The Human Performance Project

Youth & Student Programs

Youth Leadership Development,
Choosing Awesome

“Our partnership with APS has been an integral part of the success of our local prevention programming. Their ability to reach and connect with audiences of all ages on subjects ranging from the negative impacts of drugs and alcohol on human performance and youth brain development, to communication, teamwork, and leadership, makes APS an invaluable asset to our community – and they get prevention, which is a rarity.”
– JENNIFER M., Stanislaus County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services

High school students across the nation have proven to us that, given effective tools and good information, they will make good choices. They care about being awesome. Our job is to show them what they can be, and to equip them with the resources to do so.

Our Youth Development programs, delivered in conjunction with John Underwood’s Life of an Athlete/Athlete Committed curriculum have been successfully implemented in hundreds of high schools across America.

Our prevention model is human performance-based and focuses on educating students on the physiological effects of poor lifestyle choices and the specific ways in which these choices directly impact their ability to perform on the sports field, on the stage, in the classroom and, ultimately, in life.

Our team has been working hard with preventionists, administrators, coaches and students across the country to implement and sustain effective youth development and substance abuse prevention programs, focusing on the following key areas:
Physical Organizational Mental
  • Life of an Athlete: Human Performance Program
  • Discipline, Commitment, and Individual Responsibility
  • Making the Right Choices
  • The Impact of Physiology on Leadership Performance
  • Leading By Example
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Peer Counseling
Team Dynamics
  • Establishing Identity
  • "Bigger Than Yourself"
  • Creating Accountability
  • Communication & Problem Solving
  • Teambuilding Physical Training
  • Communication Exercises
contact us Get aps’s training & Development programs into your school or youth group today

APS in Action

A case study in the power of Life of an Athlete + Applied Performance Sciences
APS with Mississippi State
APS with Mississippi State