Getting Clear on Team Culture

Team culture – a definition, an explanation of what it looks like in a sporting context and a guide as to how Coaches can identify what their team culture is. By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Every team has a culture. Some team cultures deliver sustained success, some merely create success in the [...]

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Looking Beyond Skill and Talent

Advice for emerging athletes; what accountability and self-sufficiency look like on a daily basis according to Mel Downer of Basketball Queensland, Australia By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments The movement towards “looking beyond skill and talent” must be backed by all Coaches who want to develop a concrete set of behavioral and non-technical [...]

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Roadblocks to Accountability

An analysis of two factors that regularly block accountability within individual or team-based athletic performance By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Accountability is a prerequisite for high performance and is an essential theme or value, which takes specific systems and strategies to establish. Bo Hanson, Senior Consultant for Athlete Assessments talks about two [...]

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 [...]

Athlete Assessments Team Day: We Walk Our Talk

After 10 Years We Still Focus On The Fundamentals By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Athlete Assessments’ Senior Coaching Consultant, Bo Hanson, walks his talk at the organization’s Team Day. In this article we give you exclusive access to our Team Day, a day we set aside to review our internal scoreboard, establish [...]

Elise Ray – Phenomenal First Year as Head Coach

It’s a big deal to turn a team around as a first year Head Coach. It’s an even bigger deal to do this and get your team to the National Championships. And when it’s the first time that team has reached the NCAA Nationals since 1998, well you don’t get much better than that. This is [...]

Tim O’Brien – Once, Twice, Three times a National Champion!

At Athlete Assessments, we love to celebrate success, especially when it’s a third D1A National Championship win in four years. Which is exactly what Saint Mary’s College of California’s Head Coach Tim O’Brien achieved when he led the Gaels to their third National Championship victory this year. And while we won’t be giving away all [...]

Elissa Kent – From Championship Player to Championship Coach

Being a great player doesn’t always equate to being a great Coach. It takes a different skillset and a different mindset. Many incredible athletes have tried to make the transition and been unsuccessful. But there are a few who have got it right. Elissa Kent is one of these few. “It is not so much [...]

Ali Carey-Oliver: How to take over a Program and Win! The Game Plan for Coaching Success

Head Coach Ali Carey-Oliver achieved unprecedented success at Mt. San Antonio College after her women’s Volleyball program won their first ever Conference Championship with a perfect 8-0 conference record and an outstanding 20-4 season overall. What made this result even more exceptional is how she achieved it in her first year as Coach at Mt. [...]

Coach Roland Thornqvist: Winning Coaches Never Stop Learning

Since publishing this article in early May 2017, Coach Roland Thornqvist has won another National Championship in late May 2017. Have you ever wondered what successful Coaches do differently? How they manage to amass title after title and build a team culture athletes want to be part of? The first thing we noticed with winning [...]