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.
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)