- Step 1: Read sports publications Read online sports publications, newspaper sports sections, and sports magazines. Being well informed is crucial.
- Step 2: Attend sporting events Attend sporting events. Closely observe how coaches interact with athletes on and off the field or court.
- TIP: Familiarize yourself with the culture – join sports teams.
- Step 3: Enter a sports management program Attend a college with a sports management program.
- TIP: State licensing prerequisites are the only requirements needed for a sports agent.
- Step 4: Consider grad school Consider graduate school. Although it's not required, most sports agents have post-graduate degrees, such as law degrees and MBAs.
- Step 5: Enter an internship program Enter an internship program with a sports management agency, sports commission, sports marketing agency, or a collegiate athletic department.
- Step 6: Submit resumes Submit a resume to a sports executive placement agency.
- Step 7: Contact sports agencies Contact sports agencies in your locale through online directories. Cold-calling is usually the last step taken in a job search.
- FACT: The role of the sports agent is diminishing due to sports league rules limiting what agents can do.
You Will Need
- Sports publications
- Personal drive
- Social skills
- A love of sports
- A law degree (optional)
- An MBA (optional)
- A financial planning degree (optional)