Transfer Issues

How NOT to approach the transfer process

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 […]

What to do if your Freshman Wants to Transfer

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 […]

Advice for College Athletes Regarding Transfer Situations

Rick Allen

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 […]

NCAA Rules – Definition of a Recruited Athlete

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 […]

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.   […]

Walk-on Transfer Rules

Rick Allen, Founder of Informed Athlete, talks about the NCAA college baseball transfer rules and one-time exception.

Mid-year Transfer Reminders

Rick Allen, Co-Founder of Informed Athlete

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 […]

Athletic Scholarships & Transfer Issues

“You need to transfer if you want to get more playing time.”

That’s the last thing that a college athlete wants to hear from his or her coach. Sometimes transfers are initiated by the athlete, but many times they are initiated by the coach.

Throughout the years, I have encountered many different reasons for athlete transfers including coaches moving to another school, athletes wanting to move closer to home, athletes desire to switch schools, or because their scholarship has been reduced or cancelled.

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 […]

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 […]