The Battle-Tested Leader
This book, written by Blake Williams, introduces a brand-new framework of leadership for student-athletes in team sports. It identifies 10 different leadership roles that a student-athlete could fill on their team, leveraging the leadership and character skills that they possess. There’s also an online assessment that students can complete to identify what role they are most suited for based on their current skills.
The Battle-Tested Teammate
This book, written by Blake Williams, is a great read for any student-athlete. It contains 24 short stories from Blake’s life designed to teach 24 principles that a great teammate should possess. It’s our hope that each teammate would get a copy and read through it together. The supplemental Coach’s Questions will help generate team discussions about each chapter. These discussions will help provide opportunities for vulnerability among teammates, which can help foster greater respect, empathy, and relationships among team members.
Because we’ve yet to meet a coach who longs to coach a common team, and because we’ve yet to meet student-athletes that desire to be common, we designed this course to help student-athletes become uncommon – special, elite, rare.
This course teaches student-athletes how to take their game to the next level
- Character development
- Leadership skills
- Handling adversity
1 two-hour session per week for 4 weeks, student-athletes will dedicate themselves to becoming uncommon. Highly interactive, consisting of a mixture of classroom instruction, homework, and skill-building challenges.
Conduct this program in the offseason/preseason to prepare your student-athletes for a better season.
- Designed for high school or college teams
- Can be led by Battle-Tested staff
- Can be led by Coaches anywhere (lesson plans, instructional aides, and videos provided)
- Each student receives a Becoming Uncommon field manual