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Statement from the Osceola County School District regarding NIL for High School Students

On June 4, 2024, the Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) Board of Directors unanimously approved the revision of FHSAA Bylaw 9.9, Amateurism, to include Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL).  However, please be aware that FHSAA Bylaw 9.9 Amateurism and Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) is NOT implemented, until it is ratified by the State Board of Education. Specific directions for its implementation will be provided to school districts once the rule is ratified.  Until then it is of the upmost importance to remind student athletes and families that FHSAA Bylaw 9.9 Amateurism, remains in effect (without any of the new NIL provisions).

The FHSAA and the district has been apprised that there may be a company seeking to collect money to provide NIL compensation to student-athletes  The practice remains strictly prohibited by the current FHSAA Bylaw 9.9 Amateurism, which remains in effect. Violation of the current rule can result in sanctions including loss of amateur status.