ERIC Number: ED435366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program.
National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, IN.
This brochure describes the Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success (CHAMPS)/Life Skills program that was launched by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 1994. The program was created to support the student development initiatives of its member institutions and to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience within the university setting. The NCAA provides institutions participating in the program with instructional materials and resources that support student-athletes' development in academics, athletics, personal life, career, and community service. Participating institutions can attend orientations and conferences designed to enhance the academic, personal, as well as athletic development of student-athletes. As of July 1999, there were 293 participating institutions in the CHAMPS/Life Skills program, 109 of which were Division I-A colleges. Sections of the report cover: history of the program, a description of the program, resources available, development opportunities, starting a program, instructional resources, a list of participating institutions by division status, and the application process. (JM)
Descriptors: Athletes, College Athletics, College Programs, College Students, Daily Living Skills, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Student College Relationship, Student Development
CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, NCAA Education Outreach, P.O. Box 6222, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6222. Tel: 317-917-6222; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Support Staff
Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, IN.