Recent posts by Rick Allen

About Rick Allen

25+ years NCAA Rules Expertise, including Director of Compliance at 2 major DI schools

Former President of National Association for Athletic Compliance (NAAC)

Conducts compliance reviews and audits at NCAA Schools throughout the U.S.

Consulted with NAIA schools transitioning to NCAA membership status

Dad of a DI & DII student-athlete

NCAA Rules on Outside Scholarships

For high school student-athletes who plan to play a sport at an NCAA Division I or II university, it’s important to remember some key points if you receive a scholarship from your high school, local civic club, parent’s employer, or … Read More

NCAA Walk-on Transfer Rules for Division I Sports

Some of you may be aware that athletes transferring to an NCAA Division I program from another four-year college are required to attend the Division I university for one year as a full-time student before they are eligible for competition, … Read More

What is the NCAA sliding scale?

To be eligible to receive an athletic scholarship, and to be able to practice and compete, an athlete who will be enrolling at an NCAA Division I school as a freshman must be certified as a Qualifier by the NCAA … Read More

Commonly used NCAA terms that cause confusion!

Rick Allen explains how college athletic teams assign high school and college athletes designations such as “red shirt athlete,” “gray shirt athlete,” “green shirt athlete,” and “blue shirt athlete” as part of their recruiting and eligibility strategy. Understanding what these terms mean and understanding how they are used is especially beneficial to high school athletes who are being actively recruited. Read More

NCAA Transfers – Common Mistakes

Rick Allen, Co-Founder

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 … Read More

Important NCAA Eligibility Requirements

If you’re a 2016 high school grad or younger (or the parent or coach of one), are you on track to be eligible for competition as a freshman at an NCAA Division I program? The NCAA has revised the academic … Read More

Recruiting 101 – The Importance of Being Seen

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.

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Recruiting Calls Now Permissible!

This is an exciting time for many 2015 HS grads (and their loved ones) because July 1 is the date when they can begin receiving recruiting phone calls from NCAA Division I coaches in most sports. This is also the … Read More