The Leadership Mindset

What you fail to see in those huddles? We’ve all seen the images; Drew Brees hyping his teammates in the pregame huddle, Kevin Garnett rallying his teammates on the bench and the hundreds of other images alike.  These players leadership is on full-display. What we fail to see in those inspiring moments is the “leadership[…]

Finishing Strong

They always say it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish; a recognizable statement and one that’s speaking truth to a young man named Triston Price from Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, MD. Price is in the midst of a life transformation even the toughest of individuals would respect. A troubled point guard[…]

Serving is Leading

Special guest blog written by professional lacrosse player and Lead ‘Em Up ambassador Kevin Buchanan: With the holidays behind us… hope everyone enjoyed theirs… I can’t believe it is already mid-January. For the lacrosse players out there, we all get that same feeling, the season is within reach. Preparation starts to ramp up, zoning in[…]

Effective Listening Skills

You’ve said it and thought it before, just like all coaches have. “Why don’t they listen? I don’t feel like they ever pay attention.” As coaches and leaders we’ve all inevitably faced times where we felt like our message wasn’t being received. Now, go back in time and visualize the 16-year old version of yourself.[…]

How To Develop More Focused Players

You can picture it just like I can. In fact, as a coach, you’ve lived it just like I have. It’s the day before a game and your practice plan covers a lot of game prep. You need all 90+ minutes to get your team prepared for tomorrow’s competition. It’s also exam week; midterms to[…]

Social Media

It feels like every social media piece for players I’ve read on the Internet is themed on what “not” to post and the consequences of posting inappropriately. I’ve always thought those pieces are useful but not always helpful. Knowing the things to avoid is a useful place to begin but knowing what players SHOULD post[…]