Athlete Assessments Newsletter – August 2021
Get that scrolling thumb ready, we’ve got a bit of news to get through!
Motivation generates its own momentum, so we’re sharing our August instalment of stories filled with innovation, insight, and perspective. Enjoy!
Athlete Assessments’ July Open Webinar:
Return, Reset, Restart Your Team Culture
In case you missed it, we recently held our highly anticipated open webinar, hosted by Bo Hanson, this session featured a panel four special guest coaches. We are so grateful to our guests for being so open and willing to share their unique experiences in driving and creating team culture. This webinar is a must-watch!
A Peek Behind the Curtain of our New Look DISC Reports
The same DISC Profiles developed exclusively for sport that you know, with a new design you will love. In July 2021, we launched our new look suite of assessments. We’ve created dedicated resources with everything you need to know about the update.
We spoke to Dr. Jacob Tingle, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Business Administration at Trinity University, about creating teaching traction through a podcast series for his course content.
Captain or leadership group, how can you determine what the right structure for your team is? Who should be appointed as the leader and, what exactly does the person in the leadership role do? These were some of the critical leadership questions we unpacked in our recent open webinar, ‘Choosing Captains and Leadership Development Within Your Team’.
CELEBRATING CLIENT SUCCESS
“I rarely choose the easy route just because something might be hard.” It’s a simple and succinct statement of fact, but it also serves as a quick character portrait summing up Dr. Scott Douglas, a 2x NWBA Champion, 4x player for the U.S. Men’s World Cup Tennis Team, 3x Paralympian, coach, and Associate Professor at University of Northern Colorado.
Kinzee Salo, Teaching Specialist in Coaching at the University of Minnesota, and Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach at Gustavus Adolphus College, speaks to the philosophy of teaching coaching as a people management skill.
Talking to Christopher Atwater, Assistant Professor at a university renowned for creating opportunities for its students, I was reminded of the simplicity of the effect and magnetism of positivity when he shared this recollection of the way he himself was mentored shaping his career.
During the pandemic, safety required the suspension of face-to-face teaching, consequently some 25,000 universities closed their doors, forcing an estimated 250 million students worldwide to continue their studies online. Globally, teaching professionals were forced to rethink the way they delivered course material and connected with students.
WHAT'S NEW AND WHERE WE'VE BEEN
Going beyond what’s expected of you, is a part of what we value at Athlete Assessments. So, when it was suggested we do an aerial yoga class as our team building activity, we all jumped at the idea of getting out of our comfort zones (no pun intended…).
Hardwood Hustle Podcast with Bo Hanson
We’re excited to share Bo’s chat with hosts of the Hardwood Hustle Podcast, TJ and Sam. In the episode, Bo talks coaching, the importance of knowing behavioral preferences, and picking captains or developing leaders. If you enjoyed our webinar on Choosing Captains and Leadership Development within your Team, you’ll LOVE this episode!
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 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.
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 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.
Like many of our coach clients, if you are looking for ways to keep your team on track and your athletes connected in 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!
Looking for fun team bonding activities to sustain you throughout the rest of 2021 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 all require, especially now, so 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. Use this exclusive link to purchase at our VIP Special Pricing (but hurry! This link is only available for the month of May!).
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
We’ll leave you with our popular quotes section of our newsletter…
“Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”
– Michael Jordan, Basketball
“Success at anything will always come down to this: Focus and Efforts. And we control both.”
– Dwayne Johnson, Actor
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
– Maya Angelou, Poet and Civil Rights Activist
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)!