If you’re a college athlete, you probably have a lot on your plate: performing well in your sport, maintaining a good GPA, participating in promotional opportunities, preparing for your future athletic career, and much more. As a result, you may be tempted not to dedicate as much time to contract review in sports as is necessary.

However, athletic contracts can be highly complex, and not fully understanding your contract could cause you to agree to something you have no intention of upholding. As a result, before you sign an athletic contract, you should enlist a qualified lawyer to review the agreement and explain the fine print.

At Coach NIL, our team has over 12 years of experience reviewing contracts across several practice areas. We’re well-versed in the complex language, fine details, and ambiguous terms standard in athletic contracts. We also know the contractual clauses and language athletes tend to overlook, allowing us to provide tailored assistance for our clients.

Why Hire A Contract Review Lawyer?

Many athletes assume that they can turn to their athletic department or university employees for assistance with contract reviews. While your university may be able to help you review a contract in some instances, hiring a lawyer can be more beneficial.

Here are a few reasons why seeking a lawyer’s assistance with contract review is essential:

  • Lawyers can provide a third-party perspective: While your university may be able to benefit from your contracts, lawyers do not have anything to gain from your NIL opportunities and other legal agreements. As a result, you can trust a lawyer to provide unbiased, outsider advice in your best interest.
  • Lawyers have extensive knowledge of contractual language: Lawyers know how to interpret and translate contracts into language you can understand.
  • Lawyers can provide legal guidance: University athletic departments cannot provide legal services to their students. While your university may be able to help you understand a contract, it cannot give you sound legal advice like a lawyer can.

Overall, working with a qualified NIL lawyer is essential to fully understanding a contract before signing it.

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Our Contract Services

At Coach NIL, we have extensive experience helping college athletes with numerous contractual tasks. We can provide the following contract services:

  • Contract drafting: We can help you create a written contract to legally bind companies to the NIL opportunities they’ve offered you.
  • Contract review: We can review any NIL or other athletic-related contracts with you, ensuring that you fully understand their terms.
  • Contract negotiation: We can help you negotiate sponsorship contracts to gain the most benefits from a NIL deal.

If you continue working with our legal team for athletic advising services, we can also help ensure that all parties involved uphold the terms in the contract.

We’re committed to putting your best interests at the center of our contract review services. We’d be happy to provide individualized assistance to help you maximize your contractual benefits.

Contact our Coach NIL team today at (312) 668-7885 to schedule your free consultation or learn more about contract review in sports.

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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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