The Professional Football Agent 101

How to Attain Certification & Succeed as a Pro Football Agent
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 35 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

This course is designed to inform prospective agents or anyone interested in learning about the landscape of the business, the processes to attain certification, and the process of recruiting athletes and preparing them for the NFL draft. I cover the agent’s role, how to attain professional certifications, and fulfilling state and school requirements in the recruiting process. Once agents have met these requirements, they need to know HOW to recruit. I share some thoughts about the process and then how to best prepare clients for the NFL Combine or his Pro Day. Lastly I share how to service clients and discuss lessons learned that will save agents time, money and heartache. I don’t talk about veteran recruiting as it outside the scope of this course.

What are the requirements?

  • Only a general understanding of North American professional football (as opposed to soccer) is required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Decide if a career as a Pro Football Agent is something they might want to pursue
  • Understand what is required for NFL Players Association and CFL Players Association Agent Certification
  • Understand the annual costs associated with maintaining agent certification
  • What is required to train a client for the NFL draft

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in becoming a Pro Football Agent or anyone interested in the industry

What you get with this course?

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Section 1 - Introduction
Section 2 - The Agent's Role
Section 3 - Certification
Section 4 - What is a CBA?
Lecture 5 - NFLPA Certification
Section 6 - CFLPA Certification
Section 7 - Annual Costs
Section 8 - State & School Requirements
Section 9 - Recruiting College Athletes
Section 10 - Pre-draft Process
Section 11 - The Draft
Section 12 - Revenue Sources
Section 13 - Servicing Clients
Section 14 - Lessons Learned
Lesson 15 - Conclusion

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Instructor Biography

Jerry Marlatt, Professional Football Agent

Jerry Marlatt is an accomplished business owner, skilled negotiator, and military combat veteran.

He attained a Bachelors degree in Business and Management from the University of Maryland, a Masters of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from the University of Colorado and a Masters of Business Administration from Texas A&M - Central Texas.

Following his military retirement, he founded Command Post Technologies, handling all aspects of the business. After successfully negotiating 60+ complex contracts he relinquished day to day operations of the business, integrating his passions - business and sports. He attained certification as a National Football League Players Association and Canadian Football League Players Association Contract Advisor and now owns First Team Sports Group, representing the interests of professional football players.

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