The Real Factor for High Performance in Sport

Bo Hanson
4x Olympian, Director, and Lead Consultant

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Often it is new, state of the art, multi-million dollar facilities or the latest technology in equipment that grabs people’s attention in sport. Yet, when we look at when teams achieve extraordinary results, or the sporting organizations that continue to stay ahead of the rest, it’s rarely due to their hardware, nor do they give credit to their bricks and mortar! What they attribute as central to their success, is leadership, how their team ‘just works’, the high standards of behavior they demand, and their persistent drive.

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.

In all this time one thing is clear. Successful people all know what the defining factor for consistent high-performance in sport is. Technical or physical ability is never the defining factor for top performance. Always it is managing the ‘people side’ of sport. To quote Coach Mike Kryzewski:

“A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional amount of time on “x’s and o’s” as compared to time spent learning about people.”

Research from the 2008 Beijing Olympics study supports this, showing the top factors contributing to a personal best or medal-winning performance were a strong coach–athlete relationship, and a high level of athlete self-awareness. So how do you, your staff and colleagues fare? Whether you are an athlete, coach or in sport management, relationships and how well people work together is a defining factor in sporting success.

Sport is played by people, coached by people and managed by people, so it is imperative to get the ‘people side’ right to achieve and sustain success. So what’s your game changer this season?

Getting an edge in this critical area of sport is easier and more affordable than you’d think. We welcome you to find out more and take the next ‘click’ based on who you are or what you are interested in.

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At Athlete Assessments, we’re here to provide you with excellence in service and to help you be your best. If there is anything we can assist you with, please Contact Us.

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The primary purpose of DISC profiling is to develop self-awareness and provide a framework for understanding others so you can build effective relationships. Athlete Assessments provides three different types of DISC Profiles, one specifically for coaches, one for athletes, and one for sports administrators and other professionals.

Each assessment provides a personalized DISC Profile Report based on the results of a 12-minute online survey. The individual report details personal styles, strengths, limiting behaviors, communication preferences, and the ideal environment to enhance performance.

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