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College athletes who earn scholarships have either part or all tuition, meals, room and board paid for. Athletes also bring a lot of money into colleges (especially the major sports). Question: Should college athletes receive a salary in addition to their scholarship, and if so how much?
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    Highschoolsportsleader.com is THE SITE To Train and Develop Effective High School Team Leaders and Captains

    Too often Team Leaders are elected or selected and given little or no training to be effective leaders. We can't expect athletes to do a great job without providing the skills and strategies necessary to lead their team. Highschoolsportsleader.com was created to take the guess work out of being a Team Leader/Captain. The site is packed with:


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    By applying the information from this site, students will go from being a Potential Leader to a Powerful and Effective Leader. Highschoolsportsleader.com is an essential asset for training and developing high school team captains throughout the United States.


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    Featured Resources
    Interactive Interview / Three Secrets to Building a Championship TeamInteractive Interview / Three Secrets to Building a Championship Team
    Ed Gerety
    "Three Secrets to Building a Championship Team" with Ed Gerety. Ed is one of the best youth speakers in America. He is known for sharing practical advice to help us reach our potential. Listen as he shares the "ins" and "outs" of developing a great team. . . . more details

    Gum ActivityGum Activity
    What are some reasons why a team leader may start strong and then lose their commitment? What can happen to a team leader who gives an initial burst of energy and then quickly loses their drive? This activity will challenge students to take the "extra step" to become strong powerful leaders. . . . more details

    Audio Interview / The Magic of ActivitiesAudio Interview / The Magic of Activities
    Bill Cordes
    Group activities can be a fun way to teach valuable leadership lessons and to create unity within a team. Bill Cordes has been working with youth groups across the country for over 20 years. In this interview he shares with Craig some of his insights on bringing out the magic in a group activity.

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    Take the Personal Evaluation SurveyTake the Personal Evaluation Survey
    Craig Hillier
    Before anyone becomes a team captain, it's important to evaluate yourself on the qualities athletic directors, coaches, and teammates view as vital. . . . more details

    Avoid the Top 10 Mistakes Made by Team Captains
    Craig Hillier
    I received an e-mail from recently from a potential captain who posed an intriguing question. "What are the top mistakes captains make?" After pondering this excellent question, I compiled a list. While the list could certainly be longer, future captains will improve the odds of a great season by avoiding these 10 mistakes... . . . more details

    Interactive Interview / The Four "C's" of Leadership for NewsletterInteractive Interview / The Four "C's" of Leadership for Newsletter
    Karl Mecklenburg
    Karl Mecklenburg, a twelve year veteran in the NFL, will share his four C's of leadership. This is your chance to listen to a former all pro team captain share insights on leading a team to a season of significance. In Part one Karl and Craig discuss the first of his four C's, Community, and the role of a team leader in building and maintaining it. . . . more details

    Captain to Coach Questionnaire
    When team captains and coaches establish a strong working relationship, the odds of creating a season of significance increase dramatically. But strong working relationships are just that: they're work. They don't happen by accident. By having team captains invest the time to cover these six vital questions with their head coach before the season begins, coaches and captains will build the framework for an outstanding season. . . . more details


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    Interactive Interview / Comparing Leadership StylesInteractive Interview / Comparing Leadership Styles
    Liz Podominick
    In the Spring of 2012 Craig had a chance to sit down with former collegiate athlete and Olympic hopeful Liz Podominick. Liz considers herself a "lead by example" leader. She and Craig discus how this style may conflict and complement the"vocal leader." . . . more details

    Avoid the Top 10 Mistakes Made by Team Captains
    Craig Hillier
    I received an e-mail from recently from a potential captain who posed an intriguing question. "What are the top mistakes captains make?" After pondering this excellent question, I compiled a list. While the list could certainly be longer, future captains will improve the odds of a great season by avoiding these 10 mistakes... . . . more details

    Interactive Interview / Dealing With DramaInteractive Interview / Dealing With Drama
    Jill Esplin
    Drama is a part of everyday life. Learning to deal with the drama created by the relationships in life begins with being true to yourself. This will help leaders avoid drama and in turn build stronger interpersonal connections. Listen to inspirational speaker Jill Esplin talk to Craig about dealing with life's drama. . . . more details

    Interactive Interview / Nice BikeInteractive Interview / Nice Bike
    Mark Scharenbroich
    Master motivator and leadership expert Mark Scharenbroich will share his "Nice Bike" formula to help team leaders and captains make meaningful connections on the road to life. Leaders who master this formula will become better communicators and magnets to others. . . . more details

    Interactive Interview / Work EthicInteractive Interview / Work Ethic
    Keith Nord
    The odds are against an undrafted free agent making an NFL roster. In 1979 Keith Nord not only made the roster, but played 7 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. Having a consistent work ethic can help any of us reach our goals in life. Keith shares his ideas about the importance of work ethic with Craig in this interview. . . . more details

    Article / Working Through a "Short" in CommunicationArticle / Working Through a "Short" in Communication
    Craig Hillier
    A "short" happens in a power cord when two or more wires get pinched. Sometimes jiggling the cord is a temporary solution. Unfortunately, the jiggle isn't a long term solution and you eventually have to fix the cord or replace the appliance. At times, team captains can have a "short" in communication with each other. . . . more details

    Interactive Video/The Nine Key Qualities For Effective LeadershipInteractive Video/The Nine Key Qualities For Effective Leadership
    Craig Hillier
    If you are wondering what qualities team members, coaches and athletic directors are looking for in their team captains, take a few minutes to watch a new set of interviews with Craig Hillier. . . . more details

    Interactive Interview / The Four "C's" of LeadershipInteractive Interview / The Four "C's" of Leadership
    Karl Mecklenburg
    Karl Mecklenburg, a twelve year veteran in the NFL, will share his four C's of leadership. This is your chance to listen to a former all pro team captain share insights on leading a team to a season of significance. In Part one Karl and Craig discuss the first of his four C's, Community, and the role of a team leader in building and maintaining it. . . . more details


    Take The Team Dynamics EvaluationTake The Team Dynamics Evaluation
    The T.E.A.M. Dynamics personality profile is designed to give you additional insight on your leadership style. You will explore your strengths, challenge areas, communication approach, conflict management tendencies and areas to be aware of as you work with a team.
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