SCAT introduces ‘Life of an Athlete’

The staff of SCAT will introduce its newest program “Life of an Athlete/Human Performance Project” to the Sylvania Schools and community. This is a science-based program that educates students about the effects of alcohol and drugs on performance and the benefits of proper nutrition and adequate sleep, while training them to be peer mentors and school leaders for a healthy lifestyle.

The presentations for the students will take place March 21, 22 and 23. SCAT will also host an evening community presentation on March 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Southview Theatre. Any parent or community member who is not able to attend the evening presentation is welcome to attend any of the school presentations.

John Underwood, a former NCAA All American runner, coach of Olympic champions and consultant for U.S. Navy Seals, will present up-to-date information on video on how alcohol and other substances affect the body and brain as well as ways to boost performance for the athlete, dancer or student preparing for tests.

Underwood is a dynamic speaker who is passionate about sharing his expertise and insight on how to train, inspire and guide young students to perform at the peak of their ability.

According to Deb Chany, executive director of SCAT,“If you are a student and want to have a positive influence on your school, your community and improve and enhance your performance or if you’re a coach or a parent, this presentation is for you. Get an advance look at this exciting program that SCAT is bringing to the Sylvania Schools and the Sylvania community to teach lifestyles that will help your child succeed in life as well as sports.”

Interested persons can preview videos of presentations at www.lifeofanathlete.us. Click on “about” tab to view videos or go to Youtube videos-John Underwood: Life of an Athlete from Link. For more information, contact the SCAT office via email dchany@sylvaniaschools.org. or call 419/824-8588.