Athlete Assessments Newsletter – July 2020
Welcome to July and all that the new month brings. Let’s jump right into this edition! We’ll be highlighting the great work of clients from three different continents, share a very popular podcast featuring another client, provide two new instalments of Bo Hanson’s 5 minute videos on bringing the team back together from both the coach and athlete perspectives, and keep you up to date with other exciting developments.
AROUND THE WORLD - SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON OUR CLIENTS
Get one day better every day. Have clarity on what that ‘one day better’ actually is each day. The daily accumulation of improvement increases the likelihood that you’ll reach your goals…
OTHER POPULAR TOPICS AND RESEARCH
Research from the London Olympics revealed the defining difference between serially successful athletes and their competitors. And it might not be what you immediately think!
Powerful new research published recently reports that super-connected Gen Y and Z are lacking critical real-world interaction, making them the loneliest generations ever. The report emphasizes the importance of social interaction so we ask Senior Consultant, Bo Hanson, about the value of face-to-face communication, why it’s critical in sport and how coaches can make it a central part of their program.
5 MINUTES WITH BO HANSON VIDEOS
Watch this video on YouTube Coaches get clear on your priorities! Seasons are set to start again, athletes will or have already resumed training and
Watch this video on YouTube What you need to know to fast-track your performance recovery. Bo unpacks an athletes’ priorities, giving an insight into what’s
WHERE WE’VE BEEN AND WHAT’S AHEAD
We’re excited to share with you that Dr. Jim Tennison joined our team this month. Jim brings a unique blend of incredibly high energy, experience, and knowledge to his role as Athlete Assessments’ Academic Specialist and Consultant. Having been an Athlete Assessments client for the last seven years, Jim now looks after business development within sport management, coaching, kinesiology, and other sports industry academic programs in US universities. Meet our team and Jim here.
Client Webinars Launched in April
In response to the current climate, we held our first client only webinar in late April. The topic was accordingly, Leading through Adversity, which we received tremendous feedback about. We’ll be making this a more regular occurrence and we’ll keep you up to date on the next one. If you are a client and missed the April one, just contact us, and we’ll share the recording.
We take you back to late January and provide a behind the scenes look on our team day. How did a group of people become a team with shared goals and a sense of excitement about navigating the challenges that the journey might bring? The answer lies in the process and so you can see how the specialists in the people side of sport connect their people to the organization’s goals – we will take you inside our latest Team Day at Athlete Assessments. Read on now.
You may have already noticed that we recently completely redeveloped our website. We did a soft launch for stage 1 and will be doing an official launch in the coming weeks as we complete stage 2. We would love to hear your feedback if you’d like to share your comments. Go to our website here.
AND HERE COMES THE PITCH…
We appreciate those of you who have made it all the way to this part of our newsletter. If you love what we do and want us to be involved in your sporting life, there are many different ways to consider working with us:
Looking for fun team bonding activities to sustain you throughout the rest of 2020 and beyond? Consider our DISC Card Game! It has unlimited ways to be played to help build self-awareness, understanding of others, improve communication and build relationships. Find out about our DISC Card Game today!
Toughness is what we all require through these recent times and if you want to help your team with this, stop looking! Developed initially as a support service to assist our existing clients with developing mental toughness in their athletes, the ATHLETE TOUGH Program has grown to be a stand out, stand-alone product. The Handbook is written in plain English and is highly illustrated to keep your athletes engaged, while the video series makes it easy for coaches to implement. Find out for yourself why so many coaches love the ATHLETE TOUGH Program and read what they have to say.
QUOTES TO INSPIRE YOU
And we’ll leave you with our popular quotes section of our newsletter!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead
Transformation is change from one thing to another, but I started as nothing. I didn’t transform, I formed. When I broke into tennis, I was like most kids: I didn’t know who I was, and I rebelled at being told by older people. I think older people make this mistake all the time with younger people, treating them as finished products when in fact they’re in process. It’s like judging a match before it’s over, and I’ve come from behind too often, and had too many opponents come roaring back against me, to think that’s a good idea. – Andre Agassi
You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. – C.S. Lewis