"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
This quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson expresses the essence of this leadership course in which students will learn how to inspire, motivate and build community through athletics and sport. This course is ideal for students who are looking for potential careers in physical education, personal training, coaching, advertising/marketing, sports broadcasting or in recreation. Participants in this course will work collaboratively with WGSS coaches to promote, encourage, and support the school’s various athletic teams, as well, as to mentor younger WGSS athletes both academically and socially. The overarching goal of this course is to provide an avenue in which students can make a positive difference in their school and community. Students will have the opportunity to discover their leadership potential and learn how to effectively utilize their leadership skills in different settings including: organizing and participating in intramurals, setting up staff versus student games, promoting WGSS athletics in the community, coordinating Gator Nation fundraisers, creating and maintaining a WGSS athletic website, and creating fanfare for various sporting events. Students will have freedom to develop and carry out their own initiatives as well. Partaking in this course may allow students to fulfill their thirty volunteers hours required for Grad Transition.