College Athletes

How to approach an exit meeting with your coach

With the end of the season approaching, and having already arrived for some teams, a hot topic among all players and parents will be exit meetings with the coaching staff. This is the time where each player will meet with the coaching staff (in my experience, the head coach, but may differ for other teams) […]

Advice about Fall Drills

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 […]

Finding the competitive style that works for you – Be your own guy!

This summer has been a fun one for me as a baseball fan and Mizzou Baseball alum, as I’ve had two former teammates make their major league debuts in the 2013 season. In addition to the already established Aaron Crow with Kansas City Royals, Nick Tepesch has been up all season with the Texas Rangers, […]

How to Actively Achieve Your Goals

Hello again!  It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog for our website.  I was inspired to reach out to all of our athletes, parents, and coaches by a graduate class on Sports Psychology that I am currently enrolled in.   I think it is important for each individual to have a specific […]

Former Mizzou pitcher Ryan Allen joins Informed Athlete

Informed Athlete is very pleased & proud to announce the addition of Ryan Allen to our team. Ryan completed his final year of college baseball eligibility in May after playing 3 years for the University of Missouri (2006-2009) and 1 year (2010) for the University of Central Missouri.  He will graduate in May 2011 from […]

Campus Visits 101

One of the most important decisions that a college athlete recruit will make is which college scholarship offer to accept.  The best way to learn about a college or university and the baseball program, that you are interested in or that that is recruiting you, is to visit campus.  From the standpoint of NCAA rules, […]

Does your nutritional supplement contain banned substances?

It was recently reported by the New York Times that two dietary supplements that are popular with high school football players, Mass Xtreme and Tren Xtreme, contain steroids, according to court documents filed by federal authorities.  Search warrants executed by authorities on July 23 allege that the products, manufactured by American Cellular Labs, contain illegal […]

The Effect of New Scholarship Rules in Division I Baseball

With the NCAA Division I baseball scholarship changes coming into full effect during the 2009-10 academic year, walk-ons will take on more important roles on baseball rosters. Each Division I institution will be limited to 27 counters (athletes receiving an athletic scholarship) among their roster limit of 35 players, with the other 8 spots being […]

Should I stay or should I go?

Congratulations to baseball players across the country who were drafted in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. It had to be exciting to see your name next to the name of a major league baseball team. Many of you will have a difficult decision to make by August 17. Those of you who recently finished […]

Summer Camps – An opportunity to be seen!

Summer is a very important time in the recruitment of high school athletes by college coaches. Participation on summer teams, in summer individual competition, or in summer camps and clinics are an opportunity to be seen by college coaches as you are participating in your sport. This has become more evident over just the past […]

Transfer Issues Related to "Walk-ons" in College Athletics

Question: My daughter is participating on the volleyball team at a Division II college as a walk-on. The coaching staff did not recruit her. She now desires to transfer to a college closer to home that is in the same conference as her first college and join their volleyball team. Her current coach won’t give […]

College Recruiting – Why doesn’t the coach call me back?

“Stressed Athlete” recently sent me this question: “I called and left a message for a college coach asking him to call me back because I have some questions about their program, but he has not returned my phone call. Does this mean they are not interested in me?” Answer: If the coach has already called […]