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

For a baseball player, the psychological aspect of the game is just as important as their physical ability. On many occasions, we have seen a player with extraordinary raw talent give a disappointing performance. The GPS allows you to improve the various psychological factors that affect your athletic performance.
Perceptual speed:
When a player is at bat, they only have a fraction of a second to decide whether or not to swing at a pitch. Being able to make the right decision in this very short period of time is crucial if an athlete is to be successful in this sport. The GPS’s perceptual speed exercise provides a way in which to measure this important quality in an athlete.
Problem Solving skills:
A player’s problem-solving skills are directly linked to their understanding of complex strategic plays, as well as their knowledge of their intricacies as a whole. The more successful an athlete is in this area, the more capable they will be of making the right decision and be in the right place at the right time. Stealing a base, laying down a bunt, or deciding which pitch to make are all examples of quick decisions made by an athlete.
Motivation Factors:
Although physical ability and talent play a crucial role in an athlete’s success, the capacity to remain motivated throughout a long baseball season is the difference between an ordinary player and an extraordinary one. 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 is important to know which mindset to adopt in order to achieve your full potential. While it is often difficult for an athlete to deal with poor performances, it is vital to be able to handle these situations appropriately so that they do not continue to have a negative impact on your results on the field. The nine (9) personal factors assessed by the GPS will provide you with an overview of your athletic personality.

Coaching Staff

As a baseball 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 the schemes and systems; however it is important to know the level of complexity your team will be able to understand. 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.

Athletic 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 baseball 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 go through a very difficult decision process when selecting new players. There exist hundreds of good baseball players in a given draft but the complicated part is distinguishing between players who have similar talent levels. Consequently, scouts then focus on which player will fit best within the organization.

One of those differences might reside in their personal characteristics. In a short period of time, the GPS will help scouts understand a particular baseball player’s sports personality profile. Some players may have a high level of confidence and team spirit while another might have high stress tolerance and great coachability traits. In the end, it all comes down to the player who will be the best fit for organization.