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The role of pressure in training and how creating it through the lens of athlete-centered coaching leads to increased performance.
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.
Back in-person for the first time in two years, the wave of support for women in coaching grows with the ninth annual Women Leaders and Coaches Academy in Japan.
Mental Performance Consultant, Nikola Milinkovic, talks effective adaptations, leaning into your strengths, and the importance of the coach-athlete relationship in practice.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Athlete Assessments celebrates 15 years in business in 2022, we reflect on where we began and the many wins along the way.
Melissa Phillips, Head Coach of the London City Lionesses on understanding yourself as a coach to provide the foundation for athlete self-awareness, and how she uses DISC to enhance team and individual performance through purposeful recruitment and positioning.
Back in person for the first time in two years, just in time for the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, the 2022 NCAA Women Coaches Academy and NCAA Academy 2.0 graduates and faculty share personal reflections on the recent academies.
Reflecting on the inaugural Rookie Career Accelerator Program, with President of Her Next Play, Sara Wegmann, and how self-awareness was a critical piece of the equation.
Bob Tewksbury, Mental Performance Coach and baseball legend, on why the most successful athletes are those who can be adaptable in their behavior and how he develops this ability in his clients.
It’s well-known that most athletes do not spend their competitive sporting years thinking about what they might do next, so when they do reach that stage, whether by choice or by circumstances beyond their control, they are often left wondering how to transfer their level of on-field success to their off-field career. A common theme has emerged from many athletes who have successfully transitioned, they have not done it alone, and this is where Carrie White and AthLife come in.
Mental Performance Coach, Rick Sessinghaus, on using behavioral profiling as a foundation for effective coaching, producing championship winning athletes, and highlighting the strengths of each DISC Profile in golf.
David Weingarten, Manager of Community Affairs and Engagement at the Los Angeles Rams, on creating your own timing by taking a chance, and what being a graduate of the University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership Masters’ Program can look like.
Johnathan Franklin, Director of Social Justice and Football Development for the Los Angeles Rams, on life-altering instances, laying the foundations for your future, and the importance of community outreach in sport.
Against the backdrop of a thundering home-crowd stadium, the Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl. But a lesser-known thundering roar, fueled by the echoes of the “Who’s house? Ram’s house!” chant, is building throughout the Los Angeles community due to the championship winning work of the LA Rams Community and Engagement team’s Pathways to Success Program.
‘Communication is the response we get.’ It’s an interesting concept, which becomes even more interesting when we think about this in action. Thinking back to the last time somebody misinterpreted our words or misunderstood what we were saying, the chances are that we don’t have to think back too far. The challenge is, how do we ensure we minimize how often this scenario occurs, who takes responsibility for it happening, and importantly, rectify it for the future.
The coach-athlete relationship, a research backed non-negotiable when it comes to getting the best and sustained performance out of your athletes.
In any industry, recruiting the right person to join your team is a challenging task, but when done right can be extremely rewarding. We spoke to a panel of head coaches who are experts in recruiting assistant coaches for their own programs. Think of this as the how-to for recruiting the right assistant coach, the effects it has on team culture, and why it’s part of a head coach’s role to get it right.
Accountability is easy to talk about, but it’s not so straight forward to make sure it’s embedded in the moment-to-moment actions of your athletes. In this video clip, Bo talks about accountability, what it is, and gives some of the many techniques he uses for developing it and keeping it.
There’s no question that every individual has to be at their best in high-performance sport, but, if that is our only focus, we’re missing a critical ingredient essential for creating a successful team, and so the concept of being the best athlete for the team emerges.