Sports Leadership Summit with Amy Long

Looking to develop your athletes into world-class leaders both on and off the playing fields?

Our highly engaging and interactive Sports Leadership Summit teaches your athletes the sports leadership skills and strategies necessary to be strong and effective leaders for your team.

Based on our work with over 30 National Championship teams at Notre Dame, Illinois, Michigan, Stanford, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, Arkansas, and several others across the nation, your athletes will learn what it takes to effectively lead themselves and their teammates to championships.

The 75-minute Sports Leadership Summit is an inspiring and interactive workshop designed for the emerging and existing student-athlete leaders at the high school, junior high, or club level. The program also includes a dedicated 75-minute workshop for coaches on how best to develop, select, and partner with team captains and leaders.

The Sports Leadership Summit makes a great way to kick off a new school year and/or sport season. Further, you can reinforce and extend the lessons from the Leadership Summit through our Team Captain's Leadership Manual and provide your leaders with ongoing leadership development throughout the year.


- become an effective Leader by Example and Vocal Leader

- inspire teammates to work hard, overcome obstacles, and stay focused

- lead your team effectively under pressure, adversity, and stress

- pinpoint their specific sports leadership strengths and areas to improve

- become an effective leader that coaches respect and teammates trust


"I can clearly see the impact of this leadership program on our leaders on and off the field."

ANSON DORRANCE, North Carolina Women's Soccer Coach, 21-time National Champions

"Lessons I learned from this program not only made me a better leader on the field but also helped prepare me for the corporate world."

KARA CANNIZARRO, Women's Lacrosse National Player of the Year, National Champion

"This innovative program has had a tremendous impact on our student-athletes. I've been in the business for 30 years and what the Janssen Sports Leadership Center does is the best program out there. You will see a change in student-athletes in terms of leadership on the field, in the classroom, and everywhere esle."

JEFF LONG, Inaugural College Football Playoff Selection Committee Chairperson


"The workshop really opened my eyes about what leadership is supposed to be like on your team, in the classroom, and anywhere else. I thought that this was the best workshop."

"Very insightful. Very high tempo and exciting to listen to. I used the examples to evaluate my strengths and weaknesses as a leader and person in general. It was great!"

"Being a sophomore, this was a very helpful workshop for me that gave me a better understanding of what it means to be a leader and ideas for being a future captain."

"I loved everything about the program! It was incredible! It was immensely helpful and I feel we will all benefit because of it."


To learn more about hosting a Sports Leadership Summit for your school or club team, contact Amy Long today at [email protected] or 419-704-2405.


AMY LONG serves as the head women’s lacrosse coach and assistant athletic director at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She has been at Saint Mary’s College since 2012 when she was hired to start the women’s lacrosse program. With the opportunity to build a program from the ground up, Long focused on establishing a strong team culture and developing effective leaders using resources from the Janssen Sports Leadership Center.

With this focus, the Saint Mary’s lacrosse program reached new levels of success each season and in the program’s sixth season, the team earned its first conference regular season championship. In 2021, the program repeated as conference regular season champions and won their first conference tournament to earn the opportunity to compete in the NCAA Tournament. Student-athletes under Long’s direction have earned IWLCA All-Region honors five times, MIAA Player of the Year honors four times, and All-MIAA honors 25 times. Saint Mary’s has earned IWLCA Academic Honor Squad status each year in program history.

Long serves as a National Trainer with the USA Lacrosse Coach Development Program. She leads in-person and virtual clinics required to earn USA Lacrosse coach certifications. She is a lifelong learner always pursuing opportunities to learn, teach, and grow. Long has coached at the middle school, high school, and college levels and enjoys officiating lacrosse at the youth and high school levels.

Long is a 2009 graduate of the University of Toledo. She was a double major in marketing and professional sales and graduated with a bachelor of business administration. In August 2012, she completed her master of arts degree with a concentration in organizational leadership from Siena Heights University. Long completed her master of business administration with a concentration in management at Saint Xavier University in 2016.


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