We’ve collated all of the important research in sport and distilled the results into the relevant facts and importantly, how to apply this knowledge.

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. In a TED Talk on the study, one of the longest continuous studies of adult development in the world, [...]

Answer to THE Coaching Question

Plain speak analysis of a report detailing the differences between the small percentage of super athletes and their competitors By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments What’s the difference between super champions, champions and athletes who don’t quite make it? It’s the quintessential coaching question and in this article we’ll recap the research findings [...]

Short-Term Goals Bring Success in Sport

How chasing a short-term goal leads a field hockey team to a national title. By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments I really enjoy the teamwork in hockey – indoor, ice and field. Well differentiated roles and so many different theories on positional play, attack and defense. Recently, I watched a field hockey team [...]

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Why Sport is Important for Girls and Women

It is a myth that “boys are more interested in sports than girls” - There is no research that shows that boys are more interested in sports than girls. We do know that girls are just as interested in sports as boys when they are young. A combination of lack of opportunity, lack of peer [...]

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Footballing Bible FourFourTwo Investigates Team Chemistry

Athlete Assessments Sport DISC Behavioral Profiles An Essential Step In Understanding Team Chemistry By Bo Hanson (Director and Lead Consultant) and Mim Haigh (Sports Writer) – Athlete Assessments When the world's biggest football magazine, FourFourTwo, took a look at team chemistry, writer Ben Welch spoke to premiership winning players, like Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye [...]

What Employers Really Want

And, do College Graduates Want to Develop it? Yes! What is it that makes one college graduate stand out from their peers? And what do employers want more than any other skill when they are recruiting staff? According to the 2016 National Association of Colleges & Employers Job Outlook survey, the answer is leadership, team [...]

Superelites: What makes the best, the best?

Fast Facts This latest research turns on its head the long-held view of how to achieve ultimate sporting performances. The original study revealed significant psychological and life history differences between superelites and their elite counterparts. Superelites tended to have experienced a childhood trauma as well as a mid-career turning point. Athletes who are able to [...]

Big Win for Women in Sport and Life

By Liz Hanson - Client Director at Athlete Assessments If there was a way to ensure that your children would get better grades at school, grow up to be more successful in their jobs, have higher levels of self-esteem and more vitality in their overall well-being, wouldn’t you want to give them this opportunity? For [...]

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The Gender Equality Debate; A Boost for Women in Sport

I am a big believer in gender equality and passionate about equal rights, equal pay and equal recognition, not only when it comes to our female athletes, but for women in general. I have a very young daughter and I hope that one day she will love sports as much as I do. She will [...]

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Research Review of Personality and Behavioral Assessments

This article will review and discuss the key aspects of personality and behavioral assessments and how they can be measured. In order to do this, we must first review the distinction between personality and behavior. We must also evaluate the different methods of testing the two, specifically DISC (behavioral) and psychometric (personality) testing. Both are used in [...]