Advanced Learning Center

There’s so much more to learn about the lifestyle of an athlete.  Invite your parents to learn with you. It’s all about lifestyle choices because the choices you make when you’re off the court, field or rink will affect how you perform at practices and in the game.

LoA in Scituate

If you did not receive the LoA brochure from your coach, you can read it here.  It’s a good place to start learning how to live the life of an athlete.
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B=Recovery

What if there was a simple dietary secret to recover from high level training quicker, a secret that could give you the edge over your opponents? Well, there is!
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The 5 C’s of a Team Leader

Coaches look for five qualities when they give someone the responsibilities that come with being a team captain.  Want to know what they are?
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Energy Drinks: Bad News for Athletes

Energy drinks are commonly used by athletes at all levels. The beverage industry has marketed these drinks very aggressively to young athletes. Energy in a bottle?  Don’t believe it and don’t use it.  Find out why. 
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LoA Sleep Manual

This manual, written by John Underwood, the founder of LoA, will help athletes, parents and coaches understand the importance of getting enough “good sleep.”  As John says, “You can make excuses for why you don’t or can’t sleep -- or you can sleep.”  The choice is yours.
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Partying and Performance Don’t Mix

“Remember, when you are partying, somewhere, someone is not partying. And when you meet them, they will beat you.”  Here’s what athletes, their parents and coaches need to know about “recreational drug use.”
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Alcohol and Sleep

Many people associate alcohol with promoting sleep but the effects of alcohol upon chemicals in the brain mean that you are more likely to have a fitful night’s sleep that is far from optimal.
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Caffeine Overdose?

Doctors have warned that “energy drinks” should carry health warnings so young people do not overdose on caffeine. Read before you drink!
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The Captain’s Guide

There is no one right way to be an effective, dynamic Captain. By having an open mind, good communication skills and the ability to self-assess, captains will be well on their way to being successful.
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Power Back Diet

What you put into your body is what you will get out of it! The LoA Power Back Diet provides the information you need achieve optimal performance.
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Athletes and Alcohol

Alcohol is a metabolic poison that crosses all barriers and pathways in the human body, negatively affecting all physiological systems simultaneously.
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Athletics: What’s It All About?

When you think about the purpose of athletics for youth, remember it goes far beyond winning, championships, season records and the scoreboard.
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