Athlete Assessments Newsletter – May 2021
May, May, May… yes, it is May already and may all things be progressing in a positive way for you. Despite continuing challenging circumstances, there are some impressive initiatives and programs underway and a bright light at the end of the Covid tunnel ahead. We celebrate a grand final win and share inspiration of the impact our clients are making, and take a closer look at the details surrounding their success. Plus, we give you access to our super popular webinar on selecting captains, the latest 5-minute video on compatibility and lots more.
CELEBRATING CLIENT SUCCESS
Firstly, breaking news… Over the weekend, we celebrated the Queensland Reds winning the Super Rugby Grand Final for 2021. After making it to the final last year, their persistent commitment, hard work, and fight to the end paid off to bring the trophy back home for the first time in 10 years. We are incredibly proud and honored to be part of their team. Go Reds! Follow some of the social media here.
Darren’s contribution to Western Australia’s basketball program reflects his approach to developing and supporting athletes as they ‘form’. He explains that essentially his role is “to help athletes understand themselves, their teammates, coaches, and managers, so they can be more effective with their communications and be able to better adapt to situations.”
Szabolcs Hollósi’s Program Recognized as Best Practice in European Union’s SPORT.YOUTH.INCLUSION Program
Athlete Assessments’ Consultant Client, Szabolcs Hollósi, has been recognized alongside some of the best sports consultants in the European Union (EU), as his program, The Art of Treating and Communicating Well with People in Sport, is included in the EU’s SPORT.YOUTH.INCLUSION best practice programs.
While the benefits of mentoring are widely appreciated, achieving a quality and effective mentoring relationship can be challenging. Matching and finding the right fit, building rapport and the relationship, and consistently staying connected all take time and effort.
When Madeleine Albright so famously said, “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women” she obviously hadn’t met or been involved with a unique group of women coaches brought together by Basketball Australia. Here, it’s quite the opposite.
WHAT'S NEW AND WHERE WE'VE BEEN
5 MINUTES WITH BO HANSON
5 MINUTES WITH BO HANSON
Chemistry and winning combinations are not always a coincidence, and there is potential for conflict in every combination of team members and colleagues.
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:
Are you a sport psychologist or performance consultant, inspired by the above article about Szabolcs, and looking at how to add further value to your clients? As a top consultant, your clients rely on you being the best in your field, knowing the true determinants of success, and having access to the tools that will make the most impact when it comes to improving performance. Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiling is the tool you need to help your clients realize their full potential. Find out more about Athlete Assessments’ Consultant Program now.
Or are you a Sport Management, Kinesiology, Coaching or Sport Psychology professor or university lecturer wanting to find out more about how Athlete Assessments helps students be truly competitive in the sports industry. Our DISC Profiles (the only ones available specifically for sport) are used in the classroom at many of the top universities within their Bachelor and Master’s programs in Sport Management & Leadership, Coaching and Sport Psychology. Our Academic clients know that the success of their students reflects the success of their program, so they focus on providing their students with the skills that will differentiate them within a competitive sports industry. We welcome you to find out more about the Athlete Assessments’ Academic Program.
Like many of our coach clients, if you are looking for ways to keep your team on track and your athletes connected in and continuing to make improvements, make sure you’re aware of our very popular Team Programs. These are still our foundation service and what is most in demand with our coach clients. Team building isn’t an event, it’s a process and it’s exactly why our Team Programs include staged development. We work alongside your coaches and team to ensure they get the most value from our work together, and most importantly, get results. With a client retention rate of 96%, alongside an impressive track record of National Championships, if you don’t already know about our Team Programs, find out today!
Looking for fun team bonding activities to sustain you throughout the rest of 2021 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, especially now, so if you’re looking to continue to help your team with this, look no further! 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 standout, 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. Use this exclusive link to purchase at our VIP Special Pricing (but hurry! This link is only available for the month of May!).
Planning for your future Camps? And found yourself thinking about how to differentiate yours from all the other choices young athletes have? Here’s how you can make yours standout from the rest and add exceptional value to your campers’ experiences with you. We’ve been delivering this program for online camps too! Athlete Assessments has an Elite Sports Camp service that you need to be aware of.
QUOTES TO INSPIRE YOU
We’ll leave you with our popular quotes section of our newsletter, this time, in line with the release of our Women in Sport edition of People+Sport Magazine, we’re featuring some of our team’s favorite quotes:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?… As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson, Author
“The one thing you learn is when you can step out of your comfort zone and be uncomfortable, you see what you’re made of and who you are.”
Sue Bird, Basketballl
“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”
Erica Jong, Author
“You will teach them to fly, but they will not fly your flight.
You will teach them to dream, but they will not dream your dream.
You will teach them to live, but they will not live your life.
Nevertheless, in every flight, in every life, in every dream, the print of the way you taught them will remain.”
You can see the rest of our team’s favorite quotes by downloading your copy of the magazine.
And remember, there are hundreds more to be found in The Big Book of Inspirational Quote for Sport.
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Here’s to each day being better than yesterday. Stay safe and well! Stronger Together (at a distance)!