If you’re an athlete, navigating name, image, and likeness (NIL) opportunities appropriately is essential to remaining compliant and gaining the most benefits from your branding. However, you probably have a lot on your plate: enhancing your athletic performance, navigating academic responsibilities, preparing for your post-graduate career, etc.

At Coach NIL, we’re prepared to take the full responsibility of navigating NIL opportunities off of your shoulders. We’ve helped dozens of student-athletes across Illinois develop effective strategies to maximize their benefits under NIL statutes and remain compliant throughout their college athletic careers.

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The NCAA recently updated its NIL policies to allow college athletes to earn money in branding opportunities. As a college athlete, you can monetize your name, image, and likeness (NIL) in a range of opportunities, such as:

  • Appearing in a print advertisement or social media post
  • Filming a commercial for a local company
  • Performing a meet-and-greet alongside an organization
  • Appearing in a video game
  • Attaching your name to promotional material

The recently updated NIL policies significantly expanded college athletes’ monetization opportunities. As a result, many student athletes have begun turning to licensed attorneys to ensure that they navigate the NIL landscape effectively. Group licensing companies like Brandr do NOT have your best interest in mind – your university is their client!

Our Athletic Advising Services

As a college athlete, complying with NCAA guidelines is essential to your career. However, because NIL laws are ever-changing and highly complex, you may not always be sure that an activity or opportunity you take advantage of is compliant.

Working with a qualified legal team can ensure that you make intelligent, compliant NIL decisions throughout your career in college athletics. When you work with our Coach NIL team, we can provide the following advising services:

  • Strategize: Our extensive NIL representation experience can allow us to craft a compelling, personalized strategy to maximize your earnings throughout NIL opportunities.
  • Protect your image: We can help you maintain a positive student-athlete identity throughout any NIL opportunities you participate in.
  • Identify opportunities: We can assist you in identifying NIL opportunities that suit your schedule and athletic goals.
  • Clarify your rights: We’ll ensure that you understand all of your rights under NIL statutes and your school’s policies, helping you identify non-compliant scenarios.
  • Negotiate agreements: If you’re interested in a specific NIL opportunity, we can negotiate with the company on your behalf to create a deal that works for all entities involved.
  • Aid compliance: We can guide and review all of your NIL opportunities to ensure that they remain compliant with your school’s guidelines.
  • Review contracts: Our legal knowledge can allow us to review and explain NIL contracts, ensuring that you understand their details before signing.

Just like how academic advisors can help you prioritize core values under the NCAA’s Life Skills initiatives, our lawyers can help you develop an effective strategy to maximize your athletic earning potential. Better yet, we’ll handle the logistics for you, allowing you to focus on your athletic performance and academic goals.

At Coach NIL, we’re committed to keeping your best interests at the heart of our advising services. Contact us today at (312) 668-7885 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how athlete advising can assist your college athletic career.

* Coach NIL does not act as a contract agent




Whether you are a student-athlete looking to capitalize on your NIL or your business is looking to engage student-athletes to promote your goods and/or services, consider consulting with a licensed attorney to ensure you have a clear understanding of all your obligations and rights under applicable federal and state laws.

Why choose us


  • Compliance & Reporting

    We cover our athletes’ compliance, reporting, and disclosing requirements to protect their legal interests and athletic eligibility.

  • Contract Drafting

    If you have an NIL deal, no matter how small, get it in writing. Our firm drafts contracts on behalf of athletes with their interests in mind to protect them in NIL deals.

  • Entity Creation

    We help athletes start businesses, form charities and ensure they are protected from personal liability.

  • Risk Management

    Our firm works to protects college athletes from recruitment until college graduation.

  • Scholarship Review

    We ensure our clients’ interests are protected within their universities. Review your scholarship documents with the help of a sports attorney.

  • Trust Accounting

    We serve athletes and their families to prepare for paying taxes, establish budgets, and plan for life after college.

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    If however it is required, we will be ready to fight your corner every step of the way.