About Mim Haigh

Mim Haigh is the Sports Writer for Athlete Assessments

Directing Team Culture

Should Team Culture be coach driven or player lead?
By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments

This article illustrates reasons why coaches need to be involved in guiding (not directing) team culture. We also emphasize the importance of using the playing group’s experience in establishing team culture. Earlier articles give a definition of culture in a […]

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What to Look for in Losses

An athlete’s account – how reflecting on and reframing poor results lets you reapply yourself to the goal
By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments

I was listening to a podcast with a successful Australian cyclist who had won an incredible 11 world titles, but, it wasn’t these titles that shaped her as a competitor, […]

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Coxswain Coaching Camps – Champion Creating Future Champions

Mary Whipple on strategies and skills athletes develop at her 9th Seat Coxswain Leadership Camp
By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments

Mary Whipple, who won three Olympic Medals, two Gold and one Silver, plus five World Championships, knows exactly how to achieve extraordinary results. As coxswain to the serially successful USA Women’s Rowing Eight, she was responsible for leading, understanding and […]

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Google’s Management Tips Translated to Coaching

Google ranks the top 10 attributes of good managers, we relate this to coaching
By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments

Google, the #1 search engine in the world, ranked the top 10 attributes common to its best managers. We found that those behaviors run parallel to characteristics displayed by the most successful leaders in sport. […]

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How Happiness Affects Athletes

How Harvard Study on Happiness Affects Athletes
By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments

A 75 year-long Harvard study reveals that authentic, honest and reliable relationships are the source of happiness, physical and mental health. One of the longest running studies on adult development in the world, Director, Robert Waldinger’s TED Talk on the findings has […]

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Athlete Assessments’ Team Day

Athlete Assessments tackles the challenges of indoor rock climbing for its first 2019 Team Day
By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments

Every team needs to set aside time to re-connect, review goals and revisit values. Athlete Assessments is no different. We have four Team Days a year and the first one for 2019 saw us […]

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The Coaching Connection

Sport Psychologist, Dr. G. on tailoring coaching to different behavioral types
By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments

Sport Psychologist and Mental Performance Coach, Dr. Ed Garrett or Dr. G. as he’s known, explains the link between the coaching connection and behavioral types. His simple explanations and situation-specific examples make the process easy to understand and […]

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Equipping Athletes to Evolve

Mental and Fitness Performance Coach, Jared Cohen on the intersection between mental and physical performance
By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments

When we think CrossFit, gyms and performance coaching, most people immediately think physical, but Mental and Fitness Performance Coach, Jared Cohen, is achieving exceptional results using mental strategies in combination with physical improvement.

Cohen is Lead […]

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Cumberlands’ Commitment to Coach Development

The University of the Cumberlands design and deliver professional development workshop for coaches
By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments

The University of the Cumberlands is deeply committed to the all-round development of its student-athletes. That commitment compelled a multidisciplinary team from within the University to design and deliver a professional development workshop for 36 of its […]

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Accountability Key to Championship Form

Personal accountability drives peak performance, Head Coach of the UMass Minutewomen Softball Program, Kristi Stefanoni
By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments

After a stellar playing career that included 4 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, Kristi Stefanoni, Head Coach of the UMass Softball Program, has solidified her position as a stellar coach with another successful year and being rewarded with the title of 2018 Atlantic 10 […]

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