About the Center for Leadership in Athletics

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

We believe in the power of sport to change people and communities. This power sits in the hands of coaches, researchers, policy-makers, and sport administrators.  Our team at the Center for Leadership in Athletics is a group of educators who seek to support and train leaders that hold the keys to a positive sport experience for all.

"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 of the Center for Leadership in Athletics

Contact Us

University of Washington
Center for Leadership in Athletics
Gilman Building: 4725 30th Avenue NE,
Seattle, WA, 98105

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Testimonials

"The IAL Program is uniquely designed to give you both the classroom foundations as well as the hands-on internship experience in order to best prepare you for a successful career in intercollegiate athletics."

- Cait Haggarty, 2012 IAL alum