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Thanks to the ever-increasing popularity of youth sports—and the desire of kids of all ages to stay fit and have fun—the amateur-athletics market is a relatively healthy segment of the property/casualty arena, providing areas of opportunity for agents experienced in this field to grow their business.

Despite a slight dip in some sports due to the economy—insurers have seen a drop in paintball players and the frequency of play, for example—business is good for the most part, say experts this niche.  

“We’re seeing a little bit of erosion, but there’s a large universe for this [insurance type] out there,” says Tony Pulgine, president of MIC Insurance Brokerage Inc. in Naperville, Ill. “Even with the economic downturn, we have not seen a significant drop in sports clients. Parents want to do whatever they can to keep their children active.”

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