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Consolidation is one big Walmart

November 13, 2008

I am just beginning the agent management course with Sports Management Worldwide.  The history of the agent dates back a long time but it hasn’t really changed like the TV has in the last fifty years. There is still a lot of people filled with integrity and passion for the success of one of its clients. On the other hand there are also a lot of bottom feeders praying on the naivety of talented players who may be uneducated or lack a mental package of values that should have been instilled in them at a young age. With consolidation which basically means strong companies joining together to become stronger I think the chances of being an individual agent is dwindling. It doesn’t really make sense for a talented agent to sign with his father or next door neighbor however business wise they are when you can sign with Scott Boras or IMG. The leverage the big companies have over the solo shooters is vast. If you look all around the world small town core businesses are shutting down and people are choosing to head out of town to do there shopping at Wal Mart or other Malls with a record of success.

In an Athletes Guide to agents it stresses the rules the NCAA  has on contacting student athletes and the role of the agent. It is very clear and informative.

I am looking forward to learning more about The agent Biz and connecting with great  people with integrity and a passion for sports..

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