CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Perfect Game and Informed Athlete announce the formation of an affiliate partnership effective immediately. Through this partnership, Rick Allen of Informed Athlete will serve as a resource and advisor to Perfect Game regarding NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA rules related to recruiting, eligibility, scholarships, and transfers. Allen will also write monthly articles for the Perfect Game website and provide fee-based confidential consultations to Perfect Game athletes and parents.
Jerry Ford, Founder and President of Perfect Game said:
“I have known Rick Allen for a long time and respect him a lot. He is an absolute expert in his field. When it comes to NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA rules and regulations, he’s as good as it gets.”
Rick Allen, Founder and President of Informed Athlete, says
“Jerry Ford is a pioneer in the world of showcase opportunities for young baseball players nationwide and internationally. We appreciate his strong support for Informed Athlete and are excited to partner with him and Perfect Game to provide information and resources to baseball players and their parents regarding college athletic recruiting, scholarship, and eligibility information. This opportunity will greatly increase Informed Athlete’s name recognition with baseball players and their families worldwide.”
About Perfect Game
Perfect Game is considered to be the elite amateur baseball scouting organization in existence, producing over 100 tournaments and showcases each year across the country. Perfect Game is dedicated to giving amateur players exposure to take their game to the next level, whether that be in college or in the professional ranks.
At Perfect Game events, players are performing with top level competition in front of college recruiters and professional scouts from all over the country. Because of this, these events prove to be invaluable to the college coaches as well as Major League Baseball as they can scout a large population of talented ballplayers in one location. To date, 656 players that have played in a Perfect Game event have also played in Major League Baseball. Since 2003, 7,572 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft.
About Informed Athlete
Informed Athlete was founded by Rick Allen and Julie Allen in 2008 to help high school and college athletes and their parents navigate through the often overwhelming and complex college recruiting and transfer process.
Informed Athlete provides accurate information, education, and advice on issues related to recruiting, eligibility, scholarships, and transfers for NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA rules. Their websites include: http://informedathlete.com/ and a subscription-based learning resource center: http://informedathleteuniversity.com/.
Rick Allen’s credentials include:
- 25+ years NCAA rules expertise, including Director of Compliance at 2 major DI schools
- Current member and former President of National Association for Athletic Compliance (NAAC)
- Conducts compliance reviews and audits NCAA schools throughout the U.S.
- Consults with NAIA schools transitioning to NCAA status
- Dad of a DI & DII student-athlete who is also a Perfect Game alum