Posts by Rick Allen
Here are two recent examples of how NOT to approach the transfer process: In one case, the parent of a student-athlete sent out e-mails to other schools stating that their child was considering a transfer from School A. Some of these schools sent “permission to contact” request forms to School A to speak to this […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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I highly recommend the Informed Athlete Program. It has been such a great help to our family. As our son was being recruited by Division I, II, NAIA and junior colleges, Rick was able to answer many questions that arose before, during and after the recruiting process. He was able to give us insight into recruiting time-lines and the numerous NCAA rules. This was the first […]