Updating “The National Association of Sports Agents & Athlete Representatives” Movement
Just prior to the start of the Memorial Day Weekend, NFLPA Contract Advisor and Founder of The National Association of Sports Agents & Athlete Representatives (NASAAR) sent out an update addressing some frequently asked questions since his first announcement regarding his plans for the new trade association.
[Link: NASAAR FAQ]
There are a total of 10 answers to frequently asked questions that you may find by clicking the link, above. Quoted below are the answers that I found to be of most interest.
3. What are specific goals NASAAR hopes to accomplish?
- Serve as a liaison to the NCAA, professional leagues, state regulators, schools, etc. on agent regulation matters and related topics.
- Track legislation affecting the sports agents and amateur athletes, at the state and federal government levels as well as the NCAA.
- Monitor legislative activity, participate in legislative discussions and voice support or opposition on pending legislation.
- Monitor legal and regulatory enforcement actions, legal proceedings, and other regulatory matters affecting the industry.
- Develop and manage industry committees to address key issues, foster collaboration within the industry, and address common issues and concerns.
- Develop a repository of information on key issues affecting sports agents including statistics, industry trend, enforcement actions, best practices and other key metrics.
- Serve as an official resource for the public on athlete agent related- issues and establish the foundation for a national agent registry.
- Stage an annual conference to educate our community on recent trends and changes in the law, ethics issues, new products and services for agencies and their clients, and other in formative topics.
- Utilize group purchasing power to gain discounts on products and services to provide greater direct value to members
- Foster collaboration in the industry through networking and other interactive opportunities to create synergies between agents
5. Who can become a member of NASAAR?NASAAR membership is open to those who are involved in servicing the needs of professional athletes. Therefore, it is not limited to just “sports agents,” but is intended to include marketers, financial advisors, doctors, trainers, etc. to provide for networking opportunities, education, and other opportunities. NASAAR will have several membership classes to accommodate these various constituencies.