Partner Website: NIL and More

Virginia Elite has collaborated with sports and entertainment attorneys from the renowned law firm of Rimon Law, P.C. to launch a Name, Image and Likeness (NIL and More) program. The program will engage sponsors to leverage our athletes name, image and likeness. This endeavor is separate from the grassroots basketball program that other athletes can leverage our programs experience in the sports and entertainment world. This is the next level of opportunities that we will provide to our athletes.

In compliance with Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia policy on providing guidance to students and parents without violating VHSL policy and without losing eligibility. Students may receive compensation for the commercialization of their own name, image and likeness (NIL).

FEATURED ATHLETE 

JORDAN SCOTT, SOUTH LAKES HS (VA)

Ranked Nationally by Prep hoops, Rivals, 247Sports, Slam High School Basketball, On3 Sports, ESPN as one of the premier high school players in the United States.

FEATURED ATHLETES

Common NIL activities include, but are not limited to commercials, product endorsements, personal appearances, autograph sessions, merchandise or apparel sales, group licensing, and acting as a social media influencer.


Donnie Richardson,

HS: The Stewart School (VA)

Class: 2025

Commitment: University of Richmond

Miles Franklin

HS: St Andrews HS (MD)

Class: 2025

Offers: Siena, American, George Washington University, Radford University, Cailfornia Berkley (CAL) University.

Camyron Pacheco

HS: Spotswood HS (VA)

Class: 2025

Offers: Mount St. Mary's University


Kynza Ingram

HS: Woodgrove HS (VA)

Class: 2027

Offers: Division 1 Prospect


VIRGINIA 

The Virginia School League – which governs the state’s more than 300 public high schools – voted to make NIL acceptable for its student-athletes after July 1, 2023. The VHSL rule permits athletes to profit from social media, product endorsements, personal appearances, autograph sessions, merchandise or apparel sales and group licensing. The VHSL doesn’t allow athletes to be paid as an incentive for enrollment decisions or membership on a team or for “intellectual property” of the VHSL or any member school to be used in a deal.

MARYLAND

Maryland student-athletes can participate in NIL activities. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association policy mirrors many of the other states across the country, but student-athletes are not able to use their NIL to promote video games. Plus, the MPSSAA was the first state association to outright prohibit the formation of collectives – groups of boosters that support schools through NIL activities – by employees, contractors and vendors of member schools.


WASHINGTON, D.C.

The latest DCSAA handbook states its amateur rules aren't "intended to restrict the right of any student to participate in a commercial or marketing endorsements" provided there's no school logos or apparel. Players must notify the DCSAA of all deals.


Schools and teams may not use NIL opportunities to incentivize a student’s enrollment at a school or membership on a team.

** A student may not receive compensation, endorsements or gifts of monetary value for Intellectual Property of the VHSL or any member school. Intellectual Property includes, but is not limited to, a school’s district’s, region’s and VHSL name, uniform, mascot, and logo.

(a) This provision is not intended to restrict the right of any student and their family to engage in NIL activities for financial gain, except as prohibited by this guidance.

(b) Student-athletes are prohibited from engaging in the following while participating in NIL activities:

  • Making any reference to a school team, school, district, region or VHSL.
  • Appearing in the uniform of the student’s school. Students may not utilize the marks, logos, etc. of their school team or any school’s team during NIL activities.
  • Endorsing or promoting goods or service of any third-party NIL partner during school-based team activities and events, including but not limited to wearing third-party apparel, displaying a third-party logo or brand, and displaying insignia or identifying mark unless it is part of the standard school uniform for that sport

(c) Students may not engage in any NIL activities involving, displaying or endorsing the following categories of products and services:

(d) No school or anyone employed by or affiliated with a member school, including booster clubs, coaches, administrators, alumni or an NIL Collective*, may solicit, arrange, or negotiate compensation for a student’s NIL , other than their own child.

NIL Collective: A group of alumni, supporters parents, or other people who form a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, non-profit organization foundation, or other entity to provide NIL opportunities to student-athletes of a specific school. Students must notify the Principal or Athletic Director in writing of the student’s school upon entering into any type of NIL contract within 72 hours of entering into the contract.

Virginia Elite serves all parts of Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland and West Virginia. The premier AAU Grassroots Basketball program in Northern Virginia. Established in 2008 Virginia Elite has maintain a level of excellence that has resulted in many players playing at the highest level of high school and collegiate basketball.

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