Sports

Can Lead 'Em Up be used for in-school curriculum?

That’s a great question! The answer is both “yes” and “not yet.” Yes Lead ‘Em Up can be very effective for use in-school but we’re not quite ready to make it available. We’re in the process of piloting the program with a few schools around the country and it should be ready for the 2021-2022 school year. If you interested in learning more email info@leademup.com

What is the difference between the Coach Membership and Athletic Program Membership?

The Coaches Membership is designed to be accessed by a single coach/team. The Athletic Program Membership provides access for every coach in the building, all-sports, all-season.

Is it a one-time cost or an annual cost?

The membership is an annual cost renewed annually.

What payment options are available?

Payments can be made by credit card, check, or purchase order.

When should we start the program?

Today! Most teams in Lead ‘Em Up approach their leadership development with a year-long mindset, engaging in sessions during the season as well as offseason. The biggest thing to consider is attendance. Start when you can best guarantee full attendance. Your players will begin adopting a unique leadership language, so when players miss it, they don’t understand the language.

How many sessions should we do in a season?

We encourage coaches to “Get to 12” – we have found through conversations, studies, and surveys that when a team gets to 12-sessions during a calendar year (in-season and/or offseason) they see the greatest engagement, impact, and transformation.

What does a session look like?

A session is 30-50 minute, distraction-free, intentional leadership development time. You’ll have everything you need through our various drills, activities and teaching concepts, to fill this space and have it be as impactful as possible.

Can I see a sample exercise?

Sure. Check out one of our Relationship Exercises, “Going for the Gold” just to give you a glimpse of our style and approach.

Can this be done with a leadership council or just teams?

This can work for both a leadership council or a team. We focus on “people-building” rather than “team-building” – so whether in a leadership council or a team, growing people is the focus.

Should it be with the whole program or just varsity?

That is up to you! Some use it with their whole program, while others reserve it strictly for varsity. There are pros and cons to both. Pros for whole program: everyone experiences it, you start developing leaders early. Cons for the whole program: the larger the group the more distraction, it may reduce players willingness to participate, both teams won’t be going through and experiencing the same things so its tougher to personalize the session.

Is there a specific order of exercises we should follow?

You can reference our 12-part track if you want a specific guide to follow. We always want you to start with the Green Team concept in full. After that, the program is flexible. We’d prefer you feel your team out and customize the program based on your needs. For example, maybe relationships-themed exercises aren’t until later in the program but you feel it’s a need now, then do it early. Read the team!

Should it be with the whole program or just varsity?

That is up to you! Some use it with their whole program, while others reserve it strictly for varsity. There are pros and cons to both. Pros for whole program: everyone experiences it, you start developing leaders early. Cons for the whole program: the larger the group the more distraction, it may reduce players willingness to participate, both teams won’t be going through and experiencing the same things so its tougher to personalize the session.

Can we repeat exercises?

Absolutely! 1) your players often WANT to do some exercises more than once and 2) we believe the concepts need to be instilled in our players and often that requires going through it more than once. Think about reading a book, sometimes

Who should take/complete the Captain's Course?

The Captains Course is for the Captains/Leaders to complete together, on their own. At two points during the 8-part program (at the halfway point and conclusion) the Captains/Leaders will check in with the coach to provide updates.

What does the Green Verification program look like?

Once you’ve taught the Green Team and established your team’s Green Standards, every 2-4 weeks during the season, allow the players to vote who they feel is best living out what it means to be green, and verify those players green. If you have a roster of 20-people, verify 3-4 people at a time as you balance celebrating players while also enticing the remainder of the players to be more green.

What can our Coaches Membership Virtual Session cover?

You have the option of having these 60-mins be with your coaches or players. Many teams use it to talk through the program, discuss best ways to roll it out, ways to maximize it, etc., while other teams have us take their players through an Lead ‘Em Up team session. Your choice.

What does the Green Verification program look like?

Once you’ve taught the Green Team and established your team’s Green Standards, every 2-4 weeks during the season, allow the players to vote who they feel is best living out what it means to be green, and verify those players green. If you have a roster of 20-people, verify 3-4 people at a time as you balance celebrating players while also enticing the remainder of the players to be more green.

What can our premium virtual session cover?

You have the option of having these 60-mins be with your coaches or players. Many teams use it to talk through the program, discuss best ways to roll it out, ways to maximize it, etc., while other teams have us take their players through an Lead ‘Em Up team session. Your choice.

After year one, what does year two look like?

Every year we continue to add more content and make various enhancements. With that said, you’ll want to continue teaching the program allowing the themes and concepts to be deeper instilled in the players. We liken it to reading a book a second time, find new takeaways they didn’t capture the first time and the message resonates with a new clarity as they hear it additional times.

What separates Lead ‘Em Up from other leadership programs?

The curriculum. We have built the curriculum in a way that gets young people viewing leadership development as something they “get to do”, “got to do!”, and not something they “have to do.” We’ve been able to accomplish this by using our M-P-S filter. Everything we teach goes through our M-P-S filer: M-Memorable, P-Portable, S-Sticky. Read more about our MPS filter.

Schools

What’s the difference between the 12 & 35 curriculums?

The 12 curriculum provides sufficient content for 1-2 teaching classes (30-50mins) a week, for 18-weeks (traditional semester-length). The 35 curriculum provides content for 3-5 teaching classes (30-50mins) a week, for 18-weeks (traditional semester-length). The 35 curriculum can also be used for 1-2 teaching classes for the entire year 36-weeks if being taught in a year-long class.

What’s the best way to roll out the program?

Each of our schools utilizes the program in different ways. Here are a few of the rollout approaches we have seen be successful (Note this is what we have seen work. You and your school may have an approach that works better for you, your staff, and your students. Think of these as some good starting points to build on others’ success:

  • Taught as a single leadership class
  • A course each member of a specific grade participates in
  • Taught during a homeroom-style class
  • An elective class students can sign-up to attend
  • Incorporated into an existing health or PE class
Is it sports-themed or tailored to students?

We believe our curriculum is more “people-building” than it is “team-building.” So similar to our athletic curriculum, it is designed to build people and improve their leadership and character, while themed to engage the everyday student.

How much planning is required for teachers?

On average we would suggest planning to spend 15 mins learning each of the activities and teaching concepts before teaching them to your students.

Do the coaches teach the program or do the players go online and teach it?

The coaches learn the drills, exercises and teaching concepts (very easy to learn) and then take the players through the program in-person.

Do you provide training on how to teach the curriculum?

Yes! Both the 12 & 35 curriculums come with a 60-75 min virtual training with a Lead ‘Em Up Team Member. Additional trainings, as well as in-person trainings are available at an additional cost.

What resources come with the curriculum?

In addition to your curriculum access, you receive your 60-75 min training, a classroom kickoff kit that includes (posters, stickers & trophy), detailed pacing guides, school/class Green Standards culture card, private community group and quarterly webinars.

Does each lesson/session come with a lesson plan and/or tutorial?

Yes! Each teaching lesson comes with a full lesson plan providing you all the materials needed to effectively teach the lesson.

What does the curriculum align with?

The Lead ‘Em Up curriculum aligns with the core tenets of Social-Emotional Learning Curriculums: student connections, motivation, communication, relationship-building, focus, self-awareness, responsible decision making and accountability. Lead ‘Em Up classroom provides a world class curriculum that is highly engaging for both the teacher and the student, and focuses on character and leadership development.

How does this program help students and teachers in the classroom?

Lead ‘Em Up School helps students and teachers in the classroom by providing a positive learning environment in which both thrive. Our program helps reduce teacher burnout and student apathy. Lead ‘Em Up Classroom has proven to increase levels of personal enjoyment, self-awareness, a sense of belonging, higher levels of personal accountability, better decision making, contagious laughter, and fun.

How does this curriculum help increase student performance?

Lead ‘Em Up Classroom produces a positive and enjoyable learning environment which students want to be a part of. It is the MOST unique classroom curriculum in the world. Through Lead ‘Em Up Classroom students begin to develop identity based leadership skills. Students develop “GREEN” Classroom Standards and learn how to live up to them. Increased student performance is a natural result of students knowing how to be better learners, and wanting to show up “special” in their classroom.

How do we verify students as Green?

Allow students throughout the semester/year an opportunity to vote for other students they believe are best representing what it means to be green. Participate in a “verification ceremony” each moment of verification to increase excitement, celebration and engagement.

How often should we hold verifications?

We believe once a month is the perfect frequency to verify students. If you have 25 people in the class, verifying 2-4 at a time is ideal as it spans the verifications out over the entire semester.

Live Training

Who is live training for?

We host live training’s for groups of all sorts ranging from athletics, education and corporate.

How many live training options do you have?

We have three live training options: 1) Campus Days, 2) Training Camps and 3) Session-Based Trainings. Campus Days are when we spend an entire day on-campus and provide various workshops and trainings with different groups on campus, up to 6-hours of training. Training Camps are our 3-hour team training. This is a one-time training that covers some of our most powerful teaching concepts and activities. Lastly, Session-Based training consists of multiple sessions ranging from 3-18 sessions, each an hour-long, exclusive to locations with a local regional coach.

Can multiple teams attend a training at once?

We allow up to two teams to participate in our training camp. If more than two teams want to engage in training, we shift to a Campus Day option.

How much do your Training Camps and Campus Day training cost?

They range from $1500 – $5000. Pricing depends on location, in-season vs off-season, additional work available in the area, number of trainings being requested, etc., you can email us at info@leademup.com and we’ll put together a customized proposal for you.

Do you have live training for all ages?

Our training is for grades 4 and up, all the way through the corporate level.

Do you have live training for businesses?

Yes! We don’t heavily market our corporate training but Lead ‘Em Up continues to be majorly powerful at the corporate level with dozens of current corporate clients.

What does live training include?

You will receive and engage in dynamic and interactive training designed to build momentum and produce learnings your team will carry with them for life. In addition, each participant receives a special Lead ‘Em Up swag pack filled with various giveaways to help further instill the learnings from the training.

Who presents your live training?

Our training is hosted by one of our certified Lead ‘Em Up coaches. You also have the opportunity to request a specific coach to lead your training.

How often do teams hold live training sessions?

Almost every group we work with does annual training at a minimum. Most set-up a multi-training arrangement to continue the momentum beyond the single-session.

How will the live training help my team’s performance?

When the leader improves…everybody wins. Our teams are performing their best when each individual is possessing the necessary character and individual leadership to help build something special. Our training engages each employee in a way that gets them to “want” to grow as individuals and help do their part to drive the team forward. Its a special thing to see.

Bundles

What is a Bundle?

A bundle is a small collection of three exercises built around a specific theme.

How long do I have access to the Bundles?

Bundles are a one-time purchase, so once purchased you have access for life

What is the difference between a Bundle and Membership?

Bundles are access to a small collection (3) of specific-themed exercises. The Membership includes access to our full curriculum filled with dozens of exercises as well as our Captains Course, Green Team kits, virtual training session and so much more.

Does the coach teach the exercise or do the players go through it on their own?

The Coach learns the exercises and takes the players through the drills, activities and teaching concepts.

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