Student-Athlete Leadership

SALB Mission Statement:

The Student Athlete Leadership Board works to unite the Dulaney community through our passion for athletics and rally support from the student body.

About SALB

Created in 2013 by Athletic Director Rich Reed, the Student Athlete Leadership Board has added additional energy and enthusiasm to Dulaney Athletics and its tradition of success. Student-athletes are nominated by their coaches for exemplifying qualities of leadership on their teams and in the classroom. The Student Athlete Leadership Board’s membership has grown to over 100 dedicated student-athletes from each team who all serve as pristine examples of what being a Dulaney Lion is all about.

SALB works to unite the community through passion for athletics and rally support from the student body. While the general assembly consists of over 100 members, SALB has a more concrete board of 18 members that represents underclassmen and upperclassmen. The board coordinates spirit events and creates a forum for student athletes to voice their concerns or opinions about things occurring in the athletic department.

Among the board’s greatest achievements would be getting the One Love Foundation involved within the school. The Foundation works to educated young people on the warning signs of abusive relationships. It offers a 90-minute workshop, which effectively relates to young people while at the same time providing a substantial education on the warning signs of unhealthy relationships. The board organized a workshop that was open for any SALB members to attend this past fall.

Additionally, the board holds monthly leadership meetings that all members are required to attend. Coaches in the athletics department sign up for a date to come and speak to SALB regarding a specific characteristic of leadership they find important. The coaches make the meetings consistently hands on and engaging.

Although SALB membership does not include the entire 1,300 student-athlete population at Dulaney, those who have been chosen to be apart of it are clear leaders who are actively engaged in the community and have proven to be excellent example to others.

How To Apply:

Each year the SALB evolves due to its larger membership and following.  During this time period the application process has changed year to year based upon each year's involvement.  Currently, all members are to apply online (click here) to be a part of the General Membership.  If the membership link is closed, all late applicants must reach out to the SALB Presidents and inquire about joining. All Board positions need to be in place in May of the previous year.  To be a Board Member, you simply need to apply once it is announced in April alongside the General Membership.  Team Representatives (new to 17-18) are selected by the Presidents during the summer with the guidance of the Director of Athletics.  

Meetings and Involvement:

SALB Presidents meet frequently with the Dulaney Athletic Leadership Board and the Director of Athletics to be heard about all of the SALB initiatives and concerns.  They work hand in hand on school leadership opportunities.  

Board Members meet monthly, privately, to discuss agenda items for the upcoming month's school's events. Meeting dates are determined by the Presidents of SALB.

Team Representatives meet monthly to go through a leadership workshop and information session via a new coaching staff or faculty member.  During these meetings, the Team Representatives are to take what the learned and apply them to their individual teams alongside their Head Coach and Team Captains.  They also serve as liaisons for information to be passed to teams from the Board Members of SALB, Dulaney Athletic Leadership Board and the Director of Athletics.  

General Membership meet quarterly to actively engage in a leadership presentation, guest speaker or teamwork activity.  Due to the large size of SALB, this is done strategically so that all members can be actively involved yet not miss numerous practices, games, etc.  

Each year the mission and philosophy change slightly based upon the SALB Leadership to fit the needs of all the Student-Athletes at Dulaney High School.  

Casey O'Grady and Mark Bonner

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