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2020-2021 APPLE Training Institutes Cancelled
We regret to inform you that the association-wide 2020-21 APPLE Training Institute events scheduled for October 9-11, 2020, in Orlando, Florida and January 22-23, 2021 in the Washington, DC area have been cancelled due to the uncertainty around the timing of return to campus activities as well as other financial and resource impacts of COVID-19 on NCAA and institutional operations. This decision was made in collaboration with the NCAA Sport Science Institute and the University of Virginia Gordie Center, which operates the APPLE Training Institute.
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Thank you for your understanding of this decision. The NCAA and the Gordie Center remain committed to the importance of providing effective intervention programming and we look forward to providing future engagement opportunities to support student-athlete substance misuse prevention.
APPLE Training Institute Goals
To assist schools in promoting student-athlete health and wellness by empowering teams of student-athletes and administrators to create and implement an institution-specific action plan.
The APPLE Training Institute allows campuses to:
• Assess the athletics department’s strengths and weaknesses in substance misuse prevention.
• Share ideas and resources with other campuses.
• Learn about exemplary policies and initiatives including Student-Athlete Mentors (SAMs).
• Listen to exciting speakers and experts.
• Return to campus with an individualized plan for implementing change in one prevention area.
Participants report that the APPLE Training Institute:
• Improved relationships between administrators and student-athletes.
• Increased their ability to impact substance misuse problems.
• Increased student ability to confront teammates.
• Increased student leadership skills.
• Increased knowledge of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) issues for student-athletes.
• Increased knowledge of effective ATOD prevention programs, including peer education.
• Helped them create a clearly defined, measurable action plan.