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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

An important reminder about leadership development

There’s an important component to leadership development we all need to remember; leadership development is cumulative.  And in that cumulative process, the growth is often not seen until it’s seen. Leadership development with our players reminds me of developing skills with my 18-month old daughter Georgia.  For the past 18-months my wife and I have been[…]