Student-Athlete Resources

Student-Athlete Leadership Workshops

The Haverford College athletic department partners with Strive: How You Lead Matters to provide exceptional, comprehensive leadership training to all student-athletes. Strive's workshops which are grounded in a research-based, customizable curriculum are delivered by engaging and seasoned facilitators with collegiate athletic and education backgrounds.  Through intentional programming, student-athletes tackle concepts of leadership styles, motivation, culture creation, and empathy. Student athletes leave with an increased sense of intrapersonal and interpersonal awareness that allows them to compete at a high level while also serving as more effective players, teammates, captains, and members of the campus community.


Presentations to Student-Athletes


Captains October 2, 2016
October 23, 2016
November 20, 2016
January 11, 2017
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (All Teams)
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (All Teams)
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (All Teams)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Winter Teams; Mid-Season Follow-Up)

Teams August 23, 2016
October 22, 2016
February 4, 2017 
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Fall Teams)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Winter Teams)
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Spring Teams)


Teams: Conscious Culture Creation

  • Introduction to leadership styles and their impact on team dynamic
  • Creating and maintaining team culture
  • Dispelling of leadership myths that hamper the development and intentional growth
  • Focus on intrapersonal development and self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses
  • Development of skill based leadership improvement plan
  • Identify communication styles within self and teammates and develop strategies for communication
  • Accountability and conflict resolution across the team

Captains: Goals and Content

  • Creation of a captain’s action plan for intentional team leadership
  • Identify communication styles within self and teammates and develop strategies for communication
  • Discuss intentionality surrounding team culture and how to reinforce desired vision
  • Strategies for accountability, assertiveness, and peer to peer conflict resolution
  • Create peer network of support for challenging moments requiring situational leadership