John Underwood visits to Nebraska!
American Athletic Institute, President and Founder
“The Life of an Athlete”
The American Athletic Institute has forged a reputation as the experts in the field of athletics and social drug use.
John Underwood is a former NCAA All-American and International distance runner and Olympic Coach. He is the Master Trainer for the New York Public High School Athletic Association drug prevention program, one of the world’s largest mandated programs in prevention history. He has advised and coached 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 sports at all levels.
John was recently named as a consultant to the prestigious Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation and the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center. John as presented at the Department of Justices’ OJJDP National Leadership Conference for the past six years, and to the US Department of Education. He has conducted the only psychological case study of the residual effect of alcohol on elite athletic performance. 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, ECAC, NHL, NBA, the U.S. Olympic Committee, Sport Canada, the International Olympic Committee and the USAF. John Underwood is a Human Performance Consultant for the U.S. Navy SEALS.
John presented to various schools throughout Lancaster, Otoe, and Nemaha counties, including Peru State College, in October 2010 on an evidence-based program he designed called “The Life of an Athlete”. He returned to Nebraska March 14 and 15, 2011 to do an actual training for school administrators, designated school personnel, parents or community members interested in becoming trainers for “The Life of an Athlete”. The training was held at the Nebraska Coach's Association in Lincoln with representatives from numerous schools throughout Southeast Nebraska attending.
The prevention program confronts chemical health issues and problems that face today’s middle and high school athletes. The training met the following objectives;
· Allow others to understand alcohol’s impact on the student athlete and on the athletic experience in general.
· Encourage attendees to review and evaluate, and enforce their school districts policies, practices regarding student athletes and alcohol/drug use.
· Encourage school districts to adopt written policies and practices that allow students to learn from past mistakes and understand the importance of not
using alcohol and other drugs.
For more information on John Underwood's Life of an Athlete program visit: www.americanathleticinstitute.org
For more information on how schools in other communities or states have used this program, google "Life of an Athlete" or visit some of the following sites: