Resources and Materials
In our pursuit to keep our clients at the forefront of performance, we are constantly developing useful resources and materials. In this section you will find all of our publicly available resources (if you’re a client talk to your consultant about receiving more exclusive resources). Below you will find links to our What Winning Teams Get Right Playbook, Coaching Philosophy Workbook, People + Sport Magazines, DISC in Sport Workbook, and much more.
What Winning Teams Get Right Playbook
Top sporting performance, whether on the track, field, pool or court, or on the management side, relies on many important variables being executed at the highest level and in unison.
The most successful teams achieve because they are deliberate in their approach, believe in certain performance philosophies, and have systems and tools that drive performance. In this playbook, we explain each performance philosophy and the practical models we use to put these philosophies into action.
DISC IN SPORT WORKBOOK
The ‘DISC in Sport Workbook’ is all about taking the knowledge of DISC behavioral profiling and putting it into action within your sporting environment. It brings together your ability to understand and manage your own behaviors with your ability to understand the behavior and needs of others. It positions you to work with, influence and interact with people more effectively, improve communication and ultimately your results. This is a game changer in sport.
DISC Card Game
Your go to Development Tool!
Capturing the benefits of our DISC Profiling system, we have created an innovative DISC Card Game ideal for younger athletes. While designed with youth sports in mind, people of all ages can enjoy the value that this DISC Card Game brings. The applications are endless from ice-breaker games to team building activities, small groups or large, following the basic instructions or utilising the advanced options. It will be your go to development tool!
WORKBOOK - Your Complete Development Guide
Coaches are constantly told that having a well-defined Coaching Philosophy is a critical component of a successful career. BUT, it can be a challenge to develop on your own and it takes time to evolve.
We’ve taken years of experience, interviews with leading coaches, research and testing to formulate this workbook for your benefit. Be guided step-by-step through this important process.
It can be difficult to find a resource that can effectively guide your sports team through the potential pitfalls of culture. Our latest eBook is designed to take you step by step through the four distinct types of culture, which are aligned to culture models that researchers at the University of Michigan have confirmed to exist within a corporate organization.
In our eBook, we define team culture, look into what effects your team’s culture, and also discuss how you assess and measure your team’s culture with the four DISC Culture Styles; Dominance Culture, Influence Culture, Steadiness Culture and the Conscientious Culture. We look at what characterizes each culture, what each culture does and does not value, discuss how different athletes will feel in each culture, and how to tailor your coaching for the unique culture of your team.
People + Sport Magazines
We were recently asked why our magazine is called People + Sport and not the other way round. The answer is simple and reason deliberate, because people come first. Read about World Class Olympic and Professional Coaches, Real People in Sport, and Top University and Coach Education Programs.team.
The Big Book of Inspirational Quotes for Sport
Finding a great quote can turn your day around, give you a new breath of motivation, or even change your life and the philosophy you live it by. Quotes are powerful as in a few words they capture what can otherwise take a paragraph to describe.
Time to search for that perfect quote can be hard. So, we took the time for you and gathered inspiring quotes especially for sports people, for any occasion. What started as a small collection has continued to grow and has now amassed to over 440
Here you will find our book reviews and the books we recommend. Get a head-start on an important book we’ve review or quick preview before you buy it. You can also quickly understand the key messages and how it applies to your role in sport.
Podcast: with Bo Hanson
Be the best player for the Team, not the Best Player on The Team: A Conversation with 4x Olympian Bo Hanson
Most Recent Articles
Can or Can’t Compete Right Now? You can Prepare To Perform! In this 5 minute video (well actually, it’s a little longer this time), Bo continues his theme of training at competition intensity to prepare for the intensity and pressure of competition.
If there was a shopping list of everything an athlete or coach wants in a trusted advisor or performance coach, the entire list can be checked off with all that Bob Tewksbury brings. Want someone who has excelled at the highest level and under enormous pressure?
Coaching and successfully developing elite athletes requires dedicated attention to mental skills development – self-awareness, self-belief, identity and resiliency, skills which benefit athletes in competition and in life. Kyle McDonald, Mental Performance Coach, General Manager and Performance Director of the Weyburn Gold Wings, shares the process of mental skills development
What keeps Dr. Steven Estes, Professor of Leisure and Sport Management at Middle Tennessee State University engaged, looking for new challenges and delivering dynamic content to develop leaders for our community?? That question evolved in my mind the more we delved into Steve’s philosophy on leadership - developed over a career spanning over four decades. Experience has seen him guide students in the classroom as a tenured professor, high performance sport gave him the opportunity to compete at international events as part of the US rowing team, he continues to be a pivotal member and was twice president of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE), a leadership lecturer in residence at the United States military training academy, and part of teams tackling grueling physical challenges.
5 Minutes with Bo Hanson
In this video series, Bo Hanson answers some of the most frequently asked (and interesting!) questions from clients, and discusses the most relevant topics for sport coaching and performance. Check back regularly as there’s a new video every couple of weeks! You can also find a form at the bottom of the page to submit your own topic for Bo to talk about.
Athlete Assessments’ Newsletters
Here you’ll find a full listing of our popular newsletters. They are published every 6-8 weeks and as you’ll see for yourself, we only include relevant, interesting and useful content. We value your time so deliberately work to ensure anything we send you is absolutely worth the read! Find one of our previous editions or read the latest newsletter. We’ve kept a catalogue of all our updates here.