of the Uniform Athlete Agents Act (2000) to regulate agent conduct —issues faced by the increasing number of agents representing athletes who work abroad as well as athletes from abroad who work in the United States. Whether aspiring sports agent, lawyer, athlete seeking an agent, or simply interested in understanding the world of sports representation, the reader will find in The Business of Sports Agents the most comprehensive overview of the industry as well as a straightforward analysis of its problems and proposed solutions.


How to Become a Football Agent: The Guide by Erkut Sögüt LL.M,Jack Pentol-Levy,Charlie Pentol-Levy

How to Become a Football Agent: The Guide
  • Title : How to Become a Football Agent: The Guide
  • Author : Erkut Sögüt LL.M,Jack Pentol-Levy,Charlie Pentol-Levy
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 1789014395
  • Pages : 104
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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With the total European wage bill for professional footballers in excess of £9.5 billion per year, the standard 10% that an agent receives from their client’s wage is already enticing people from all over the world. How to Become a Football Agent: The Guide offers a unique read with unparalleled insights into the workings of the beautiful game and seeks to help people to become football agents. With added advice from top agents such as Pere Guardiola, Ilhan Gündoğan and Harun Arslan, How to Become a Football Agent: The Guideincludes ‘expert opinions’ from the representatives of some of the very best footballing talent on offer. Also touching on football’s interaction with other industries like law and journalism, those such as Rory Smith (Chief Soccer Correspondent, New York Times) giveshis view on football agency, helping provide you with the skillset for a successful career in the exhilarating game of football or indeed any client based business. The team behind Football Agent Education has used their experience and network to compile this must-know information. Representing high-calibre players like Mesut Özil, llkay Gündoğan and Shkodran Mustafi, as well as coordinating numerous on- and off-pitch transactions, they are able to give readers unrivalled advice from previous experiences in this difficult yet rewarding industry.


Networking Is a Contact Sport by Joe Sweeney

Networking Is a Contact Sport
  • Title : Networking Is a Contact Sport
  • Author : Joe Sweeney
  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • ISBN Code : 1936661179
  • Pages : 229
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The author offers advice on effective networking using his 5/10/15 networking plan, illustrating the concepts by dozens of examples from his own life.


The Agent by Leigh Steinberg,Michael Arkush

The Agent
  • Title : The Agent
  • Author : Leigh Steinberg,Michael Arkush
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 1250030439
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A New York Times bestseller! The real-life "Jerry Maguire," superagent Leigh Steinberg shares his personal stories on the rise, fall, and redemption of his game-changing career in the high-stakes world of professional sports Leigh Steinberg is renowned as one of the greatest sports agents in history, representing such All-Pro clients as Troy Aikman, Bruce Smith, and Ben Roethlisberger. Over one particular seven-year stretch, Steinberg represented the top NFL Draft pick an unheard of six times. Director Cameron Crowe credits Steinberg as a primary inspiration for the titular character in Jerry Maguire, even hiring Steinberg as a consultant on the film. Lightyears ahead of his contemporaries, he expanded his players' reach into entertainment. Already the bestselling author of a business book on negotiation, the original superagent is now taking readers behind the closed doors of professional sports, recounting priceless stories, like how he negotiated a $26.5 million package for Steve Young—the biggest ever at the time—and how he passed on the chance to represent Peyton Manning. Beginning with his early days as a student leader at Berkeley, Steinberg details his illustrious rise into pro sports fame, his decades of industry dominance, and how he overcame a series of high-profile struggles to regain his sobriety and launch his comeback. This riveting story takes readers inside the inner circle of top-notch agents and players through the visionary career of Leigh Steinberg, the pre-eminent superagent of our time.


Sports Agents and Labour Markets by Giambattista Rossi,Anna Semens,Jean Francois Brocard

Sports Agents and Labour Markets
  • Title : Sports Agents and Labour Markets
  • Author : Giambattista Rossi,Anna Semens,Jean Francois Brocard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317744802
  • Pages : 210
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The sports agent has become a highly significant figure in contemporary sport business. The role of the agent is essential to our understanding of labour markets and labour relations in an increasingly globalised sports industry. Drawing on extensive empirical research into football around the world, this book explains what agents do, how their role has changed, and why this is important for future sport business. Offering analysis from economic, legal, social and historical perspectives, the book explores key topics such as: the history of sports agents including the emergence of the modern agent in US sport typologies and demographic profiles of agents in football valuations and organisational analysis of leading European agents and agencies relations between agents and clubs future directions for research into sports agents. Focusing on the major European leagues, this book goes further than any other in illuminating an important but under-researched aspect of contemporary sport business. It is a valuable resource for any student, researcher or policy-maker with an interest in sport business, sport management, sport policy, the economics of sport or labour economics.


The Business of Sports Agents by Kenneth L. Shropshire,Timothy Davis

The Business of Sports Agents
  • Title : The Business of Sports Agents
  • Author : Kenneth L. Shropshire,Timothy Davis
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN Code : 0812209168
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The legendary Charles C. "Cash and Carry" Pyle, considered by most to be the first sports agent, negotiated a $3,000-per-game contract for Red Grange to play professional football for the Chicago Bears in 1933. Today, salaries in the tens of millions of dollars are commonplace, and instead of theatrical promoters and impresarios, professionally trained businessmen and lawyers dominate the business. But whereas rules and penalties govern the playing field, there are far fewer restrictions on agents. Incidents of agents' manipulating athletes, ranging from investment scams to outright theft of a player's money, are far too frequent, and there is growing consensus for reform In The Business of Sports Agents, Kenneth L. Shropshire and Timothy Davis, experts in the fields of sports business and law, examine the history of the sports agent business and the rules and laws developed to regulate the profession. They also consider recommendations for reform, including uniform laws that would apply to all agents, redefining amateurism in college sports, and stiffening requirements for licensing agents. This revised and expanded second edition brings the volume up-to-date on recent changes in the industry, including: - the closing of one of the largest agencies - high-profile personnel moves - passage of the federal Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act - the National Football League's aggressive and high-profile efforts to regulate agents


The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer by N.A

The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Title : The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Illegal Procedure by James Dale,Josh Luchs

Illegal Procedure
  • Title : Illegal Procedure
  • Author : James Dale,Josh Luchs
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury USA
  • ISBN Code : 9781608197217
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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For fifteen years, sports agent Josh Luchs made illegal deals with numerous college athletes, from top-tier, nationally recognized phenoms to late-round draft picks. Flagrantly flaunting NCAA and NFL Players Association rules, he made no-interest loans to players in exchange for the promise of representation on their lucrative pro contracts. After cleaning up his act in 2003, he moved to a new agency, only to be targeted and pushed out of the business for a new violation-one he arguably did not commit. Then, in October 2010, Luchs wrote a confessional article in Sports Illustrated, telling the truth about what he did and didn't do. Since then he has taken on a new role: whistle-blowing, truth-telling reformer. And in telling his own story, Luchs pulls back the curtain on the real economy of college football: how agents win players legally and otherwise, the staggering sums colleges make from an unpaid workforce, the shortfalls of supposed full-ride scholarships, and the myth of a college education given to scholarship jocks. Including new information about major players and scandalized programs such as USC, Auburn, and Ohio State, this book pulls no punches. It's a stunning and necessary read for anyone who loves the game, and the first step toward fixing a broken system.


A Shark Never Sleeps by Drew Rosenhaus,Don Yaeger

A Shark Never Sleeps
  • Title : A Shark Never Sleeps
  • Author : Drew Rosenhaus,Don Yaeger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 9780671015268
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The only sports agent ever to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine reveals the secrets of the high-stakes arm-twisting that has earned his clients millions of dollars in the National Football League. Reprint.


Representing the Professional Athlete by Peter A. Carfagna

Representing the Professional Athlete
  • Title : Representing the Professional Athlete
  • Author : Peter A. Carfagna
  • Publisher : West Academic Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780314268167
  • Pages : 326
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is an interactive, hands-on guide to negotiating, drafting and litigating agreements in the context of representation of professional athletes. The book begins with the negotiation and drafting of a standard form athlete representation agreement. In so doing, it details all of the NCAA amateurism rules and the legal do's and don'ts relating to the recruiting of pre-professional athletes. Subsequent chapters track the typical progression of a successful professional athlete's career: the drafting, negotiating and (where necessary) litigating of product endorsement and license agreements in the increasingly important context of protecting professional athletes' rights of publicity. Interactive group negotiation/drafting hypotheticals are also provided in the areas of fantasy sports, and of representing the "mature athlete" who is nearing the end of his career. The book concludes with a Jerry McGuire-type litigation hypothetical and settlement agreement negotiation exercise involving the "super-agent" entering and exiting the "mega agency." A companion Teacher's Manual provides exemplar class plans and student responses to each chapter's hypotheticals. The Manual will allow any instructor to use the text on a stand-alone basis, or as a companion to Weiler's Sports and the Law, or other sports law casebooks. The Second Edition also includes new Agent/Athlete Representation Agreements and new Athlete Licensing and Product Endorsement Agreements.


Negotiate Like the Pros: A Top Sports Negotiator's Lessons for Making Deals, Building Relationships, and Getting What You Want by Kenneth L. Shropshire

Negotiate Like the Pros: A Top Sports Negotiator's Lessons for Making Deals, Building Relationships, and Getting What You Want
  • Title : Negotiate Like the Pros: A Top Sports Negotiator's Lessons for Making Deals, Building Relationships, and Getting What You Want
  • Author : Kenneth L. Shropshire
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN Code : 9780071641623
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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If you're looking to build your deal-making chops, there is no better school than the world of professional sports. Few authors are as qualified to guide you through that rough-and-tumble terrain as Ken Shropshire. From the Fortune 500 to the NFL, from Don King to big city mayors, Ken has negotiated major sports deals across the country and around the world. He's also one of today's most sought-after negotiating coaches, with clients ranging from the National Collegiate Athletic Association to IBM. In Negotiate Like the Pros, Ken tells the stories behind some of the most sensational sports deals of all time and extracts powerful lessons from them on the skills you need to master to become a top-notch dealmaker. You'll learn how to: Prepare and Set Agendas: Peter Ueberroth's negotiation with Fidel Castro during the Soviet boycott of the '84 Olympics Know Your Negotiating Style and Play to Your Strengths: Why NFL coach Bill Walsh stresses sticking with your style Set Goals: the $60 million deal Daiuske “Dice-K” Matsuzaka cut with the Boston Red Sox in 2006 Leverage: from the astonishing three-way negotiation between Muhammed Ali, George Foreman and the President of Zaire that Don King used to pull off “The Rumble in the Jungle” Build Relationships: Yao Ming's move from China and David Beckham's $250 million deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy You also get a wealth of insider tips, tricks, and skill-building tools to help you develop a highly-effective, systematic approach to deal making. Whether you're a fanatic who sees the world through sports-colored glasses, or a casual observer who wants to learn from some of the toughest, shrewdest dealmakers in any industry, this book will teach you how to Negotiate Like the Pros.


How to Be a Successful Insurance Agent by Ashok Goyal

How to Be a Successful Insurance Agent
  • Title : How to Be a Successful Insurance Agent
  • Author : Ashok Goyal
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 9350833735
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Being successful as an insurance agent doesn't depend on fate. With thorough knowledge, planning and hard work, one can earn good money and respect which is not always possible in other professions. Without a fancy formal qualification, an agent can possess what remains a dream for others. Read this book and know from the person who produced some of the most successful agents in the country. Author's Introduction: MBA, AFP, Associate of Insurance Institute of India, NISM Certified Worked as an LIC agent with a Top Development Officer of the country for seven years. Top Sales Manager in Birla Sun Life Insurance Company for five years. Branch Manager in Reliance Life Insurance Company, Delhi for one year. Was in charge of 12 branches of Birla Sun Life Insurance Company for three years Presently providing training to the agents and managers under Udaan Insurance Academy.


How to Become a Football Agent by DR ERKUT. PENTOL-LEVY SOEGUT (JACK. PENTOL-LEVY, CHARLIE.),Erkut Sögüt,Jack Pentol-Levy,Charlie Pentol-Levy

How to Become a Football Agent
  • Title : How to Become a Football Agent
  • Author : DR ERKUT. PENTOL-LEVY SOEGUT (JACK. PENTOL-LEVY, CHARLIE.),Erkut Sögüt,Jack Pentol-Levy,Charlie Pentol-Levy
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781838590819
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The second edition of How to Become a Football Agent: The Guide is full of unique insights, information and advice that you can get from nowhere else. With co-author Dr. Erkut Sögüt the agent of elite footballing talent, including Mesut Özil, the book encapsulates all the necessary guidance for those wanting to get into the industry, or simply interested in hearing about how the world of football agency works in general. How much do football agents get paid?', 'How do the transfer and contracts of elite football players work?', 'How can players and agents still earn money once they retire?' - all these and more are well-document in this edition, with the simple format and structure enabling you to pick up all the necessary information. Building on Football Agent Education's first book, the latest from the team has more chapters, more practical guidance, and more views of top agents around the world. This includes the opinions of four members (including Dr. Erkut Sögüt himself) present on FIFA's select football agent commission, as well as example contracts and case studies. In addition, Arsenal Invincible and World Cup winner Robert Pires gives an amazing foreword, adding his views and experiences with agents during his career, and since retirement too. This book can give you the opportunity and the skillset for a successful career in the exhilarating game of football or indeed any client-based business. No matter your age, nationality or background, being a football agent is only a few realistic steps away.


How to Play the Game by Darren A. Heitner

How to Play the Game
  • Title : How to Play the Game
  • Author : Darren A. Heitner
  • Publisher : Amer Bar Assn
  • ISBN Code : 9781614389163
  • Pages : 219
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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If you want to play the game, you need to know how to play the game. Sports law is a niche practice area. It encompasses a variety of disciplines, but also requires knowledge of the inner workings of professional leagues and sports-related statutes in order to be successful in the field. How to Play the Game provides readers with an overview of sports law specifically tailored to practitioners who are looking to add sports law to their practice area and who need a practical, informative--though not encyclopedic—overview of the field to help them get started. It discusses the laws that govern the sports industry, from contract drafting and negotiation to antitrust issues, intellectual property matters, and labor law concerns. It also discusses the role of players' associations, the power of sports commissioners, sports betting regulations, and more. But what makes this book unique are the real-life case studies involving recognized professional and college sports figures as well as anecdotes from the author's own experiences as a sports attorney, agent, and media spokesperson for college and professional sports industries. In addition, an appendix contains examples of legal documents--including professional contracts—with which any sports attorney/agent needs to be familiar. In short, How to Play the Game is the go-to source for anyone interested in getting into the field of sports law.


Super Agent by Jerry Argovitz,J. David Miller

Super Agent
  • Title : Super Agent
  • Author : Jerry Argovitz,J. David Miller
  • Publisher : Sports Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781613210680
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Super Agent. Maverick. Reformer. Iconoclast. Dealmaker. Dentist? Jerry Argovitz has worn many hats in his remarkable life, both inside and outside of the world of sports. As a player agent representing and advising some of the biggest names in the game, Argovitz challenged the NFL both at the negotiating table and in the courtroom, earning a reputation as one of the most powerful men in professional sports. He successfully negotiated the first milliondollar guaranteed contract in NFL history, wrote the language for career-ending insurance policy underwriting for Lloyds of London, and brokered the deal that brought Heisman Trophy–winner Herschel Walker to the upstart USFL as a junior, which opened the floodgates for all underclassmen to follow. As the owner of the Houston Gamblers of the USFL, Argovitz helped to implement several rules which were subsequently adopted by the NFL, and served as a principal figure in a lawsuit against the NFL that proved the league was guilty of Sherman Antitrust violations. Now, Argovitz has a plan to reform the corrupt world of college sports, a plan he will share in this eye-opening book.


An Athlete’s Guide to Agents by Robert Ruxin

An Athlete’s Guide to Agents
  • Title : An Athlete’s Guide to Agents
  • Author : Robert Ruxin
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN Code : 9780763776114
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Student athletes need to begin thinking about the agent selection process much earlier than their senior year of college. The understanding of what an agent does, why they are paid, and what should go into their selection should begin early in an athletes life. An Athletes Guide to Agents, Fifth Edition is designed to better prepare athletes and their families to screen, select, and work with an agent. It teaches families about the importance of sports agents and allows athletes and their families to be active participants instead of handing all power away to a sports agent upon signing an agency contract.


The Bald Truth by David Falk

The Bald Truth
  • Title : The Bald Truth
  • Author : David Falk
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 141658501X
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Superagent David Falk -- the man who called the shots for some of the greatest heroes in the history of basketball -- reveals the innovative business secrets that catapulted him to the top of his game. David Falk is the most successful agent in the game of basketball. He has represented more NBA first-round draft selections, lottery picks, Rookies-of-the-Year, and All-Stars than anyone else in the business. He changed the NBA's entire salary structure with a unique approach to negotiations that garnered some of the biggest contracts in league history, including Alonzo Mourning's $100-plus million contract with the Miami Heat -- the first ever in professional sports. His groundbreaking Nike deal for Michael Jordan, the most successful endorsement relationship in history, revolutionized basketball by creating the game's first commercial superstar. Basketball Digest called Falk one of the sport's most influential people, second only to NBA commissioner David Stern. In The Bald Truth, Falk, respected throughout the industry as an innovator, candidly unveils the business secrets that have fueled his extraordinary success. For the first time, he shares the fascinating insider details of how he negotiated lucrative contracts, learned from his mistakes, and branded and marketed not only the greatest basketball stars in history but also other elite athletes and coaches. Falk is blunt, he's fair, and he looks at the long run rather than the short-term gains. To make a great deal, he believes, both sides have to win. He adheres to steadfast principles, some of which he learned from the celebrated champion athletes and revered coaching legends -- like Georgetown's John Thompson and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski -- who have been long-standing clients and lifelong friends. Since Falk began representing athletes more than thirty-five years ago, basketball has grown from a fledgling team sport to a multibilliondollar business with celebrity players, powerful endorsement deals, salary caps, and ever-evolving free agency rules. He has made millions of dollars for himself and his clients, but today he remains in the business for one reason: love of the game -- on and off the court.


Managing Sport Mega-Events by Stephen Frawley

Managing Sport Mega-Events
  • Title : Managing Sport Mega-Events
  • Author : Stephen Frawley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317633792
  • Pages : 186
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Managing Sport Mega-Events explores global developments in the management of sport mega-events. Sport mega-events such as the Olympic Games and the Football World Cup have been examined from a number of academic perspectives including history, sociology, politics, urban planning and economics. What is lacking, however, is a book which identifies and evaluates the current issues and complexities faced by those charged with the responsibility of managing these sport mega-events. This book fills the gap. The book addresses three broad but interconnected themes. First, strategic matters are explored focusing on the rise of sport mega-events, the management of stakeholders and governance issues. Second, how organisers can best ensure the sustainable management of sport mega-events is considered. Third, operational matters and related issues are examined including media management, broadcast management, venue management, risk management, marketing and sponsorship management. The book draws on leading international sport management scholars, each of whom has expertise in the organisation of sport mega-events. It makes a valuable contribution to the existing literature.


So, You Want to Work in Sports? by Joanne Mattern

So, You Want to Work in Sports?
  • Title : So, You Want to Work in Sports?
  • Author : Joanne Mattern
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 158270449X
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A young enthusiast's guide to pursuing a career in sports profiles careers ranging from athlete and coach to broadcaster and photographer as well as lesser-known professions, sharing uplifting stories about young adults who have explored different sectors in the industry.


How To Be Your Own Literary Agent by Richard Curtis

How To Be Your Own Literary Agent
  • Title : How To Be Your Own Literary Agent
  • Author : Richard Curtis
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 9780547524269
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How to Be Your Own Literary Agent takes the mystery out of book publishing for any writer, published or not. Richard Curtis -- a top literary agent for more than thirty years -- provides a comprehensive practical overview of the publishing process, from submissions to contract negotiations to subsidiary rights to marketing, publicity, and beyond. He also gives away trade secrets and invaluable wisdom -- candid advice that can be found nowhere else. Now completely revised and expanded, How to Be Your Own Literary Agent is essential reading for all writers. * Big publishers, small publishers, self-publishers, e-publishers: how to keep up in a rapidly changing business * The new breed of busy literary editors: how to find them and know what they're looking for * What the electronic revolution means to you, and how to take advantage of it * How to know your "publishing" rights and negotiate effectively * How to have a say in your book's design, jacket, and promotion * How book chains and superstores have altered publishing -- and what that means for you


Exploring Sports and Society by Robert Mertzman

Exploring Sports and Society
  • Title : Exploring Sports and Society
  • Author : Robert Mertzman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780787258177
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Psychology and Sport by Sally Gadsdon

Psychology and Sport
  • Title : Psychology and Sport
  • Author : Sally Gadsdon
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • ISBN Code : 9780435806583
  • Pages : 72
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Part of a series of textbooks which have been written to support A levels in psychology. The books use real life applications to help teach students what they need to know. Readers are encouraged to use aims, methods, results and conclusions of the key studies to support their own arguments.


License to Deal by Jerry Crasnick

License to Deal
  • Title : License to Deal
  • Author : Jerry Crasnick
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781594860249
  • Pages : 328
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The movie Jerry Maguire and HBO series Arli$$ barely skimmed the surface. Now the true inside story of the sports agent business is exposed as never before. During baseball's evolution from national pastime to a $3.6 billion business, the game's agents have played a pivotal role in driving and (some might say) ruining the sport. In a world of unchecked egos and minimal regulation, client-stealing and financial inducements have become commonplace, leading many to label the field a cesspool, devoid of loyalties and filled with predators. Matt Sosnick entered these shark-infested waters in 1997, leaving a job as CEO of a San Francisco high-tech company to represent ballplayers--and hoping to do so while keeping his romantic love of baseball and his integrity intact. License to Deal follows Sosnick as he deals with his up-and-coming clients (his most famous is the 2003 rookie-of-the-year pitching sensation Dontrelle Willis). We become privy to never-before-disclosed stories behind the rise of baseball's most powerful agent, Scott Boras. And we get a novel perspective on the art of the deal and the economics of baseball. By one of baseball's most respected sportswriters, who is now ESPN.com's lead Insider baseball reporter, License to Deal, like Michael Lewis's bestselling Moneyball, will provide fuel for many a heated baseball discussion.


Katrina by Gary Rivlin

Katrina
  • Title : Katrina
  • Author : Gary Rivlin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1451692250
  • Pages : 480
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

An investigative journalist revisits Hurricane Katrina's immediate damage, the city of New Orleans' efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm's lasting effects on the psychic, racial, and social fabric of the city.


So You Want to Be a Sports Agent? by Roderick Van Daniel

So You Want to Be a Sports Agent?
  • Title : So You Want to Be a Sports Agent?
  • Author : Roderick Van Daniel
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781534612884
  • Pages : 46
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Dr. Roderick Van Daniel offers an overview of the sports agent responsibilities and the process of becoming certified with professional leagues for the individual that would like to become a sports agent. Trust is very important in building relationships with the client and the sports agent. This book is dedicated to sports agents of the future.


Sports Law and Legislation by Adam Epstein,Sharon Hladczuk,Craig Slater

Sports Law and Legislation
  • Title : Sports Law and Legislation
  • Author : Adam Epstein,Sharon Hladczuk,Craig Slater
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 324
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This comprehensive, annotated bibliography covers the field of sports law and legislation in terms of national and international legal issues. The 1,367 entries emphasize recent books, articles, and other important works in legal scholarship published in recent years but also point to some earlier materials of particular historical significance. The bibliography and its annotations are easily accessible through the division of the volume into 35 chapters on various sports, topics of major importance, and issues that are key in sports law and legislation today.


Business Week by N.A

Business Week
  • Title : Business Week
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Born to Be a Sports Agent by Jill McBride Baxter

Born to Be a Sports Agent
  • Title : Born to Be a Sports Agent
  • Author : Jill McBride Baxter
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781733344432
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This book is a culmination of my three decades (wow, that sounds like a long time) of being a sports agent. It's not that I woke up one day and decided to become a sports agent. My entire life has been encased in football, and I'm happy it turned out that way. I feel like I've actually lived three lives; one as a coach's kid, one as a coach's wife, and one as a sports agent, but, really, all three have been and continue to be a massive part of who I am as a human being. Representation without taxation must remain central in the ever-changing and evolving world of athletics, both amateur and pro. Sports professionals need fair representation without it costing ridiculous sums of money and that's why I stand for protection, advocacy, and trust.


The Life of a Sports Agent by Luke Sutton

The Life of a Sports Agent
  • Title : The Life of a Sports Agent
  • Author : Luke Sutton
  • Publisher : White Owl
  • ISBN Code : 9781526736994
  • Pages : 128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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There is a lot of mystery that surrounds sports agents and their roles in the lives of their high profile clients. Many percieve the life to be glamorous, spending time with celebrities and earning a lot of money for doing easy or very little work. The Middleman reveals how very wrong this perception is.Having been a high profile sports agent for nearly 10 years, with clients such as James Anderson, Sam Quek, Nile Wilson, James Taylor and Simon Mignolet, Luke Sutton has an incredible insight into the world of sports management across a number of areas. In his new book, The Middleman, Luke reveals stories and personal experiences about the sporting stars he has encountered, both the good and bad, and his very honest opinions about them.This book also aims to give people a true look into how this mysterious industry works, and highlights the important lessons Luke has learnt during his career. The Middleman follows Luke's 2019 autobiography, Back from the Edge.


The Global Sporting Arms Race by Veerle De Bosscher,Jerry Bingham,Simon Shibli

The Global Sporting Arms Race
  • Title : The Global Sporting Arms Race
  • Author : Veerle De Bosscher,Jerry Bingham,Simon Shibli
  • Publisher : Meyer & Meyer Verlag
  • ISBN Code : 1841262285
  • Pages : 173
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Over the last few decades, the power struggle between nations to win medals in major international competitions has intensified. This has led to sporting organizations and governments the world over spending ever increasing sums of money on elite sports. In spite of increased funding, competition, and the homogenisation of elite sports systems, the optimum strategy for delivering international success is still unclear. This volume presents an international comparison of elite sports policies in six nations (Belgium, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom). Drawing on research involving more than 1,400 athletes, coaches, and performance directors at the highest levels, it seeks to evaluate and compare over 100 factors that lead to international sporting success.


Aiming High by Darren Prince,Kristen McGuiness

Aiming High
  • Title : Aiming High
  • Author : Darren Prince,Kristen McGuiness
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781732500808
  • Pages : 290
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Aiming High is the astonishing story of sports and celebrity agent Darren Prince, who battled addiction while representing some of the biggest names in the world. After a drug overdose, many demoralizing nights, and mornings where he couldn't get out of bed without a prescription in hand, Darren hit rock bottom at the top--and in the process discovered the true meaning of success.


Contemporary Sport Management by Paul M. Pedersen,Lucie Thibault

Contemporary Sport Management
  • Title : Contemporary Sport Management
  • Author : Paul M. Pedersen,Lucie Thibault
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • ISBN Code : 1492588679
  • Pages : 544
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Contemporary Sport Management returns with a new edition that makes this popular introductory text stronger and more applicable than ever for students who plan to enter, or are considering entering, the field of sport management. The sixth edition of Contemporary Sport Management offers the knowledge of 58 highly acclaimed contributors, 25 of them new to this work. Together, they present a wide array of cultural and educational backgrounds, offer a complete and contemporary overview of the field, and represent the diversity that is noteworthy of this profession. This latest edition offers much new and updated material: A new chapter on analytics in the sport industry New and updated international sidebars for each of the book’s 21 chapters, with accompanying questions in the web study guide New professional profiles showcasing the diversity in the field Streamlined chapters on sport management history and sociological aspects of sport management, emphasizing the issues most relevant to today’s sports managers Updated sidebars and learning features, including Historical Moment sections, chapter objectives, key terms, social media sidebars, sections on applied practice and critical thinking, and more In addition, Contemporary Sport Management offers an array of student and instructor ancillaries: A revamped web study guide that contains over 200 activities, presented through recurring features such as Day in the Life, Job Opportunities, and Learning in Action An instructor guide that houses a sample syllabus, instruction on how to use the web study guide, a section on promoting critical thinking in sport management, lecture outlines, chapter summaries, and case studies from the journal Case Studies in Sport Management to help students apply the content to real-world situations A test package and chapter quizzes that combine to offer 850 questions, in true/false, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, and multiple choice formats A presentation package of 350 slides covering the key points of each chapter, as well as an image bank of the art, tables, and content photos from the book This new edition addresses each of the common professional component topical areas that COSMA (the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation) considers essential for professional preparation: sport management foundations, functions, environment, experiential learning, and career development. Contemporary Sport Management is organized into four parts. Part I provides an overview of the field and the important leadership concepts associated with it. Part II details the major settings in which many sport management positions are carried out. In part III, readers learn about the key functional areas of sport management, including sport marketing, sport consumer behavior, sport communication, sport facility and event management, and more. And in part IV, readers examine current sport management issues, including how sport management interfaces with law, sociology, globalization, analytics, and research. Every chapter includes a section or vignette on international aspects of the field and ethics in sport management. This text particularly focuses on the ability to make principled, ethical decisions and on the ability to think critically. These two issues, of critical importance to sport managers, are examined and analyzed in detail in this book. Contemporary Sport Management, Sixth Edition, will broaden students’ understanding of sport management issues, including international issues and cultures, as it introduces them to all the aspects of the field they need to know as they prepare to enter the profession. With its up-to-date revisions and new inclusions, its internationally renowned stable of contributors, and its array of pedagogical aids, this latest edition of Contemporary Sport Management maintains its reputation as the groundbreaking and authoritative introductory text in the field.


In Black and White by Kenneth L. Shropshire

In Black and White
  • Title : In Black and White
  • Author : Kenneth L. Shropshire
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 0814780164
  • Pages : 212
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Discusses the institutionalized racism of college and professional team sports, where most owners are white, and most athletes are not, and suggests changes


Passion Rules! by Alexandra Powe Allred

Passion Rules!
  • Title : Passion Rules!
  • Author : Alexandra Powe Allred
  • Publisher : PSI Research
  • ISBN Code : 9781555715304
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Some of America's most successful women discuss the need for mentors, networking, and the role of motherhood, family and sisterhood on their businesses.


A Sociology of Sport by Howard L. Nixon,James H. Frey

A Sociology of Sport
  • Title : A Sociology of Sport
  • Author : Howard L. Nixon,James H. Frey
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 363
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This text offers current and comprehensive treatment of sport from a sociological perspective.