What is a “sports agent” ?

What is a “sports agent” ?

The mission of Sportiw is to accompany you and give you the keys to progress in your sports life. All that through testimonials, articles, sharing of any information that can help you.A real source of information and tools designed for you! Today, we’re talking about a unknown profession which without top-level sport could not works: the job of sports agent! Soon, on our social networks, we will also share with you testimonials of several agents and other actors concerned by this subject: players, coaches, managers, parents of players to complete our comments… If, while reading these lines, you feel like answering or contributing with your testimonials, write us! The aim is to give you a forum to share your experiences and help those who have questions. Sometimes portrayed as a sulphurous character, a “sports star babysitter”, an intermediary just here to take money or even as a real mentor, the sports agent remains mysterious because his role is often misunderstood. A job in the shadows, the sports agent is often the “easy target” to blame when things go wrong, and is rarely praised when things go well.Beyond the clichés, we will try to explain to you in an objective way what the job is all about. A profession regulated and defined by law First of all, it is important to remember that the activity of sports agent is regulated: whether abroad by international federations or in France by the Sport Code (Articles L222-7 to L222-22). As a reminder: “The activity consists in bringing together, in return of remuneration, the parties interested in concluding a contract either relating to the...
Digitalisation in the sports system

Digitalisation in the sports system

In the recent years, the phenomenon of digitalisation has continued to grow in all fields of activity. And the health crisis has only accentuated this phenomenon… What is sure is that the world of sport has not been spared by this crisis, and we have seen new practices : videoconference sports sessions, adapted running sessions… For Samy Bouclet, founder of the Sport & Digital Observatory, digitalising sport has made it possible “to preserve the link, but also to create and automate things more easily”.It is in this digitalisation process that the SporTech was born, bringing together around fifty start-ups of sports and digital technology with the aim of putting digital science at the service of sports. After 20 years of experience in sports recruitment, one observation stands out: not all sportsmen and women have the same chances of success because recruitment still works the old-fashioned way, through knowledge, relationships and introduction into the environment. There is a lack in access to information, visibility, the chance of simply being seen, heard, recruited and also to make a career. It’s the same for the club , recruitment is long and tedious and does not give access to all potential players. This is how Sportiw was born: the 100% digital recruitment platform for clubs, coaches, athletes and agents ! By offering to connect players, clubs and agents on the same online platform and to improve their recruitment, Sportiw is totally engaged in the digitalisation process and offers a tool that improves the daily life of the world of sport. On this subject, we are talking about us in this week’s Sport Stratégies...
Stay in touch with the Sportiw community !

Stay in touch with the Sportiw community !

Nowadays, building a professional network is very important in your career as an athlete. Sportiw is precisely there to connect you with the world of sports. Supporting each one of you by helping you to build links with the Sportiw community is an aspect in which we pay a particular attention. But for this, one condition is necessary: to be registered on Sportiw. After that, it will be very important that you fill in your profile with all the necessary informations ! Suscribe on Sportiw now ! How to fill in my profile ? Once your profile is filled in, you will be able to interact with other community members in 2 ways :– If you are friends with the person, you will then be able to contact him and exchange on the subjects that interests you!– If you have a Premium account, this allows you to exchange with all the Sportiw’s members ! Facilitating exchanges is a major issue for Sportiw. Because the simple fact of chatting with the community can bring a lot. Each player has his own story and each one can bring his experience and help you in your career choices. On the Sportiw blog, you can already find testimonials and articles that could help you. How does the platform work? How will Sportiw help me in my future career? What is the interest of sharing my experiences with other members of the community?… The Sportiw team is here to help and accompany you, whatever your project is ! We will continue to share information with you on topics that may interest you such as...
Handball is now on Sportiw !

Handball is now on Sportiw !

With Sportiw, everyone deserves a chance, regardless of their sport or division. To reach this goal, we are growing more and more and that is why we are proud to announce that we are now entering the world of handball. After having created a real community of basketball players (+3800 players and +500 registered coaches/staff), we aim to do the same with handball ! But to reach this goal, we will need your involvement. Talk about Sportiw and make our platform known to all your teammates, coaches, staff… The more people will be on the platform, the more chances you will have to find a club ! How to suscribe on Sportiw ? How to fill in your profile...
Sportiw is committed to women’s sport !

Sportiw is committed to women’s sport !

Did you know that January 24th was Women’s Sports Day? That in France, women’s sports represents only 18% of sports broadcasts? That only one of the 36 Olympic federations was represented by a woman? Unfortunately, most of you are not aware of all that… What is sure is that women’s sport is still struggling to develop in spite of increasing communication. Many sectors are neglected and the inequality with men is widely felt when talking with sportswomen, whether professional, semi-professional or amateur. That’s why in 2021, Sportiw is committed to the development of women’s sport. Our platform has been designed for everyone and gives women’s sport the same opportunities! We are convinced that improving recruitment and promoting encounters is a first step to help women’s sport! The more opportunities there are, the more sportswomen and clubs will be able to advance!Our mission starts by bringing the women’s sport community together. Players, don’t be afraid to put yourself forward! Sportiw allows you to present yourself in a clear way, whether your project is professional, amateur or reconversion.Clubs, be ambitious in your recruitments and enlarge your network! Find on Sportiw the players whose profile and project correspond to the values of your club. As you will have understood, our concern is to put everybody on the same level, whatever the level in which you evolve. Ladies, one thing is certain, Sportiw is there for you! Sportiw’s...

NEW-IN : CHAT & CONTACTS

Many of you asked us about these features, so we developed them! Sportiw is a start-up, that is to say that we cannot develop “everything at the same time”, but we are advancing step by step. The advantage is to be able to ask you what is the priority. For several months many clubs and players (or agents) met on Sportiw, but they had to exchange outside the website. Today, to overcome that, we are launching the chat and the contacts. What does that mean ? The network of contacts The goal of Sportiw is to provide solutions for sports recruitment, but beyond that goal, we aim to gather the sports community. With the network of contacts, you will be able to find your current/former teammates, coaches or all the people you know in your sports life. The idea is to be able to chat with them in a dedicated space without necessarily having to add them to your private social media that does not concern your sports life. These people will once again be able to help you by sharing team offers, tips, recommend you, or even advise you on your CV. The chat Recruiters can find candidates on Sportiw, but they only had access to their contact information and had to contact them elsewhere. To simplify exchanges,  Sportiw launches the chat. As on other online sites, it is a dedicated messaging system that will allow you to chat with other members of the site. These are new big functions, so we are counting on you to report any bugs you may encounter. We will take care of...