Hey kids, just wanted to stop by real quick and drop a little knowledge on you before I hit the road for the weekend. Yep, hitting the scouting trail once again and looking for those high level compete players to bring to the Pre Draft Combine. But I digress…..
I have been getting a lot of emails on Advisers, who to hire, and who not to hire. So here’s the deal on Advisers. There are good ones who are very experienced, and then there are some bad ones who will ruin your career because they don’t know the rules and don’t know what they are doing!
Seriously kids, and moms and dads, what the hell are some of you thinking by hiring someone with no real hockey experience, who doesn’t even know what the NCAA rules are?!
Remember that word kids. Because the Compliance Office is not someone you want to hear from when you’re trying to get into school. But it is someone you will hear from when your adviser either does something against NCAA policy himself, or you do something against the rules because your adviser didn’t know the rules.
Here’s the thing my little death cherubs, a good adviser can be a tremendous asset. The right adviser putting you into the right situation can save you tens of thousands of dollars. The wrong adviser can cost you everything.
See advisers are supposed to know the rules. You know, like what they as an adviser can and cant do. You know like how they cant provide services at different prices for different clients. You know like they cant use a clients likeness or name to self promote their services for profit. You know like how players are supposed to be promoted to schools and how they are not supposed to be.
Yeah, see all you people who have hired a few knuckleheads out there have put your kids at risk.
One hint there kids, you cant hire a professional for $500 to $1500 a year. That’s called hiring an amateur who is willing to take any money and any client.
You also shouldn’t be paying $8000 to $10,000 bucks a year to an adviser. That’s called hiring someone who see’s you as a sucker willing to pay inflated prices. The average rate for a professional adviser is $2500 t0 $4000 per year. Yep, and it cant be made in installment payments either kids.
See an Agent works for future earnings. Agents are against NCAA rules. Installment payments made over time are making your “adviser” an “agent” because those earnings are paid in the future.
Advisers aren’t cheap kids. There is a reason for it. Not everyone should have one. Only those players who are obviously very serious about their hockey career are going to hire an adviser and make that investment each year.
Now why would I feel the need to write this today besides getting more than a dozen emails in the last week?
Simple. I am seeing kids having their NCAA eligibility put at risk by amateurs. I am seeing rules being broken because the adviser doesn’t have a clue, and neither does the player. But hey, what do I know, all I do is investigate all the garbage in hockey full time.
Speaking of investigating garbage…..
I am working on some shit that is gonna blow some people up. You know the kind of shit that no one wants to have exposed. The dishonest, misrepresentation, and outright lies being used by people for their own purposes. Oh yeah, and the best part is I was turned on to this story by a pretty important dude who didn’t have to turn me on to it but seems to like my writing. So look for that pretty soon.
Heading out the door now kids. Now don’t forget to keep going to those chat rooms and asking questions and advice to strangers about what to do with your playing career. I love reading that stuff. You guys are hilarious. I mean really, you’re probably the same people who order cars on line without knowing if they come with a warranty. Just priceless.
David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I salute You
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