Compliance Knowledge Center

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7 key things every student-athlete should know about fee-for-lesson arrangements:

  1. Student-athletes may be employed (e.g., fee for lessons) if they are paid the going hourly rate ( pays the following rates for most markets, but they may vary in different markets: Freshman – $35, Sophomore – $40, Junior – $45, Senior – $50. Please note that the trainer’s rate will be confirmed prior to their first session.)
  2. Institutional (university) facilities are not to be used (e.g., Student- will help to locate local parks, fields, and partner facilities for use) 
  3. Student-athletes should avoid wearing school issued gear that includes the University or team logos (e.g., branded shorts, t-shirt, jerseys, hats) 
  4. Instruction only occurs; no playing or competing during the lesson
  5. Documentation of sessions must be kept on file. ( keeps a record for all student-athletes). 
  6. Compensation must be paid by the lesson recipient or family member ( facilitates this process to help all student-athletes remain eligible).  
  7. If the lesson involves multiple trainees, the instruction provided must be similar to the instruction provided during a 1:1 lesson. (This process is also facilitated by
For more information, please refer to the NCAA NIL Q&A: Link Here

Student-athlete NIL opportunities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Autographs
  • Business Ventures
  • Endorsements
  • Lessons & Camps
  • Merchandise
  • Personal Appearances
  • Personal Content Creation
  • Social Media Posts

Student-athletes may not enter into a contract that:

  • Conflicts with any contract between the University and student-athlete
  • Conflicts with the University’s institutional contracts (e.g., Nike, Adidas, etc.)
  • Conflicts with official team activities (e.g., athletic and academic requirements)
  • Involves the exchange of property by the school (jerseys, equipment, etc.)
  • Utilizes the marks or logos of the University
  • Are an endorsement of alcohol, tobacco products, e-cigarettes or other type of nicotine device, anabolic steroids, sports betting, casino gambling, a firearm the student athlete cannot legally purchase, or a sexually related business

Student-Athlete.Co Onboarding Guide Shortlist


  • Student-Athlete Coach Conduct and Discipline (Professional Responsibility)

  • Coaches in accordance with applicable local, state, and/or federal rules, requirements, regulation and/or laws related to athletic training.

  • What happens if I have covid symptoms or was exposed to COVID yesterday or recently? 

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms/ exposure/receive a positive COVID test result, notify leadership immediately and quarantine for the number of days designated by the CDC. We’ll handle rescheduling your client session. 

  • As a Student-Athlete coach, am I in compliance with NCAA rules?

  • Absolutely!  Our model is set up in a way that helps you adhere to your school’s compliance requirements while easing the burden that’s put on you! 

  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs

  • Consumption of alcohol is discouraged for any student-athlete of legal age and is not permitted during any official event or representation.

  • The student-athlete is subject to year-round drug testing by NCAA and conference. 

  • Non-Public Information

  • The student-athlete, as an employee of, will have access to non-public information regarding their trainee clients. Student-athletes are expected not to disclose non-public information 

  • Social Media

  • Sound judgment and common sense are expected in the use of all social media. Obscene language and graphic images are prohibited. 

  • Student-Athletes must receive written and documented consent from both the youth’s guardian and leadership before posting any images. 

  • Minor Care Responsibilities

The Student-Athlete coach:

  • Communicates effectively and truthfully with client (youths and youths’ guardians). 

  • Develops and maintains a relationship of trust and confidence with client (youth and guardian) and does not exploit the relationship for personal or financial gain. 

  • Does not accept tips as it may jeopardize NCAA eligibility. 

  • Does not engage in intimate or sexual activity with a client (youth and/or guardian).

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