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New Amendments to FIFA RSTP Regulations

New Amendments to FIFA RSTP Regulations

Shumaker is pleased to share this FIFA news from our colleagues at Globaladvocaten. Based on a cooperation agreement executed between FIFA and FIFPro (the World Players’ Union), in autumn 2017, FIFA amended its Regulations on the Status and Transfer of players, which has had a substantial impact on contractual relationships between clubs and (professional) football […]

Best Practices for Combating Student Athlete Mental Health Concerns

ver the last few years, the mental health of athletes in general has become a national conversation with several star players like the NBA’s Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan speaking out on the subject.

Making Sense of College Coaching Contracts

“In addition to the growing financial commitments involved, negotiating college coaching contracts has become a far more complex procedure for both parties due to the non-standardized nature of each process and outcome. Unlike professional athletes and actors that collectively bargain for certain rights, every single coaching contract is a unique agreement unto-itself. Understanding the nuances […]

Supreme Court Finds Cheerleading Uniforms Copyrightable in Landmark Apparel Copyright Case

In the first apparel copyright case ever considered by the U.S. Supreme Court, Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., the high court found on March 22, 2017 that decorative elements of a cheerleading uniform could be protected by copyright law. Varsity Brands Inc., the country’s largest cheerleading supplier, sued Star Athletica LLC, an upstart […]

Why Roger Goodell Might Be Glad The Super Bowl Is Not Competing With An eSports Event … Yet

Every year, no sporting event attracts more viewers than the Super Bowl.  That will be the case again when the Patriots and Falcons square off in Super Bowl 51.  But not everything on TV is the same as it has been in the past. In a recent column, Sports Business Journal media reporter John Ourand […]

Best Practices for Collegiate Coaches Regarding Title IX

Title IX continues to evolve and the future enforcement of the legislation may be somewhat uncertain due to the transition of leadership at the federal level as summarized by Marissa Pollick in her recent post. Despite this change, coaches still need to understand and follow the law and regulations in addition to working with university […]

Title IX Enforcement: Potential Changes for Schools and Universities

Schools and universities should be informed that Title IX enforcement in the area of campus sexual assault might be scaled back or even eliminated under the new Trump administration. This is particularly significant for athletic directors, coaches, and conference commissioners who are focused on the proper role of collegiate athletic departments in combating and eradicating […]