Athletic Leadership Institute (ALI)
The Athletic Leadership Institute (ALI) was formed in 2004,
under the guidance of former Director of Athletics Duane Aagaard. At its core,
ALI is designed to help develop student athletes into prosperous leaders on and
off the field.
ALI is also a student led initiative. SEU student athletes help organize and maintain the integrity of the institute by overseeing the discipleship process and managing ALI's two committees.
ALI's two committees are Christian Service and Social Events.
1. CHRISTIAN SERVICE
Mission Statement: The Christian Service Committee exists to create opportunities where student athletes can serve their local communities, demonstrating Christ-like servant leadership.
Vision: We believe Christian Service Projects teach servant leadership, where the student athlete learns to place God first, others second, while serving and becoming third. This is where true discipleship takes place, while our greater community also benefits from this service. We believe the SEU Athletics Department must be a beacon within the local community.
Events: The ALI has participated in Christian Service projects which includes; Homeless outreach, hurricane relief, Give Kids the World, InsideOut Youth Adventures, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Florida Baptist Children's Home, Lighthouse Ministries, the First Tee of Lakeland, and numerous events with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
2. SOCIAL EVENTS
Mission Statement: The Social Events Committee is designed to foster community among student athletes, by providing a variety of events in which relationships can be created in order to build a unified body of student athletes.
Vision: The Social Events Committee is designed to create a family atmosphere within the athletics department, rather than a department full of individual teams.
Events: Some examples of social events are 70's Skate Night, Monster Mash, Jock Jams, our annual Christmas Party, Lake House Boating and BBQ, and Finals Study Break at Coffee Shop.