I’m often asked by high school student-athletes or parents if it’s possible to “double-sign” with a Junior College and an NCAA institution. Because they are separate organizations, it is possible to sign a letter of intent with a school in … Read More
For NCAA Division I student-athletes, their GPA is increasingly becoming an important factor if they desire to transfer to another college or university to continue their college athletic career. This is because a student-athlete leaving a Division I program can … Read More
Student-Athletes who start their college career at a junior college, should keep in mind the NCAA eligibility and transfer rules that may apply to them should they end up transferring from the JUCO to an NCAA Division I or II … Read More
- "Thanks so much, and thanks for the role you played in helping us
understand the process and avoid the land mines. It seemed like it took
forever, but the outcome is exactly what we were hoping for.
Mom of a DI Basketball Player
- "After having no success with the AD, the commissioner, and the president of my daughter's college on an eligibility issue, I contacted Rick. With his knowledge of the NCAA rules we were able to resolve the problem and my daughter resumed competing at her school.
I can't say enough about Rick and his professionalism in these matters. We chose the right man for the job. Thanks Rick."
Father of a D3 soccer player
- "Best news is the guidance Rick gave us was spot on and the transfer was flawless. Our son is now eligible to play at his Division 1 school and did not burn any bridges with his previous D2 school. Simply put, Rick is a rock star."
Dad of a Transfer Athlete
- "We found Rick’s knowledge and insight to be very valuable and timely. We were able to use the information that he provided to help guide our son in making a well informed and confident decision."
Parent of a Division I baseball player
- "Rick Allen was solely responsible for my quickened transition to Oklahoma State University in 1999. I attribute that assistance to his extended knowledge of NCAA policy and academics."
Neb Brown, Arizona Diamondbacks 2002 11th Round Draft Choice
- "Thanks for all the input and guidance you gave us when our son decided to transfer. Having a expert "third party" to discuss options with helped him make a good decision."
Parent of a 4-4 baseball transfer
- "I can testify to the fact that the recruiting process was a path with unexpected twists and turns and it was comforting to have Rick Allen alongside to help navigate. I can't imagine any parent trying to go it alone."
Parent of a Division I Volleyball Player
- "I think Informed Athlete is a much needed service. I see many kids make bad decisions based on a lack of information and education."
Billy Gasparino, Director of Scouts - San Diego Padres
- "We contacted Rick for assistance with our daughter's transfer between NCAA Division I programs and had multiple discussions with him because there was not much time to accomplish the transfer. With Rick's advice and assistance, our daughter was able to complete the transfer and have a successful season at her new school. It was very beneficial to have an expert in our corner."
Dad of a DI Student-Athlete
- "Rick - thanks for the quick response. As always, you are a great help to the kids and coaches alike."
Baseball Coach and Scout
- "Because of Rick's background as a compliance officer with a major university, Rick was able to help guide us through the issues involved of moving from a D1 to a Junior College and back to a D1 university to ensure NCAA rules were not violated. He also gave us good information on the various options available to our son."
Parent of a Transfer Athlete
- "Rick Allen is an absolute expert in his field. We have known Rick for a long time. I respect him alot. When it comes to NCAA rules and regulations, he's as good as it gets."
Jerry Ford, Founder & President of Perfect Game
- "Thanks so much, and thanks for the role you played in helping us understand the process and avoid the land mines. It seemed like it took forever, but the outcome is exactly what we were hoping for. "
Don’t Let This Happen to You
Every day, we hear from parents or athletes who have made bad decisions that have resulted in losing athletic eligibility.