Eligibility Issues

What is the NCAA sliding scale?

Rick Allen

To be eligible to receive an athletic scholarship, and to be able to practice and compete, an athlete who will be enrolling at an NCAA Division I school as a freshman must be certified as a Qualifier by the NCAA Eligibility Center. As part of the determination of a student-athlete’s eligibility for Division I, the […]

Important NCAA Eligibility Requirements

Rick Allen

If you’re a 2016 high school grad or younger (or the parent or coach of one), are you on track to be eligible for competition as a freshman at an NCAA Division I program? The NCAA has revised the academic requirements that incoming athletes must meet to be eligible to compete during the freshman year […]

High School Athletes: Be informed about your eligibility status!

Ryan Allen

While serving as the Recruiting and Education Graduate Assistant at the University of Missouri Athletics Department during grad school, my main focus was making sure that all prospective student-athletes were on pace to qualify academically for both university admissions and for NCAA eligibility. In that position, I encountered a wide variety of situations that included […]

Attending Junior College? Make sure you’re a qualifier!

Rick Allen, Co-Founder of Informed Athlete

Reading our newspaper the other morning, an article in the sports section mentioned that a local high round baseball draft choice had recently signed a letter of intent with an area Junior College.  He’s keeping his options open, may play there for one year, and have the opportunity to be drafted again in 2012.   […]

When should you take the ACT and SAT tests?

Rick Allen, Founder of Informed Athlete, talks about WHEN & WHY a high school athlete should take the ACT & SAT Tests.

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 […]

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 […]