Trinity Athletes Participate In Sportsmanship Workshop

Approximately 80 Student-athlete Leaders Attend Velocity Performance’s Victory Academy Program
Cody Savonen and Oliver Murphy and men's ice hockey junior Ethan Holdaway
Trinity soccer juniors Cody Savonen and Oliver Murphy and men's ice hockey junior Ethan Holdaway (from left to right)

Hartford, Connecticut, November 15, 2015 - The Trinity College varsity sport captains and Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) members took part in a two-hour, interactive sportsmanship workshop on Thursday night.  The program was part of Velocity Performance's Victory Academy program and consisted of sportsmanship exercises, self assessments, and the development of a sportsmanship action plan for the College's athletic department.

“Velocity Performance’s Victory Academy provided us with the opportunity to gather approximately 80 student-athlete leaders, including captains, emerging leaders, and SAAC representatives for some valuable training around sportsmanship and leadership in this area, " said Trinity Assistant Athletic Director Kristen Noone.  "The facilitators led an interactive workshop, which helped our student leaders to develop ideas and plans to bring back to their respective teams.  This program, sponsored by the Trinity Athletic Department, NESCAC, and NCAA fit well with our core mission of educating and developing students for life through sport.”

The Victory Academy delivers hands-on, experiential leadership programs for students, athletes, coaches and administrators at many of the world’s most prestigious colleges, universities, prep schools and high schools. Velocity Performance delivers results-oriented training programs, high-value consulting and targeted executive coaching to many of the world’s leading companies, small and medium businesses, and non-profits.

“Every day 10,000 baby boomers retire, taking with them 350,000 years of experience," says Velocity Performance Associate Partner Amanda Rogers.  "This leaves a tremendous leadership void. Through the Victory Academy and the vision of schools like Trinity College, we have been able to offer programs that drive success for student-athletes on the field, and also provide the tools for success on the field of life. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a prestigious school like Trinity.”

"The sportsmanship/leadership workshop run by Victory Academy was a valuable experience because it fostered an environment where the athletic leaders on campus had to assess our strengths and weaknesses and determine how those attributes impacted existing team dynamics," said sophomore Cara Daly who plays field hockey for the Bantams. "The workshop forced me to articulate my role on my team and showed me the importance of holding myself more accountable for my actions on and off the field."