Captains Academy

Captains Academy

Mission of Captains Academy

To expand our reach and fulfill our mission beyond campus, we created the Captains Academy, a joint effort with the Austin Independent School District (AISD). Captains Academy is a leadership training program designed to equip the captains of boys and girls teams with unique leadership training in connection, goal-setting, mindset, and personal brand building.

Available to any high school team sports captain in the AISD,  500 participants have completed the program to date.

Impact


 

9 out of 10

On a scale from one to 10, with one, with 1 being “Bad Experience” and 10 being “Great Experience,” captains, on average, rated their experience at Captains Academy a nine out of 10.

Lasting Impact

One hundred percent of captains who have attended multiple Captains Academies stated that they have changed their leadership style as a result of the training.

500 Captains

Captains Academy has served more than 500 captains of local high school sports teams.

67%

Sixty-seven percent of athletes reported that they had never been provided leadership training.

Valuable Training

Of those Captains who had attended other, separate leadership trainings, 86 percent stated that Captains Academy was the most valuable leadership training they had attended.

Core Concepts The Foundation of Leadership

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness

Core Values

Core Values

Self-Reflection

Self-Reflection

Modules

Creating Connection

Creating Connection

Our “Creating Connection” module explores the concepts of
mindfulness, self-awareness, self-knowledge, values, beliefs, vulnerability and empathy in the sports context.

Mastering Mindset

Mastering Mindset

Our “Mastering Mindset” module explores the concepts of
growth mindset, grit, rejection and motivation.

Brand Building

Brand Building

Our “Brand Building” module explores the world of social media and the responsibility athletes have to manage their brand.

Goal Process

Goal Process

Our “Goal Process” module is an in-depth look at the structure and practice of goal-setting, planning and achievement. One common practice of the most successful people in the world is goal setting, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it.

Testimonials

Captains Academy
  • It Has Been Outstanding.

    Captains Academy through CSLi has been wonderful over the past three years. Our kids have loved it. They get to interact with their peers. The reason why they like it so much is that they come together with an athlete from another school, and they are not actually in competition for a change. They get a chance to connect on a different level. It's special to be able to form those relationships and bonds around sports and about life. 

    It Has Been Outstanding.
    Leal Anderson
    District Athletic Director
    Austin Independent School District
  • I look at Leadership Differently

    I really appreciate UT inviting us to Captains Academy to be around all of these really talented athletes and learn how to not only look at sports, but life, differently. 

    I look at Leadership Differently
    Student
    McCallum High School
  • I Would Recommend Captains Academy

    Captains Academy helped me become a better leader, not only on my team, but in the community. I'll never forget learning how to be an empathetic leader at Captains Academy.

    I Would Recommend Captains Academy
    Student
    Akins High School

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