The More You Pour Into Your Players, The More They Have To Give

“What’s down in the well, comes up in the bucket.” We’re sure you’ve heard this countless times, but it’s one of those great quotes which we need continual reminders of. The Naval Seals have a saying, “You don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training.” The Seal teams are the[…]

Leading By Example Is Not Enough

When thinking of the characteristics which define leadership one of the top responses is always, “leading by example.” We’ve all heard this phrase for as long as we can remember. Does it have merit? Yes…but it can’t be the only thing required or expected of the leader. What’s your typical practice look like? We imagine[…]

Better People Make Better Athletes

Oftentimes the emphasis in youth and high school sports is placed on talent level alone. Adults get too caught up in the things which matter least in the long run. When we pause to reflect on what’s most important, we should consider the following: How many great athletes never made it to the big time?[…]

Make Leadership The New Cool

Is leadership cool? We absolutely believe so! Many times leadership isn’t viewed as cool, but when we stop and reflect on the best athletes and coaches in the world, the vast majority of them exhibit tremendous leadership ability. It’s time we address the coolness of leadership with today’s youth. As leaders, it is our duty[…]

WHY IS…Listening So Crucial?

Great leaders understand the importance of listening well. Being a great listener benefits you and the other person. It’s the ultimate win-win. As a coach you understand how important the skill of listening is, but do your players? Here’s four reasons why Listening is essential: Learn in Every Opportunity – When you are a great listener it allows[…]

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.[…]