PROFESSIONAL SPORTS COUNSELING PANEL
If you're thinking about going pro,
Don't sign on the dotted line until you talk to NC State's Professional Sports Counseling Panel. We're a team of NC State staff, faculty and alumni with extensive experience in professional sports, financial planning, sports law and career counseling. We're here to help you avoid common pittfalls and make the most of your opportunities as you transition into a professional sports career.
Contact the Panel:
Carrie Doyle, Senior Associate AD for Compliance
Here's what the Professional Sports Counseling Panel can do for you:
Help you determine your market value, such as your potential salary and draft status, by communicating with agents and team representatives.
Advise you about your future professional career.
Assist you in selecting an agent by participating in agent interviews, reviewing written information sent to you by an agent and communicating with people who can comment about an agent's abilities.
Participate in your meetings with representatives of professional sports teams.
Help you get a tryout with a professional team by communicating with the team's representatives.
Review a proposed professional sports contract.
Assist you in making arrangements to get a loan for the purpose of buying disability insurance.
When navigating the world of pro sports, follow these guidelines:
Never give anyone power of attorney.
Don't hire an attorney, agent or financial advisor based only on family or friends' recommendations.
Don't accept any benefits from an agent.
Be careful with your money.
You, and nobody else, are the primary caretaker of your future.
Information available from the Major League Baseball Players Association, the collective bargaining representative for all current Major League Baseball players:
Information available from the National Football League Players Association, the collective bargaining representative for all current NFL players:
Information available from the National Basketball Players Association, the collective bargaining representative for all current NBA players: