LEAD Athlete of the Month: Brooke Huard

LEAD Athlete of the Month: Brooke Huard

Did you know that 98% of all professional female athletes who are first-round draft picks in their respective sport played more than one sport in high school? That’s right, baby. Yet according to Project Play – a National Youth Sports Participation...
LEAD Athlete of the Month: CARLIE GILBERT

LEAD Athlete of the Month: CARLIE GILBERT

With all things being equal, what is different about winning athletes? The truth is that when elite athletes are competing, the gap in abilities between the strongest and the weakest is extremely small. In the end, it comes down to psychological grit and the will to...
Embracing Pressure

Embracing Pressure

I can’t really remember a time when I wouldn’t find myself nervous before a big event. In my early childhood years, repeat culprits of my anxiety came in the form of piano recitals and doctors appointments. In middle school and high school it was the first...
LEAD Athlete of the Month: IZZY BUCK

LEAD Athlete of the Month: IZZY BUCK

Each month, LEAD will honor a special athlete who is turning up the dial and challenging herself to be better each day. Izzy started sports at a very young age. She grew up in an athletic family, and “being a couch potato wasn’t an option.” Early on she started...