Hi, I’m Kevin Tarca, Founder of Kreation Talent Agency!
This podcast is designed to share secrets from experts in the sports business world to help you along your own path to success in this industry. You’ll hear from general managers of professional teams to CEOs of sports tech companies to agents, coaches, players and everything in between.
Join me in real time on my personal journey of growing my agency, traveling the world and battling through obstacles in this competitive industry!
Episode 407: Donovan Smith Signs in Dominican Republic
KTA Client Donovan Smith signed to finish the season in the Dominican Republic with the Indios de San Francisco! This contract is a little bit different than full season European contracts. Don't worry, I explain everything in the episode!
Episode 406: Exactly What I'm Doing on July 8th, 2022
Jumping back on the road today to head to Las Vegas for NBA Summer League!
Episode 405: Jon Hertz, NBPA Agent & Founder of Fitted Athlete Management
Today’s guest is Jon Hertz, NBPA Agent & Founder of Fitted Athlete Management!
Jon took a bit of an unconventional path to becoming an agent. He started his career in the business world on the tech side and then transitioned into a strategic fit into the athlete management side.
Today we talked about:
How he got involved in the tech industry
Some of the early signs that he might transition into sports
Similarities between the tech world and sports world
Key mindset values and skills that translate to the NBA
How he differentiates himself in a cut-throat world
How NIL opportunities play a role in his recruiting
Important factors for players and families to understand
Some advice for anyone getting into the business!
Appreciate you tuning in. Hope you enjoy!
Episode 404: How and Where Do You Get Started?
How do you define success? Where do you find learning opportunities? How do you get started?
Episode 403: Michael Raymond, Founder of Raymond Representation
Today’s guest is Michael Raymond, Founder of Raymond Representation, a sport and talent agency specializing in business, marketing, and lifestyle management!
Michael's start in sports began as an athlete, like most of us. Once he realized he was not heading down the professional athlete path, he began surrounding himself with people that helped open doors in the business world.
From undergraduate studies at UCF to Law School at Miami, Michael has been putting in the work to build the career of his dreams.
Today we talked about….
His undergrad experience opening doors to the marketing world
The decision to go to Law School
How Raymond Representation was born
The original vision versus strategic pivots
The breakdown of the NIL market in 3 categories
Details of an actual NIL deal and athlete deliverables
Recommendation on how to enter & succeed in the business
Appreciate you tuning in. Hope you enjoy!
Episode 402: The Status of European Basketball
European basketball is one of my favorite things in the world. Despite my love, there are challenges and uncertainties looming.
Today I discuss some of those uncertainties and summarize a recent report from the European Basketball Advisory Group.
Check out the full report here: https://eb-advisorygroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/EBAG_Quo-Vadis-Euroleague-Basketball_Final.pdf
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Kevin Tarca is providing exceptional resources, persons and insight to not only the sports business representative community, but sports personalities and aspiring or established influencers in their respective field looking to sustain high caliber habits.
Kevin’s stories and insights are both motivational and relatable. Just as good of a person off air as on air. Joy to listen to
Great Daily Listen
Kevin set out to do a podcast a day for a whole year, which is quite honestly, ridiculously hard to do.
I really enjoy his perspective as an active agent who has the live, realistic view on the industry and have learned a lot of things that I haven’t really even thought of before.
The length of the podcast (usually less than 15 minutes) is also really awesome for a quick listen, compared to some of the other podcasts I listen to, for which I really need to make sure I stay focused over a ling period of time.
Some of the guests he has brought on the show are also incredibly smart and experienced, and it goes to show how sincere Kevin is at helping future athletes or students who wants to work in the sports industry, as an agent or not, to prepare themselves for what’s ahead.
Highlight recommend it; Awesome stuff man🙌