Scout Panama

America’s recession got you down?  Why not become the most successful sports agent recruiting players outside of the country.  Traditionally, we think of Venezuela, Dominican Republic, and Japan as talent-heavy exporters of baseball players.  But you are going to find a ton of saturation between handlers and sports agents already looking to get a piece of the pie.  Matt Landau says think Panama,

So you have an encyclopedic knowledge about baseball or football which wins you fantasy leagues every year…and that’s about it. Scout out the local Panama teams, find yourself the top talent and offer to represent them on a pro-bono basis. Squeeze them into a minor league in the States using some connections and become known as the top pro sports scout of the isthmus.

I don’t know about pro-bono, but why not look into a market that has not been tapped or close to tapped out?  Small competition gives you a better chance of success, especially if you are a new entrant into the game.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

2 replies on “Scout Panama”

Definitely a good idea. I’m more interested in hockey players, so I am trying to move away from the 3 M’s (MI, MN, MA) to California where there has been a considerable increase in talented hockey players. In addition, players Switzerland and Slovenia are beginning to break through more regularly and at a much younger age than players in the States.

As to the idea in Panama, how much capital do you think one would need to support a client coming from that country?

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