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Team Dynamics and DISC in Sport

Video Presentation by Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian and Coaching Consultant The perfect team chemistry is what everyone is searching for in any team or squad environment to achieve the top performances in sport. Watch this video

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The Real Factor for high-performance in Sport

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.

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Introduction to the DISC Model in Sport

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.

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The Steady Sport Coaching Style

The four different DISC sport coaching styles are discussed in the article Understanding and Using the Four Coaching Styles and this article is dedicated to the Steady Sport Coaching Style.

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The Dominant Sport Coaching Style

The four different DISC coaching styles are discussed in the article Understanding and Using the Four Coaching Styles and this article is dedicated to the Dominant Sport Coaching Style.

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How can you maintain DISC adaptations under pressure? 5 Minutes with Bo Hanson

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.

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How to speak to a team collectively with different individual DISC Styles?

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.

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Achieving Synergy in Your Rowing Crew

By Bo Hanson, Four-time Olympian, Coaching Consultant and Director of Athlete Assessments Synergy: The sum of the team being more than the total sum of its individual parts. The unique situation where the best individual performance

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Rowing: Goal Setting with DISC

In previous articles on Sport Psychology and the Mental Game in sport, we have touched on the concept of goal setting with DISC. Whether you are a coach, athlete or in sport management, you can use

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Identifying Another Person’s DISC Behavioral Style

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.

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Recognizing DISC Styles When Recruiting

By Bo Hanson – 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments The Advantage DISC gives in Recruiting   Increasingly the Coaches we work with want a better understanding of how to recognize the different

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Team Tension among DISC Styles

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.

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How DISC is like the Hogwarts Houses

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.

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