Eligibility Issues

Important Advice for Recruits

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 […]

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 […]