The mission of the NCAA is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the campus educational program and the student-athlete as an integral part of the student body. With this in mind, the Student-Athlete Development/Life Skills 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.
During the 2006-07 academic year, Liberty University’s Academic Affairs for Athletics Department launched the Flames ALL Teams Competition. In this challenge, athletic teams competed against one another and earned points based on participation as well as accomplishments in Academic Excellence, Athletic Performance, Personal & Team Enhancement and SAAC Communication.
Student-Athlete Development/Life Skills also designs workshops and seminars each year for student-athletes, which focus on academics, personal awareness, career planning, diversity training and financial responsibility.
Additionally, Student-Athlete Development/Life Skills encourages student-athletes’ involvement in numerous community service outreach events throughout the year.
All questions regarding Student-Athlete Development/Life Skills can be addressed to Jennifer Burris at firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 592-6921.