I don’t know your story or how you heard about Elite Sports Business Academy but WELCOME! Here is your 30-second overview of WHAT ESBA IS ABOUT, how it works, & why you should stop wasting your time doing anything else but what you were made to do!
The lowdown: Unless you’re MJ (the guy is a beast on & off the court – he’s stayed relevant since the beginning & even the youngsters all over the world know his name & sport his gear; he’s the original BRAND), you have to hustle to stay relevant once you’re playing days are over. You have to create additional income streams, learn how to live on a budget, avoid the feast or famine factor & ‘gigging’ it for a living. And that’s for the super ballers, the household names. But if your athletic career didn’t pay a lot to begin with, you’ve got to do all this fast.
So, during your playday, did you get a business degree? Learn how to maximize your influencer status? Get a digital marketing certification?
But I’ve done these things – from the ground up – & now I teach them to you in a matter of months. You get to learn from a former pro athlete-turned-entrepreneur how to find your unique platform & scale it into a full-time profitable sports business.
BIZ: Get your side hustle on immediately! Turn your sports experiences into a full-on side hustle! This crash course in business takes on an overview of everything you should know to start your own sports side hustle – in less than 2 hours! You’ll learn everything from the financial & legal basics to how to find clients & keep them! PLUS the course is packed with bonuses & additional training that will help you scale later. This course is for the DIY solopreneur & for those with little to no budget.
BUILD: Learn everything you NEED to know about building a strong, scalable sports business in only 20 days! If you’re serious about having your own sports business & want to skip trying to figure it out on your own, this course is for you. In less than 1 month, you’ll gain the knowledge it took me over 10 years to accumulate in business & training. Plus you’ll be building a platform that is built to scale quickly & easily. This course also makes you eligible to attend the SKILLED. Conference that we offer each Fall.
BRAND: This is the final component of ESBA. Becoming a BRAND is NOT a quick process. This is a membership course that is by application only & includes the BIZ and BUILD components of ESBA as well. In BRAND, you’ll learn to scale your influence & grow your business beyond the sports arena as an influencer. We limit BRAND to 12 participants at a time, due to the intensity of the program, the included business and life coaching and mentoring and is by application only.
BRAND is about finding your unique voice: writing, blogging , speaking, vlogging, coaching, teaching. This program starts with StrengthsFinders and will help you identify which platform is best suited for your new business. You’ll also learn how to scale your business, your platform & your passion into a recognizable brand that can provide you lifestyle freedom. This course walks you step-by-step through creating your mission / vision / values, monetizing your business in multiple ways on multiple platforms, creating physical or digital products, growing your e-mail list (& why that’s vital to your success), defining your passion for others (how will you give back) & more!
Creating a profitable sports business is easier than you think! Learn from the pros who’ve been there – starting a business in the worst recession this country had seen in many years & growing it into a 6-figure business within 2 years.
Meet your instructors:
Jeremie Piette is a former professional soccer player who did not have a business road map or any supporters when he decided to retire from pro sports. He had a passion for helping others & needed to support a growing family. As his business grew, other athletes began to ask for his help. Rather than complying with his former colleagues & teammates to create a franchise, Jeremie instead turned his knowledge into a series of courses, coaching & training programs that ANY athlete can use to transform their own experiences into lifestyle & financial freedom. Jeremie is originally from Midland, TX & has used these same principles to help other sport-athletes to grow their own businesses.
Dr. Abbie Piette is Jeremie’s secret weapon & the brains behind the business that is Jeremie Piette International. Abbie has helped launch & scale 10 different companies in differing industries & continues to consult with 6 & 7-figure businesses & large corporations. Abbie’s passion is helping others to identify their unique gifts & turn those into blessings for both the individual & those the individual serves. Abbie holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Medical Ethics, a Masters in Curriculum and Instructional Design, can talk oil & gas with the best of the old-timers & speaks amazing Tex-Mex. Abbie & Jeremie travel internationally with their 2 daughters providing business and healthcare education outreach & planning.
Many young ballers are being taught how to maximize their brand now; how is this different?
This is a common question. The answer is that their handlers, agents and others are typically presenting opportunities to monetize on the athlete’s name or experience. This can get old very quickly and is only as effective as their career is relevant. Once they retire, the opportunities change quickly. Plus, the constant demand to ‘perform’ at various functions often leaves many athletes stressed and drained.
The BRAND course walks players through finding their identity outside the sports arena and capitalizing on their natural strengths to grow a business. The business models taught do not require the athlete’s name as a brand and are not restrictive based on a relevancy score post-retirement. Instead, we teach you how to grow without spending your millions on unnecessary support people. Learn how to hold others accountable by understanding what’s happening and what questions to ask and clearly defining what direction you’re going. STOP letting someone else do the work; athletes know how to put in their own work and grow the best business for them that is practical and sustainable.
What makes ESBA the expert course?
You don’t know what you don’t know. Too often we see young athletes starting out strong with their brand building but then letting it falter without others to help them. They don’t recognize that they’re stuck in a time-for-dollars trade model. When asked the same question by NFL Europe, the answer was simple (and winning BTW): No one else has the combination of the lived pro athlete experience, combined with the proven success on an entrepreneurship path and the doctoral education to support it.
What is GFT?
GFT is Global Futbol Training, the OG training model that started this whole journey. GFT grew from a training business most said wouldn’t work to a 6-figure income within 2 years, with 50k+ social media followers and a top 20 ranked soccer blog worldwide. It spawned 2 additional businesses before ESBA, including a successful line of digital training products.