Sports Business

Advice For Working In Sports

It has been a while since I last posted something over at, but I broke that drought yesterday with the piece titled, Work in Sports: 6 Tips to Get Ahead.  The intro paragraph sets the stage.

Graduating from your undergraduate institution in April or May and want to break into the business of sports (particularly in the representation of athletes) but have no idea where to start?  Here’s a list of options.  There is no “right”  path to success, but the following list provides some insight into ways that you can better prepare yourself for the life as a sports agent and possibly get your first foot through the door.

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 “Advice For Working In Sports”

Darren- I always enjoy your advice on here and these tips are no different. I feel like your last tip is one that often gets overlooked. The industry is crowded and setting yourself apart is an important step that may not get enough attention. I know that in my journey to becoming a player agent I’ve looked to this blog many times and hope many times to come. This is a great resource. Thanks for what you guys are doing.

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