DISC Theory and Application
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While it’s nice to have new buildings and equipment, is this the investment that will deliver the best return to your sporting success? At Athlete Assessments, we have been fortunate enough to have worked with more than 100,000 coaches, athletes, and sports administrators since our founding in 2007. This work has spanned over 40 different sports across the globe.
Get up to speed fast with this 5-part video presentation by Bo Hanson. Benefit from watching an introduction to the DISC model and how valuable it is in sport. You will understand the four DISC styles (Dominant, Steady, Influence and Conscientious) and most importantly, learn how to incorporate all of this into your sports training and coaching. In this series of short videos, Bo Hanson takes you step-by-step to ensure you have a strong foundation to take you to the next level.
Athlete Assessments has a series of videos in which Bo Hanson answers questions we receive from our clients and contacts. The most interesting topics are covered from a wide range of issues. Benefit from these insights and you are also very welcome to submit your question too.
In this video Bo Hanson explains DISC behavioral profiling and why it is critical for coaches and athletes to reach peak performance in their sport. Recorded during an ABC TV Interview, don’t miss these important insights.
An earlier video covered how long adaptions can be made successful and in this this video Bo Hanson shares key strategies for maintaining an adaptation in your DISC style during the heightened pressure of sports competition. We can often managing the necessary shifts in behavior required under regular situations, but how do we successful maintain poise under stress and pressure? Find out here some strategies for maintaining DISC adaptations under stress or pressure here.
A key factor in successful coaching is being able to adapt to the situation and people you are working with. In this video, Bo Hanson discusses how long you can successfully maintain an adaptation from your natural DISC Style and key tips on being more successful in this area.
Every team includes team members with a wide variety of individual DISC styles, so it can be a challenge for coaches to be able to engage and communicate effectively with everyone at one time. Watch Bo Hanson as he answers this critical question to find outs how to successfully communicate to all your athletes (given their diverse individual DISC styles) at the same time and specifically during a time pressure situation.
At Athlete Assessments we are often asked ‘what is the difference between personality and behavior in sport?’ Watch Bo Hanson answer this critical question and find out how personality and behavior can be used to improve your performance.
Video Presentation by Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian and Coaching Consultant In this video Bo Hanson discusses why listening is so hard. Learn about the 150/650 Key, and which DISC Styles are the best and the worst
Watch this video on YouTube We all know that communication in sport is the foundation of coaching. It doesn’t matter how brilliant you are as a technical or physical training expert, if you can’t communicate this
In this video clip, Bo Hanson talks about the perfect team dynamic, embracing diversity, and achieving championship winning results, irrespective of the combination of athletes you have in the team.
On this page we provide you with an introduction to the background and basic principles behind the DISC theory used in all Athlete Assessment profiles. You can use this basic understanding of the DISC theory to identify the styles in those around you and how best to work with different people. Please note this is a basic overview, for the most impactful improvement we recommend you take advantage of our DISC Profile Assessments.
In a team it can be difficult to understand why tension can develop between some athletes, yet other athletes gel from start. In this article we discuss the team tension between the different DISC styles in a team environment, due to their different priorities in pace and relationships.
Often with behavioral profiles like DISC, being able to apply the concept to something you already know, helps to quickly understand it. If you are familiar with Harry Potter, then this is an excellent platform to better get to know DISC behavioral profiling. Whether you grew up with Harry Potter, or just read it to your kids, if you have read the first book DISC will soon become clear. Remember DISC is a Behavioral Profile. It is not all you are. People are far more complex than a D, I, S or C, (or a Hogwarts house). But DISC can tell you about how you behave in a given environment.