Athlete Assessments' December 2021 Update
Highlights of the Year
If you have the feeling of FOMO (fear of missing out), we’ve got you. Or, if you simply want to recap on the best from this year, again we’ve got you. To round out 2021, we’ve put together the top three things you’ll love to be across (and not miss out on). Welcome to our holiday update and last newsletter for 2021. Here are our top three resources from this year!
#1 Our WEBINARS were hugely popular, with each one breaking the previous one’s record for registrations
Continuing with our open webinar series hosted by Bo Hanson, this year we mixed things up a bit, having special guests and topic experts join us. This year's topics included, 'Choosing Captains and Leadership Development within your Team', 'Return, Reset, Restart Your Team Culture', 'Cautionary Tales and Exemplary Team Strategies', and 'Coaches Who Lift Coaches'.
#2 PEOPLE+SPORT MAGAZINES cover real-life experiences and strategies of the best in the business. This year, we had three special editions, focused on the topics most asked for.
If you're wondering why our magazine is called People+Sport and not the other way round. The answer is simple and the reason deliberate, because people come first. This year we brought our magazines back, featuring special editions focusing on Women in Sport, Sport Management Education, and most recently, Coach Development.
#3 UPDATED AND NEW DESIGN OF THE ASSESSMENTS REPORTS and so much more regarding our assessments:
New look DISC Profile Reports
Continuing with the theme of out with the old and in with the new, in July we launched our new look suite of DISC Profile Reports. The same high quality DISC Profiles developed exclusively for sport that you know, with a new design you will love.
Independent Statistical Analysis of Athlete Assessments' DISC Profile Reports
In July, we also engaged the Assessment Standard Institute (ASI) to re-analyze the reliability and validity of our DISC Profile assessments, to ensure continued compliance with industry standards. We are proud to advise that ASI, through third-party evaluation, certifies Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiles meet or exceed generally accepted standards for Data Reliability and Construct Validity, as measured by accepted industry standards.
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…
“There’s no substitute for hard work. If you work hard and prepare yourself, you might get beat, but you’ll never lose.”
– Nancy Lieberman
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving forward.”
– Albert Einstein
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
– Martin Luther King Jr
As we look back on the year, we also wanted to share one a quote from one of our clients that truly inspired us during our reflection.
“The lessons learned from self-reflection go far beyond what you can learn in a book, or from what someone else tells you.”
– Jody Langdon (Professor of Exercise Science and Coaching, Georgia Southern University)
And remember, there are hundreds more to be found in The Big Book of Inspirational Quote for Sport.
And if you are still reading at this point, thank you for your dedication and commitment! As always, please feel very welcome to reach out with anything we can do to contribute to your success in sport.
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