NCAA Resources for Substance Misuse Prevention

The NCAA's Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Tool Kit provides extensive information to develop campus-specific plans for student-athlete substance misuse prevention. A summary of Tool Kit resources is provided below.

I.    NCAA Resources for Assessment & Planning

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    II.    NCAA-Sponsored Educational Resources.

    • myPlaybook — An online curriculum designed to prevent harm related to alcohol and other drugs and to promote student-athlete wellness. Interactive web-based modules target health promotion strategies such as social norms, behavioral expectancies, behavioral intentions, bystander decision making and harm prevention skills. Modules include personalized feedback, technical assistance and user-friendly administrative and data collections tools to facilitate quality program delivery and program assessment.
    • 360 Proof — NCAA Division III and the NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Division offer 360 Proof, a comprehensive, evidence-based program that helps participating schools reduce the consequences of high-risk alcohol use and enhance collaboration between athletics and student affairs. All NCAA Division III and NASPA Small College and Universities Division institutions have free access to the program, which is provided as a membership benefit.
    • APPLE Training Institute — A three-day in-person training program developed by the University of Virginia's Gordie Center for student-athletes, athletics administrators and campus partners to facilitate athletics department needs assessments, strategic planning and implementation strategies to support student-athlete wellness and substance misuse prevention. The Gordie Center developed student-athlete blood alcohol content (BAC) educational cards that contain a standard drink conversion chart and signs of alcohol overdose, as well as student-athlete specific statistics and information on how alcohol impacts athletic performance.
    • Coaches Assist — An interactive in-person workshop designed to help coaches communicate more effectively with their student-athletes. Drawing from the fields of health promotion, prevention science and motivational interviewing, it demonstrates the basic skills and strategies for effective conversations and to recognize and more effectively address substance use concerns of student-athletes.
    • Substance Use Facts for Student-Athletes – An educational infographic designed for student-athletes that includes facts and figures about substance use.

    III.    NCAA Publications and Other Reliable Resources.