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The National College Players Association (NCPA) is a 501c3 nonprofit advocacy association made up of current and former college athletes, and has been leading the college athletes' rights movement since 2001.
The NCPA is pursuing much needed reform including enforced health and safety standards, Title IX enforcement, fair compensation, and the preservation of all sports. Through athlete advocacy campaigns, new laws, lawsuits, and public pressure, the NCPA has been pivotal in bringing forth many essential reforms, including:
The NCPA unites current and former college athletes to bring real change. We empower college athletes by providing critical information and analysis, arranging meetings with lawmakers and government agencies, and by providing assistance to athletes in dealing with deceptive, unfair, and abusive practices on their campus.
NCPA membership is open to current and former college athletes, as well as all those who care about the well-being of college athletes across the country. Every person that joins our team empowers us to enact change in college sports.
It is not against NCAA rules for a college to kill an athlete in a hazardous workout or for a team doctor to abuse an athlete. In multiple public documents and in hearings, the NCAA claims it has no duty to protect college athletes.
The NCAA also denies us the freedom to secure fair compensation, a freedom afforded to other students and Americans. Too many of us can be left to pay sports-related medical bills and in some sports, graduation rates hover around 50%.
This must change! We can solve these problems together Join now to protect current and generations of future college athletes.Join Now
For over 20 years, The NCPA has been pivotal in bringing forth reforms for college athletes. In 2001, The NCPA raised concerns over health and safety issues during a congressional hearing after the deaths of three football players and the denial of home health care to a paralyzed college football player. The NCAA responded by lifting it's prohibition of medical oversight of summer workouts, providing home health care benefits for seriously injured players, increasing death benefits from $10,000 to $25,000, and prohibiting consecutive two-a-day practices to help prevent deaths. These changes marked important progress for college athletes, but it was only the beginning of our fight for the rights of college athletes.
In the following years, The NCPA has had a pivotal role in increasing scholarship limits, extending healthcare benefits, and eliminating the NCAA's 1-year max on athletic scholarships. We have also assisted over a dozen states in adopting laws to allow college athletes to secure representation and earn compensation for use of their name, image, and likeness. However, the NCAA still denies college athletes basic freedoms and protections. The NCPA will continue to push for justice.Join The Cause
Join the NCPA network to stay updated and help ensure college athletes secure equal rights and freedoms. Simply fill in the following form. Your membership is free and confidential. Membership is open to current and former college athletes. Nonathletes who support our mission can also become members.
When you become an NCPA Member, you help give us the numbers and power we need to continue eradicating injustices from a $15 billion industry that does not want to change.
The NCPA is a non-profit organization that relies on donations from supporters. All donations go toward fighting for the rights of college athletes.
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