Green Awards

Green Awards Overview

Green Verified – most of us know about the Blue Verified Checks the social media companies give high-profile accounts.  The Blue Checks on social help verify the identity and prove the person is who they claim to be.

In a similar fashion, our Green Verified stickers help identify and prove people who claim to be green, are green.

Everyone wants to be green, most people think they’re green, but only the verified are truly green.

With the Green Verified stickers, throughout the course of the year, these stickers will be provided to the players who’ve earned the opportunity to be verified green.

To verify a player, they must exhibit the green traits established in the Green Team and Green Standards sheet, 90% (or more) of the time for an extended period of time.  We suggest the extended period of time to be 21-days at least (the amount of time many experts say is needed to develop a new habit).

You can verify players in the moment as they earn it, you can set times (at the end of each month we’ll verify players), you can have players assist you in the verification process (“who do you think is most deserving to be verified”)

The goal of the Green Verification process is to hopefully verify all the athletes as we work towards building a Green Team.

Stickers are great to be put on their computers, water bottles, helmets, lacrosse/field hockey sticks, etc.,

MVG Trophy – The Most Valuable Green Trophy is a dynamic award to be given at the end of the year/season to the individual who’s demonstrated what it means to be Green and performed that way all season long.

They’ve exhibited the traits laid out in the Green Standards at a high level, consistently and worked intentionally to help build the Green Team.

Green13 – Our Green 13 award is our annual award given out by Lead ‘Em Up every June to the players from around the country, demonstrated what it means to be Green at the highest level, during their season (fall, winter & spring sports included in voting)

Green13 winners receive national recognition, a Lead ‘Em Up swag bag and FREE Chick-Fil-A for an entire year.

Every May, Lead ‘Em Up will send out communication to all coaches requesting their player nominations.  Coaches will submit nominations for players they believe are deserving of the Green13 award.  The Lead ‘Em Up team will review all nominations and select 13 qualified candidates and present the award in early June.

Make sure your players know being nominated for Green13 is available for them… when they decide to show up green each and every day.

Have fun and #LeadEmUp

Setting the Table for Green Awards

Who doesn’t like awards?  We all like awards.

We want our athletes working hard to Be Green and Build Green.  To help add extra incentive and celebrate them on their quest, we want to present to you three fun themes to reward your players and incorporate some elements of competition into the mix.

The first is an award available for all to achieve and earn; Green Verified.

The second is an award that’ll be reserved for the most deserving on the team; Most Valuable Green (MVG Trophy)

The third is an award designed for the best of the best, across the country, among ALL Lead ‘Em Up teams; Green13.

We believe that which gets praised, gets repeated.  Lets praise our athletes showing up Green and then watch it produce more green.

"The Green13 award was one of the coolest things I’ve ever received. Such an honor. I was blown away."
Senior Varsity Basketball Player, Long Island, NY

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Green Verified

Showing up consistently as the Green teammate your team needs


Most Valuable Green – an individual who’s performed in green ways exceeding others

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Green Awards Exercise Reminder Card

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Green Awards Quiz Questions

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

  • What do Green verified stickers help us identify?
  • In order to be verified, one must exhibit the Green Standards consistently at what level?
  • What is the Green 13 Award?