This course focuses on the leadership process as a combination of leaders, followers and context. Student‐athletes become aware of the intricacies of group dynamics and team culture. They learn to adapt to changing environments and apply their leadership skills to sports, school, and extracurricular life. Learned motivational techniques support the development of the student-athletes as they evolve into effective leaders and team players.
At the Summer Academy, in addition to our group College Counseling seminars and one-on-one College Counseling, all student-athletes take at least one leadership class and one sports psychology class every day. All classes meet for one hour daily.
Created and refined by career educators, the research-based Leadership and Sports Psychology curriculum applies unique and cutting edge techniques for teaching high school students-athletes. Our classrooms are interactive and our teachers are dynamic and engaging. The Summer Academy opens with a leadership forum that introduces athletes to leadership styles and theory that are central to their development. Student-athletes are challenged to consider how they will highlight their leadership strengths and improve upon their leadership weaknesses over the nine days and beyond.
In addition to the coursework outlined below, the entire Summer Academy community gathers each evening to participate in an interactive leadership seminar where a specific leadership theme is dissected. Through the evening seminars, the coursework and on-field/court discussions, SportsChallenge provides student-athletes with specific leadership tools thus enabling them to return home and effectively lead their teams, schools and overall communities.
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