General FAQ:

What is Blueprint Sports? 

Blueprint Sports’ NIL platform provides current and retired NCAA, Olympic, and Professional athletes the stage to engage with brands, community supporters, youth sports families, and charitable organizations for revenue earning engagements. Local communities and national organizations can quickly book appearances, brand promotion, youth sports training, social media engagements, and autograph signings.

How do I use Blueprint Sports?

Blueprint Sports is currently on the App Store for ios. Whether you are an Athlete or Mascot, Business or Brand, Youth Sports Organization or Family, or a Charity – we encourage you to download the app and explore the Blueprint Sports marketplace. Please see below for more details based on the type of account you would like to create.

Want to get in touch with Blueprint Sports?

Head over to our Contact Us page.

How much does it cost to use Blueprint Sports?

Blueprint Sports is free to use. Just sign up on the App Store for ios.
From there, you can begin utilizing the marketplace!

What types of engagements are booked with Blueprint Sports? 

There are several types of engagements that connect athletes with community members and businesses via Direct Bookings and/or Campaigns, including:

  • Meet and Greet events with fans, businesses, charities, etc.  
  • Social Media campaigns.  
  • Autograph Sessions, which could be at trade shows, card-collector events, book signings, etc.  
  • Coaching and Mentorship sessions, which include teaching camp sessions, teaching young players directly in one-on-one sessions, or even mentoring youths with an ongoing relationship.  
  • Speaking Engagements which could be at business meetings, training sessions, motivational events, etc.  
  • Photo Shoots, which could be for marketing and branding of products, promotions for local businesses, etc.  
  • Podcast appearances.  

What is a Direct Booking? 

A Direct Booking is when an individual or business wants to schedule an engagement directly with an athlete on the Blueprint Sports, at a time that is shown in the athlete’s availability calendar, at the rate already set by the athlete. Compare this to online shopping. There is a 48-hour window where the athlete can accept the booking. After 48 hours, if there is no response, the booking will automatically cancel and a refund will be issued.

What is a Campaign? 

A Campaign is an engagement created by one of Blueprint Sports' clients that is open for any athlete to apply and bid their own price to participate. If the athlete is a match for what the client is looking for, the athlete will be able to take part in the engagement, which could be any number of things such as charity fundraising, ongoing engagements, etc. (see above for more examples). We recommend to give at least 2 weeks of lead time when launching a campaign, to give enough time for athletes to respond.

For Athletes and Mascots:

What is Blueprint Sports marketplace and how does it work?

The Blueprint Sports marketplace is where consumers connect with collegiate athletes. Make sure to update your athlete profile as much as possible to drive your marketability. Athletes dictate the types of engagements they are interested in, price, distance willing to travel, and other factors that allow consumers to determine if you are a right fit for a booking request.

What is NIL? 

Name, image and likeness (or NIL) are the three elements that make up “right of publicity”, a legal concept used to prevent or allow the use of an individual to promote a product or service. For example, if an athlete’s photograph is taken while wearing an athletic brand, and that brand uses the photo to promote their products without the athlete’s consent, that athlete could claim the brand is in violation of the right of publicity.With the NCAA changing the existing NIL rules to begin allowing athletes the right to profit from the use of their own name, image and likeness, here are a few examples of what student-athletes could now be paid for: Their autograph; Developing and/or modeling athletic and non-athletic clothing apparel; Promoting products and services; Making personal appearances. NCAAsports.org

How do Athletes and Mascots use Blueprint Sports?

How soon can I transact?  

July 1, 2021. We would suggest taking a closer look at school by school guidance – School NIL Policies – SPORTS AGENT BLOG. Ultimately, please check with your school’s compliance officer and coach about your specific NIL policy.

Who can create an account with Blueprint Sports?

Anyone can sign-up. Both current and recently graduated collegiate athletes can create free accounts on the app and begin utilizing the marketplace. Retired athletes can also join for free.

How do we protect and secure your information?

We don’t store any personal information.

How does the pricing for engagements work?

Athletes determine their own pricing, whether it is through a direct request or bidding on a campaign. Once an engagement is complete, the athlete will keep 80% of the athlete booking price, with the remaining 20% to the platform.

How much can athletes charge for their services? 

Athletes can set their own hourly rate/social media content rate, which can be whatever you want to charge! Blueprint Sports cannot provide guidance on your rate as we are not a registered agent in your state. 

Once I complete a successful engagement, how and when do I receive payment?

Blueprint Sports uses a third-party application to take care of all payment processing. Athletes will be paid bi-weekly and all payments will be sent following a review period for each specific engagement.

For Businesses and Brands:

How do Businesses and Brands use Blueprint Sports?

How are engagement rates set?

For Direct Booking engagements, the athlete sets their rate. For Campaigns, your Business can launch a proposal out to a group of athletes who fit your criteria and they can bid on what their involvement will cost. With a Campaign, you can decide how much you would like to spend. For larger engagements, you can also contact Blueprint Sports directly and we can help craft a unique proposal to the athlete/s on your behalf.

How does payment work?

Payment for services happens once a Booking is confirmed. Blueprint Sports utilizes a holding account to ensure that the engagements run smoothly before funds are released to the athletes.

Can we build campaign with multiple athletes and/or an entire team/roster?

Absolutely. Blueprint Sports can help facilitate an engagement with an entire team or a selection of players based on what your business is looking to accomplish. For example, if you would like to structure a campaign that includes the entire basketball team at a specific University for the entirety of the season or calendar year, Blueprint Sports will orchestrate that on your behalf via the marketplace.

How do I find the right athlete for my brand?

Blueprint Sports allows you to search on the marketplace via our app to browse for the right fit. We would also love to collaborate with you and help find the perfect solution. Please reach out on our Contact Us page to discuss!

For Youth Sports Organizations and Families:

How do Youth Sports Organizations and Families use Blueprint Sports?

How are engagement rates set?

For Direct Booking engagements, the athlete sets their rate. For Campaigns, your Business can launch a proposal out to a group of athletes who fit your criteria and they can bid on what their involvement will cost. With a Campaign, you have the ability to decide how much you would like to spend. For larger engagements, you can also contact Blueprint Sports directly and we can help craft a unique proposal to the athlete/s on your behalf.

We would love to have an athlete or two come by our practice/birthday party – is that something we can arrange on Blueprint Sports?

Yes! The entire purpose of Blueprint Sports is to link community members with athletes. If you know the dates/times of the practice/birthday party/event you can search in the marketplace on our app. If you want to craft something a bit more specific – reach out! Our Contact Us form can be accessed here!

I own/direct a youth sports organization; is there a way we can work together?

Blueprint Sports is actively seeking partnership organizations in the youth sports industry. Our goal is to get athletes connected with youth sports programs in their communities. Please reach out via our Contact Us page!

How does payment work?

Payment for services happens once a Booking is confirmed. Blueprint Sports utilizes a holding account to ensure that the engagements run smoothly before funds are released to the athletes.

For Charities:

How do Charities use Blueprint Sports?

How are engagement rates set?

For Direct Booking engagements, the athlete sets their rate. For Campaigns, your Business can launch a proposal out to a group of athletes who fit your criteria and they can bid on what their involvement will cost. With a Campaign, you have the ability to decide how much you would like to spend. For larger engagements, you can also contact Blueprint Sports directly and we can help craft a unique proposal to the athlete/s on your behalf.

We are hosting a fundraiser; can you help us?

Of course. Blueprint Sports is the perfect addition to your fundraising event, whether in person, online or even through a silent auction. You can hop on the marketplace to see if any athletes already fit what you or looking for OR feel free to reach out on our Contact Us page to discuss!

How does payment work?

Payment for services happens once a Booking is confirmed. Blueprint Sports utilizes a holding account to ensure that the engagements run smoothly before funds are released to the athletes.