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Sep 21, 2009 1:54 pm

Was reading the article on NFL football players and getting access to the agents and players contacts if you are an approved advisor. Has anyone tried this before?

Sep 21, 2009 2:01 pm

Yeah, you just get “approved”.  Doesn’t mean squat (or squash) if you have no access to the players.  Most agents are now getting registered, or at least hiring people to manage their athletes money.

  My suggestion - come up with a plan to get closer to the players/agents, then worry about getting approved.  In the meantime, save the few thousand bucks a year (or use it for a marketing process to get to them).
Sep 21, 2009 2:11 pm

I thought there was a pretty healthy fee to get on the “approved” list

Sep 21, 2009 2:32 pm

Looked into it hard - don’t have the min. years of experience yet though.  I didn’t know you get contact info for agents or players, I thought they just “put you on the list.” 

  You get put on the list but you also get all the contact info for the agents..
Sep 21, 2009 2:56 pm

I thought there was a pretty healthy fee to get on the “approved” list

  It's like $2500 or something.  Annually.
Sep 21, 2009 2:58 pm


Sep 21, 2009 3:40 pm

I cant think of a worse type of client than a pro athlete. A majority are dumb as hell, they spend money without any regard for their future, they have massive egos and will make a switch the first time Joe Blow tells them they can double their money,  and their earning power is only about 5 years. No thanks.

Sep 21, 2009 6:17 pm

There is a rep in our area that only focuses on NFL players. He knows most of the business managers and they refer the business to him - an in some cases they share the fee.

Unless you either live next door to a pro, or have an agent as a friend it is not worth the money.

Plus this guy always is comparing that the “Average” players (who are 90% of his book) try to live it up like they are a superstar. They are always butting heads.