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The Lead ‘Em Up Podcast

Desire vs Direction

Desire vs Direction

All teams desire success at the end of the season. Few teams map out the directions it will take to reach that destination. This episode dives into how coaches can create the step by step plan to get their team where they want to end up. Adam is joined by Southeast...

Should Taking Away Sports Be a Go-To Discipline for Parents?

Should Taking Away Sports Be a Go-To Discipline for Parents?

Accepting consequences from actions is one of the most important lessons parents teach their children while growing up. Taking away time with friends, devices, and competing in sports are all common practices. Our episode today discusses whether or not the removal of...

Creating a Winning Environment – Featuring Kayla Smith

Creating a Winning Environment – Featuring Kayla Smith

We are joined by local Chick-fil-A Owner and Operator, Kayla Smith. Kayla's passion for developing the next generation of leaders make her an incredible guest for this episode, where she and Adam discuss how to create a winning environment with your team. Adam also...

Can Captains be Underclassmen?

Can Captains be Underclassmen?

Regional Coach Aseem Rastogi joins Adam during this episode to continue their conversation regarding team captains, which they shared in a previous episode. This episode focuses on the possibility of having captains that are underclassmen, which is well outside the...

GTT – Is your team helping or hurting?

GTT – Is your team helping or hurting?

Groups are special, because together they can bring out the best in one another. But if you're not careful, groups also have the ability to bring out the worst. This Green Team Talk challenges you to understand if the individuals who make up your team are helping...

Building a leadership program in your program

Building a leadership program in your program

This episode shares our experiences and the specific ways we have worked to build leadership programs at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels. Lead 'Em Up Regional Coach Aseem Rastogi also joins the episode to give insight on his years of leadership building...

Should you reconsider having a guest speaker?

Should you reconsider having a guest speaker?

The discussion in this episode centers around the impact a guest speaker has on your team. Almost every team engages in this at some point throughout their season, yet there are few conversations being had about the true impact these events bring to teams. We hope...

Maryland Football’s Jake Funk

Maryland Football’s Jake Funk

Former Gatorade High School Player of the Year, Maryland Football standout, and NFL draft prospect Jake Funk joins the show to share his incredible leadership experience. Jake's perspective as a captain of a Division 1 football team is a must listen for players...

To Captain or not to Captain?

To Captain or not to Captain?

We've seen teams with team captains that may not have earned those roles. We've seen teams without team captains that desperately needed them. This episode dives into the thought process you may want to go through when it comes to team captains, as you prepare to lead...

GTT – Maximize vs Minimize

GTT – Maximize vs Minimize

Today we cover two distinctly different leadership mindsets. Some athletes make a great deal out of their contributions they make to the team, while failing to recognize their teammates. They maximize what they do while minimizing the roles of others. Other athletes...