Sport psychological diagnostics allow new perspectives for the measurement and promotion of mental strength in professional sports. With a systematic use, mental skills can be detected and enhanced, even before problems occur. This makes them a valuable asset to the recruiting process of athletes and to the following developmental processes. In this way, our assessments are the foundation for professional counseling of elite athletes and allow specific, goal-oriented support.
The assessment of mental skills expands the view past the physical aspects and makes important performance requirements accessible for an informal decision. Athletes can compensate for their lack in physical development or missing technical skills, when they are mentally strong and continuously have their personal goal in sight. Personality traits, like confidence and emotional stability, have been proven to be significant for performance in stressful and match-deciding moments, and for the ability to deal with setbacks more constructively – a reliable foundation for long-term success.
Our assessments combine theoretical and practical sport psychology. The characteristics and skills detected in our assessments, not only build the basis for mental strength and excellent performance in sports, but are also content or goal of common sport psychological measures. The extensive feedbacks help athletes to work independently on their weaknesses and to improve relying on their strengths. The feedbacks describe recent, appropriate, and relevant methods and training ideas which target on exactly the skills with room for improvement.
In addition to individual training, SPORTSDRIVE assesments make it easier to develop training concepts that focus on specific skills and target groups.
In this way, teams, workout groups, but also athletes from different sports with similar strengths and weaknesses, can be promoted together more efficiently. In comparison to general sport psychological training, need-specific trainings developed on base of the assessments will not only increase the actual and perceived relevance of training for athletes, but also their motivation for practice and the likelihood of transfer.
Similar to sport specific training, sport psychological training is never completed. Athletes are continuously challenged to cope with expected and unexpected performance fluctuations due to developmental processes, injuries, environmental variations, and personal lifestyle changes. All of them require adaptations and new mental skills. For this reason, assessments should be taken regularly to guide, monitor, and control the training process in a meaningful way. Our assessments display developmental progresses to athletes and coaches and support them on their way to success.