Athlete Prep And Combine Company Creates A Football Sports Agency

Schuman said that he saw too many athletes and families that he helped get to college and receive poor advice when they were ready to take the next step at the NFL level. He believes that his new athlete representation company will provide another opportunity for the college athletes he helps to live out their dreams of playing and succeeding in the NFL. Now there is a prep and training company that is trying its hand at also representing athletes in their contractual negotiations.

“Athletes will see a noticeable difference with Inspired Athletes representing them,” stated Smith. ”Our mantra is ‘Family Helps Family’, and that’s what we are looking to create. A full service set of solutions from draft day to retirement, with the trust and full disclosure that one would expect from people who have only their best interests in mind.”

Schuman says that to the best of his knowledge NUC will be the first athlete preparation/combine company to enter into athlete representation. His response to any criticism that it may be a conflict to prepare players and also represent them as professionals is that there simply is no conflict.

“In fact, our relationship with those prep players, when they are ready for the pro level, have already entrusted us with helping them get to college, so it is a natural extension to help them again,” added Schuman. ”It gives them someone they trust that they can work with instead many of the sharks they deal with at the NFL agent level.”

Both Schuman and Smith hit the recruiting trail to secure contracts with the 14 players they currently represent. Schuman says the secret to signing so many players was to cast a wide net, ask for referrals and leverage existing relationships. He mentioned that NFLPA certified Contract Advisors have responded positively to his concept. However, once the word gets out that a prep and combine company is now in the business of representing athletes, it will not be long until the critics come out to disparage Schuman’s solution to what he views as a poorly operating industry.

“Who wouldn’t want to get evaluated by someone who can help them get to college, understand their athletic skill set, coach them and then know there is a resource out there that can help them again if they are good enough to make the NFL?” asked Schuman rhetorically. The answer: his competition.

Darren Heitner is a lawyer and the Founder of South Florida-based HEITNER LEGAL, P.L.L.C. (http://www.heitnerlegal.com/), which has a focus on Sports Law (http://heitnerlegal.com/sports-law/) and Entertainment Law (http://heitnerlegal.com/entertainment-law/).

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David Schuman

Certified NFLPA Contract Advisor

Inspired Athletes a Division of NUC Sports

New York, NY

dave@iathletes.com

201.912.2212

Family takes care of Family!

Dan Smith

Certified NFLPA Contract Advisor

Inspired Athletes a Division of NUC Sports

Boston, MA

dan@iathletes.com

617.688.6711