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



Sunday, August 27, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Sunday, January 28, 2018

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Fall Captains)
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. (All Captains)
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Winter Captains)
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Spring Captains)
Teams Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Saturday, February 3, 2018
8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. (Fall Teams)
8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. (Winter Teams)
7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. (Spring Teams)
First Years Sunday, September 10, 2017 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. (All Teams)
  Sunday, February 11, 2017 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Foundations of leadership & Know Thyself)


Teams: Sewing accountability into team culture

  • Accountability. What does it mean? What does it look like? What makes it so challenging?
  • When accountability is embedded into a team culture:
    • Feedback is never taken personally
    • Difficult conversations are embraced
    • Conflict is managed early (player to player, player to coach)
    • Everyone has a voice and all voices are valued and respected
    • Fear aside, teammates feel free to hold each other to high expectations and standards

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

First Years: Foundations of Leadership

  • Dispelling Myths of Leadership
  • Followership
  • Growth Mindset
  • Mistake Ritual

First Years: Know Thyself

  • Indentifying what matters most as a student-athlete
  • Indentifying strengths, weaknesses, and styles