‘Education, Not Regulation’: LHSAA Takes Steps To Be Proactive In Educating Student-Athletes About NIL

By Hunter Bower, GeauxPreps.com Owner

BATON ROUGE – In the ever-changing world of amateur sports, NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) benefits have become the subject of talk over the last few days.

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) voted Friday to approve a positioning statement for its bylaws that allows high school student-athletes to receive Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) benefits, while also approving a state-wide partnership with Eccker Sports to provide educational services and resources to help high school leadership and students navigate the challenges that NIL contracts are bringing to high school sports.

Executive Director Eddie Bonine and Eccker Sports CEO Randy Eccker met with the media Monday morning to further discuss Friday’s events and the steps that both entities are taking to become proactive in helping to educate its member schools on how to navigate the challenges associated with, at times, a confusing topic.

To hear from Bonine, Eccker and members of the media, please visit the YouTube link at the top of this page.