Putting Athletes’ Interests First for More Powerful Coaching


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Leadership styles in coaching are as diverse as the coaches themselves, yet a review of the research and coaching literature shows that the most effective coaches adopt an athlete-centered leadership style. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss how successful coaches apply athlete-centered leadership styles such as transformational, servant, and altruistic leadership approaches.

Webinar outline

  • Characteristics and examples of athlete-centered leadership (defining features of athlete-centered leadership and examples of successful coaches who embody this style)
  • Understanding why athlete-centered leadership leads to optimal performance (exploring the science and evidence behind the athlete-centered leadership style)
  • Transformational leadership as a form of athlete-centered leadership (inspiring athletes to embrace and pursue collective team needs and goals)
  • Servant leadership as a form of athlete-centered leadership (modeling ethical and caring behavior, shared-decision making, humility, altruism, and integrity