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Adopted from Life of an Athlete developed by John Underwood A prevention/intervention chemical health program for student athletes, parents, and coaches.

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1 Adopted from Life of an Athlete developed by John Underwood A prevention/intervention chemical health program for student athletes, parents, and coaches that impacts social drug use and addresses other athlete lifestyle issues Life of an Athlete has been utilized in 39 states and by more than 600 NCAA institutions, the United States Olympic Committee and Sport Canada. New York State and New Mexico High School athletic programs have adopted the program statewide.

2 PRESENTER JOHN UNDERWOOD A former NCAA All-American, International-level distance runner and World Masters Champion, John has coached or advised more than two dozen Olympians including World and Olympic Champions. He holds three International Olympic Solidarity diplomas for coaching and has been a crusader for drug-free sport at all levels. Johns innovative program PURE PERFORMANCE, has gained international prominence. He is the Chemical Health Consultant for the New York Public High School Athletic Association drug prevention program. He has conducted the only physiological case study, of the residual effect of alcohol on elite athletic performance. John recently spoke at the Department of Justices National Leadership Conference. He has appeared as a guest commentator for ABC Wide World of Sports for Olympic Drug Scandals. John has worked with nearly all sport federations including the NCAA, NHL, NBA, NFL, the U.S. Olympic Committee, Sport Canada, the International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Navy SEALS.

3 John Underwood has conducted nearly 14,000 physiological tests over the past 20 years on elite athletes. The following slides reflect his efforts to deter drug use by athletes.



6 Human Performance Project

7 Program Components Comprehensive training on the Athlete Committed Model for all Coaches, Athletic Directors, Principals and School Board Representatives. Focus of training being on creating a program of excellence. An Athletic Code that promotes a character based athletic program and has clear consequences for Code infractions. 20% of there season can be taken away for bullying, harassing, and any drug or alcohol use. A mandatory parent/guardian meeting where parents/guardians and athletes are trained on how to ensure the best athletic performance. This meeting includes education on how alcohol and drugs impact athletic performance, what you should eat post workout, how many hours of sleep you should get,. Student leadership - Athletes are identified to promote the Athlete Committed program model, participate in training their peer athletes, and support their fellow athletes on and off the field.

8 Athletic Code of Conduct Why? – The Chico Unified School District Educational Code of Conduct was very outdated, hard to read, and it contradicted itself in multiple areas. In addition the Athlete Committed model required new language and elements. – In the presence of… – Bullying/Harassment and Bystander Behavior – Cyber images – Accountability Tier System Clearly Defined Consistently Enforced Peer Accountability

9 In the Presence of

10 Mandatory Parent/Guardian Meeting & Training Why? – Athletes, Parents/Guardians, and Coaches understanding of the Code – Interpretation of the Code – Clear expectations on what it means to represent the school as an athlete – Clear expectation on what is means to represent the school as a parent/guardian of an athlete – The training allows everyone to get on the same page about the expectations for involvement in athletic programs on the school campus Nutrition related to athletic performance and recovery How sleep impacts athletic performance Impact of alcohol and drugs on athletic performance (includes brain research) A review of the Athlete Commitment, Coach Commitment, and Parent Commitment. Everyone (parents/guardians, athletes and coaches) must sign to participate on a team.

11 Basketball 21.1 Softball 28.8 Swimming 29.7 Tennis 20.2 Track and field 16.4 Fencing 10.0 Field hockey 37.6 Golf 20.9 Gymnastics 13.5 Ice hockey 28.0 Lacrosse 42.4 Skiing 60.8 Soccer 32.4 Volleyball 22.4 MARIJUANA Baseball 26.9 Basketball 23.6 Football 27.3 Tennis 27.4 Track and field 17.3 Fencing 35.7 Golf 26.4 Gymnastics 31.9 Ice hockey 28.1 Lacrosse 47.9 Rifle 45.8 Skiing 40.9 Soccer 32.7 Swimming 37.8 Water polo 57.5 Wrestling 30.4 MARIJUANA Womens and Mens NCAA Marijuana Use MENWOMEN Reported Use

12 Basketball 71.5 Softball 85.3 Swimming 88.1 Tennis 83.9 Track and field 71.3 Fencing 80.0 Field hockey 88.2 Golf 83.7 Gymnastics 77.5 Ice hockey 87.2 Lacrosse 93.4 Skiing 91.3 Soccer 86.9 Volleyball 77.5 Baseball 83.4 Basketball 74.1 Football 76.2 Tennis 79.1 Track and field 68.8 Fencing 86.6 Golf 82.8 Gymnastics 83.0 Ice hockey 92.8 Lacrosse 89.4 Rifle 75.0 Skiing 95.6 Soccer 83.9 Swimming 84.7 Water polo 91.9 Wrestling 85.4 Mens and Womens NCAA Alcohol Use MENWOMEN Reported Use


14 Healthy Brain Marijuana Brain Amen Clinics 16 yr. old daily user

15 Component #1 Nutrition/Recovery



18 Sweet Drink 4-6 oz. Protein In 12-16 oz Carbs In 75g Meal within one hour (Dinner)


20 Component #2 Sleep/Rest

21 The single most significant factor in optimal performance is CNS readiness…

22 Blood flow in brain No sleep



25 Rest means Rest… The CNS can rest and reboot critical energy when the brain function is minimal…

26 .51secs faster.10 start faster 5 more kicks

27 Component #3 Drug and Alcohol

28 The most significant brain development of your entire lifespan is occurring right now…


30 NON USER SIMPLE HAND SKILL MARIJUANA USER SIMPLE HAND SKILL Note: Subject not under influence during scan. Skill Recall Area


32 Injury Rates > Injury rates for drinkers 54.8% Injury rates for non-drinkers 23.8%


34 Some males who drink heavily & regularly have testosterone levels similar to female levels.

35 American Athletic Institute has studied the impact of alcohol on condition in elite athletes. Impact has shown significant projections in lost physiological condition that correlates to as much as 14 days of lost training effect…for each time drunk… AMERICAN ATHLETIC INSTITUTE 2005

36 Component #4 Character

37 Pack Mentality has become a highly significant factor in the coercion and collusion of social group members to initiate alcohol use dynamics. describes how people are influenced by their peers to adopt certain behaviors, follow trends how large numbers of people act in the same ways at the same times. mentality implies a fear-based reaction to peer pressure which makes individuals act in order to avoid feeling left behind from the group Pack Mentality The power of others on all…

38 Having fun



41 Things you cannot undo…

42 The decisions you make will shape your future.

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