Letter C: The A to Zs of Turning Pro, Waiting for the Draft, Just Been Drafted
The letter ‘C’ starts more than Cheerleader when you are talking sports.
Consider the following:
Career – It has begun. Is your support team in place?
Contract – The first of many and you want it to be right. Will it include a signing bonus or performance bonuses?
Coaches – You’ve had them, and will continue to have them at every game you play. You need them in your financial game as well.
Cash Flow – More than you are used to but probably less than you expected.
Cash Control – Now it begins. Family, buddies, even strangers will want a piece of the pie.
Community – Where you grew up, live and play; respect them all.
Charity – One way you can give back to your Community.
Commercials – Are these products the image you want to project?
Commissions – The way you pay your agent and possibly others.
College – Did you graduate? If not you should consider finishing in the offseason(s).