Coaches Assist

Coaches Believe

  • Every student-athlete matters
  • Most student-athletes will respond to clear expectations about alcohol and drug use
  • We must step up and intervene when needed
  • My behavior matters

Steps for Helping a Student-Athlete

  • Notice problems
  • Take problems seriously
  • Feel responsibility for acting
  • Check on protocol for your department/ school
  • Initiate a conversation
  • Make an appropriate referral
  • Follow up as needed

NCAA video on coaches' role in substance abuse prevention

Coach Video

Coaches Assist slide deck (PDF)

Coach Slide

Find additional Coaches Assist resources from the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness HERE