5 & 2

Setting the Table for 5 & 2

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 skill set 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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5 & 2 Lesson Plan

Player Growth Areas

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5 & 2 Example Videos

See 5 & 2 in action below to get a better understanding of how to teach the the Exercise.

5&2

A firm, yet friendly handshake with your full hand (5 fingers) with direct eye
contact (2 eyes).

5 & 2 Shareable Graphics

Share these in the locker room, coaches office or on social media.

5 & 2 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.

5 & 2 Quiz Questions

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

  • Why does something as small as a handshake matter?
  • What are the two primary ingredients needed to help you win during any introduction?
  • Which impression is the longest impression?