Emerging Leaders in Sport – On-field

This course has been designed specifically for young athletes with the aim of inspiring improved leadership on the field of play in their chosen sport. This course is the perfect addition for your school’s athlete development program, regional and metro sports academies or even local clubs.

The course will raise young athletes awareness of themselves and their leadership capacity, whilst challenging them to put theoretical concepts into action within their sporting environments. With the help of teachers or coaches young athletes will also be prompted to reflect on their performance, celebrate their successes and identify areas they wish to improve.

Created by Damian Hecker
Last updated 10/2019


  • 7 lessons
  • 54 individual learning topics
  • Over 2 hours of learning videos
  • Success Criteria and Leadership Guidebook
  • Quizzes, self-assessments and group activities
What you'll learn
  • How to be an effective leader on the field of play
  • The 4 C's of Effective Leadership
  • How to develop self-awareness
  • How to improve your communication skills
  • The traits of a high performing team
  • How to influence performance
  • You Tube access, internet connectivity and 1:1 device access (ideal)
  • Teacher or coach engagement and support
  • 4 - 6 hours of online learning time
  • Opportunities to apply learning into the sporting environment
  • Students require a working email address to set up their account. If your students don't have an email address, don't worry - we can manually set these up for a small admin fee
Student feedback


Using Jean Cote and Wade Gilbert’s research into effective sports coaching as inspiration, we have developed this and all of our courses around the 4 C’s of effective leadership – Competence, Confidence, Character, Connectedness. Throughout the course learners will work through individual topics, each associated with one or more of the 4 C’s in order to develop a skill set to be an effective on-field leader.

With wisdom being shared from coaches and athletes who have performed on the international stage to experienced semi-pro players student-athletes will have access to a treasure trove of information, all delivered in short video pieces. Throughout the course students will be encouraged to self-assess in various areas as well as apply their learning into the sporting environment. Along the way they will also have their knowledge tested with various quizzes and activities in their leadership guidebook.

By the end of the course you can reasonably expect that your students are more competent and confident, have a deeper understanding of their character and are more connected within their sporting environment.