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Rick Allen, Founder
Informed Athlete & Informed Athlete University
The NCAA rules and regulations are clear and available to everyone, but somewhat complicated. Thanks for being available to discuss our son's situation and providing advice on how best to proceed in order to get the most favorable outcome.Parents of DI Transfer Athlete
Just want to convey our appreciation for serving as a "reference book" for the past 4+ years. From the time that our daughter signed her letter of intent in 2010 until her last collegiate volleyball match in 2014, it has been reassuring to know that your knowledge of NCAA rules/regs was available at any time.Mother of a DI Volleyball Athlete
Thanks very much for your guidance. You provide a great service!Dad of a Transfer Athlete
The price of the our phone consultations was a drop in the bucket compared to the potential cost of mistakes made without his guidance. I would highly recommend Rick to anyone needing help navigating the complex rules of college sports no matter what their situation.Dad of College Athletes
Rick, I cannot tell you how much we appreciated your help in this transfer process!!! You really broke everything down so we could understand what we needed to do and your advice was spot on!! I don't know if our daughter would have had as much success in transferring without all your assistance!! We are very grateful!! We can't say enough good things about your experience and expertise!!Mother of a DI Softball Athlete
I had the opportunity to have phone consultations twice with Rick. Once when my sons were considering transferring their freshman year at a D1 college and a second time when they did transfer their junior year. Rick was very prompt to call me after receiving my emails and we were able to get quick and reliable advice.Father of 2 college athletes
Thank you for your time today, to discuss our son's next steps for eligibility, academics. We so appreciate your knowledge and expertise in assisting us with what to ask and what to do.Parents of Injured Athlete
Thank you Mr. Allen. The guidance and information you provide to America's young adults and parents alike during the most trying of times is truly amazing and heartfelt.
We spoke almost a year ago about our medical redshirt son who left a Division I football program. He ended up at a JUCO where he was able to play and get some good film. Our son graduated and reported to the new Division I for summer workouts! I just wanted to share our happy ending, and let you know that the information that you provided about the transfer rules was very helpful!Mother of a 4-2-4 Transfer Athlete
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.Mom of a DI Gymnast
Rick, I wanted to take a moment and thank you for the information you provided regarding my son and his academic issues. He has signed to play at an NAIA school this coming year and we would not have known to focus on NAIA without the info you provided. Thanks again!Father of Junior College Baseball Transfer
Your consultation services have been very valuable and reassuring. With your help, our son was able to confidently discuss the situation with knowledge of the rules and the options available to him during his meeting with the coach.Father of DI Transfer Athlete
We had no idea where to start when our son, a sophomore, became ill and needed to withdraw from his classes and then decided to transfer. Rick was there for us from the first phone call and explained the procedures which helped us as a family make the best decision for our son. I highly recommend Rick Allen and Informed Athlete - He knows his stuff!
Mom of a DI Tennis Athlete
We have 3 different fee-based options to provide answers to your questions:
E-Consults When you need quick, simple answers to concise questions, we offer fee-based confidential E-Consults where Rick Allen answers your questions via email within 24 hours.
Personal Consults When answers to your questions require more information and are more complex, we offer fee-based confidential personalized consultations with Rick Allen via phone or conference call if both parents and athlete will be involved in the consult.
Ask Rick Answer Center where you can find answers in a Q&A Library AND submit your questions via a special members only webform. Located in Informed Athlete University – our subscription-based Learning Resource Center .
Don’t Let This Happen to You
Every day, we hear from parents or athletes who have made bad decisions that have resulted in losing athletic eligibility.
Helping student-athletes and their parents is something we're deeply committed to and enjoy.
Rick is always happy to take your phone calls or emails. Many times a parent or student-athlete will call with a quick question that takes just a few minutes.
There are times we get calls for situations that require more dialog to provide the most complete advice and assistance. In those cases, Rick will recommend a fee-based consultation.
You can be assured that any conversation or email exchange is kept in complete confidence and not shared with anyone unless requested and authorized by you.
If you have questions about our services and how we can help you, please contact us directly: