FAIR PAY FOR AMATEUR ATHLETES
For College Athletes
Endorsement and Sponsorship Opportunities
Allow college athletes to sign endorsement deals and receive compensation for the use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL).
Ensure that endorsement opportunities are subject to fair market value and do not conflict with the institution's existing sponsorships.
Establish guidelines to prevent unfair practices and maintain the integrity of college sports.
Create a system to share a portion of the revenue generated by college sports programs with the athletes who contribute to that revenue.
Distribute revenue based on objective criteria, such as team performance, individual performance, or the overall success of the athletic program.
Stipends and Cost of Living Adjustments
Provide college athletes with additional financial support in the form of stipends or Cost of Living adjustments to help cover their living expenses beyond tuition and scholarships.
Consider the specific needs and circumstances of each athlete to ensure equitable distribution of financial assistance.
Health and Insurance Benefits
Ensure that college athletes have access to comprehensive health insurance coverage, including coverage for sports related injuries and long-term healthcare needs.
Establish mechanisms to support athletes' mental health and wellbeing through counseling services and support systems.
For High School Athletes
Sponsorship and Prize Money
Allow high school athletes to receive sponsorship deals and prize money for their accomplishments in sports competitions.
Set guidelines to ensure that sponsorships and prize money are appropriate for their age group and do not exploit young athletes.
Education and Financial Planning
Incorporate financial literacy and education programs for high school athletes to equip them with the knowledge and skills to manage their earnings responsibly.
Provide resources and support for athletes to plan for their academic and professional futures, including scholarships, career guidance, and academic support.
Safeguarding Academic Progress
Establish policies to ensure that high school athletes are not unduly pressured to prioritize athletics over their education.
Implement guidelines to monitor academic performance and eligibility requirements for participation in sports, encouraging a balance between academics and athletics.
Athlete Protection and Welfare
Develop guidelines and regulations to protect the health and safety of high school athletes, including proper training, medical support, and injury prevention protocols.
Implement policies to prevent exploitation, abuse, or unfair treatment of high school athletes, including strict regulations for coaches, trainers, and other personnel.