The Center for Leadership in Athletics develops effective
leaders and leadership practices, that maximize the positive,
educational impact of athletics.

"The Center for Leadership in Athletics is rooted in the idea that effective leadership is essential within all roles of an athletics enterprise to ensure the positive impact sports can have on students and community. In the spirit of this idea, we serve to enrich educational experiences through the development of leaders engaged at the intersection of athletics and education."

- Sara Lopez
Director, Center for Leadership in Athletics
Professional Development Community
Partnerships & Outreach
Research Academic Programs

Designs and delivers timely workshops and seminars that sharpen the skills of athletic leaders.

Supports the success of community-based organizations that educate and develop youth through athletics.

Conducts and disseminates research focused on improving the every-day practice of leaders.

Delivers cutting-edge academic programs that prepare athletic leaders.

NASSS Conference in Portland
Five representatives of the Center to present at this annual event. Learn more!
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Recap: Our Youth Sports Fall Summit Was A Success!
On a dark, misty morning on Wednesday, October 9, 2014, about fifty local leaders in youth sports walked down the stone pathways at UW’s...
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Join the Center at ASHE 2014 in Washington, DC
Learn more about this year's pre-conference event!
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IAL Alumni Spotlight: Matt McKay
The CLA caught up with IAL alumnus Matt McKay, recently hired by the Charlotte Hornets.
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