Set the Table

As they often say, you can’t improve what you don’t measure. Leadership should be no different. We want your players to recognize the growth they’re experiencing as they go through the various drills and exercises.

Utilizing the Leadership Assessment Tool they’ll be able to see their growth which we hope will lead to more growth.

Print this document and have your players fill out the assessment tool prior to starting any Lead ‘Em Up exercises. Review their assessment with them, identifying and talking through areas needing the most growth. Save the assessment for future reference.

Make plans to have the players fill out the assessment tool later in the year (3-6 months later) and review it once again with the player.

This time compare it to their original assessment and talk through the growth they experienced.

"“Giving myself a score prior to the season gave me a greater awareness of the areas I needed to improve as a leader”"
Maryland High School Varsity Boys Basketball Point Guard

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Lesson Plan

Player Growth Areas

Exercise Length

Shareable Graphics

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

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.

Quiz Questions

Quiz Questions

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

  • You can’t improve what you don’t ____________.
  • Why is it important to measure your progress?
  • Why is it important to know where you began in your leadership journey?
Quiz Questions

At Home

Coaches, use the below question, reflection, and action to engage parents, guardians, and other family members in the lessons learned in this exercise.

Suggestions on how to use: Email to parents the day you have taught this lesson, add it to the materials you send home, or text it to text message threads with your players.

  • Question: Where did you score on the Leadership Assessment Tool?
  • Reflection: What area can you improve upon the most as a leader?
  • Action: Share what you will intentionally work on to increase your performance on the Leadership Assessment Tool.
Quiz Questions

Coach’s Reflection

Coach, take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your players. 

Coach, as your athletes are going through the Leadership Assessment Tool take some time to go through it yourself. Find another coach on staff who you could partner with and provide feedback for one another. Once you have identified areas of improvement, create a plan on how you will improve your performance.