Elite Sports Group's experienced staff has an outstanding reputation for integrity and honesty developed over many years, and an extraordinary record of success in contract negotiation, salary arbitration, and career management.
The services provided by ESG include:
- Contract negotiation
- Salary arbitration
- Player publicity and marketing
- Securing and managing product endorsements and appearances
- Guidance for amateur athletes and their families regarding the amateur draft and the college selection / scholarship process
- Professional counseling and career planning
Drawing upon a four-decade history of relationships with experienced professionals, Elite Sports Group offers referrals to a tested network of independent accountants, financial advisers, public relations experts and other professional consultants to serve the broad range of needs of its clients.
In addition, ESG maintains a strategic alliance with an established, full-service law firm with expertise in estate planning, real estate transactions, business transactions, licensing and endorsement contracts, corporate and partnership formation, and litigation
Elite Sports Group's record of success ranks it among the best in the industry
Los angeles, ca | denver, co
“Steve was my agent for every one of 13 seasons in the major leagues with eight different clubs. During that time, I came to know many general managers and assistant GM’s, and every one of them had nothing but praise for the way Steve represented me. He fought for me every step of the way and he always made a difference on my behalf. I truly believe I would not have been in better hands with anyone else. Steve was outstanding for both my career and for my family, and I’m proud to call him my friend." - Gary Bennett
“My relationship with Steve Schneider goes back to my rookie year with the Dodgers in 1973. For the next 40 years, Steve has been my agent, my adviser and, most importantly, my friend. Steve became my agent at a time when very few players had representation and even fewer had a talented and experienced advocate in their corner.
Steve is an outstanding and experienced attorney and one of the most talented attorneys in the business. His expertise was indispensable to me in winning the first-ever arbitration cases with the Dodgers and also negotiating lucrative multi-year contracts with the Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs over my 15-year major league career. Steve continues to represent me in my personal life and professional business matters with the same commitment and creativity. There is no one I trust more.” - Ron Cey
“When choosing an agent, I wanted someone professional, experienced and more importantly someone who is trustworthy. Steve was recommended to me by a teammate who was also a client of his, and after our first meeting I knew Elite Sports Group was the agency I wanted to represent me. Steve’s relationships with multiple MLB organizations have definitely helped me throughout my career. Steve started out my agent and evolved to being my friend. Over the years, Steve has visited me and my family, participated in charity events that I directed, and even traveled across the nation for my wedding. Steve and Elite Sports Group led me in the right direction with all of my contracts and endorsement negotiations and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results of their efforts.” - Jason Simontacchi
“Choosing an agent is very tough - especially for a young player at the beginning of his career. But I was truly blessed that my first agents were Matt and Steve at Elite Sports Group. Throughout my nine seasons of professional baseball, I’m happy to add they were my only representatives. Their work ethic and attention to detail are first-rate, and I know that they truly cared about me as a player and a person. They aren’t just my agents - Matt and Steve are part of my family." - Reggie Willits