Oklahoma Life of an Athlete is a program based on the Life of an Athlete program developed by John Underwood, President and Founder of The American Athletic Institute (AAI). Mr. Underwood is a former NCAA-All American distance runner and World Masters Champion. An athlete all his life, John has been an Olympic level coach, trainer of Navy Seals, teacher, scientist, and crusader for drug-free sports.
Oklahoma Life of an Athlete is a free program offered to Oklahoma schools through the Whitten-Newman Foundation and F.A.T.E. (Fighting Addiction Through Education). OKLOA includes both dynamic, interactive online training for athletes about the impact of alcohol and other drugs on athletic performance, as well as live presentations and assistance on re-writing athletic codes, developing student leadership, and promoting coaching effectiveness and community support. OKLOA has been endorsed by The Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association, The Oklahoma Coaches Association, The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Association, The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, The Jim Thorpe Association and the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
OKLOA seeks to educate and motivate. Educate athletes about the adverse impact of alcohol and other drugs on athletic performance, as well as on life. OKLOA is more than a one shot, "splash and dash" substance abuse program. We work with schools through our on line training and live presentations where we train athletes, coaches and parents. We also work with schools on writing or re-writing their athletic Codes of Conduct to insure that those codes are enforceable and understandable. We also work to generate community support to help schools and their athletes with substance abuse issues.
Nothing. OKLOA is a free program offered through the Whitten-Newman Foundation and FATE.
Life of an Athlete is a program that has been used in other states across the country. New Mexico was the first state to offer an on line training program and much of the content contained in OKLOA comes, with permission, from the New Mexico program. In addition to the New Mexico on line program, Life of an Athlete has been used in a variety of communities. For testimonials, click here: www.americanathleticinstitute.org/testimonials/index.html
You can immediately contact Jim Priest, Executive Director of FATE by emailing email@example.com. There is also a drop down menu on the home page of OKLOA that contains detailed information about implementing OKLOA.
FATE is the non-profit organization that has partnered with others to create Oklahoma Life of an Athlete. FATE stands for Fighting Addiction Through Education and OKLOA is one of several programs offered by FATE.