Welcome to the final update for 2016. The Athlete Assessments Team has had a big year and we trust you have had many big wins, on and off ‘the field’ too. Enjoy this latest newsletter and we will get in early to wish you, your team and your family Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year ahead. We look forward to working with you again in 2017 and contributing to your success!

You know how hard it can be to win a National Championship or an Olympic medal, and capturing the elusive back-to-back is extremely hard to do. We celebrate the latest back-to-back Champions, the Quinnipiac Women’s Rugby Team, with an article about three things teams who achieve this have in common. Read more now.


    In this 5 Minutes with Bo Hanson, we discuss one of the most common issues we see with team’s – team identity and team standards. Focusing on the ‘Goals’ section of the GRIP Model, Bo explains how setting goals can help teams shape their style of play and standards. What it here now.
    In this 5 Minutes with Bo Hanson, we discuss team cohesion, focusing on social cohesion, and how it can positively impact a teams success. Watch it here now.

Mary Lou Mulfur and her team of Husky Golfers tell a truly incredible and inspiring story of what true toughness looks like in today’s sporting world. Winning her first National Championship title as a Coach this year in her 34th year as Head Coach at the University of Washington, we share insights into their program as they prepare for 2017 and going back to back! Read more now.

Leadership. Coaches demand it and every team needs it. But Leadership can be made into a complicated issue with literally thousands of well-meaning books and even more articles dedicated to the topic. To say it is confusing is an understatement. This article distills leadership into two aspects of what really matters. If you want to find out, read more now.

Tough people behave in certain ways. And from our experience, they all have commonalities, those skills and strengths that make them stand out and make them able to succeed. So, what does it take to be tough and to make it in your sport? Read more now.

You may be the highest scorer or best hitter in your team, but it takes more than that to last the distance. These days Coaches have more on their “talent” criteria then who can throw the furthest or run the fastest. And if you want to succeed, you need to know what it takes to stand out. Read more now.


NCAA Women’s Coaching Academy
The 40th NCAA Women Coaches Academy’s starts in a few days in Denver, Colorado from Wednesday November 30 – Saturday December 3. Liz Masen will be presenting sessions on CoachDISC and Coaching Styles, Knowing Your Values, and Communication Strategies. Find out more.

2016 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Coaches Convention
Athlete Assessments will be at the ITA Coaches Convention with Bo Hanson returning to present on the topic Developing your Athletes to be ‘ATHLETE TOUGH™’’. The Convention will take place at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida, December 10-13, 2016 and Athlete Assessments will also be exhibiting at the Industry Evening. Find out more.

Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) 2016 Member Convention
If you are attending the Women’s Golf Coaches Association Member Convention from December 11-14, be sure to catch “Developing your Golfers to be ATHLETE TOUGH™” presented by 4x Olympian and 3x Olympic Medalist, Athlete Assessments’ Bo Hanson. Bo will be sharing tips on how to easily incorporate resiliency skill development into your Golf program and get results. Athlete Assessments will also be exhibiting at their dedicated exhibitors evening event. Find out more.

American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) 2016 Convention
Bo Hanson is a regular at the AVCA Convention and this year will be presenting two sessions on recruiting for success, and developing athletes to be ‘ATHLETE TOUGH™’. The 2016 AVCA Convention will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Centre in Columbus, Ohio from December 14-18, 2016. Ensure to visit the Athlete Assessments exhibit within their marketplace during the convention. Find out more.

National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), 2016 National Convention
Having not presented at the NFCA Convention since 2008, Athlete Assessments’ Bo Hanson will be speaking alongside The University of Notre Dame Softball Coaching Staff including Head Coach Deanna Gumpf, on the topic of ‘Inner-Workings of a Successful Coaching Staff’. He is also presenting a session at the ‘Grassroots Summit’. This year the 2016 NFCA Convention runs from December 7 – 10 in New Orleans. Find out more.


On countless occasions our team at Athlete Assessments have been asked how all levels of sport can benefit from the great work we do at the elite level. So we’ve answered this call with a fun and effective solution that can be used for anyone, in any sport, at any level and captures the benefits of our DISC Profiling system. Want to know more? Read more. 

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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 get in touch.

Leaving you on this final Newsletter for 2016 with some of our favorite quotes and sayings from throughout the year!

“Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking case of those in your charge.” – Simon Sinek

“Life always begins with one step outside your comfort zone.” – Shannon L. Alder

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you just don’t give up.” – Steven Hawkins

And as an inspirational video we thought you would enjoy watching this.

Happy Holidays!

My very best,

Liz Masen and the Athlete Assessments Team

At Athlete Assessments, we’re here to provide you with excellence in service and to help you be your best. If there is anything we can assist you with, please Contact Us.

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