Butte Cares Inc. is sponsoring the “Life of an Athlete Conference” next week in Butte.
The conference will focus on the potential of an athlete by emphasizing both the negatives of engaging in activities that are detrimental to their goals and the positives of a chemical-free performance in all areas of life.
The program, which is billed a much more just another drug and alcohol program, emphasizes the importance of getting enough sleep, eating the proper foods and focusing on leadership development, lessons appropriate and essential for all youth, coaches, parents and administrators.
Program founder and internationally renowned speaker and sports scientists John Underwood will be in town Tuesday and Wednesday, March 11-12.
The conference is free of charge at the Butte High School auditorium, and students from Butte High and Butte Central are welcome to attend.
Tuesday’s schedule includes a coaches clinic from 9 to 11 a.m., an administrators presentation from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and a community presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday’s slate will focus on the athletes from 9 to 10:15 a.m. After lunch, the program will include athletes and student leaders from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pat Prendergast of Butte Cares Inc., says the presentation is a must for all parents, athletes, coaches and administrators.
For more information, go to buttecares.org or lifeofanathlete.us. Watch the the short video’s below for a small taste of the presentations from Underwood, who contends that one time getting drunk basically wastes 14 days of training for an athlete.