Today I'm introducing the first athlete signed to NILImageMakers LLC, the company I launched in partnership with marketing pro Grace DeWitt.
Devon Starling is a RS freshman RB who has racked up some serious accolades: Conference Co-Freshman of the Year, 1st Team All-Conference & Freshman All-American to name a few.
Interested in partnering with Devon? Email [email protected]
Learn how to represent athletes in the NIL space: https://www.jillmcbridebaxter.com/nil-representation-webinar
While the NFL isn't mandating vaccinations, their new policies are heavily incentivizing vaccinations for staff and players. I run through some of their policies and discuss what it means for the employment and salary of coaches and athletes.
"Hey Coach, Do You Need an Agent?": https://www.jillmcbridebaxter.com/pl/2147507573
Student-athletes, schedule a meeting with me: https://calendly.com/jillbaxter/one-on-one-meeting/?month=2021-08
Joe Genovesi of Balanced Bridge Funding shares important information for agents and athletes alike: Who is eligible for a pre-draft loan? How do they evaluate good candidates for a loan? How big of an advance can an athlete expect? What kind of expenses should these advances be used for? What are the expectations on repaying the loan? All these questions and more answered in this week's episode of Representation Without Taxation.
Interview also available for viewing on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Lo83hf7ncT4
David Turner of Maverick Sports Consulting joins me to lay out the possibilities awaiting student-athletes in the Name, Image, and Likeness marketplace. He talks specifically about the opportunities related to NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, that act as a digital trading card. We also explore the intersection of business' interest and athletes' interest and stress the need for representation.
Set a meeting with me to discuss NIL representation: https://calendly.com/jillbaxter/one-on-one-meeting/
Ed Butowsky is an internationally recognized expert in the investment wealth management industry. He joins my podcast "Representation Without Taxation" to discuss the personal and business finances that student-athletes need to consider as the navigate NIL.
Read Ed's article: https://vault.si.com/vault/2009/03/23/how-and-why-athletes-go-broke
Watch the 30 for 30 'Broke': http://www.espn.com/30for30/film/_/page/broke
Email Ed to request a copy of his book: [email protected]
The US Supreme Court recently presided over a case that pitted student-athletes against the NCAA. On this episode, I will walk you through what the proceedings looked like, what was at stake, and what the decision means for student-athletes and college sports.
Download the original court documents here: https://www.jillmcbridebaxter.com/ncaa-alston
Liz Habib and I continue our conversation on name, image, likeness as the situation continues to evolve. We fill in the blanks on what the future holds for college athletes. We give more detail at what's happening at the state level, what those laws look like, and what is happening in Congress. We talk about the new dynamic on the horizon between agents and athletes - and the potential pitfalls should athletes hire unqualified representation.
Professor Mike McCann Suggestions for Federal Law
1) University and Student Athlete summarize and share any and all endorsements contracts
2) Each school should be able to craft rules for permissible and impermissible endorsements. University private and state are different and should be able to create rules that fit their institution. ie. Tobacco? Alcohol? Gambling? Adult entertainment?
3) Fair market review of endorsement is logical but should be conducted independently and cautiously Why? Other students don’t have independent...
Veteran sports journalist Liz Habib (@LizHabib) and I discuss the emerging opportunities for college athletes under the new name, image, and likeness legislation. Liz offers advice on how to share your story with the media and leverage the media to build your personal brand. We also discuss the type of advisement universities need to consider as we move into this new era of college sports.
Stay tuned for more information about ImageMakers.
Kasey D'Amato is a semi-retired Dermatology Physician Assistant and serial entrepreneur who helps others achieve ultimate career satisfaction and fulfillment with an emphasis on work-life balance. She joined me to discuss the relationship between goal-setting and career success, why it's important to establish very specific short and long term goals around time and money, and how setting specific goals with your career path and personal life aligned is critical to avoid career burn out.
Register for my webinar: http://www.jillmcbridebaxter.com/do-you-need-an-agent
NFLPA Player Affairs Senior Director Don Davis discusses the history and meaning of voluntary OTAs and explains the union's position on attending them in the 2021 offseason. He also clarifies the message the NFLPA shared with rookies and their agents ahead of minicamps. He also shares the league's position on vaccines.
Looking for representation? Connect with me via email at [email protected], via phone 559-250-0151, on Twitter @J_McBrideBaxter, or on Instagram @agent_mcbridebaxter.