Leadership for Athletes

Leadership for Athletes





A powerful course that teaches values, mistakes, and much more. All providing insights to become the leader you want to be.





What you can expect in this course

This course was developed as we identified that the young leaders we were working with, had little knowledge of effective leadership. We compiled our experience, knowledge and strategies to share and develop this course.

This five lesson course dives deep into the characteristics of effective leadership, and the myths and mistakes of leadership. We also guide the students through a self assessment. Effective leaders know where they have to grow as a person and do the work required to achieve the change.

Lastly group dynamics are not taught to the young athletes. It is very difficult to lead a group, even tougher when you don’t understand the perspective and behaviors of others.

We address all of these topics in this course. The result, a more confident athlete who leads themselves and now has the ability to lead others.

Learning Objectives :

To help the student understand the value of character

To share the mistakes of leadership and the affects it can have

To show the student where they need to make improvements and why

To assist the student in developing a personal plan to achieve personal success

To educate the student on the importance of self leadership


Lesson 1 – The Characteristics of Leadership

Character is a word that many know, but few understand. It is the character of a person that makes them valuable.

A leader who will make a difference is one who has respect, trust, patience, and integrity. They must possess and practice these traits within themselves first. Self Leadership is the most effective form of leadership.

An effective leader practices daily using these core characteristics. Once they begin to master these, then they are ready to lead a group.

The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members better.
Tony Dungy

Old School Myths

Lesson 2 – The Myths and Mistakes of Leadership

There are many myths for a young leader to believe. When leadership is bestowed upon you, we use those myths and they can lead to mistakes.

When we make mistakes as a leader, the weight can become unbearable, the pressure too much to handle.

In this lesson we will share what we have learned about leadership that will help you avoid the myths and see the truth.

We need to realize that our path to transformation is through our mistakes. We’re meant to make mistakes, recognize them, and move on to become unlimited.

Stop Doing What Doesn't Work

Lesson 3 – Self Assessment

In this lesson, we will review why it is important to self assess.

If you are not aware of your strengths and weaknesses, how can you improve?

Doing what you have always done is not good enough to get you to where you want to go. It takes personal insights to see what improvements need to be made.

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.

Ernest Hemingway

personal development concept

Lesson 4 – Lead Tyhself

It is time to begin to change. Change is difficult because it is a step into the unknown.

We fear change because it creates doubt, then worry comes and finally fear takes over. We bail out on growth because we it scares the hell out of us.

This process develops trust and self confidence. It allows us to become what we want to be. Once you have completed the task of growth, you can now begin again. You will never be as good as you want to be, that is the beauty of life. We can constantly improve ourselves to new successes and experiences.


I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci


Lesson 5 – Group Dynamics

Leading yourself as you have discovered through this course is a big challenge.

As we finish the course we talk about the challenges of leading a group. There are so many personalities to know, to support and to push.

By now you should be much better at leading yourself and this still needs to be the focus, always.

However, the group will need your character to rub off on them, if you are doing the right things, they to can be held to that standard and it is your job to do it.



I get asked a lot about my legacy. For me, it’s being a good teammate, having the respect of my teammates, having the respect of the coaches and players. That’s important to me.
Peyton Manning

Introductory Video to the course


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Leadership for Athletes


This is an in depth course that looks into what a leader is, does, and believes. This five lesson course will guide the athlete to developing the awareness and characteristics of an effective leader.

Too often young leaders venture into the unknown and it changes their behavior. This can lead to frustration and confusion. Self leadership is the most effective. Knowing themselves and how to improve and change is what will inspire others around them to do the same.

This is an in depth course to give the athletes what they need, insights to what effective and influential leadership consists of.



Personal Coaching and Course


Once the athlete has completed the course, the athlete can personally meet with Bob in a Zoom meeting to review all of the information, to ask questions, and to clarify any issues or confusion.

It is a great way to reinforce the teaching and come up with a detailed action plan that will be developed.

This fee covers the course and the coaching session.



Group Coaching and Course


This option includes the course for 8 participants (6) students and (2) coaches. It includes coaching sessions after each lesson to help the athletes and coaches understand each other and open new doors of communication. It is a great option for coaches to participate with the leadership group.

Each of the lessons content can then be transferred to the rest of the team. The leaders can use the new skills to share with their teams and ensure that each is doing their part. In includes forms and processes the leaders will be able to implement with their teams.

If you are looking for a program that stimulates conversation, that builds trust and respect, an assists in creating solid action plans, then this is the course for you.