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Parent Talk Live: Understanding The Facts About Becoming College Walk-On Student

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Parent Talk with Dr- Mike Robinson

Parent Talk with Dr- Mike Robinson


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Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live discussed the challenges, risk and benefits for the student athlete that decides to become a college walk-on with with Rick Allen, Founder and CEO Informed Athlete (IA). 

Rick Allen  was one of the first full time NCAA compliance directors in the country.  He worked on-campus at two major Division I universities for over 25 years before transitioning to consulting with athletic departments around the country. Because of his many years of hands-on experience working with and interpreting the NCAA rules, he has a thorough understanding of how they work, how they are implemented, and how they overlap.  He explains the rules in a way that helps parents and athletes thoroughly understand what the rules mean and how they apply to their unique situation.

His credentials include:

  • 25+ years experience working directly with NCAA compliance rules and procedures at two major DI Universities.
  • Current member, past President and board member of National Association for Athletic Compliance.
  • Conducts compliance reviews at athletic departments of NCAA member institutions throughout the U.S.
  • Consults with NAIA schools transitioning to NCAA membership.
  • Consults on compliance rules and issues with private companies who provide services to athletes and/or NCAA member institutions throughout the U.S.
  • Stays current with NCAA, NAIA, and NCJAA recruiting, eligibility, scholarship, and transfer trends, practices, and rules.


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