The Coach's Playbook Against Drugs
Pledge To Beat Drugs

Coaches and athletes all across the country can make a written commitment to take steps that will throw drugs and alcohol for a loss. The pledges below can be copied, modified, or used as samples to fit the needs of your team and school. Think creatively about how best to use these pledges. Signed pledges could be displayed in your school's main office or library. Teams and organizations could require the pledge as a precondition to playing or managing a sport. Neighboring schools might conduct a contest to see which could secure the greatest number of signed student, coach, or even parent, pledges. Talk to school administrators, parents, and community officials about how to monitor adherence to pledges and what consequences should result if players or coaches break their pledges. Generate interest in the pledges by placing an article in your school newspaper or PTA newsletter.