While some people believe that all college athletes who receive athletic scholarships receive “full-ride” scholarships, the truth is that athletes in the majority of college sports programs receive only “partial” athletic scholarships. A “full” athletic scholarship covers the following costs … Read More
This article is for those of you who didn’t sign an NLI and who are still looking for that right opportunity. I remember the feeling that I had when the early signing period of my senior year had passed and … 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
Can it actually be better to be a non-recruited walk-on to an NCAA Division I baseball, basketball, or football team compared to a player who’s been actively recruited to join that team? It can be when that athlete desires to … Read More
For high school athletes in many sports who are upcoming seniors, July 1 is an important date. July 1 is the date when it is permissible for coaches in most NCAA Division I sports to begin to have off-campus face-to-face … Read More
With the season again ending for more teams over the weekend and summer ball fast approaching for some players, and already underway for most, it is important for each player to have a plan in place to get something accomplished … 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.
Summer is a very important time in the recruitment of high school athletes by college coaches. Participation on summer teams, in summer individual competition, or in summer camps and clinics are an opportunity to be seen by college coaches as … Read More