Peak Performance: Student Athlete Prevention Program for Coaches & Parents

Thursday, February 24th 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Peak Performance: Student Athlete Prevention Program for Coaches & Parents

There are approximately 7.6 million high school athletes in the U.S. The competitive dynamic has increased stress and performance anxiety for student athletes, as well as a willingness to do whatever it takes to gain a competitive edge. Of those 7.6 million, only 6% will get the chance to play at the college level. To address this challenge, Caron’s Education Department developed the Peak Performance Program, a program for student athletes, and the Peak Performance Program for Coaches and Parents of Athletes.

This one-hour program includes the following topics:

  • Explanation of the unique risk factors that make athletes more vulnerable to substance abuse than non-athletes.
  • Scope of substance abuse for athletes.
  • The impact of commonly abused substances on athletes and the effect on performance..
  • Ways to maintain peak performance without the use of substances throughout the season so that both personal and team goals can be achieved.


Russ Kline, MSW, HSV Student Assistance Specialist Russ Kline, MSW, HSV is currently a Student Assistance Specialist at Caron Treatment Center where he spends much of his working with college-age students and delivering Caron’s Peak Performance: Substance Use Prevention and Education program. Prior to joining Caron in 2018, Russ worked as a social worker for various child serving agencies in Pennsylvania, and most recently as a school social worker for the Conrad Weiser School District. Russ also served as the Conrad Weiser School District Athletic Director for four years, and has over 30 years of coaching experience.

This event is specifically for Lehigh County residents.

For more information or questions, please contact Mallory Henry at

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