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 athlete’s life.
An Athlete’s 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 Fifth Edition examines:
This book is a must read for anybody involved in the business of sports.
Features & Benefits
Analyzes baseball dilemma: pro or college? - by Darren Heitner, Founder and Chief Editor of SportsAgentBlog
Discusses how to pick an agent: specific questions to ask and explanations of key decision points, including how much to pay
Includes special considerations for individual, Olympic, and active sport athletes
Provides salary information for the various leagues - current and historical
Addresses how to change agents without paying double
This book is directed toward the consumer - the athlete - and the athlete's family and personal advisers, as well as prospective agents, sports executives, high school and college coaches and athletic directors, corporate sponsors, and those concerned with regulating the industry.
The text is also appropriate for use in the following departments:
- Sports Management
- Sports Business Management
- Athletic Management
- Sports Law
- Sport Marketing & Management
- Business Management
Robert H. Ruxin
Bob Ruxin is a sports lawyer, consultant, and writer. He has held senior executive positions with sports products and marketing companies including Bike Athletic and NCAA International. An honors graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Ruxin serves as a director of the Sports Lawyers Association. He has been a guest commentator on NPR and a speaker at numerous sports law programs. He coaches youth sports in Lexington, MA.