Promoting Student-Athlete Wellness and Substance Abuse Prevention


The webinar recording below provides an overview of the APPLE Training Institute for team contacts to assist schools in planning for the March 2023 APPLE.


  • Who is the “team contact?”
    • The team contact is the institutional representative willing to lead the “prevention” team.  He/she can be an athletics administrator, student affairs officer, coach, faculty member, etc.  A student may not serve as a team contact. 
  • What is the “prevention” team?
    • The “prevention” team is a group of individuals from the institution who will participate in the APPLE Training Institute and develop their athletics department’s substance misuse strategic plan.
  • Who is on the “prevention” team?
    • At least 4 individuals – at least two must be student-athletes - and up to 6. Administrator representation is not limited to individuals working within the athletics department.
  • What are the requirements for student-athlete attendees?
    • For the March 2023 APPLE Training Institute, student-athletes must have eligibility for 2023-2024 academic year.  We strongly encourage teams to bring a diverse group of student-athletes.  
  • What are the costs to attend APPLE?
    • $400 registration fee – covers a team of at least 4 individuals and up to 6.
  • My team is registered but I cannot find the link to register myself for APPLE.
    • Team contacts were sent the link via email for the individual registration form.
  • Can I sign up my school if we are not an NCAA member institution?
    • No, only NCAA member schools may attend APPLE
  • Do I have to attend with a team or can I come alone? 
    • Participants must be part of a team of at least 4, but no more than 6 individuals from an NCAA member school. 

Other Items:

  • Why are you called APPLE?
    • APPLE is an acronym for "Athletic Prevention Programming & Leadership Education."   
  • Who can I contact if I have more questions/concerns?