Athletic Coping Skills Inventory 28


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. Based off the athletes results, they will receive an individual report developed by our licensed sport psychologists at Premier Sport Psychology.

What it is:

  • Assessment measuring sport-specific psychological skills within seven different subscales related to athletic performance
  • Online assessment including 28 questions
  • Individualized report that explains the athlete’s individual results and provides recommendations from licensed sport psychologists for further mental skill development


What it does:

  • Measures 7 different psychological aspects of performance:
    • Coping with Adversity
    • Coachability
    • Concentration
    • Confidence and Achievement Motivation
    • Goal Setting and Mental Preparation
    • Peaking under Pressure
    • Freedom from Worry
  • Generates individualized feedback based on results, with specific advice and action steps to improve going forward
  • Increases self-awareness for athletes
  • Gives coaches a better idea of their athletes psychological coping skills


Why it’s valuable:

  • Generates a baseline measure of psychological skills within sport for each individual, allowing them to see their areas of strength as well as areas that could be further developed. This provides an initial measure that athletes may compare and contrast with future measures to see how his/her performance has altered throughout time
  • Gives an individual athlete potential steps to improve his/her performance and suggests specific components of the Premier Mindset Program that will be helpful in improving the particular psychological skill
  • In understanding where an athlete’s psychological skill sets may lie in comparison to other elite athletes, he/she can begin to prioritize their mental training, which can help to enhance performance optimization routines and may create greater consistency in athletic performance over time


  • Proud Provider of Services for Athletes in:
  • Premier Sport Psychology
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    7401 Metro Blvd
    Suite 510
    Edina, MN 55439