Fragility of Players Confidence – Handle With Care

Our players confidence can be a fragile thing; strong today, broken tomorrow.  One moment their confidence is overflowing to an almost unhealthy level and within seconds it’s gone.   Regardless of where your players current confidence level is, as coaches we need to continuously work towards getting it to a healthy place.   You can’t win[…]

Don’t Miss The Point!

Sports have always been pressure-packed.   End of the game free throws.   Final drive with 2:00 minutes left on the clock.  Lining up face-to-face on a penalty kick.  Pressure is intertwined with sports.  The pressure in these moments is willingly accepted because the ecstasy of victory is so enticing. These moments are what make sports[…]

Becoming a Self Aware Leader

For leaders to bring out the best in those they are surrounded by, they first need to strive to be the best version of themselves. Being the best version of you begins with with understanding your strengths and weaknesses. Great leaders take full advantage of and capitalize on their strengths, and figure out a game-plan[…]

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[…]

How Intentional Relationships Can Help Your Team Culture

Being a leader is a huge responsibility. With this great responsibility comes the importance of understanding why relationships matter. They matter in sports, and they matter in life. The best coaches and most admired teammates in the public eye have devoted their craft of leadership around building relationships with their teams, peers, assistant coaches, and[…]