Show up. Work hard. Be nice.

Want to be the best? How about the coaches favorite? Want playing time? Let’s keep this simple. Focus on the things you can control and do them with intention every day, consistently. There’s no secret formula to success, it is what it always has been and it happens to be a matter of choice. Show…

Teen Conditioning for better Performance

(REPOST by popular request) So your kid needs conditioning before their season. What does that mean to you? Conditioning is most often thrown around referring to building endurance (running), lifting heavy, and putting on size (a.k.a., hypertrophy). When we send them off to those preseason workouts, that’s often what they’re getting- a lot of running,…

The Path to Greatness

Ever wonder why other people seem to get the opportunities? Other teams, other programs, other players, other coaches, other people seem to reach new heights and you’re grinding away waiting for that big break – but it’s not coming? Are you still tethered to your comfort zone? Have you changed the story your adversity is telling…

Build a limitless team

What is it, really, that is so important about having coaches. Certainly in the future we could replace our flawed, fully human and mistake-bound selves with robots that have more knowledge than I’ll ever have. There’s no shortage of how-to info or even easy access to it out there these days. What’s really the most…

At the CORE

I crouched down, one knee buried in the warm turf pellets and the other clasping my oversized white board. A group of teenage girls sat in front of me; dirty, tired, frustrated. A season long run of victories, excitement and then injury after injury tugging at our hopeful chances of playing in the top two…

LeavellUp On Tour

I’m bringing the principles from LeavellUp to organizations, teams, and programs through live workshops this spring and summer. Working with parents, volunteers/boosters, and coaches to unify your program, proactively deal with drama and turn over, and align your leaders to your program’s mission. Unifying teams through players’ buy-in to positivity, support, and strong personal work…