Need advice?

Compliance Consultation from Informed Athlete

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 you.

Types of Advice We Provide:  We provide advice to families of student-athletes for a number of situations. 

All conversations are kept in strict confidence – our only interest is what’s best for you and your situation. 

Some examples of the way we can help include:

  1. Prior to a recruiting visit – What specific questions should you ask coaches, academic advisors,etc. during a recruiting visit.
  2. Medical Red-shirt issues – Your student-athlete is injured and you need advice on things to consider and how it affects your son or daughter’s athletic scholarship.
  3. Eligibility issues related to any questions you have regarding your son or daughter’s specific academic or athletic situation.
  4. Issues related to transfer situations.
  5. Any other situation that you need objective and expert advice related to athletic, academic, transfer, and recruiting issues.

How we Charge for our Services:  We charge for our services on a per session basis.  Our session fees are $70 for a 30 minute session.  During this time, you can ask us an unlimited number of questions and we’ll answer your questions and advise you on your best options with complete confidentiality. 

If you have questions and would like to set an appointment with me to help you, please contact us via phone at 913-766-1235 or send an email to

Client Comments:

“Our daughter is on a full athletic scholarship. We were told that her fifth year would be paid for. However, this year she took a medical redshirt because of a shoulder injury. She would still have two years eligibility. The question arose would the fifth year still be paid in full as the previous year because she plans to play that final year?

We contacted Rick Allen for advice. Mr. Allen responded to our query very quickly and professionally. He noted that she should receive the same full ride as the year before. If there was a problem and we were notified that the amount would be anything less, Mr. Allen, advised that we should petition the review board for the full amount. This was a relief because at least we knew that we had an option for action on our part, if needed.”