The Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation cultivates character development, leadership skills & long-term welfare of athletes and coaches.
CSLi has crafted a one of a kind curriculum on leadership, financial literacy and sound decision making. “Gameplan for Winning at Life,” a three-hour course, is offered to all students at the University of Texas. Every freshman student-athlete takes the course during their first semester at the university.
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES
CSLi’s leadership programs for high school athletes seek to empower and equip young people to contribute to society, during and after their careers in athletics. CSLi is committed to building better leaders.
HIGH SCHOOL COACHES
Since May 2016, CSLi has hosted more than 50 coaches from across the state of Texas for the one-day CLEAT certification program. CLEAT teaches coaches to cultivate leadership and strong character traits in their student-athletes. CLEAT is now offered in an online format, found here.
HOW WE TEACH
CSLi's unique approach to leadership training brings the ability to impact and develop large groups of athletes in a small and engaging context. Prior to training the athletes, the CSLi team will introduce the coaching staff to the leadership concepts that are paramount in our program. During the athletes’ training, team coaches will work with small groups of athletes on the topics of that session. Every session will follow the framework to the right.