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 … Read More
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? Will you be eligible to receive … Read More
While serving as the Recruiting and Education Graduate Assistant at the University of Missouri Athletics Department during grad school, my main focus was making sure that all prospective student-athletes were on pace to qualify academically for both university admissions and … Read More
Congratulations to those prospects who have committed to a school and will have the opportunity to sign a National Letter of Intent with their NCAA Division I or II future school during the upcoming signing period. Here are some NLI general … Read More
Recently, I’ve had consulting calls with parents of student-athletes who are in the first month or so of their freshman year at their chosen college, but they are unhappy and want to transfer. That’s a tough situation for parents, because … Read More
Reading our newspaper the other morning, an article in the sports section mentioned that a local high round baseball draft choice had recently signed a letter of intent with an area Junior College. He’s keeping his options open, may play … Read More
January 15th is the first day that athletes in selected sports can sign a Letter of Intent Scholarship Agreement with a junior college. Those sports are baseball, men’s & women’s golf, ice hockey, softball and men’s & women’s tennis. The … Read More
Rick Allen, Founder of Informed Athlete, talks about WHEN & WHY a high school athlete should take the ACT & SAT Tests. Read More
“You need to transfer if you want to get more playing time.”
That’s the last thing that a college athlete wants to hear from his or her coach. Sometimes transfers are initiated by the athlete, but many times they are initiated by the coach.
Throughout the years, I have encountered many different reasons for athlete transfers including coaches moving to another school, athletes wanting to move closer to home, athletes desire to switch schools, or because their scholarship has been reduced or cancelled.