Social Networking Sports Agents

An Agent Who Likes To Vlog

Very few agents allow anyone outside of their employees, and sometimes their interns, into their lives for a first hand look into their day-to-day life.  I had two goals when I started this website:

  1. Become a more knowledgeable person by researching and studying the sports agent profession, while networking with established sports agents to adopt their best practices and learn about weak spots in the industry.
  2. Open up the profession for everyone to see.  Allow others to follow my path to becoming a sports agent and expose the agents for the good things they do and the actions they take that can get them in trouble.

With the invention of Twitter, more agents have begun to open themselves up and display their personality and humility to a large audience.  Some agents have also taken up blogging.  A true pioneer is Jack Bechta, who recently started video blogging, also known as vlogging.  He put together two clips, under 10 minutes each, from Week 1 of the NFL season, where he made a stop in Pittsburgh and Cleveland.  Recently, he uploaded a 5 minute clip from Week 2 (this past weekend).  Bechta stayed at home Week 2, and was able to see one of his clients who came in to play the Chargers.

I have embedded all three videos below for your viewing pleasure.  Again, major kudos to Bechta for embracing social media and using it the right way.

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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.

3 replies on “An Agent Who Likes To Vlog”

jack bechta
how are you this is your aunt adeles son len, my daughters son tim kowalko
plays basketball for geo washington high 6ft 8 inches forward, good player, some college
scouts looking at him, your sister was coach i believe texas univ, I knew you well also
you were at my mothers funeral, maybe you can contact me and help tim, he loves the
game take care len kowalko

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