Sports Agent

One of the sport’s most versatile, challenging and high-profile jobs is vacant at CSH!

We’re looking for agents in football and ice hockey. A sports agent is a legal representative for professional sports figures such as athletes and coaches. They procure and negotiate employment and endorsement contracts for the athlete or coach whom they represent. Because of the unique characteristics of the sports industry, sports agents are responsible for communications with team owners, managers, and other individuals. Also, they are responsible for making recommendations. In addition to finding income sources, agents often handle public relations matters for their clients. We also deal with all aspects of a client’s finances, from investment to filing taxes.

Sports Agent Skills & Competencies

Being a sports agent blends business and sales skills with a passion for sports. Not everyone loves the business side of sports, but agents need to have the sales and marketing skills to help their clients get the best possible financial returns for their athletic abilities.

A love of sports: Agents need the highest level of knowledge about the sports their clients play, and the best way to be good at gaining that knowledge is to really enjoy analyzing the sport, its players, and its teams.

People skills: Professional sports involve a lot of pressure and a lot of very strong personalities. To do their jobs well, successful agents need to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with athletes and team executives.

Sales skills: Getting an athlete a better contract or an endorsement often is about making an effective sales pitch. That involves doing the necessary research and showing the team why the deal is good for them as well as the client.

Persistence: The best deals don’t come together overnight, and building a client base also takes time. The early work on contract negotiations often begins as much as a year before a new deal is actually reached, and agents just starting out typically need to put in years of work in the business before securing their own clients.

Sports Agent Duties & Responsibilities

  • Negotiating
  • Having expert knowledge of their clients’ sports
  • Collecting data
  • Analyzing statistics
  • Promotions
  • Networking
  • Salesmanship

The biggest responsibility for sports agents is typically negotiating contracts for the players they represent. To do that effectively, agents need to fully understand their clients’ worth in the market, which means knowing the sport as well as the general managers or other team officials negotiating on the other side of the table.

If you are the one we are looking for, then search today! We look forward to hearing from you, and you will get answers within a few days from one of us.

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