Big Changes for Student Athlete

There are big changes for student athletes on the horizon with California’s new legislation signed into law. With California being the first state in the union to make such changes to how student athletes can be compensated, the big question still remains as to how many other states may follow in their footsteps.

The legislation was signed into law due to the governor’s belief that the current system was out of balance and needed to be more equitable and fair for student athletes. The law, which will go into effect in 2023, allows college student athletes the opportunity to sign endorsement deals much like their professional athlete counterparts as well as profit from smaller opportunities like student coaching and signing autographs which were previously prohibited.

At least for now, it’s fair to say, student athletes could likely have the opportunity to get paid by attending and playing for a California college or university, even that above and beyond tuition, room and board.

In 2023, student athletes attending or planning to attend and play in California will play by a different set of rules governed by the NCAA — at least for now. The law is sure to be challenged.

Here are three significant implications to our current and future high school students:

These changes are just some of many taking place in California regarding college admissions and student athletes. This is why our team at Capstone stays abreast of the latest updates with a network of professionals from around the country. If you have questions about this stuff or have a student athlete needing help with planning their education journey, we are happy to chat with you!