The arrival of preseason also means that the best time of year is right around the corner. Now is the time that is most crucial for players to become routine regimented, both on the field and in the classroom. Whether you are a high school or college athlete, your first priority is always your [...]
Congratulations to those prospects who have committed to a school and will have the opportunity to sign a National Letter of Intent with their NCAA Division I or II future school during the upcoming signing period. Here are some NLI general reminders and points to keep in mind: Signing the National Letter of Intent commits the [...]
So fall drills have started, and lo and behold, the coach/coaches aren’t quite what they seemed to be when they were recruiting you to their school. Unfortunately, this seems to happen fairly often. I was a fortunate one that did not have horror stories to tell once I stepped on campus. A few of my [...]
While I usually tend to speak on athlete preparation and approach issues, I’d like to take this time to offer advice for all prospective student-athletes and parents, based on some experiences that I’ve had working with initial eligibility in a college athletics compliance department. In my current job as the Recruiting and Education Graduate Assistant [...]
Recently, I’ve had consulting calls with parents of student-athletes who are in the first month or so of their freshman year at their chosen college, but they are unhappy and want to transfer. That’s a tough situation for parents, because you want to support your child, but at the same time, you may be feeling [...]
For high school athletes who just finished their sophomore year, here are some important NCAA rule changes effective June 15, 2012: In the sport of NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball, coaches will be permitted to make unlimited calls or send unlimited texts to prospects (or their parents or legal guardians) as early as the June [...]
Spring sports are ending and some college athletes are considering, or have already decided, to transfer to another school for next year. Sometimes it is their choice, and sometimes they are encouraged to leave during their exit meeting with their coach. If an athlete is planning to transfer to an NCAA Division I or II [...]
Well, we’re now into April and college baseball conference play is in full swing. As a fan, this becomes one of the most fun times of the year. But for some players, this can be the time of year that will put you in an emotional rollercoaster. All season long, college teams have worked to establish that tight [...]
How does the NCAA define whether a prospect is considered a recruited athlete? A prospect is considered a recruited athlete if the college takes one of the following actions: If they provide the prospect with an official visit. If they have an off-campus contact with the prospect or the prospect’s parents or legal guardians. If [...]
Rick Allen, Founder of Informed Athlete & former Director of Compliance at 2 major universities, shares stories and advice that are based on situations he encountered in his 20+ years on campus and his own personal experience when his son was recruited to play baseball at a Division I University.
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