About Del Duca Sports
RONALD M. DEL DUCA, JR.
As the owner and founder of Del Duca Sports, Mr. Del Duca has been a certified agent since 1993 and has over 25 years of experience providing sports representation for a wide range of professional athletes in various sports.
In his career, Mr. Del Duca has successfully negotiated over 250 contracts with total monies exceeding $400 million dollars. In addition, Mr. Del Duca has negotiated over $30 million dollars in endorsement deals for various professional athletes, and over $50 million dollars in sporting event sponsorship fees. He has also appeared on ESPN, ESPN Radio and FOX Sports, and has served as a Sports Agent column writer for several online media outlets. In addition, Mr. Del Duca teaches a Sports Law course at his alma mater, Duquesne University School of Law.
Mr. Del Duca has successfully represented a wide range of professional athletes in various sports including:
- Tennis (including former World Number 1 Player, Boris Becker)
- Hockey (including Mario Lemieux)
- Professional Rodeo
For a larger listing of former and current clients represented by Del Duca Sports, check out our client page.
Mr. Del Duca received his law degree from Duquesne University in 1983, and a Master of Laws Taxation Degree from William & Mary in 1984. He also played college baseball at the University of Richmond from 1976 to 1980. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Your Frequently Asked Questions... Answered
How long has Del Duca Sports been working in professional sports?
Del Duca Sports has had experience in the area of professional sports since 1985.
What is the experience of Del Duca Sports?
During his over 25 years of representing professional athletes and management personnel, Mr. Del Duca has worked with clients in the sports of football, hockey, baseball, tennis, professional rodeo and NASCAR. Besides player performance and endorsement contracts, Mr. Del Duca has assisted his clients in the financial analysis of potential investments, real estate matters, immigration matters, estate planning, disability insurance, lease negotiation and other issues that relate to exceptional representation. In addition, Mr. Del Duca has extensive experience in preparing and reviewing various coaching and management contracts.
As a certified agent, have you ever been sanctioned or any way reprimanded by the NFLPA, NHLPA or any other players association?
I have never been sanctioned or reprimanded by any players association.
What are the biggest assets for Del Duca Sports?
We work hard for our clients both on (workout preparation, contract negotiations, position interviews) and off (tax matters, legal matters, endorsements) the playing field. In addition, our legal background and work experience enables Del Duca Sports to provide efficient and professional negotiating skills on your behalf.
What is your philosophy of representation? Is there any matter too trivial for you to address?
Del Duca Sports is "full service." We work for our clients. We will represent a client in all facets that they desire, including contract negotiations, endorsements, accounting and bookkeeping services, tax planning, estate planning, insurance planning and legal services. No matter is too trivial: we have helped clients open bank accounts, obtain visas, prepare a Will, coordinate leasing an apartment, and assisting them in obtaining disability insurance. All matters are handled timely and efficiently.
What is the best indicator of an exceptional agent?
An agent should be well prepared in regard to the client's particular sport and business (i.e., tax, legal and economic) issues, professional in appearance and conduct, personable, and totally committed to his clients. Our representation of clients is focused on personal attention to clients' needs and not on our desire to represent a high number of individuals so as to satisfy our egos. Click here to learn more about how to choose the right agent.