InformedAthlete is your best resource for guidance on athletic recruiting, eligibility, athletic scholarships, financial aid, and transfer situations related to NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA rules! 

Rick Allen, the Founder of Informed Athlete, has an unparalleled combination of 25+ years of hands-on experience in NCAA rules, including Director of Compliance at 2 major DI schools, former President of the National Association for Athletic Compliance, conducts compliance reviews at NCAA member schools throughout the U.S., consults with NAIA schools transitioning to NCAA status, plus he has personal experience as the parent of a recruited athlete who also went through the transfer process.

The services listed below detail some of the ways we can help.  For more information on our services, please contact us by phone:  913-766-1235 or by email at

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Hi – I’m Rick Allen, Founder of Informed Athlete. Do you have questions about the maze of NCAA rules & procedures? Have you tried to find answers on other websites? Ever been frustrated with conflicting information? Get an expert in your corner! The rules can be complex.  We can make sense of those complex rules for […]

Team or Booster Club Presentations

During this interactive presentation, we will review and discuss important topics related to: Recruiting rules for NCAA Division I and II sports Academic requirements for NCAA Division I and II sports Initial eligibility process Athletic scholarship information Top 5 things that athletes should do to market themselves to colleges What athletes can do if they […]