The Life of an Athlete (LoA) Program understands the important role parents play in interscholastic athletics. For this reason, LoA established mandatory seasonal meetings for parents and athletes. Topics of discussion include conditions for involvement, expectations, philosophy, and what it means to represent the school's athletic program.
The goal of the meeting is to set standards for everyone involved in a student's athletic experience. In other words, it puts everyone- student-athletes, parents, and coaches- on the same page. It's especially important that parents and/or guardians understand the basis for the athletic Codes of Conduct and why school administrators and coaches enforce them.
The meeting provides an opportunity to emphasize positive lifestyle choices and their impact on optimal athletic performance. It is made clear to the student-athletes that the LoA Program is another support system for them as they navigate through their high school experience.
To read more about how schools conduct Pre-Season Meetings, check out the LoA Program Manual.
Here are some additional resources for Pre-Season Meetings: