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Congratulations New NFLPA Advisors

NFLPAThe applicants who took the 2009 NFLPA Advisor examination this past July were notified yesterday, by email, on whether they passed or failed.  Out of 246 hopefuls, 76% passed.  That comes out to 186.96.  Special congratulatory note to the person who counts as 96% of a whole person.  I kid.

I have a few friends who passed this year’s exam, including one person who has been helping Dynasty with CFL and UFL placements.  For those that passed, don’t get ahead of yourselves quite yet.  You cannot officially start to recruit potential clients until you pay the $1,200 annual fee and obtain liability insurance.  If you do not do both by October 1, then you will have to re-take and pass the 2010 examination to become certified.

Those who passed also get to look forward to attending one of the three seminars offered in 2010.

Make sure you get registered in the states you plan to recruit players in, start making relationships with university compliance offices, and I suggest you sign up for an account with Neil Stratton’s to keep abreast of player/agent news.

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.