Athletes

Tips to Make Your Season Successful

The arrival of preseason also means that the best time of year is right around the corner.   Now is the time that is most crucial for players to become routine regimented, both on the field and in the classroom.   Whether you are a high school or college athlete, your first priority is always […]

What you should do if you don’t sign an NLI

The National Letter of Intent Signing Day for many sports was Wednesday, February 5th.  I’d like to congratulate those of you who have the opportunity to sign with the school of your choice.  I know all of you (and your parents) have put in a lot of time, money, and effort to have this dream […]

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 […]

Recruiting 101 – The Importance of Being Seen

Ryan Allen

If you are a high school baseball player (or any athlete) who hopes to receive a college athletic scholarship, the most important thing you can do is get your name out there. Playing in front of coaches gives yourself a better shot to put your name in that coach’s head.

The Mental Side of Improving Athletic Performance

The Mental Side of Improving Athletic Performance

Dr. Chris White of the Flippen Group shares the top 5 traits that athletes need to have to excel in their sport, and gives advice on how to develop the mental skills to be successful both on and off the field.

To Be or Not to Be – Recruited or Non-recruited?

Can it actually be better to be a non-recruited walk-on to a Division I baseball team compared to a player who’s been actively recruited to join that team?  It can be when a baseball player desires to transfer from one Division I program to another!  As many of you know, in Division I baseball, a […]

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.

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 […]

December/January Recruiting Calendars are posted!

Rick Allen, Co-Founder of Informed Athlete

The NCAA College Recruiting Calendars for December 2010 and January 2011 for many of the top sports are now posted.  To access, please go to

Informed Athlete’s New Book Now Available!

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If you are going through the college athletic recruiting process or will be soon, the information in Rick Allen’s new book could save you THOUSANDS of dollars.  Allen’s new book Both Sides of the Plate – Insider Secrets for Navigating the College Baseball Recruiting Process  is now available for $17.95 + $4.75 shipping.     Decisions made during […]

Updated Recruiting Calendars are Posted

Rick Allen, Co-Founder of Informed Athlete

The NCAA College Recruiting Calendars for October, November, and December 2010 for many of the top sports are now posted.  For your convenience, the calendars are in pdf format, and the first page contains a listing of the recruiting definitions.  Informed Athlete educates, advises, and assists families of high school and college student-athletes on issues related to […]

June & July Recruiting Calendars now posted!

The NCAA College Recruiting Calendars for June & July 2010 for many of the top sports are now posted on Informed Athlete’s website:  www.informedathlete.com under “Recruiting Calendars” in the menu bar.  For your convenience, the calendars are in pdf format, and the first page contains a listing of the recruiting definitions. Informed Athlete educates, advises, and assists […]

Commitments & Signings Getting Out of Hand?

Last week, Seantrel Henderson, one of the top football recruits in the country, flew from his home in Minneapolis to New York to announce his college commitment (University of Southern California) live on the CBS College Sports Network’s National Signing Day special. That same day, other elite recruits announced their college choices on ESPNU. Then, […]

FREE Telseminar – Mental Strength & Athletic Performance

Have you ever watched an athlete who obviously has raw athletic skill falter and not achieve his or her highest potential while others who aren’t as athletically gifted excel far beyond anyone’s expectations? Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a GOOD athlete and a GREAT athlete? If  you are an athlete, the […]

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