Athlete Awareness

Athlete Awareness

This curriculum is designed to increase athletes’ awareness of how marijuana use affects their athletic performance, mental capacity and stock as an athlete.

 


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Description

Marijuana Education Initiative Athlete Awareness Presentation

Target Audience: Middle- and high-school-aged student athletes

Administration: This curriculum is intended to be facilitated in an academic or youth services setting by a coach or instructor who has been trained by an MEI facilitator.

OBJECTIVES:

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how marijuana affects athletic performance
  • Identify athletes who have been affected by their marijuana use
  • Identify the effects marijuana has on the body and brain
  • Understand the risks associated with marijuana use
  • Understand how marijuana works in the brain
  • Understand how state-based learning affects athletic performance
  • Understand how neurotransmitters and receivers work in the brain

At the completion of this program, participates will know:

  • How THC mimics anandamide and how each works in the brain
  • Specific details about the risks associated with marijuana use, particularly youth use
  • The impacts marijuana use has on the brain
  • The impacts marijuana use has on athletic performance

PROGRAM DETAILS:

  • A 45-minute engaging PowerPoint presentation covering the following areas of knowledge:
  • Marijuana and the brain
  • Marijuana and the body
  • State-dependent learning/marijuana and memory
  • Athletes who have been affected by their marijuana use
  • Web-based PowerPoint delivery
  • Lessons align with SEL programing and competency areas

Purchase grants one user, individual use of course materials for a period of one year from date of purchase. This contract is extendable. Multi-year discounts available, contact us for details.

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