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2021 NCAA DII APPLE Training Institute Application Information 

When is the deadline for nominations?  Nominations must be received by April 1, 2021.

Who submits nominations?  Nominations are to be sent by Division II commissioners.

How many institutions can be nominated?  Division II conferences are encouraged to nominate two institutions.

What is required for each nomination? The conference office should submit an Attendee Nomination Form, listing each nominated institution. The conference may nominate up to two institutions interested in attending. The form outlines the necessary information for each nomination. (Interested institutions will send a “prevention” team of four to six individuals, led by a team contact, to the institute) The APPLE Training Institute staff at the University of Virginia’s Gordie Center will follow up with the institution(s) to gather additional information.

Do members of the institutional “prevention” team need to be identified by April 1?  No, they do not need to be identified by the April 1 deadline. The institution’s “prevention” team will be built leading up to the fall conference. Please note, any changes to the “prevention” team after airfares have been issued will be made at the expense of the institution.

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.

What is the “prevention” team? The “prevention” team is a group of individuals from the institution who will participate in the Division II APPLE Training Institute and develop their athletics department’s substance abuse strategic plan.

Who is on the “prevention” team? Four to six individuals – at least two must be student-athletes. Administrator representation is not limited to individuals working within the athletics department.

What are the requirements for student-athlete attendees? Their eligibility must not expire prior to the 2022-23 academic year. Rising sophomores and juniors are encouraged.

Where are nominations sent? Nominations should be sent to Lisa Rogers at lrogers@ncaa.org by Thursday, April 1, 2021.

When are institutions notified if they are selected or not? Institutions will be notified by Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Who is notified about the selection? The team contact, identified on the initial nomination form, will be contacted by the APPLE Training Institute staff at the University of Virginia’s Gordie Center regarding specific details and next steps.

How many Division II institutions are able to attend? The maximum number of institutions able to attend is 40.

What happens if there are more than 40 institutions nominated? If there are more than 40 institutions nominated, some conferences will be limited to one participant.

My institution was nominated to participate in the 2020 Division II APPLE Training Institute. Do I qualify to participate in the 2021 Division II APPLE Training Institute? Yes. Institutions nominated to participate in the 2020 Division II APPLE Training Institute will be carried forward as nominees for the 2021 Division II APPLE Training Institute.

What happens to institutions that were interested, but not selected to attend? Institutions not selected for the September 2021 Division II APPLE Training Institute may register for the 2022 Association-wide APPLE Training Institutes.  Costs for Association-wide APPLE Training Institute are $400 per institution for registration. In addition to the registration fee, each institution is responsible for the travel expenses for each team member. The APPLE Training Institute will cover the hotel costs for Friday and Saturday night, plus Institute meals Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast. 

How do I register for the Association-wide APPLE Training Institutes? More information and registration requirements for the  2022 Association-wide APPLE Training Institute can be found at APPLEathletics.org.

What expenses are covered for the Division II APPLE Training Institute?

  • Shared double occupancy hotel rooms on Friday and Saturday night.
  • Meals beginning with the Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast.
  • Travel to and from Orlando, Florida.
  • One-time stipend of $100 per participant for incidentals, such as ground transportation and meals not provided at the conference. This stipend will be issued to the individual participants, and may not be issued to the institution.

Who can I contact if I have more questions/concerns?