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Life of an Athlete
August 17, 2011
APS High School Athletes Required to Complete "Life of an Athlete".
For the 2011-2012 school year, ALL APS High School Athletes are required to complete the "Life of an Athlete" Program prior to their first athletic competition.
During the Fall of 2009, with the assistance of the New York based “American Athletic Institute” and the support of the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the New Mexico Activities Association implemented Life of An Athlete. The Life of An Athlete program was implemented to combat underage drinking amongst students in New Mexico. The primary focus of the LoA program is to teach high school student athletes about the dangers of alcohol related to their athletic performance and life.
The New Mexico Activities Association proudly announced the launch of lifeofanathlete.com at a July 28, 2010 press conference at the Albuquerque Hilton Hotel. The “Life of An Athlete” program is free and is believed to be the first interactive on-line program designed to teach high school student-athletes about the dangers of alcohol consumption related to their athletic performance and their life. The program website can be found at www.lifeofanathlete.com.