A.  As used in this Chapter:

(i)  Is eligible to participate in junior high, high school, or intercollegiate sports contests as a member of a sports team of a junior high, high school, or institution of higher education which is located in this state and which is a member of a federation or association.

(ii)  Has participated as a member of such a sports team at a junior high, high school, or institution of higher education.

B.  For purposes of this Chapter, the execution by an athlete of a personal service contract with the owner or prospective owner of a professional sports team for the purpose of future athletic services is equivalent to employment with a professional sports team.

Acts 1987, No. 925, §1; Acts 1990, No. 882, §§1 and 2; Acts 1993, No. 702, §1; Acts 1999, No. 302, §§1, 2; Acts 2001, No. 1094, §1; Acts 2004, No. 351, §1.