From Mascot To Agent And Everything In Between: Career guidance from 11 sports executives I met during my journey into sports

From Mascot To Agent And Everything In Between: Career guidance from 11 sports executives I met during my journey into sports

by Justin Richard Hunt

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Starting out as a high school student who aspired to be a sports agent, Justin Hunt went on to work as a salary cap administrator in an NFL team's front office and serve as a sports agent and attorney for professional athletes and coaches. Justin learned firsthand that sports is a relationships game, and he relied on the lessons he learned while networking with industry executives to develop his own networking plan outlined in this book. 

From Mascot To Agent highlights the careers of 11 high-level executives occupying very different roles in the sports industry. Justin met individually with his contributors to obtain their career advice and gain an understanding of each role's duties and responsibilities. With this information and the detailed steps outlined in Justin's ASSESS, DEVELOP, IMPLEMENT approach to networking, you will learn to:

  • Conduct a self-assessment to identify which positions in the industry align with your greatest strengths; 
  • Develop a networking plan that targets industry executives in a position to help you succeed;
  • Connect with these professionals and make them more inclined to assist in your pursuit of a career in sports.

From Mascot To Agent looks at what may be perceived as unrealistic, unobtainable positions in sports and offers a strategic, realistic action plan to launch your career in sports and secure the positions of your dreams.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997830613
Publisher: J.H. Strategists LLC
Publication date: 10/02/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 234
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Justin Hunt is a licensed attorney, NFL agent, sports consultant and author. He is also the founder of J.H. Strategists, a sports consulting firm with a central focus on maximizing performance for athletes and sports business professionals alike.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS PART ONE: MY JOURNEY Introduction 6 1. It All Started With A Phone Call 10 2. Behind The Scenes With An NFL Agent: My First Season 21 PART TWO: ANALYZING DIFFERENT ROLES IN THE SPORTS INDUSTRY 3. General Counsel: The Evolving Role Of Attorneys In Sports 32 Alec Scheiner, former SVP & General Counsel, Dallas Cowboys 4. Chief Operating Officer: Generating Revenue And Beyond 45 Andy Dolich, former Chief Operating Officer, San Francisco 49ers 5. Assistant General Manager: Onward And Upward 58 Kevin Abrams, Assistant General Manager, New York Giants 6. NFL Scout: Evaluating Talent At The Highest Level 71 Ethan Waugh, Senior Personnel Assistant, San Francisco 49ers 7. Chief Executive Officer: Ground Floor To The Penthouse 83 Derrick Hall, President & CEO, Arizona Diamondbacks 8. Sports Marketer: Sponsorships, Innovation, And Fan Engagement 97 Brian Gainor, VP of Innovation, Property Consulting Group 9. General Manager: Running The Show 111 Howie Roseman, former General Manager, Philadelphia Eagles 10. Executive Director Of A Players Union: The Players' Voice 122 DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, NFL Players Association 11. Sports Agent: The Art Of Managing High Profile Athletes 135 Jim Steiner, former Certified NFL Agent 12. Sports Psychology: The Mental Aspect Of The Game 153 Jason Selk, former Director of Sports Psychology, St. Louis Cardinals 13. Internships: The NFL's Most Storied Internship Program 163 Charley Casserly, former General Manager, Washington Redskins PART THREE: MY ASSESS, DEVELOP, IMPLEMENT APPROACH TO NETWORKING AND YOUR NETWORKING PLAN 14. Assess: Self-Awareness Through Self-Reflection 186 15. Develop: Constructing Your Own Networking Plan 198 16. Implement: Stay Your Course And Don't Look Back 212 Conclusion 224 Acknowledgements 226

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