Go for the Gold

Go For The Gold Pep Talk

Setting the Table for Go For The Gold

A team coming together is built upon the relationships within your team growing.  In order for them to grow, players need to build connections with one another.  Unfortunately, building deep connections with one another isn’t a strong skillset many athletes possess.  Conversation with the goal of connecting is a lost art and our relationships are the ones suffering.    If we can’t build connections; how are we going to grow closer?


The Going for the Gold exercise will teach your players how to have deeper, meaningful conversations, leading to greater connections.

"“The Going for the Gold gave me a plan and strategy to try and build deeper connections in conversation. I find myself ‘going for the gold’ when I talk to people now. It’s pretty fun.”"
A Lead ‘Em Up Training Camp Graduate, High School Senior

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A valuable connection between two people


An individual familiar with other people’s gold and works to connect their golds
to one another

Go For The Gold Example Video

See Go For The Gold in action below to get a better understanding of how to teach the the Exercise.

Go For The Gold Additional Resources

Go For The Gold Posters

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Go For The Gold Shareable Graphics

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Go For The Gold Exercise Reminder Card

To emphasize and reinforce the lessons learned in this exercise with your players, download and share this graphic with them 24 hours after completing the exercise.

Go For The Gold Quiz Questions

Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.

  • What is a “goldmine?”
  • What occurs when we drop gold?
  • What does the role of “banker” require one to do?