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Conversation about Team Culture
Creating and maintaining an effective team culture is critical to sustained success. So, if we define culture simply as ‘the way we behave around here’, we need to determine what is acceptable and what is not? But then as a coach, how do you sustain a culture or how do you deal with an athlete who acts in a way that opposes the culture you want?
A Powerhouse Panel Presenting a ‘How-To’ for Women’s Coach Education
Success factors, critical inclusions, and applied strategies will be interwoven in a ‘how-to’ presentation on coach education by an international panel of sports’ top women leaders from WeCOACH, The Tucker Center, Athlete Assessments, Japan’s Juntendo University, at the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport in Auckland, New Zealand, from November 14th-17th, 2022.
Q&A with Jacqueline Mueller, Ph.D. in Sport Leadership, Lecturer at Loughborough University, London
We recently interviewed Jacqueline Mueller, Ph.D. in Sport Leadership, Lecturer at Loughborough University, London for our article Leadership Learnings from an Award-Winning Lecturer and International Leadership Consultant. We couldn’t fit all the valuable insights and learnings she shared, so we’ve placed them here in an extended Q&A.
Coaching Experience at the Heart of Course Curriculum
What do a six-time Olympian, former NFL player, national level gymnastics coach, and an aspiring Athletic Director have in common? If you guessed they might all be sporting A-listers, you’re very close, try just some of the Ohio State University Masters of Sport Coaching current class list.
5 Minutes with Bo Hanson – Refreshing your DISC Knowledge
In line with the release of our new look DISC reports, we wanted to provide a refresher on the history of DISC and basics of each profile. Bo talks about where it began, why it’s important, and the value in knowing your own profile and preferred behaviors and even identifying that of others.
Why Understanding Your Athletes Off the Field, Drives On Field Performance
Let me ask you the most important of coaching questions, “What style of coach are you?” As coaches we occupy a special, even privileged place in our athletes’ lives. On the surface, we are just a part of their athletic journey, but really, we often spend as much, if not more time with our athletes, than their family and close friends.
What Employers Really Want in 2021
Take note of the 2021 NACE Job Outlook Survey Results to put your students in a medal winning position. Most of 2020 and 2021 have seen an ever-changing and unstable environment around us, particularly for those in a university space. One thing is for sure, it just got a whole lot more competitive for graduating Sport Management students, and in fact all students.
Another Win for Women Coach Development
Over 80 coaches attended the two-day live and online academy developed exclusively for women high school coaches of all sports, at all levels. Hosted by WeCOACH and modeled after their longstanding premier NCAA Women Coaches Academy, the overwhelmingly successful academy was both an educational opportunity and a chance to consolidate connections amongst a growing community of women coaches at the high school level.
Our Commitment to High-Performance, Compliance, and Reliance
The results are in and we’re proud to share that an independent statistical analysis by the Assessment Standards Institute (ASI), the industry’s peak ratification body, has found that Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiles meet or exceed accepted standards for Data Reliability and Construct Validity.
Bo Hanson Reaches Legendary Status
We all knew Bo Hanson was a legend, but now it is official…. In July 2021, he was inducted into the exclusive group of ‘Legends of State High’ during their 100 year celebrations.
Accelerating Athlete Decision Making
The skill of decision making is closely linked to problem solving. For some athletes, making the right decisions at the right time is a well-developed skill, whilst other athletes find this process more challenging. Like any critical skill, the key to developing an individual’s decision making is to practice. So, where should an athlete practice their decision making? The answer is in training.
A Peek Behind the Curtain of our New Look DISC Reports
Fresh new covers featuring a sweeping collection of sporting images, are among the primarily aesthetic changes to Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profile Reports. The new look reports including; AthleteDISC Profile, CoachDISC Profile, Sport ManagerDISC Profile, Team Dynamic Report, and the series of Performance Review 360 Reports, were launched and went live in July 2021.
Why Effective Leadership Starts with Structuring Your Captain Selection Process
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’.
From Coaching on the Court to Coaching in the Classroom
“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.
Podcasting Professor Produces a Winning Class Formula
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.
Hanging Upside Down for Team Day #2!
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…).
Q&A with Dr. Scott Douglas, Associate Professor at the University of Northern Colorado
We recently interviewed Dr. Scott Douglas, Associate Professor, School of Sport and Exercise Science at University of Northern Colorado for our article, From Coaching on the Court to Coaching in the Classroom. We couldn’t fit all the valuable insights and inspiring thoughts he shared, so we’ve placed them here in an extended Q&A.
Playing FOR Your Students’ Team
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.
Innovative Teaching Techniques Inspired By Challenges
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.
Hardwood Hustle Podcast: with Bo Hanson
We’re excited to share Bo’s chat with hosts of the Hardwood Hustle Podcast TJ and Sam, along with longtime friend of Athlete Assessments, Lisa who introduces Bo on the episode.
When Coaching Sport Isn’t All About Coaching Sport
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.
Q&A with Christopher Atwater, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Troy University
We recently interviewed Christopher Atwater, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sport Management in School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management at Troy University for our article, Playing FOR Your Students’ Team. We couldn’t squeeze all the valuable information and inspiring thoughts he shared, so we’ve popped them here in an extended Q&A here.
An Early and Important Impact on Athlete Performance
Darren’s contribution to Western Australia’s basketball program reflects his approach to developing and supporting athletes as they ‘form’. He explains that essentially his role is “to help athletes understand themselves, their teammates, coaches, and managers, so they can be more effective with their communications and be able to better adapt to situations.”
Q&A with Kinzee Salo, Teaching Specialist & Coach
We recently interviewed Kinzee Salo for our article When Coaching Sport isn’t All About Coaching Sport and we found that she shared too many valuable insights to include in just one article. So, we’re sharing all her answers in an extended Q&A here.
5 Minutes with Bo Hanson – Compatibility and Clashes Between DISC Profiles
Chemistry and winning combinations are not always a coincidence, and there is potential for conflict in every combination of team members and colleagues.
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