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Coaches Corner Podcast: with Liz Masen
In a recent episode of Canterbury Rugby’s Podcast, Coaches Corner, Liz Masen joins Riki Tahere to unpack the power of DISC Profiling and how better understanding your own behavioral tendencies and your players can unlock their best performances. While Liz talks all things DISC, Riki takes a deep dive into decision making, which sees the two discuss the key importance of understanding athletes on an individual level. We guarantee you’ll love this episode, by don’t just take our word for it! Have a listen and share your thoughts with us.
Why Equitable Opportunity Matters: What a Life in Sport Provides Women and Girls Beyond the Game
We dive into why equitable opportunity matters for women and girls in sport beyond just playing the game, with research highlighting it as a factor for success in all aspects of life.
Phenomenal Development Initiatives of the Future Female Leaders in Football
Jacqueline Mueller, Ph.D., catches us up on her globe-hopping 2022, sharing insights into two female-specific development programs and highlighting the versatility of DISC Profiling in sport.
Showcasing Strategic & Tactical Thinking in Women’s Rugby
Recapping the 2023 WRCRA Conference organized by USWRF with Director, Kerri Heffernan; and presenters Liz Masen, CEO of Athlete Assessments, and Becky Carlson, Head Coach of Quinnipiac Women’s Rugby.
Celebrating, Championing, and Empowering Coaches with the NFHCA
At the conclusion of the 2023 NFHCA Annual Convention we reflect on the overwhelming engagement and passion of the coaches who make the sport of field hockey what it is today in the USA.
Recapping Athlete Assessments’ Annual Team Retreat
Our team shares how we walked our talk by kickstarting our 2023 season with our annual team retreat to ensure team alignment, invest in each other, and deliver exceptional outcomes for the year ahead.
Chasing Victory in Volleyball: McGill-Toolen’s Rise from Contenders to Champions
Every successful team, coach, and athlete has experienced the disappointment of multiple losses on their journey to victory. So what did Head Volleyball Coach, Kate Wood do to get her team across the line to accomplish their ultimate goal of obtaining a championship win? We sat down with Kate to find out!
Fighting Irish Softball Take on a DISC Inspired Bake-off
Head Coach of Notre Dame Softball, Deanna Gumpf, and her awarded coaching staff share how their team challenge their understanding of DISC Profiling to go beyond the field and into a good old-fashioned bake-off.
The Fearless Coach: What We Can Learn from 12 Years in the Head Coaching Seat
Becky Carlson, Head Coach of Quinnipiac University Women’s Rugby, on her 12 years building the sport from the ground up and the importance of understanding others to help them understand themselves.
Revisiting the 2022 IWG Conference
From standout presentations to the connection to culture, the women of Athlete Assessments reflect on and highlight our key takeaways from the 2022 IWG conference held in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Research Findings: The existence of Autonomy-supportive Coaching Characteristics within the CoachDISC Profile
Athlete Assessments are committed to contributing to coach development and have been recently involved in some research exploring the existence of autonomy-supportive coaching behaviors within our CoachDISC Profile assessment to help coaches reflect on and adapt their own coaching behaviors.
Connection with Culture in Aotearoa: Creating Effective Leaders
Sarah Leberman, Professor of Leadership at Massey University, and co-founder of Women in Sport Aotearoa, on authentically connecting with your culture to build meaningful connections and skills as a leader.
Research Findings: The Use of DISC Behavioral Profiling in Sport Management & Sport Coaching Higher Education
Athlete Assessments is very excited to announce our recent involvement in a novel research project investigating the integration of DISC Behavioral Profiling in university sport management and coaching classes to help promote self-awareness, leadership skills, and knowledge that can be leveraged for a career in the sports industry.
Maximizing Roles and Inspiring Team Leadership
Vice President of Mental Health and Wellness for the WTA and Founder of Ahlgren Bedics Consulting, LLC, Dr. Becky Ahlgren Bedics unpacks the how-to behind empowering athletes to lead in roles that complement their natural style.
Coming off the Pitch: Four Decades of Consistent Leadership
Missouri State Head Softball Coach, Holly Hesse on her 35 years at the helm, what factors are crucial for program and student athlete success, and how to get the best out of the people around you.
A College-Wide Approach to Facilitating Student-Athlete Growth
How the University of Washington’s Student-Athlete Development Program, Boundless Futures, invests at every step of an athlete’s journey for success in whatever comes next.
Pressure Training: The Key to Optimal Performance Under Stress
The role of pressure in training and how creating it through the lens of athlete-centered coaching leads to increased performance.
35 Years of Coaching Others to Get One Day Better Every Day
Jeff Troesch, Mental Performance Coach, on how getting the best out of any athlete or coach starts with looking at the uniqueness of how to be effective in sport, and even at the highest level it’s important to open your mind to other ways of doing things.
Strong Women Support Women: The Japanese Women Leaders and Coaches Academy Returns
Back in-person for the first time in three years, the wave of support for women in coaching grows with the eighth annual Japanese Women Leaders and Coaches Academy in Japan.
Getting Comfortable by Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone
Mental Performance Consultant, Nikola Milinkovic, talks effective adaptations, leaning into your strengths, and the importance of the coach-athlete relationship in practice.
8 Common Coaching Challenges and How Best to Manage Them
As coaches, challenges are inevitable, but that doesn’t always make them easier to deal with when they do arise. So, what are the most common coaching challenges? We explore eight potentials, why they occur, and the best strategies to implement when managing them.
Why Athletes Transfer: Our Guide to Identifying the Signs Before it’s Too Late
The athlete transition cycle is natural, but what happens when transition looks more like transferring? We explore why athletes withdraw from teams and programs, how to read the signs, and best to navigate this situation if it does arise.
The Coach-Athlete Relationship: Do I have to like my Athletes?
As a coach, do you have to like your Athletes? Is this a question you’ve debated in your head, or with other coaches? Well, we’ve got your answer!
A Coach’s Guide to Getting your Athletes to Lead from Within
Founder of Athlete Assessments, Bo Hanson, sits down with Mississippi State Volleyball Head Coach, Julie Darty Dennis, and Director of Student-Athlete Leadership Development at the University of Michigan, Brian Townsend, to get the ‘how-to’ from the experts in athlete leadership.
Transition from Athlete to Life After Athlete
What are the critical factors that makes an athlete’s transition at the end of their sporting career a positive one? We asked the experts, those who have been through it, seen others do it, or helped others through it.
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