Bring on September! Here’s a bumper issue to catch you up on all you need to know. Let’s get started…

WHAT’S YOUR ONE ELEMENT
The best teams know their one element…. Do you? Coaches, teams and individuals who enjoy sustained success can attribute their success to ONE critical technical and ONE critical non-technical element. Discover how to test for your team’s ONE Element, how to compete against your opposition’s, and why it can make the critical difference. Read it now.

STANFORD’S BEST YEAR (Client Spotlight)
In 2014, Head Coach Tara Danielson led Stanford’s Women’s Field Hockey team to its most successful season in program history including their first ever NCAA Tournament victory. The season saw the Cardinal shatter previous program records and resulted in a host of individual honors for both players and Coach Danielson. So how does Tara set herself and her team apart? We caught up with her to find out. Read it now.

TURNING AROUND A TEAM (Client Case Study)
Would you take on the challenge of turning around a team that has placed last in its conference three years in a row? Turning a team around is no easy task, yet just two years into his tenure, first-time Head Coach David Zelenock took Tennessee Tech’s Volleyball Program from 12th into the top four. We asked Coach Zelenock what has been key to this transformation. Read it now.

ATHLETE ASSESSMENTS’ SCOREBOARD
Recently we started counting how many sports we have been involved in and were surprised to get to over 40. In sport everyone keeps score, so here’s our scoreboard so far. We are proud of our contribution to sport and are constantly inspired by what our clients achieve. Check out the scoreboard now.

STEPHANIE WHEELER Q&A (Client Interview)
When it comes to wheelchair basketball, few have experienced the success Stephanie Wheeler has in her extensive career as a player and now Head Coach of both the Illinois Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team and the USA Olympic team. Last season, Coach Wheeler took the University of Illinois all the way to the Championship game. We had a chance to catch up with Stephanie for this Q&A. Read it now.

EVERY ATHLETE NEEDS LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Leadership. Coaches demand it, teams need it, future employers look for it and our communities yearn for it. Leadership underpins every great success story and leaves a gaping hole when it’s lacking. Whether you’re updating an existing program or launching a new initiative, Athlete Assessments’ Student Athlete Leadership Program: Leading the Leaders is the complete solution you’ve been looking for. Find out more now.

RESEARCH: DOES DISC REALLY IMPROVE SELF-AWARENESS?
Over the northern summer, Bo Hanson and David Hedlund, Assistant Professor of Sport Management at St. John’s University, New York presented at the National Coaching Conference in Morgantown, West Virginia. The presentation focused on David’s ‘Research into the Effectiveness of Developing Sport Coaches’ Self-Awareness using DISC Profiling’. David previously presented accompanying research at the 2014 SMAANZ (Sports Management Association of Australia and New Zealand) Conference in Melbourne. Read the results of the research here. Read it now.

PLAY LIKE A CHAMPION
In July, Liz and Bo Hanson presented as keynote speakers at the ‘Play Like A Champion Today National Sports Leadership Conference’ at the University of Notre Dame. Their presentation highlighted the importance of resiliency for athletes. In this article you can read a recap of their presentation including the 6 Keys for Developing Athlete Resiliency through Coaching. Read it now.

HAVE YOUR SAY

We want to know your thoughts! We’re doing a quick poll about Leadership and invite you to have your say. It literally is answering one question! Take the survey and see what others have said too. Take the 10 second survey now.

VIDEO BLOG
This is still our most popular section of our website. Catch up on what you may have missed over the last few months in Bo Hanson’s 5-minute videos.  He covers current issues and topics that need attention. You are very welcome to suggest topics too… Start watching now.
Here are just a few of the topics:

– The Leadership Challenge in Sport
– Best and Worst Teams
Coaching Resiliency in Sport

PEOPLE+SPORT MAGAZINES
We are currently writing the next issue of our magazine and if you have any contributions or suggestions, we’d love to here them. Please email me directly with your ideas.

If you want to catch up on our People+Sport Magazines,
they are available online. Our magazines always cover case studies and personal insights into what some of the most successful programs do. Read it online now or if you are a client and missed receiving your copy, please contact me below to request your own copy to be mailed to you.

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As always, if there is anything we can assist you with, or you’d like more information about, we’re absolutely dedicated to providing exceptional value and service.

Here’s to a truly exceptional year ahead!

My very best,

Liz Hanson
and the Athlete Assessments Team

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