Part 5 of the updates to the Coaches Membership: Customized Exercise Guide, Green Leadership Level, and Top Three Areas to Improve with a Team Leadership Profile.
Coaches Membership Update Part 4
Part 4 of the updates to the Coaches Membership is focused on enhancing the ways you can learn the Exercises with options to watch, listen, or read!
Coaches Membership Update Part 3
Part 2 of the updates to the Coaches Membership is focused on enhancing the engagement and retention of the exercises and updating the welcome kits.
Coaches Membership Update Part 2
Part 2 of the updates to the Coaches Membership is focused on enhancing the engagement and retention of the exercises and updating the welcome kits.
4 Warning Signs of Bad Team Relationships
Teams go as relationships go. To become the best team you’re capable of becoming, you must have strong relationships. If you’re not closely monitoring the quality of your team’s relationships, things will go downhill quickly.
Coaches Membership Update Part 1
Our team at Lead ‘Em Up has been working hard to enhance our Coaches Membership. The next time you log in you will notice that the Coaches Exercise Portal looks a bit different.
5 Things Disciplined Athletes Do
It’s no secret the best athletes are the most disciplined athletes. What is a secret to many is what do these athletes do to have a high level of discipline. Through our work with teams across the world, we’ve identified five things disciplined athletes do at a higher level than everyone else.
2023 Coaches Membership Updates
The Lead ‘Em Up team has been working hard to enhance our Coaches Membership. Our team is confident the updates will take our membership to the next level and give coaches everything they need to build something truly special.
We have over 20 updates we are finalizing which will make our Coaches Membership the best product experience ever for our coaches.
5 Dangers of Red Players
To build green we first remove the red. Red players are a threat to your team, if their behaviors are not addressed the team will never become what it aspires to be.
Masks and Standards
How does a team that requires everyone to live to a standard eventually get to the point where no one is living according to it at all? It happens little by little, one person at a time, with everyone slowing following suit.
If you don’t want your team to slip, you better fight every day to hold the standard, or you’ll slowly see the standard disappear.
The Top 10 Pain Points Coaches Experience
At Lead ‘Em Up we are privileged to work with great coaches all across the globe in all sports. Our heart and mission is to make the life of the coach easier by helping them build the leaders needed to win. In an effort to do that, we are constantly asking questions and seeking feedback from the coaches themselves.
Through this process we’ve identified the top 10 pain points the majority of coaches experience.
Following South Hagerstown Boys Varsity Basketball through Lead ‘Em Up
We're excited to roll out the Lead ‘Em Up program with the South Hagerstown (SH) Boys Varsity Basketball program. During the course of the season we will be going through the full Lead ‘Em Up program with; covering 12-sessions in total. We (Adam Bradley) will be doing...
3 Ways to Fight for Your Green Team
A Green Team is built upon athletes who show up special. They are money when it comes to their character, leadership, and ability to make others around them better. The goal is to get as many players living in the green so the team can perform at its highest level.
The Power of Classroom Coaching
Have you attempted or wanted to teach life skills to your athletes? If you’re like most coaches the answer is, absolutely.
Once athletes start experiencing growth, they want more of it. So when the team begins to grow in the classroom together, the athletes will want more of it, making leadership development more sought after by the players.
All In with Michigan State Champions North Muskegon Girls Soccer
When we hear about what took place with North Muskegon this year it’s on full display what took place was bigger than the game. The beauty of this is when you do the things which are bigger than the game, the game itself usually plays out better.
Do you know what’s better than rolling out Lead ‘Em Up Schoolwide? It’s what Moore, Oklahoma is doing
Something special is happening in Oklahoma.
It’s great when individual teams experience Lead ‘Em Up, even better when entire athletic programs do, and absolutely incredible to see what’s happening in Moore, Oklahoma.
Moore Public Schools are in their second year of utilizing Lead ‘Em Up district wide and the impact being made is remarkable.
Lead ‘Em Up Classroom is Here
We are thrilled to share some very exciting news with you... Lead 'Em Up is now teacher tested and student approved! During the past year we've been piloting our classroom curriculum with four schools across North America. We've received tremendous feedback from...
Lead ‘Em Up Athletic Program Roll Out
It’s our mission to get Lead ‘Em Up to as many schools and athletic programs across the world as possible.
When working with an athletic program there are typically three ways in which Lead ‘Em Up gets rolled-out Athletic Program wide
Are You Asking Your Leaders This?
In sports, and in life, we will all be a follower at some point and actively participate in the role of a ‘follower’. And in most cases, we will be in that role more often than that of leadership.
So, why not learn to excel as both a leader and a follower?
5 Biggest Moments in Lead ‘Em Up
Take a look back at the 5 biggest moments in Lead ‘Em Up. What a great run these 5-years. We have more growing to do and more impact to make.
Our First Lead ‘Em Up Team
The players began taking this team and leading it to another level. The run we made the last few weeks of the season, throughout the playoffs, on our way to a Regional Championship and finally ending up at Xfinity Center for the State Tournament, was absolutely incredible.
Our First Online Sale
August 10th 2015, we officially released our online program available for annual purchase and to our delight, shortly after we released it, we got an email notification of our first purchase.
5 Years – 5 Wishes
Are you a friend of Lead 'Em Up? Hmm... I think so, how do I know for sure? Here's how you know for sure: if you support Lead 'Em Up in any of the following ways: 1) being an online member, 2) having gone through Lead 'Em Up sessions, 3) following us on social media...
What You Can’t See
It takes great teammates who lead and who know how to be led at the same time, to achieve success. Sports are very special because they parallel real life. Without special teammates and leadership, you cannot reach your own or team’s full potential.
Success is truly all about the TEAM.
The Top 10 Most Popular Lead ‘Em Up Exercises
We pride ourselves on our unique curriculum which reaches athletes where they’re at, teaches them how they learn, and is filled with themes which are memorable and portable.
While it’s hard to narrow down which exercises are the best, we compiled a list of the 10 most popular Lead ‘Em Up exercises.
The Corner, Featuring Grace Jones
Improving as a leader also improved my drive to become a better athlete. I trained harder and started seeing the bigger picture. I not only wanted to be a better player for myself, but for my team as well.
More Is Needed
Leading by example is the absolute bare minimum requirement to being an effective leader. The best leaders do so much more.
The Corner, Featuring Katie Robinson
Improving as a leader has transitioned me from an individual centered mindset to team mindset. I have a much better understanding of the value of being a member of a team. Being a part of a team has taught me the importance of everyone working together to accomplish a common goal.
Let Your Body Do The Talking
We all communicate through one universal language, body language; and when we control it, we’re in control of how others view us.
The Corner, Featuring Dylan Trenaman
Discover how Dylan Trenaman’s leadership growth has impacted his teammates and program in this edition of The Corner from Lead ‘Em Up.
5 Ways to Deal With Fear Based Coaching
Uncover five ways for athletes to deal with fear-based coaching while developing the ability to shine as a leader.
The Corner, Featuring Chloe Murdock
Discover how Chloe Murdock’s leadership growth has impacted his teammates and program in this edition of The Corner from Lead ‘Em Up.
Your At-Home Performance Program
With schools and gyms closed, coaches and athletes are looking for ways to maintain and increase their level of fitness. This training series provides coaches and athletes exactly what they need during this stay at home period.
Virtual Team Sessions
Looking to stay connected despite not being together in-person? Take advantage of our dynamic 45-minute Lead ‘Em Up team sessions. These unique, interactive leadership sessions will keep your team connected and growing.
A true developmental win in your program looks like this: the leadership habits you’ve committed to teaching today, would compound for years to come. A true win is possible and we are collectively in this together.
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
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
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
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
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
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 Qualities of Great 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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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...
One Team Warming More Than Hearts This Holiday Season!
Program Spotlight - United Girls Basektball, Monmouth Illinois Have a you ever wanted to make a big impact in your community? Have you ever wanted to find a way for your players to come together, serve others, and grow closer together? If that's something you've...
Rehab2Perform makes major leadership impact in Maryland
A little over a year ago we launched our sponsorship division allowing local business to provide the Lead 'Em Up program to their local schools at no charge to the school. We've seen many business step forward; companies like Chick Fil-A, M&M Builders and...
The Corner, featuring Jordan Hawkins (Player Spotlight)
Player Spotlight - Jordan Hawkins Sophomore | Varsity Basketball | Gaithersburg MD As a freshman starter on Varsity, he helped lead his Gaithersburg Trojans to a Regional Championship and to the State Semifinals at University of Maryland. What has helped you develop...
Before You Eat – “Thanksgiving Two-Step
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your team on behalf of the Lead 'Em Up family. Before you eat today, whether it's immediately before (during a toast or a prayer) or earlier in the day, together with your family go through the Thanksgiving Two-Step What is a...
Recognize The Drop Off
As leaders responsible for leading our athletes we need to recognize and become aware of the leadership drop-off; a common occurrence in leadership. Whatever level you are at as a leader, there will always be a drop-off from your level to those around you. If they...
Players: Are You Setting Yourself Up For Success?
What do you do when you’re your gas light is on but you’re only a few miles away from where you're going? You find the fuel your car needs and fill it up. You don't take trash, blend it up and funnel it into the gas tank. You don't dump Gatorade or the soda sitting...
Small Change… Huge Difference
As leaders, we have to be conscious what we allow into our minds. We all know what our players consume matters, but it's hard for them to see the bigger picture at times. So it presents the question, "What is our role as a coach?" It's difficult to get the message of...
Player Spotlight: Jao Ituka
As part of our effort to bring maximum value to players and coaches, Lead 'Em Up will begin sharing a montly player and program spotlight. We believe some of the best learning takes place from our peers. Think about it, some of the best stuff you get at coaching...
In-Season, Off-Season, All-Seasons
We often get asked by coaches when they should do the Lead 'Em Up exercises with their teams. Our answer is always the same: in-season, off-season, all-seasons. Leadership is a lifestyle and needs to become part of our players lives. It's not something they can just...
That’s All It Costs?
Only $99? That's crazy. "Wasn't it like $350 a team before," you may be thinking You are right. We decided to transition our product from a $349 a season price to a $99 a year all-access program. We did this for a couple reasons: Over the past 3-years, we've had...
Paint the Picture
Coaches fully understand when the leader improves, everybody wins. But how many players do? One of the best things about investing in leadership development is the multiplying effect it has. Individuals, teams, programs, schools, and communities all benefit when...
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...
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...
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...
Leadership is a Lifestyle
What do great leaders do more than anyone else? Great leaders live a leadership lifestyle by leading all the time. More than anything else, great leaders are consistent. Leadership affects our everyday interactions and experiences. As leaders, everything we say and do...
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...