Many student-athletes have an awesome
experience both athletically and academically.
But if things don't go as planned...

Don't make mistakes that could jeopardize
your scholarship and future eligibility.

Transfers

Waivers & Appeals

Find out if you qualify for an NCAA waiver or appeal
so you can continue to play your sport.

Don’t be on the outside looking in – Make sure you are eligible to play
your sport and receive an athletic scholarship!

Eligibility Issues

Scholarship Strategies

Make sure you know what your scholarship offer REALLY means and
your RIGHTS if your coach threatens to reduce or cancel your scholarship.

Recruiting Rules

A recruiting coach’s job is to sell their school in the best light possible. YOUR
job as a recruit or parent of a recruit is to have as much accurate information
as possible to make a decision based on what is the best fit for YOU!

SINCE 2008, INFORMED ATHLETE HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO HELPING STUDENT-ATHLETES PLAY THE SPORT THEY LOVE AND MAXIMIZE THEIR ELIGIBILITY BY GUIDING THEM THROUGH THE COMPLEX NCAA, NAIA, AND JUNIOR COLLEGE RULES AS THEY PURSUE THEIR ACADEMIC DEGREE.  

Are you a student-athlete, or a parent of a student-athlete?
Who do you trust with your questions?

Many times, student-athletes and their parents don’t know who to trust for accurate information or unbiased advice and they often don’t know what questions to ask or what their rights are.

They may be given inaccurate information and then make choices or mistakes that sometimes have disastrous financial repercussions and/or experience personal struggles that can be devastating.

Since 2008, Informed Athlete has been helping student-athletes play the sport they love and maximize their eligibility by guiding them through the complex NCAA, NAIA, and Junior College rules as they pursue their academic degree.

Where do you turn when things don’t go “according to plan.”

Incorrect information, bad advice, and not understanding the rules often results in student-athletes:

Struggling to keep up with academics and then losing their eligibility.

Dropping out of college without completing their degree

Not knowing that they have a right to a hearing or appeal

Incorrect information, bad advice, and not understanding the rules often results in student-athletes:

Making bad decisions such as choosing the wrong school and then regretting it later

Giving up the sport they love before their eligibility is exhausted because they don’t understand the transfer process

Losing some or all their athletic eligibility and sometimes their scholarship

Struggling to keep up with academics and then losing their eligibility.

Dropping out of college without completing their degree

Not knowing that they have a right to a hearing or appeal

Incorrect information, bad advice, and not understanding the rules often results in student-athletes:

Incorrect information, bad advice, and not understanding the rules often results in student-athletes:

Making bad decisions such as choosing the wrong school and then regretting it later

Giving up the sport they love before their eligibility is exhausted because they don’t understand the transfer process

Losing some or all their athletic eligibility and sometimes their scholarship

“I wish I’d known about INFORMED ATHLETE earlier.”

How We Help Student-Athletes & Their Parents

We provide options, solutions, and action plans with accurate
information, personalized coaching and guidance, along with specialized
products and services to help parents, and student-athletes, like
yourself, to successfully navigate through stressful situations.

ABOUT RICK ALLEN

NCAA Rules Expert, Rick Allen co-founded Informed Athlete in 2008 to help guide student-athletes and their families when things don’t go “according to plan.”

He has first-hand experience and understanding on both sides regarding how the rules affect student-athletes and their families. Professionally, Rick has over 25 years of experience as a compliance director on 2 major NCAA Division I campuses. Personally, he is the parent of a former DI & DII college athlete who experienced the transfer process during his collegiate career.

Rick understands the frustration and stress involved during the process. He also knows the relief and success that comes when a better situation is found.

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Rick Allen

RICK ALLEN, Founder
Informed Athlete

ABOUT RICK ALLEN

Rick Allen

RICK ALLEN, Founder
Informed Athlete

NCAA Rules Expert, Rick Allen co-founded Informed Athlete in 2008 to help guide student-athletes and their families when things don’t go “according to plan.”

He has first-hand experience and understanding on both sides regarding how the rules affect student-athletes and their families. Professionally, Rick has over 25 years of experience as a compliance director on 2 major NCAA Division I campuses. Personally, he is the parent of a former DI & DII college athlete who experienced the transfer process during his collegiate career.

Rick understands the frustration and stress involved during the process. He also knows the relief and success that comes when a better situation is found. READ FULL BIO

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Just wanted to let you know that we considered our consultation with you regarding our daughter’s transfer priceless advice. Transferring was one of the most difficult and emotional decisions ever. It was also the best thing – what a difference a new school and team makes! We are grateful for your guidance and recommend your services to families of young athletes regularly. Read More

- MOM OF A DI GYMNAST