What Top Sport Coaches Get Right

“There is very little difference in technical knowledge about the game among most experienced Coaches. However, there is a vast difference between leaders in their ability to teach and motivate those under their supervision.” – John Wooden

As a Coach, ask yourself … what keeps you up at night? Rarely is the answer related to the technical or physical aspect of the sport. Most often, it is thinking about specific challenges you might be having with one or two athletes, how to ‘get through’ to an athlete or dealing with the relationships within your team or squad. You are not alone.

What Really Drives Top Performance 

TTop Sport Coacheshe most significant contributor to consistent, high performance is not what most people assume.

Top sport Coaches know that all of the research points to the same conclusion; technical and physical ability is never the defining factor in top performance.

Getting the people side right is what differentiates the best from the rest.

The 2008 Olympic Study found that the most significant factor in achieving a medal winning or personal best performance was a strong Coach-athlete relationship, with high athlete self-awareness coming in second. Profiling is the fastest and most effective way to develop the people side of sports programs.


At the Evolution of the Athlete Conference, Coaches chose the three aspects that most characterize top sport Coaches. The results showed how important it is for Coaches to develop an athlete as a whole person, be able to effectively communicate, and to persistently look for new tools and techniques to improve performance.

At Athlete Assessments, we believe in the Coach. We believe they are the most influential person in an athlete’s sporting life and have the greatest impact on their athletes’ performances. 

We also know that the biggest differentiator between a good Coach and a great Coach is their ability to manage the ‘people side’ of sport.

It doesn’t matter how technically brilliant you are, unless you can get your message across and connect with your athletes, your coaching will be limited. Find out what great Coaches get right.

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Your Next Step

In elite sport, every team has quality equipment, strong conditioning programs and competitive strategies. The only true advantage is gained by investing in your people.

Equipment doesn’t win championships. People do.

At Athlete Assessments, we’re experts in the people side of sport. We know sport and live high performance every day. While we are best known for our athlete profiling and team dynamics consulting, we do more than just assessments.

So, how can we assist you? Are you looking to:

  • Achieve improved performance with better communication, relationship and conflict strategies
  • Get a ‘blue-print’ on how to coach to your athletes’ specific needs
  • Know with confidence how to develop strong team chemistry
  • Work with a 4x Olympian with over 15 years in Coach Development & Leadership Training

We guarantee to deliver improved performance and results.

Performance doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change.

From our experience, Coaches are most interested in getting started with their own professional development, or looking to boost their team’s performance. Kick start your professional development with our Coach Get Ahead Package. Our special Team Programs are tailored to the size of your team and the support and mentoring we provide is exceptional – just ask our clients!

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