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Leadership Team

Student Athletes Leadership Team

The student-athlete leadership team is a committee formed by current student-athletes that provides a forum to discuss issues to be communicated with the department of Athletics and Recreation throughout the year.  Additionally SALT members undertake community engagement opportunities, lead special events, and participate in activities that enhance the overall student-athlete experience. The groupis made up of represenatatives from each of our intercollegiate programs. This opportunity is designed to create an environment that fosters and develops each student-athletes' leadership skills. The program is designed to serve as an experiential learning opportunity for student-athletes while providing a voice in the administration of athletics and recreation-based programming.

Developing Leadership 

The Activities listed below are examples of developing leadership through activities such as...

  • Goal Setting – setting goals in the key areas of your life, not being discouraged by obstacles
  • What is a Role Model and why are they needed? – characteristics, actions, responsibility and accountability
  • Public Speaking – training to develop confidence and effectiveness when speaking in front of a group
  • Challenges of a Role Model – what to expect and how to deal with the challenges
  • Next Level Leadership – how to take your leadership and the team’s performance to the next level
  • Principles of Money Management – developing a plan, budget, discipline, debt, interest, giving, etc.
  • Communication – four different ways people think and communicate and how to relate to each
  • Decision Making – creating a model / process to help make better decisions
  • Etiquette – proper techniques for meeting people and clarity as to how to be comfortable in a formal dining setting
  • Creating your “I Believe” list – developing the principles, values and beliefs that will form who you are and how you conduct your life
  • Time Management – learning how to control your time and prioritize activities
  • Team Dynamics – understanding the key principles necessary to create team chemistry and optimize performance
  • Teamwork – developing the trust, execution, accountability and “mission over me” mindset needed to create a successful team.

Sample Agenda

5:00 – 5:15 Review previous meeting and social time
5:15 – 6:15 Speaker I (breakout discussion & activities)
6:15 – 6:30 Break and social time
6:30 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 Speaker II (breakout discussion / activities)
8:00 – 8:10 Break
8:10 – 8:30 General Group Discussion

2016-2017 Student Athletes Leadership Team