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Important Definitions - Athlete Agents

"Applicability of law" the Maryland Uniform Athlete Agents Act applies only to an athlete agent contract that an athlete agent makes with a local athlete:

  1. Before the end of the local athlete's last high school or intercollegiate athletic event, including any postseason game; or
  2. Within 12 months after the end of the local athlete's last high school or intercollegiate athletic event, including any postseason game.

"Local athlete" means an individual who:

  1. Is or was a member of a sports team of an institution of higher education that is in the state and is part of a national association for the regulation of intercollegiate athletics; or
  2. Is or was a member of a sports team of a high school in the state.

"Athlete agent" means a person who, for a fee, directly or indirectly tries to get employment for a local athlete with a professional sports team.

"Athlete agent contract" means an agreement under which a local athlete authorizes an athlete agent to:

  1. Negotiate with one or more professional sports teams to employ the local athlete; or
  2. Make and carry out investment and other financial decisions or to provide other financial services.