Track coach, Mark Tremayne, of Hilliard Darby High School in Hilliard, Ohio has created a team that Leaps. Not just literally, as all track teams are wont to do, but in the way they approach the sport, the team, and each other.
It turns out that Coach Tremayne isn’t just in the business of developing athletes; he’s in the business of developing Extreme Leaders.
He encourages and rewards his team members to take a Radical Leap, and spells it out like this:
Taking the radical “LEAP”
Love for yourself, Love for your team, Love for your goals, Love for the process of reaching those goals.
Generate positive Energy for your mind, body and soul. Positive Energy is contagious – believe with positive Energy and strive towards your goals with positive Energy.
Audacity is courage! The courage to stand up for what you believe in, the courage to make sacrifices, the courage to try and fail and then try again! The courage to pursue your goals with passion and commitment.
Actions speak louder than words. Provide proof through living and performing in a way that is full of Love, Energy, and Audacity. Live it! Prove it!
And at the end of each meet, he writes personal notes of encouragement and awards Leap coins to his guys that exemplify the qualities of Extreme Leadership.
Here’s a pic of his note card (he writes on the back):
And the coin he created as a special reward for the team:
Kudos and congrats to Coach Tremayne and the (Leaping) Darby Panthers for being a stellar example for the rest of us.