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

As the great Bill Russell once said: “Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.” Being a basketball player, you know that the psychological component is a big part of your game. Just like one’s physical ability, it is possible to work on and improve the psychological aspects in order to boost performances to new heights. It is often said that approximately 80% to 90% of professional-level sports are played at the psychological level. It is understood that, at this level, all athletes have the physical abilities and talent to succeed, but what separates a good athlete from a star is psychological strength. The GPS allows you to improve the various psychological factors that affect your athletic performance.
Perceptual speed:
Basketball is a fast-paced game as players are always on the move. Opportunities for passes, shots and drives to the basket come and go in a flash and potentially making one play the difference between a win and a loss. As a result, it is very important for a basketball player to be capable of making important decisions in a very short period of time, while considering what is happening in the field of play. The GPS allows you to assess the skills associated to this all-important aspect of basketball.
Problem Solving skills:
Do you know the difference between a good foul and a bad foul? In reality, problem-solving is everything when playing this game. The more successful an athlete is in this component of their assessment, the more likely they will be able to make the right decisions, quickly learn the team system and recognize weaknesses in the opposing team.
Motivation Factors:
In basketball, we talk about giving 100% and performing consistently game after game. Although physical health plays a tremendous role in this area, the importance of an athlete’s motivation must never be underestimated. Different motivational factors inspire the athlete to excel throughout the season. What are your motivational factors?
Personal Factors:
It is important to understand your identity as an athlete in order to be able to reach the desired level of performance. Bill Russell strongly believed in the importance of athletes’ mindsets when he said, “The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.” A basketball player’s level of concentration and resistance to stress are key elements, because when there are only two seconds left on the clock and the ball is in your hands, you will need to be in control to make that shot. The nine (9) personal factors that the GPS measures will paint a complete picture of your athletic identity and help you understand yourself better which increases the likelihood of you making that shot.

Coaching Staff

A basketball team typically has 8 to 15 players, all of whom have very different physical and psychological traits. As a coach, you need to be able to manage these differences and help your team achieve a common goal. Therefore, it is important to know and fully understand your athletes so you can help them pursue their full potential and help guide them to victory!

The GPS is a treasure trove of information for coaches, allowing you to optimize your approach and your strategies for both the team and its individual players. Consequently, you need to understand the extent to which the athletes on your team are able to grasp the subtleties of your new offensive and defensive plays. You will then be in a position to identify those athletes who will need more support when learning team strategies.

During the basketball season, teams experience highs and lows, and it is your job to motivate them throughout. When it comes to game time, a pep talk often does the trick, but when the team or certain players are going through a hard time over a longer period, you need to understand and know how to motivate each of your athletes and help them to reignite the flame within. The GPS allows you to identify each athlete’s motivations and gain an understanding of what motivates your team to achieve greatness.

The final seconds in a basketball game are often crucial and can make all the difference between whether you will chalk up a win or a loss on your calendar. These moments are also the most stressful for athletes. As a coach, you need to know who you can trust with the ball during these last seconds which require a high level of stress tolerance and focus. Find out who truly is the best person to take that final shot!

Athletic Support

When working closely with elite athletes, you need to be familiar with the characteristics of each individual in order to get the most out of your approach and increase your effectiveness. This means understanding what motivates the athlete, along with his or her defining personality traits. Discover how the GPS can provide added value to your services and help your athletes to get the most out of your contributions.

Professional Teams

What professional franchise does not dream of holding up the Larry O’Brien Trophy and showing millions of fans that you are the championship team? In addition to the emotions conjured during playoff games and the rise to fame after the big win, professional teams work desperately to make the finals as the majority of the team’s profits come from this achievement. This is why franchises invest in equipment and services that provide for further development of their current athletes and new hopefuls in order to remain competitive year after year.

The GPS is an economical way in which to obtain key information on the psychological prowess of your athletes and future hopefuls. It gives you the opportunity to obtain privileged information on each of your athletes’ motivational factors, personality profile, problem-solving abilities and perceptual speed. This knowledge provides added value to your team of coaches, therapists and other professionals who are constantly working and developing your protégés. It will also enable your athletes to reach new targets and excel, taking your franchise to new heights along with them. The GPS allows you to identify areas for improvement, as well as the best approach to take with your athletes. Be one step ahead of the pack and attain a level of true excellence!

Scouts

Have you ever heard of Sam Bowie? He was drafted as the second pick ahead of Michael Jordan…

As a scout for a professional or academic team, you are looking for that special player that will lift your team to unexpected heights. It is therefore important to have access to information that can guide you in making the right choice. Personal statistics and physical ability are information that is easily accessible to anyone, so how can you distinguish yourself from the rest and enhance your decision-making process? Thanks to the GPS, recruiters can quickly evaluate the psychological traits of their future recruits, leading their organization to a very bright future.