Coaching

Masks and Standards

Masks and Standards

How does a team that requires everyone to live to a standard eventually get to the point where no one is living according to it at all?  It happens little by little, one person at a time, with everyone slowing following suit.

If you don’t want your team to slip, you better fight every day to hold the standard, or you’ll slowly see the standard disappear.

The Top 10 Pain Points Coaches Experience

The Top 10 Pain Points Coaches Experience

At Lead ‘Em Up we are privileged to work with great coaches all across the globe in all sports. Our heart and mission is to make the life of the coach easier by helping them build the leaders needed to win. In an effort to do that, we are constantly asking questions and seeking feedback from the coaches themselves.

Through this process we’ve identified the top 10 pain points the majority of coaches experience.

Lead ‘Em Up Athletic Program Roll Out

Lead ‘Em Up Athletic Program Roll Out

It’s our mission to get Lead ‘Em Up to as many schools and athletic programs across the world as possible.

When working with an athletic program there are typically three ways in which Lead ‘Em Up gets rolled-out Athletic Program wide

Our First Lead ‘Em Up Team

Our First Lead ‘Em Up Team

The players began taking this team and leading it to another level. The run we made the last few weeks of the season, throughout the playoffs, on our way to a Regional Championship and finally ending up at Xfinity Center for the State Tournament, was absolutely incredible.

Our First Online Sale

Our First Online Sale

August 10th 2015, we officially released our online program available for annual purchase and to our delight, shortly after we released it, we got an email notification of our first purchase.

What You Can’t See

What You Can’t See

It takes great teammates who lead and who know how to be led at the same time, to achieve success. Sports are very special because they parallel real life. Without special teammates and leadership, you cannot reach your own or team’s full potential.

Success is truly all about the TEAM.

The Top 10 Most Popular Lead ‘Em Up Exercises

The Top 10 Most Popular Lead ‘Em Up Exercises

We pride ourselves on our unique curriculum which reaches athletes where they’re at, teaches them how they learn, and is filled with themes which are memorable and portable.

While it’s hard to narrow down which exercises are the best, we compiled a list of the 10 most popular Lead ‘Em Up exercises.

The Corner, Featuring Grace Jones

The Corner, Featuring Grace Jones

Improving as a leader also improved my drive to become a better athlete. I trained harder and started seeing the bigger picture. I not only wanted to be a better player for myself, but for my team as well.

More Is Needed

More Is Needed

Leading by example is the absolute bare minimum requirement to being an effective leader. The best leaders do so much more.

The Corner, Featuring Katie Robinson

The Corner, Featuring Katie Robinson

Improving as a leader has transitioned me from an individual centered mindset to team mindset. I have a much better understanding of the value of being a member of a team. Being a part of a team has taught me the importance of everyone working together to accomplish a common goal.

Let Your Body Do The Talking

Let Your Body Do The Talking

We all communicate through one universal language, body language; and when we control it, we’re in control of how others view us.

The Corner, Featuring Chloe Murdock

The Corner, Featuring Chloe Murdock

Discover how Chloe Murdock’s leadership growth has impacted his teammates and program in this edition of The Corner from Lead ‘Em Up.

Your At-Home Performance Program

Your At-Home Performance Program

With schools and gyms closed, coaches and athletes are looking for ways to maintain and increase their level of fitness. This training series provides coaches and athletes exactly what they need during this stay at home period.

Virtual Team Sessions

Virtual Team Sessions

Looking to stay connected despite not being together in-person? Take advantage of our dynamic 45-minute Lead ‘Em Up team sessions. These unique, interactive leadership sessions will keep your team connected and growing.

The Green 13

The Green 13

Welcome to the Green 13 We had close to 10K athletes go through Lead 'Em Up Live Training last year and in each of those instances we share our message of athletes needing to be "Green." For simplification purposes, green represents "money", which is a synonym in...

The 21-Day Leadership Playbook

The 21-Day Leadership Playbook

With the sports world on a break, we wanted to provide you a tool to keep your players engaged, growing as leaders and continuing to feel connected to their team/teammates; The 21-Day Leadership Playbook. 

Compounding Leadership

Compounding Leadership

A true developmental win in your program looks like this: the leadership habits you’ve committed to teaching today, would compound for years to come. A true win is possible and we are collectively in this together.

Redefining Leadership

Redefining Leadership

Leadership is all around us. We know this, or at least we think we do. We think we recognize it when we see it or hear it. The TV cameras readily recognize the emotional player on the sidelines rallying their teammates with an impassioned speech. We attribute...

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Feedback

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Feedback

Feedback is an endless loop that can cause your team & relationships to break or thrive. By utilizing these five strategies and our curriculum at Lead ‘Em Up, you can give and teach your teams to give and receive great feedback to help develop the leaders needed to win.

Become The Coach Your Athletes Will Learn From

Become The Coach Your Athletes Will Learn From

Who Do Athletes Learn From? Which coach did you learn best from growing up? Were they the “cold, ivory-tower” type of leader or were they warm and personable? We are willing to bet the coaches you learned best from were also the one’s you loved the most. Are today's...

Classroom Sessions

Classroom Sessions

Do teams need classroom time to be successful? Almost 90% of our hosted Lead ‘Em Up sessions now take place in a classroom, a contrast to our early years when most sessions were done on court, on the field or in a locker room. The classroom is the ideal environment...

Good Character May Not Be What You Think It Is

Good Character May Not Be What You Think It Is

When you ask a group of players, "who has ever heard a coach say they're looking for kids with good character?" You'll see a room full of players all raising their hands.  We say it and they hear it. Often. We've recently polled hundreds of players asking them "when...

Recognize The Drop Off

Recognize The Drop Off

As leaders responsible for leading our athletes we need to recognize and become aware of the leadership drop-off; a common occurrence in leadership. Whatever level you are at as a leader, there will always be a drop-off from your level to those around you. If they...

Small Change… Huge Difference

Small Change… Huge Difference

As leaders, we have to be conscious what we allow into our minds. We all know what our players consume matters, but it's hard for them to see the bigger picture at times. So it presents the question, "What is our role as a coach?" It's difficult to get the message of...

In-Season, Off-Season, All-Seasons

In-Season, Off-Season, All-Seasons

We often get asked by coaches when they should do the Lead 'Em Up exercises with their teams.  Our answer is always the same: in-season, off-season, all-seasons. Leadership is a lifestyle and needs to become part of our players lives.  It's not something they can just...

Leading By Example Is Not Enough

Leading By Example Is Not Enough

When thinking of the characteristics which define leadership one of the top responses is always, "leading by example." We've all heard this phrase for as long as we can remember. Does it have merit? Yes...but it can't be the only thing required or expected of the...