Athletic Director Resources
Athletic Directors, along with coaches, will be on the front lines when it comes to executing the Life of an Athlete program. ADs need to define clear expectations and support coaches in their efforts to be effective.
ADs are in a position to effectively support the program because they have various resources at their disposal, working closely with school administrators including superintendents and principals. This allows ADs to influence expectations and create a supportive environment, accessing resources and funding to help the program succeed.
Another important relationship is between the ADs and substance abuse professionals. By having substance abuse professionals on board, the AD can work to expand the reach of the LoA program into non-sports curriculum areas. This includes health classes and physical education classes.
Additional Resources for Athletic Directors:
- The Life of an Athlete Human Performance Project National Program Website
- Addressing a Code Violation
- Bringing Life to Paper
- Twelve Ways to Improve Your Code
- Codes Check List
- Pre-season Agenda Guidance
- Pre-season Agenda Template
- Athlete Committed, California
Download the LoA Program Manual, Coaches’ Playbook and Power Back Diet Plan.
Being an athletic administrator at a small school presents its own set of challenges surrounding social substance use. LOA is a program focused on healthy lifestyles that helps us intertwine maximiz…
— Larry Averill (Athletic Director, Epping High School)