The Pro Edge Sport Academy website has recently offered a new online class. The Pro Edge Sports Academy’s focus is providing you, the customer, with sports job training. The sports agent course is designed for anyone who is interested in becoming a sports agent and representing professional athletes. There are no pre-requisites in order to enroll in the course.
Jared Lane established the Pro Edge Sports Academy in 2001. The company has seen growth in the past few years as a result of the demand for training in sports business.
Successful completion of this course will give you the foundation and confidence to represent clients in all professional sports. This eight-week online course is supplemented with webinars, outside articles, Powerpoint presentations and exams.
The website and their blog does not offer more information on the course. The 8-week course covers topics like athlete recruitment plans, contract negotiations and endorsements.
Although the students have the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their home, I do not understand how the students will gain the real world experience that is necessary to be successful in the industry. At the same time, I think it is difficult to develop a network of clients from the comfort of your own home. Also, sports agents tend to have a degree in law or some prior knowledge of law as well as finance and public relations in order to succeed in the industry.
It will be interesting to see if the classes become an effective way to enter the industry.