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 maximizing ones athletic performance in relationship to sleep, nutrition, stress, and social substance use. Students, and parents are not just hearing say no to drugs and alcohol, they are hearing make more healthy choices in your life to improve performance. This program has many support tools and science that supports its findings. I am excited to begin the process of introducing and eventually implementing the entire LOA program to support healthy lifestyles, health people, healthy teams, and a healthy Blue Devil community.
— Larry Averill (Athletic Director, Epping High School)