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.”[…]

Leadership Q&A: Relationships

In our effort to bring coaches as much value as possible, throughout each month we will be collecting leadership questions from coaches based around our monthly theme. The month of May has been all about relationships, and we wanted to share our response to two great questions we got this month. Start by following your players[…]

Stepping Up To The Plate

A year after a fantastic 9-1 start en route to a 15-5 season, the Walter Johnson Varsity boys baseball team began this season with an unexpected 1-3 record accompanied by poor body language and little enthusiasm. During their strong 2016 campaign the team began their season going through a modified version of Lead ‘Em Up[…]

Staff Spotlight – Kyle Elmendorf

Position: Director of Business Development & Marketing Joined Lead ‘Em Up March 2017 Kyle lives in St. Louis with his wife Angie and his two boys Brenner and Layton Kyle joins the Lead ‘Em Up team with a passion for working with and impacting young people. Kyle is the varsity girls basketball coach at Orchard[…]

Biggest Leadership Challenge

Thank you for the question coach. It’s a question I get asked often.  Each program is unique but I believe the players within each program are more similar then they are different. Regardless of the program I’m working with, a common challenge I face is trying to move players beyond what I call “momentary leadership.”[…]