Athlete Assessments Newsletter – September 2020
Bring on a new month and welcome September! Join us in taking a moment to celebrate success, rekindle motivation if it’s dwindling and access all the resources available to you to make the most of this time. We dedicate this edition to providing the tools and inspiration to stay strong and continue to make progress.
CELEBRATING CLIENT SUCCESS
Mental Performance Coach, Rick Sessinghaus, has coached long-time client Collin Morikawa, currently ranked #5 on the PGA tour, from talented junior to #1 World Amateur and on to professional status.
RELEVANT RESOURCES TO SUPPORT YOU IN THIS TIME
Lecture rooms lie empty, hallways are still, and the usual chatter of students is replaced by the subtle sounds that are more often drowned out by the hustle and bustle of campus life. And so is the start of the semester across most university campuses.
We’re super excited to share Bo’s chat with John O’Sullivan, Host of the Way of Champions Podcast. On the Podcast, Bo and John talk about a variety of interesting topics, from utilising failures in childhood and adolescence as fuel for success in adulthood, to setting goals and defining values with your teammates, and why lacking clarity in your role leads to a bad team culture.
I recall interviewing an NBA coach while he was visiting Australia – he was promoting the NBA by way of conducting basketball coaching workshops and I was facilitating the one in our local area. I asked him the question, “What players have you coached who still stand out for you and why?”
A Harvard Business Review article that we recently found again, focused on learning how to learn and the four mental skills that enable fast and effective learning. Firstly, a big shout out to our consultant client Nicole Detling, who is quoted in the article talking about a technique she uses to inspire athletes to learn new skills.
WHAT'S NEW AND WHAT'S AHEAD
Serially successful teams don’t win on luck alone, nor do they win by chance, they are driven by philosophies, employ strategies, rely on proven tools and systematize their knowledge. We see it, we experience it, we know it. In the What Winning Teams Get Right Playbook we share the performance drivers that our most successful sports professionals, teams and coaches employ to stay in front of their competitors.
Finding a great quote can turn your day around, give you a new breath of motivation, or even change the philosophy you live it by (ok, possibly a slight exaggeration, but we’re sure you agree). We know that having the time to search for that perfect quote can be a big challenge. To save your valuable time, we committed to gathering inspiring quotes for sports people, and with what started as a small collection has grown to over 440 quotes. Plus, we’ve divided them into eight sections so you can find the perfect quote for any situation, in no time at all.
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 Rick Sessinghaus, 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.
Like many of our coach clients, if you are looking for ways to keep your team on track, your athletes connected, 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!
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, just like Bryan Beigie, 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.
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 have all required through this recent time. 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.
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
And we’ll leave you with our popular quotes section of our newsletter!
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seems to be no hope at all.”
Dale Carnegie, Writer
“She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared, but because she went on so strongly despite the fear.”
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Jane Goodall, Primatologist
“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”
Dr Seuss, Author
And remember, there are hundreds more to be found in The Big Book of Inspirational Quote for Sport.
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As always, if there is anything we can assist you with, we’re absolutely dedicated to providing exceptional value and service so please feel very welcome to get in touch.
Here’s to each day being better than yesterday. Stay safe and well! Stronger Together (at a distance)!