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Hello, my name is James Leath. 
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 I teach leadership and character development to athletes, coaches, and parents at IMG Academy.
I then share what I learn in my email newsletter called “Coach Notes” every week.

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My weekly Coach Notes include…

Tips on how to effectively communicate with athletes, coaches and parents.
Lessons on how to be a better leader.
Ideas on how to build and sustain a winning team culture.

Some previous popular notes:

Talent Gets You Noticed, Character Gets You Recruited
A Role for Every Player
Yes, I do play my favorites.
Mental Toughness, Defined.
Dear Coach, I want to quit.

About Me…

I joined IMG Academy in 2015. I currently serve as the Head of Leadership Development. In this capacity, I develop and deliver curriculum for our student-athletes (youth, secondary, post-secondary) across 8 sports. I also work with visiting companies and professional athletes. Lessons consist of communication, personal and group leadership, developing identity, and building team culture. My writing has been covered by dozens of major media outlets like, Medium, ESPN 580, and more. Over 50,000 people read my Coach Notes each month. I don’t have all the answers, but I’m happy to share what I’ve learned so far.

I live in Bradenton, FL, with my Bride ( and my two dogs.