• The 3L program is designed to keep in mind the demanding schedule of scholar athletes.

Living Lives of Leadership

The Living Lives of Leadership program (3L) is targeted at scholar athletes on varsity teams. The program supports student efforts to effectively lead on and off the field. We teach students a number of topics, leadership concepts, and frameworks that they can explore not only in the program, but also in all aspects of their life. The program is designed keeping in mind the demanding schedule of student athletes.

Each semester coaches select one member of their team to participate in the program. Typically coaches selected captains or probable future captains for this honor, with the belief that these students could have the most impact on the leadership culture of the team. Participants share what they learned with teammates by practicing the new ideas and/or sharing materials.

Our goals for 3L participants are: 

  • To become more self-aware and better understand how they can most effectively lead the team, given their particular personality and strengths;
  • To be familiar with the characteristics of highly effective teams and know strategies to help their team move in this direction; 
  • To recognize the pitfalls of leadership and how to overcome them;
  • To increase their awareness of campus resources to support your leadership efforts; and
  • To develop relationships with a peer group of athlete leaders who can provide useful feedback and support.