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NIL Network

NIL SOLUTIONS

Navigating NIL Starts Here.

A former collegiate athlete and D1 volleyball coach, Michelle brings a unique perspective to the developing NIL industry. She began researching NIL in the fall of 2019, founded NIL Network in November of 2020, and has been studying the evolving NIL industry ever since. Michelle has collaborated with over 100 NIL companies, numerous executives of varying associations, and dozens of athletic directors, coaches, and athletes.

GUIDANCE FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS

How can we best assist you in navigating NIL?

NIL Start-up Representative

With NIL reform still in its first year, there are unlimited opportunities to create an impactful business. Michelle has collaborated with over 100 NIL companies, is tracking around 350, and understands this new industry (and where it’s headed!) better than anyone. 
Gain high-level insights of the developments and current trends in the NIL industry, including an overview of similar companies • Understand what your business challenges and customer objections may be and how to overcome them • Collaborate on growth strategies for your business. 
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Junior Club Director/Coach

Across all sports, it’s becoming increasingly common for elite clubs to add NIL education to the resources they provide for their athletes. Prospects are asking how to incorporate NIL into their recruiting discussions as well as what they can do now to be the most prepared to successfully navigate NIL once they arrive on campus. Michelle, a former D1 volleyball coach, has met with dozens of club directors and coaches across many different sports to help them navigate this new era.
Gain high-level insights of the developments in the NIL industry, including what NIL looks like for athletes in your sport and how they’re monetizing • Understand what types of questions your athletes should be asking while in the recruiting process and how to understand what resources institutions are allocating towards NIL education • Learn how to help your athletes grow their NIL value, set realistic expectations, and develop a plan to monetize their NIL.  
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College Student/Individual Interested in NIL Career

With NIL reform, a new industry quickly developed and is projected to be worth $1 billion in the next few years. Students studying sports law, sports management, and other similar areas are in a great position to take advantage of this booming industry. Michelle has consulted with dozens of college students and individuals interested in working in NIL and has had speaking engagements at multiple universities across the country. 
Gain high-level insights of the developments and current trends in the NIL industry, including a discussion of the various sectors of NIL • Understand what your career opportunities are, where you may fit, and what to expect from careers in NIL • Strategize on what you can do to position yourself for success and develop a plan to secure an NIL career!
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Parent/Friend Assisting Their Athlete

With NIL still being so new, many parents have taken up the role of “manager” or “agent” on behalf of their busy athlete. While this is a great opportunity for the athlete to have a trusted person to help them navigate and source NIL opportunities, there are many nuances that parents need to be aware of. Michelle has spoken to many parents to share best practices, explain rules and regulations, and guide them on being the best manager possible for their child.
Gain high-level insights of the current trends in the NIL industry, including what NIL looks like for Olympic sport athletes and how they’re monetizing • Understand the resources that your child’s institution is offering to them for NIL education, their school’s institutional policy and state law, and where to find opportunities for them • Learn how to help your athlete grow their NIL value, set realistic expectations, and develop a plan to monetize their NIL.
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College Athlete

For most college athletes across the country, they aren’t getting the support they need to be successful in this new era. Not only do they need to understand the rules, but also what their NIL opportunities are, how to source them, and what their expectations should be around compensation. Michelle has coached dozens of college athletes from across the country and every sport on this evolving landscape.
Gain high-level insights of the developments and current trends in the NIL industry, including what NIL looks like for athletes in your sport • Understand the resources that your institution is offering you for NIL education, your school’s institutional policy and state law, and where to find opportunities • Learn how to grow your NIL value, set realistic expectations, and develop a plan to monetize your NIL.  
Book a Coaching Session

College Coach

College coaches may be one of the most affected stakeholders in NIL and there is little to no education to support them in this new era. They need to know how to discuss NIL with their athletes, how to incorporate it into their recruiting pitches, and what to expect as this industry continues developing. Michelle has presented to the members of eight coaching associations across different sports and has had hundreds of conversations with coaches from every level.
Gain high-level insights of the developments and current trends in the NIL industry, including what NIL looks like for athletes in your sport • Understand how your institution's approach to NIL compares to other schools in your conference and/or your top competitors • Learn how to leverage your school’s resources, location, and other attributes to showcase the potential NIL opportunities for recruits. 
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Other

Don’t fit into one of these categories but want to learn more about NIL or discuss something in particular? I’m happy to help! Please provide as much information as you on the topic(s) you’d like to discuss when you book.
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WEEKLY DROP-IN Q&A

From NIL Network Founder, Michelle Meyer: For the past 1.5 years that I've been exclusively researching NIL, I made a commitment to accept every meeting request that I received. In doing so, I have built a phenomenal network of incredible people in this new industry. However over the past few months, with public awareness of NIL growing (woohoo!) as well as me accepting the full-time NIL Coordinator role at SDSU, this commitment has gotten harder and harder to uphold. While I absolutely love discussing all things NIL, meeting new people, and educating everyone on NIL, I can no longer meet the ever-growing demand.. Instead, I'm launching a weekly "office hour" of sorts.. Anyone who has a questions about NIL can register for free, jump on the virtual call on Wednesday evenings, and stay for as long as the conversation is beneficial to them. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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