Rick Allen explains how college athletic teams assign high school and college athletes designations such as “red shirt athlete,” “gray shirt athlete,” “green shirt athlete,” and “blue shirt athlete” as part of their recruiting and eligibility strategy. Understanding what these terms mean and understanding how they are used is especially beneficial to high school athletes who are being actively recruited.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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For high school athletes in many sports who are upcoming seniors, July 1 is an important date. July 1 is the date when it is permissible for coaches in most NCAA Division I sports to begin to have off-campus face-to-face contact with high school recruits who will be entering their senior year. July 1 is […]
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. […]
January 15th is the first day that athletes in selected sports can sign a Letter of Intent Scholarship Agreement with a junior college. Those sports are baseball, men’s & women’s golf, ice hockey, softball and men’s & women’s tennis. The National Letter of Intent and the NJCAA Letter of Intent/Scholarship agreement are separate documents, so […]
It is common for athletes to transfer from one school to another in the middle of the academic year. Here are some general reminders about midyear transfer situations. 1. Baseball players transferring TO an NCAA Division I program at midyear cannot be eligible until the following academic year. This is true regardless of whether the athlete […]