PROTECTOR OF ATHLETES®
Sivonnia DeBarros – the Protector of Athletes®– is a first-generation lawyer and law business owner, woman in business and a former track and field Division-I College athlete. DeBarros received her B.S. from the University of South Florida, a M.S. from Everest University, and her Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
DeBarros is passionate about helping athletes in business protect their brands through collaborative partnerships, education and support necessary to carry them to the next level. DeBarros has represented athletes from the MLS, NFL, Pro-Table Tennis, NBA-G League and Coaches, to name a few.
Athletes Making Moves provides cutting-edge education on a variety of topics like NIL, sports business, NFTs, Metaverse, AI, financial sustainability, protecting and leveraging brands through trademarks, copyrights, and contracts, and more. Whether you identify as an athlete or one who supports athletes, join our mission of creating an impact that eradicates barriers.
We're On a Mission to Support 50,000 student-athletes in five years with a critical understanding of name, image, & likeness.
Our purpose is to eradicate social, economic, environmental, and educational barriers that have often left black & brown athletes at the mercy of others.
Student-athletes will develop an intimate knowledge of name, image, and likeness; and will regularly act to leverage, monetize, and most importantly, protect their NIL.
Gregory Charlop, MD
Founder of Retired Athlete Health
This couldn't be more timely! With all the excitement and confusion surrounding the new Name, Image, and Likeness rule, athletes and schools don't know what to expect. Thankfully, sports law expert Sivonnia DeBarros breaks down the rule and its implications in this easy-to-understand guidebook. This book should be required reading for all college athletes, sports agents, and athletic directors!
Former Elite Handball Canadian Athlete & Business Coach
"I'm loving this book. This is the book a lot of athletes need . . . I feel you're giving them a big wake up call about how responsible they must feel about their talent but also their commitment to performance and the progression of the business that they're building because of their talent that could open doors for them for college, professional contracts [etc]."
Dean of Students & Mayor
"I absolutely LOVE the book and EXCELLENT writing! There is so much information to gleam. Again, you have sparked my interests about several other things. If this works for sports, what about our students that are talented in other areas like, singing, instruments, the arts in general."
Founder of N.I.L. Network
"Athletes Making Moves" is a great resource for young athletes preparing to monetize their personal brand in this new era of collegiate athletics. Outside of the "glitz and glam" of getting paid for social media endorsements, appearances, or autographs, there are tons of issues that athletes need to be aware of to successfully navigate this new space. DeBarros makes this information easily digestible and even fun!