University of Southern California
Professional Sports Counseling Panel (PSCP)
Program and Services
The Professional Sports Education program provides practical information, learning opportunities, and services to student-athletes interested in pursuing a professional athletic career upon leaving the University. Workshops, resource people, and materials are available to assist student-athletes and their families to be informed and responsible decision-makers as they explore or pursue professional athletic opportunities and prepare for life as a professional athlete. The Professional Sports Education program is a service of the USC Department of Athletics in conjunction with the University's Professional Sports Counseling Panel (PSCP). Program initiatives are available to all USC student-athletes.
Workshops/Meetings: Student-athletes and their families talk with resource people about relevant issues such as agent selection, entering the professional ranks, contracts and other legal issues, insurance, financial planning, marketing, sponsorships, sports career alternatives, and life as a professional athlete. Resource people are recruited from across the professional sport community and include agents, management and labor representatives, athletes, and business, media, and civic leaders.
Agent Education: The Athletic Compliance Office offers education sessions for student-athletes and their families to educate them about the NCAA rules and University policies as they apply to agents, runners, financial planners, and disability insurance providers. Relevant areas include the following:
Professional Sports Industry;
Player Evaluation Process;
Agent Selection Process;
Question to Ask Agents;
Financial Planning/Management; and
Student-Athlete Disability Insurance Program
Professional Sports Resource Center: Located in the Athletic Compliance Office, materials include agent information (registration status, credentials, client list, and services), sample contracts, draft and salary reports, sport-specific information, directories, and other important reference materials.
Consultation Services: PSCP members talk confidentially with student-athletes and their families and provide independent advice and support concerning a future professional career, securing a loan to purchase disability insurance, proposed professional sports contracts, securing team tryouts, agent selection, and potential market value. They are not affiliated with any agent, team, or organization, consistent with NCAA rules.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To learn more about how you can benefit from and participate in this education program, contact any member of the Professional Sports Counseling Panel. The Panel is authorized in accordance with NCAA rules, and members are full-time university employees appointed by the President.
Dean, Leventhal School of Accounting
The Alan Casden Dean's Chair at the Leventhal School of Accounting Professor of Accounting
Associate Vice President for Athletic Compliance
[NOTE: Reports to the Vice President for Athletic Compliance]
Senior Associate Athletic Director
Cornerstone Sports Consulting
Faculty Athletics Representative
Professor of the Practice of Law
Vice President for Athletic Compliance
[NOTE: Reports to the Senior Vice President for Administration]
University Counsel |
REFERENCES AND SUPPORTING MATERIALS
Athlete Agents Information
NCAA Manual Bylaws Concerning PSCP
NCAA Guide to Professional Sports: A Career in Professional Athletics
Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act, 15 U.S.C. 7801, et seq.
Miller-Ayala Athlete Agents Acts, California Business & Professions Code 18895 et. seq.