Assessments can provide useful information about an athlete’s mental skills, communication style, sport learning preferences, competitive nature, personal motivators, leadership characteristics, personality, and level of confidence. They can be administered to individuals or teams and a scheduled feedback session can be done to review/interpret your results.
The Athletic Coping Skills Inventory 28 (“ACSI-28”) is a highly validated assessment that measures an athlete’s psychological coping skills in seven key areas. Developed by Smith et al. (1995), the ACSI-28 helps guide athletes who are interested in gaining more understanding and clarity around these mental skills that can impact performance. Athletes will answer a series of twenty-eight questions surrounding different psychological components of performance.
The DISC model is a behavioral--not personality--assessment, measuring four traits: dominance, influence, steadiness, and compliance. It works with different personalities to change behaviors in order to improve performance and develop self-awareness. There are three separate DISC profiles available, each of which is tailored to a distinct role within a sports organization (AthleteDISC, CoachDISC, and Sports ManagerDISC). The DISC helps give individuals the tools they need to enhance their strengths and work with others in a cooperative way.
The Athletic Intelligence Quotient (AIQ) was developed as a tool to measure cognitive abilities that determine athletic success and failure while providing an in-depth and sport specific analysis of each score. The four main components of the AIQ are visual processing, memory, reaction time, and processing speed. The Athletic Intelligence Quotient is a unique assessment because it was designed specifically for athletes. Unlike other tools, the AIQ does not rely on self-report or reports from others; instead, the athletes must demonstrate their skills.
Research is proving time and time again that Emotional Intelligence (EI) is one of the most critical factors in predicting overall well-being and success, more so than IQ or physical skill. Contrary to traditional measures of intellectual intelligence, emotional intelligence is a skill that is not absolute or static – it can change and be developed over time and isn’t something we’re “stuck with” throughout our lives. The EQi 2.0 can lead to dramatic increases in performance, interaction with others, and leadership potential.
The Attentional and Interpersonal Style Inventory (TAIS) measures athlete/coach/performer's use and frequency of use of mental skills through three performance building blocks: leadership, emotional control, and performance. It allows athletes, coaches, or performers to identify environmental conditions and specific behaviors that are likely to facilitate or interfere with their ability to make effective decisions and perform at their optimal level.
The Process Communication Model (PCM) is an advanced, scientific research-based tool which enables athletes/performances to understand, motivate, and communicate effectively with others. The PCM provides precise methods to enhance self-management and management of interpersonal relationships even under stress. Athletes/performers will learn about each of the six personality types described by the model that will help provide insight into relationships, therefore enhancing their efficiency both personally and professionally.