Athlete agents in Texas must have a Certificate of Registration from the Secretary of State before they may work as an athlete agent in the state. Registration is valid for one year and may be renewed.
Athlete agents recruit or solicit athletes to enter into a contract, a financial services contract, or a professional sports contract. There are two types of agents: professional and limited.
A professional agent must be registered with at least one professional sports association.
A limited agent is not certified by a professional sports association and may only represent athletes in sports that do not have a national sports association that certified or licenses agents.
A part of registration or renewal includes obtaining a surety bond of $50,000 or $100,000.
Texas athlete agents must file a $50,000 surety bond (form 2504). If the agent provides financial services, or if the athlete and the agent enter into a financial services contract, then a $100,000 is required (form 2502).
The bond must be maintained for at least two years after an agent ceases to provide services.
The bond protects the athletes. It's a guarantee from the agent not to commit intentional misrepresentation, fraud, deceit, or unlawful or negligent act or omission. It also guarantees that the agent will pay the athlete any money owed. If the athlete agent is in default, the athlete will receive damages caused by the agent.
The premium you pay for a Texas Athlete Agent Surety Bond depends on the bond amount and your credit. Our rates start at 1% of the bond amount with good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote that fits your specific situation.
A Texas Athlete Agent Surety Bond must be maintained for at least two years after the agent ceases to provide services.
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