2022 Green 13 Nominations

2022 Green 13 Nominations

Green 13 is back and bigger than ever. Two years ago we introduced our national Green 13 Program; a celebration of 13 students/athletes across the country who best represent what it means to be "GREEN". Previous Green 13 Recipients Year 1 Recipients Year 2 Recipients...

Redefining Leadership

Redefining Leadership

Leadership is all around us. We know this, or at least we think we do. We think we recognize it when we see it or hear it. The TV cameras readily recognize the emotional player on the sidelines rallying their teammates with an impassioned speech. We attribute...

The Corner, Featuring Damir Miller

The Corner, Featuring Damir Miller

Player Name: Damir Miller Year in School: 8th Grade Sport: Basketball Name of School: China Grove Middle School Brief bio/summary from coach about player: Damir had never played basketball leading into try-outs for 7th grade two years ago. He steadily worked on his...

Alex Smith & Patrick Mahomes Challenge

Alex Smith & Patrick Mahomes Challenge

As Patrick Mahomes is getting ready for the Super Bowl he was asked this week "what's allowed you to have so much success this early in your career?" to which Mahomes said the following: "Alex Smith.  The stuff that takes quarterbacks their full career to learn, he...

The Corner, Featuring Noah Allred

The Corner, Featuring Noah Allred

In this edition of The Corner, we learn how Noah Allred’s leadership transformation has impacted his team at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School.

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Feedback

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Feedback

Feedback is an endless loop that can cause your team & relationships to break or thrive. By utilizing these five strategies and our curriculum at Lead ‘Em Up, you can give and teach your teams to give and receive great feedback to help develop the leaders needed to win.

Five Leadership Lessons From The NFL Playoffs

Five Leadership Lessons From The NFL Playoffs

Leadership is more than quick soundbites while being mic'd up. We often hear announcers comment, "He's such a great leader for his team." But what does that mean? What does he do? What traits does he possess which make him a leader? NFL Wild Card weekend was full of...

8 Traits of The Best Teammates

8 Traits of The Best Teammates

If you were to ask any athlete past, present, or future what their favorite sports memories include, what would they say? Teammates. It's bigger than the scoreboard. Sports are about being a part of something bigger than yourself. Sure, they can bring individual...

The Corner, Featuring Will Harriman

The Corner, Featuring Will Harriman

Player Name: Will Harriman Year in School: Junior Sport: Basketball Name of School: Biddeford High School Brief bio/summary from coach about player: Will Harriman will be a Junior for the 2019-2020 school year.  Will averaged a few minutes per game at the varsity...

Become The Coach Your Athletes Will Learn From

Become The Coach Your Athletes Will Learn From

Who Do Athletes Learn From? Which coach did you learn best from growing up? Were they the “cold, ivory-tower” type of leader or were they warm and personable? We are willing to bet the coaches you learned best from were also the one’s you loved the most. Are today's...

Classroom Sessions

Classroom Sessions

Do teams need classroom time to be successful? Almost 90% of our hosted Lead ‘Em Up sessions now take place in a classroom, a contrast to our early years when most sessions were done on court, on the field or in a locker room. The classroom is the ideal environment...

The Corner, Featuring Maya Taylor

The Corner, Featuring Maya Taylor

Player Name: Maya Taylor Year in School: Junior Sport: Girls Basketball Name of School: South County High School What has helped you develop the leadership mindset you have today? Seeing the impact it has on my team, myself, and life on and off the court has...

The Corner, Featuring Jaylon Gibson

The Corner, Featuring Jaylon Gibson

Player Spotlight - Jaylon Gibson Junior Varsity Basketball Raleigh, North Carolina What has helped you develop the leadership mindset you have today?   I developed my leadership mindset after being put in a situation where there was no team leader other than the...

Good Character May Not Be What You Think It Is

Good Character May Not Be What You Think It Is

When you ask a group of players, "who has ever heard a coach say they're looking for kids with good character?" You'll see a room full of players all raising their hands.  We say it and they hear it. Often. We've recently polled hundreds of players asking them "when...

The Corner, Featuring Sara Moring

The Corner, Featuring Sara Moring

Player Spotlight  - Sara Moring  Senior  Varsity Basketball  Oak Hill High School; Wales, Maine Sara is a shooting guard who is in her third year starting for her program's varsity team. She started her sophomore year due to injury to a senior and has never let go of...

What You Need Is In The Room

What You Need Is In The Room

I hate to break it to you but the savior of your team is not walking through the door in the next few days. You may be at the point in your season where you’re struggling to find a way to get over the hump. You may be wishing and praying you could just have one more...

5 & 5 Social Media Strategy

5 & 5 Social Media Strategy

Utilize our 5 & 5 Strategy to help assure your social media consumption (which we all know is frequent) is one of the areas helping you grow and not holding you back.

Two Sides of The Game

Two Sides of The Game

Two Sides of the Game We hear it.  How can you not?  It’s everywhere we go. The players say it, the coaches say it, athletic director's talk about it, and parents have even said it. Why are we spending time developing leaders when we should be practicing? Shouldn’t we...