Youth Leadership Development in Sport

Course Details

DATE: June 24th to July 5th 

TIME: After 5pm

DURATION: 2 weeks

VENUE: University of the Southern Caribbean 



RESIDENTAL PACKAGE (10 days): $2,500 TT

Programme Schedule

The programme will run from June 24th to July 5th, meeting Monday to Friday 9:00 to 3:00 pm in a physical classroom at the University of the Southern Caribbean.


The primary objective of a professional development short course in Youth Leadership Development in Sport is to nurture young athletes into confident, ethical, and impactful leaders who positively influence their teams, communities, and society at large. This entails equipping youth participants with the necessary tools and skills to excel both on and off the field or court, fostering personal growth, resilience, and a sense of purpose through leadership experiences in sports. Additionally, the course aims to cultivate a culture of mentorship and role modeling among youth leaders, inspiring their peers to strive for excellence and fulfillment in sports and beyond. Furthermore, the course encourages active community engagement among youth leaders, promoting social responsibility and civic engagement through sports-based initiatives, volunteerism, and outreach efforts.


Individuals and groups invested in promoting positive youth development, nurturing leadership qualities, and enriching the sports experience for young athletes stand to gain significant benefits from engaging in a professional development short course in Youth Leadership Development in Sport. For administrators of youth sports organizations or clubs, the course offers invaluable insights into implementing effective leadership development initiatives within their programs, thereby elevating the overall quality of the sports experience for young participants. Community leaders and organizations committed to youth development can forge partnerships with sports programs to advance leadership development efforts, fostering social responsibility and civic engagement among young athletes. Moreover, youth participants enrolled in the course have the opportunity to cultivate the essential skills, attitudes, and values requisite for becoming confident, ethical, and impactful leaders in their future pursuits, both within and beyond the realm of sports.

Programme Description

Youth Leadership Development in Sport is a hands-on sport-based introductory Leadership Development Course designed to empower youth leaders to use sports as a tool in youth development. It will introduce youth leaders to theories and practices of sports leadership. Key objectives, of this course include helping youth leaders understand youth development, giving youth leaders an understanding of, coaching, inclusiveness, ethics, how sports can promote law among youth and identifying ways in managing conflict and problem solving in sports.

Expected Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to

  1. Define Youth Leadership.
  2. Understand how the psychological aspects of sport impact effective leadership
  3. Explain how youth development is impacted by fair play, integrity, ethics, and sport participation
  4. State ethical issues involved in youth development and participation in sport
  5. Discuss how effective leadership assists with the social regeneration of a community
  6. Describe how youth leadership in sports can mitigate deviant behavior
  7. List ways of fostering inclusion in sports
  8. Apply strategies for resolving conflict in sports
  9. Know techniques for coaching youths

Programme Structure

Week 1: 

  • Youth Leadership and Sport
  • Youth Development through Sport
  • Ethical Issues in Youth Sports Leadership.
  • Techniques For Coaching Youths

Week 2:  

  • Sport the Law and The Youth
  • Developing an Environment of Inclusiveness
  • Problem Solving and Conflict Management
  • Community Participation in Sport

Learn About the Lecturer: Mr. Boyd Gibson

Le-Roy Pierre is the Coordinator of the Sports and Physical Education Department (SPED) at the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC). He is also the Vice President of the Tertiary Sport Association of Trinidad and Tobago (TSATT), with responsibilities for competitions and events. In this regard, he managed Trinidad and Tobago University sports teams at the World University Games hosted by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), in Taiwan (2017) and Italy (2019).
He holds a certificate in Handling Gym and Sport Injuries from NIHERST, a Certificate in Physical Education from the University of the West Indies (UWI) School of Continuing Studies, a Certificate in Personal Training from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a Diploma in Personal Training Instructions from the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, a BSc in Sport Studies with two concentrations, Sport for Development and Sport Management, from the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), and an International Masters in Sport for Development from UTT. He has also completed several short courses with the American Council on Exercise LeRoy has taught courses at the undergraduate level. These courses include Special Activities, Fit and Well, and Community and Environmental Health.
Le-Roy has a passion for health and wellness, and the development and advancement of Sport in Trinidad and Tobago. He has coordinated several wellness initiatives, as well as spearheaded the development and execution of sports in churches, institutions, businesses, and communities. His wealth of knowledge and expertise has led him to develop a comprehensive physical training programme for recovering drug addicts at a drug rehabilitation centre in east Trinidad. Le-Roy has been involved in intervention sessions in secondary schools and continues to use sport as a catalyst for change in young people and communities. He has also been involved in team-building programmes for companies.

Completion Requirements

At least 80% attendance and corresponding participation in class activities, completion of 80% of assignments, and participants will undergo assessments to gauge their understanding of the material and its practical application.

Course Credential

Participants who successfully complete the programme will earn a micro-credential pegged at the CARICOM Qualifications Framework Level 5 and will be issued with a Certificate from the University of the Southern Caribbean indicating the programme title, CQF level, the number of professional development hours and the overall letter grade. They will also be issued with a transcript showing the module completed.

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Option Two – Pay by Online Transfer/Bank Deposit (TTD)

  • RBC Royal Bank Account Number: 1000-040-102-13404
  • Republic Bank Account Number: 3501-594-29201

Option Three - Pay via International Wire Transfer (USD)

  • Beneficiary: University of the Southern Caribbean
  • Beneficiary Address: Maracas Royal Road, St. Joseph
  • Beneficiary Account Number: 1000 180 103 16573
  • Beneficiary Bank Name: RBC Bank T&T Ltd.
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