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.
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.
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.
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.