The LoA Program establishes mandatory seasonal meetings for parents and athletes. Topics of discussion include conditions for involvement, expectations, philosophy and what it means to be an athlete.
The goal of the meeting is to set standards for everyone involved in a child’s athletic experience. In other words, it puts everyone — student athletes, parents, and coaches – on the same page. It’s especially important that parents (or guardians) understand the basis for the athletic Code of Conduct and why school administrators and coaches will strictly enforce it.
The meeting provides an opportunity to emphasize positive lifestyle choices and their impact on optimal athletic performance. It is made very clear to the student athletes that the LoA Program provides a support system for them as they navigate through the difficult teenage years.
We started implementing aspects of the Life of an Athlete program at the beginning of the fall season. We did a general overview of the program at our parent/athlete/coach meeting but also spent a lit…
— Jeff Cloos (Athletic Director, Inter-Lakes High School )