Oklahoma OKs NIL Opportunities for High School Student-Athletes

October 11, 2022 / Athletic AdministrationCoaching
Oklahoma has become the latest state of allowing high school student-athletes to profit off of their name, image, and likeness (NIL) without giving up their amateur status.

A recent story from Scorebook Live detailed the decision by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA). Below is an excerpt from the Scorebook Live report.

oklahomaWhile approving the new guidelines last week, the OSSAA did include some restrictions:

  • The compensation is not contingent on specific athletic performance or achievement.
  • The compensation is not provided as an incentive to enroll or remain enrolled at a specific school.
  • The compensation is not provided by the school or any person acting as an agent for the school.

“After extensive research and diligence, the OSSAA has selected Eccker Sports as their partner to provide NIL education, guidance, and support to the organization and our stakeholders across the state,” the OSSAA said in a statement. “Eccker Sports is the National leader in providing these services and have partnerships with 10 other states including Texas (Texas High School Coaches Association), Louisiana, New York, Massachusetts, and Mississippi among others.”

The data detailing which states allow high school athletes to profit from NIL has changed since June, but the website that tracks NIL guidelines by the state was last updated in August.

Nevada is a state expected to be on its way toward allowing its high school athletes to profit from their name, image, and likeness.

To read the full story from Scorebook Live about Oklahoma’s new NIL guidelines for high school student-athletes, click here.