Part of the catalogue of assessment products
  • HOCKEY GPS can be used to identify mental toughness.
  • SOCCER Do you have the personality profile to not crumble under pressure?
  • FOOTBALL Tired of your team losing on a last second field goal?
  • BASKETBALL The GPS can help you bounce back from a few missed shots.
  • BASEBALL GPS helps you assess beyond the physical aspect of your athletes.
  • INDIVIDUAL The only thing standing between you and the podium is yourself.
  • TEAM Learn what the personality profile of your team is so you can finally make it work!

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Athlete

In order to play what Pelé called “the beautiful game”, soccer players must take advantage of the sudden bursts of opportunities hidden within a tactical overall game plan created by their coach. This makes the mental aspects and personality characteristics of a soccer player as important as their physical abilities and talent. We have all been witness to athletes who may be the fastest, strongest and possess the most natural-given talent, yet are never able to perform at that elite level. Athletes with good personal characteristics have that extra element that helps them achieve those peak performances.
Perceptual speed:
Once a soccer player is in possession of the ball, they only have seconds before an opposing player is ready to challenge them for control. This makes it important for a player to be able to make that right decision within a limited space and in a short amount of time. The perceptual speed exercise within the GPS is one of the ways in which to assess this vital component.
Problem Solving skills:
A player’s problem-solving skills are linked to the ability to understand the team’s complex plays and tactical variations as well as anticipate the game as it unfolds. The greater a player’s skills in this area, the more likely he/she will be able to make the right decision and be in the right place as required. As in chess, in order to achieve a successful outcome in soccer, the play must be set up a play three (3) moves before. Let the GPS help you assess if you are inclined to operate your offense.
Motivation Factors:
While talent and physical abilities play a crucial role in the success of a soccer player, the ability to be motivated to perform at an elite level during the course of a long season is what separates elite players from average ones. There are different motivational factors that can affect your performance as an athlete and the GPS can help identify which ones motivate you.
Personal Factors:
It’s important to understand the manner in which your personality profile can impact your performance on the field. For example, as a goalie, you can’t attribute every goal as if it was your fault as it will paralyze you in subsequent game events. Furthermore, you need to have a great amount of confidence to be able to be the person your team relies on to score that final penalty kick. The GPS assesses nine elements of your personality profile so you can map out your sports personality and understand how these characteristics can impact your performance in a game.

Coaching Staff

As a soccer coach, you are constantly under pressure to win. Finding ways to accomplish this goal might be difficult since you must bring together athlete’s with different skills, motivations and personalities to work as one.

It’s important to educate your athletes on tactical schemes and systems, however it is important to know the level of complexity your team will be able to understand and execute. Results obtained from the GPS concerning Problem Solving Skills will help you determine your players’ ability to problem-solve and identify which players may need more support in order to fully comprehend your system.

Being able to motivate your athletes is a quality every coach must possess. In order to do so, you must understand the different motivational factors that exist, which ones will most likely affect each player and which ones will help yield the best results with a particular athlete. The results found in the GPS can help you determine which elements will also motivate your team as a unit in order to succeed.

The decision of putting the right players on the field, choosing the perfect 5 players to take penalty kicks, or making the right choice when selecting players can be demanding. Knowing the most about your players will help make that decision a little easier. The GPS is able to map out your athletes’ personality profile.

Athlete Support

Whether you are a trainer, sports therapist or a fitness specialist, the key to your success is being able to motivate your athlete to follow your program and get the best out of them during the time you are with him/her. In order to do so, it is important to understand what motivates the athlete or what personality traits they possess so you that can adjust the manner in which you approach them. As part of an athlete’s support network, your usefulness lies in your ability to play a key role in a player’s success, not only on the ice, but off it as well. Explore how the GPS will help bring that extra value added to your clients.

Professional Teams

As a team owner or executive, you want to see your team in the finals because of the pride you have in your franchise and the financial benefits which allows you to invest whatever is required to improve your team. With average pay of professional athletes in soccer constantly on the rise, why should a team not use a tool that can be used by coaches, scouts and managers to help select players that are a perfect fit for the team? Choosing the wrong player can impact your team but also become a financial burden.

The GPS can provide organizations with information on players’ motivational factors, problem-solving skills, personal factors and perceptual speed. Armed with this additional knowledge of your players’ personalities, your organization will be in a better position to identify the best way to lead your team and to identify areas for improvement.

Scouts

Scouts often have a very difficult decision process concerning the recruitment of new players. There exist hundreds of good players to draft but the complicated part is distinguishing between players who have similar talent levels. Scouts are constantly looking for that extra source of information that will help them identify which of players have that “it” factor that is needed to perform at an elite level.

One of those differences might reside in their personal characteristics. In a short period of time, the GPS will help scouts understand the players’ sports personality profile. Some may have a high level of confidence and team spirit while another might have a high stress tolerance and great coachability traits.

The GPS is an excellent tool that allows you to gather more information than just the talent and physical aspects you can observe on the field or in the gym. Having this information at your fingertips will allow you to make an informed decision when selecting a player or helping develop one.