Why Leadership Is Important

Special guest blog written by NFL Linebacker and Lead ‘Em Up Ambassador Lorenzo Alexander Throughout my athletic career, leadership has always been an important aspect of every team I’ve ever been on, starting at around eleven or twelve years of age. Around that time is when sports became more competitive and certain guys started being[…]

How To Effectively Communicate as a Coach

Effective leaders are effective communicators. Great coaches and leaders understand it’s not about what they know. Rather, it’s about how they communicate to empower those lead to achieve at a high level. Communication is key in all aspects of life, and certainly in sports. The quality of our relationships are determined by the quality of[…]

Do Coaches Play Favorites?

Lead ‘Em Up is currently being featured in a leadership blog series at PGCbasketball.com consisting of monthly blogs from the staff at Lead ‘Em Up.  ____________________________________________________________ Have you ever thought your coach or your child’s coach was playing favorites? In the coaching profession you often hear many complaints. In basketball, one complaint that particularly sticks out[…]

Team Spotlight – South County Girls Basketball (VA)

Coach background: 2016-present Assistant Coach & Lead’em Up Coach South County Stallions Girls Varsity Basketball Lorton, VA 2012-present Head Coach Matrix Basketball AAU Arlington, VA 2014-2016 Head Coach Trinity Christian School of Fairfax Girls Varsity Basketball Fairfax, VA What is your favorite quote? “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”[…]

Lead ‘Em Up announces an ambassador partnership with Lorenzo Alexander, Yael Averbuch & Kevin Buchanan

For immediate release:  Lead ‘Em Up announces ambassador partnership with Lorenzo Alexander, Yael Averbuch & Kevin Buchanan Maryland (June 5th, 2017) – Today Lead ‘Em Up announces an ambassador partnership with professional athletes Lorenzo Alexander (NFL – Buffalo Bills), Yael Averbuch (NWSL – FC Kansas City) and Kevin Buchanan (MLL – Boston Cannons). Ambassadors will[…]