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Leadership Program

About the Program

The Leadership Program is taught and run by Speaker, Mentor, Author, and Coach, Deshawn Fontleroy. The program will run in 8 to 10 weeks cycles. Whether its 8 weeks or 10 weeks, will be predicated on the fall and 7v7 football schedules. 

We'll meet 1-2x weekly through For our athletes that are in the PDX area, they'll meet with us in person if time/traffic permits. When the high school football kids are in-season, we meet 1x weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 8:45pm. I've found this to be very beneficial to my athletes before Friday night contests.


Throughout the program, there will be mandatory reading and assignments leading to round table discussions. We will also interact with the students' parents to help engage them throughout the process.


Some of the measurables will be improved attendance and behavior at school, better grades, positive communication with coaches and parents, and performance.


Outside of that, our goal is to empower the young student-athlete, build self-confidence, and increase positive self-talk. Ultimately, we will help them reach their hopes and dreams, overcome pains and fears, and bust through their personal barriers and limitations.


About Deshawn Fontleroy

DeShawn Fontleroy is the founder and host of Sports Mastery. This is a podcast where he observes and examines the physical, mental, and social dynamics of the worlds best athletes and coaches. He identifies their strengths, weaknesses, character, and personality traits; to explain what works and what doesn't according to our situation and circumstance in space and time.


The Sports Mastery leadership and character development program focuses on:



  • The Laws of Leadership

  • Social Intelligence

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • The Laws of Human Nature


DeShawn helps individuals and groups reach their hopes and dreams, overcome their pains and fears, and destroy all barriers and limitations. He has worked with high school, college, and professional athletes. Through practical and systematic strategies DeShawn helps athletes master their confidence, strengthen their mental toughness, and achieve their goals.


His program is also designed to help the student-athlete overcome the social landmines of partying, peer pressure, and dating, and all things that could influence performance and life after sports.


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Taught by Mentor, Author and Coach

Deshawn Fontleroy

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