COACHABILITY

 What is Coachability?

Coachability measures one’s willingness to readily apply coaching from others.  The champion-level Coachability the TAP measures begins with one’s openness to coaching (Growth Mindset) matched with the ability to listen and digest the coaching (Attention to Detail) plus the propensity to follow the coaching guidance consistently in one’s sport (Conventionality).  Other factors that contribute to one’s overall Coachability include information processing abilities and applying knowledge to new situations. 

 

 Why is it important?

Coachability affects the coach-athlete relationship. It is a compass for the coach to know the best approach for instructing and dealing with the athlete. It is insightful for the athlete to understand how they are perceived by others, especially coaches. 

Perhaps more indirect, it also impacts the athlete's relationship with other teammates. Athletes higher on this factor may resent the teammate who seems to monopolize the coach's attention. Results also reveal areas where the athlete is most prone to making mistakes. Knowing this upfront can help avoid future mistakes.

 A higher score means...

Those that score high in Coachability will exhibit a strong willingness and ability to readily apply coaching from others.  The coach will not need to spend as much time with these athletes to get quality output.

 A lower score means...

Those with more modest scores in Coachability will require more time and effort from the coach to receive quality output from the athlete. Some Coachability factors can be readily improved upon such as Growth Mindset and Attention to Detail.  Positive changes in these two traits can significantly improve one's overall Coachability.  


 

Growth Mindset

 What is Growth Mindset?

The Growth Mindset TAP scale measures how much one believes their abilities can be improved through effort.  Growth Mindset affects how high an athlete's ceiling can be with ongoing instruction and coaching.   Growth Mindset also relates to an athlete's versatility from a mental standpoint.

 Why is it important?

Having a Growth Mindset is essential to reaching one’s full potential in athletics, academics and life. Those that lack one often plateau early and underacheive. Research backs this.  In practice, the Growth Mindset, or lack thereof, is tied to tendencies such as going all out when doing a drill even if it means a mistake compared to practicing the same thing over and over again or going at half speed just to avoid making a mistake.

For the coach, knowing the intensity of the Growth Mindset can help with instruction. Someone who lacks a Growth Mindset might need to be sold or convinced that something is important before instruction begins compared to the person with a Growth Mindset who is ready to try without any convincing beforehand.

 A higher score means...

Those with high Growth Mindset believe strongly that their efforts and hard work will pay off with improvement to their abilities and success. These individuals consistently take action to improve in sports and life such as being willing to experiment with new techniques that seem unfamiliar and may result in failure early on as the person learns to master a new skill.  A higher Growth Mindset also means the athlete is comfortable trying many techniques and different positions.

 A lower score means...

Those with lower levels of Growth Mindset will exhibit more of a “fixed mindset” and think people are born with a certain degree of physical and mental ability that is almost impossible to improve upon.  They also are better suited for single roles like being a specialist and will be less prone to perform tasks that would lead to improvement in their sport or life.  Importantly, this mindset can be changed. 

How to improve Growth Mindset

 Videos

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Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset 5 mins | by Sprouts

Michael Jordan "Failure" 1 min | classic Nike commercial 

The Mindset of a Champion 7 mins | TED Talk by Carson Byblow - good for younger athletes

Neuroplasticity 2 mins | by Sentis

Why You Need to Fail 5 mins | TED talk by Derek Silvers

The Mindset 3 mins | by HESMotivation

The Power of Believing That You Can Improve 10 mins | TED talk by Carol Dweck

After Watching This, Your Brain Will Not be the Same 14 mins | TED talk by Dr. Lara Boyd

 

 

 Articles

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Why the Growth Mindset is the Only way to Learn 5 pages | Edudemic Staff article, hosted by Ryzer

4 Ways to Improve Your Mental Game 2 pages | By Jeff Haefner, USA Basketball - good for young athletes

Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset: Your Success Hinges on It 3 pages | published by Careers in Psychology

Even Geniuses Work Hard 4 pages | by Carol S. Dweck

The Perils and Promises of Praise 5 pages | by Carol S. Dweck

 

 Podcasts

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Carol Dweck - The Power of a Growth Mindset 50 mins | The Learning Leader Podcast with Ryan Hawk

Strengthening Your Grit Muscles 23 mins | Chasing Excellence podcast by Ben Bergeron

Go First! 8 mins | Mindset Matters podcast by Riley Jensen

 

 Drills

Ryzer Mindset Drills are designed to be completed either individually or in a instructor-led group setting.  The worksheets supplement the presentations and ideally are printed in advance of reviewing the presentation. The worksheets and presentations are PDF documents.  For best experience, save the PDF to your device before viewing or open in a PDF-friendly application such as Books on iPhone or Adobe on Android.

    

Overcoming Mistakes

Learn to Manage and Overcome Mistakes

This drill's outcomes: (i) learn a new perspective on failure and mistakes (ii) learn a 3-step technique to quickly overcome mistakes (iii) improved performance in practice and games.

Overcoming Mistakes presentation - 38 slides

Overcoming Mistakes worksheet - 3 pages

7-Day Mistake Journal worksheet - 2 pages

 


 

Attention to Detail

 What is Attention to Detail?

The TAP's Attention to Detail scale measures one’s natural desire to pay attention to details and generally complete tasks properly.  Attention to Detail is tied to how prepared the athlete is for competition. It is also related to the tendency to plan ahead instead of just winging it.

 Why is it important?

Attention to Detail is important in helping to avoid unnecessary mistakes. Sometimes a small change can make a big difference. Any technique that requires finesse or precision benefits the person who has intense attention to detail. Attention to Detail can discriminate between the athlete who simply tries to get it done, versus the athlete who tries to get it done right.

 A higher score means...

Those with elite levels of Attention to Detail tend to be organized and can be relied upon to regularly execute on performance requirements and daily tasks. A high Attention to Detail is a common denominator in the makeup of many present and past great athletes.

 A lower score means...

Those with modest levels of Attention to Detail will need more support and cues/tools to help them better perform and complete tasks.  These athletes can benefit from reminders from others as well as using self-reminder techniques.

How to improve Attention to Detail

 Videos

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How to use Routines to Mentally Prepare for Sport Competition Part 1 3 mins | by Dr. Ken Ravizza

How to use Routines to Mentally Prepare for Sport Competition Part 2 5 mins | by Dr. Ken Ravizza

Attention to Detail: Is Steph Curry Athletic? 3 mins | by Any Means Basketball

If You Want to Change the World, Start Off by Making Your Bed 6 mins | by William McRaven, US Navy Admiral via Goalcast

 

 Articles

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Why the World's Best Athletes Use Routines 4 pages | Jim Taylor Ph. D., Psychology Today

How To Prepare For a Sports Competition 3 pages | by The Body and Mind Coach

‘You… and Your Program:’ Five Valuable Lessons for Athletes 2 pages | from Dick Luther, contributing writer Winning Hoops

How to Enhance Performance on Competition Day 9 pages | by Craig Pickering at SimpliFaster

12 Tips for Being Punctual – How to Be On Time 9 pages | by Marelisa Fabrega

 

 Podcasts

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Here's What The Coach Wants You To Know - Morgan Scalley, University of Utah Football Coach 55 mins | Today's Mama podcast with Rachael Herrscher

Ninety Percent Mental - Bob Tewksbury, All Star Pitcher & Certified Mental Performance Consultant 60 mins | by Cindra Kamphoff podcast

 

 Drills

Ryzer Mindset Drills are designed to be completed either individually or in a instructor-led group setting.  The worksheets supplement the presentations and ideally are printed in advance of reviewing the presentation. The worksheets and presentations are PDF documents.  For best experience, save the PDF to your device before viewing or open in a PDF-friendly application such as Books on iPhone or Adobe on Android.

    

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Conventionality

 What is Conventionality?

Conventionality measures the importance one places on traditions and rules.  More specifically, Conventionality measures how one feels about the importance of societal norms, traditions, rules, including the adherence to same.  Conventionality plays a role in team cohesion and other team dynamics.

 Why is it important?

Conventionality is important in distinguishing athletes who tend to naturally identify with and embrace the guidelines, rules and policies of the program or coach versus athletes less likely to accept these without an explanation. Conventionality is the most important factor for determining how coachable the athlete is in situations away from actual competition or practice, such as team meetings, adherence to team policy, etc.

 A higher score means...

Individuals with a higher score in Conventionality believe that rules and norms are important for society, that they were put in place by people in authority for a good reason, and that they should be followed.

 A lower score means...

Those with a modest levels in Conventionality will see rules as mere suggestions, guidelines, or in some extreme cases, they ignore rules altogether.  A low level of Conventionality can also be a signal that the athlete wants to go against the grain or buck the system even when the system or process has been proven to be successful.

How to improve Conventionality

 Videos

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Student Athletes and Coaches Discuss Team Rules & Accountability 4 mins | Duke University

That's Why They Call it Play - The Joy of Sports 10 mins | TED Talk by John Wilson

Bill  Belichick's School of Coaching: Discipline and Trust 4 mins | NFL Films

Inside the Mind of Tom Brady 7 mins | NFL Films

 

 Podcasts

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Team Building 48 mins | Character Combine with Josh Takimoto and Deb McCollum

 

 Articles

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What are Rules and Why Do We Need to Follow Them? 4 pages | by Bring Your Own Science

Bill Belichick Talks About Being a Better Teammate 2 pages | by Coach & A.D.

8 Ways to Become a Better Teammate 2 pages | by Upward Sports

How to be a Good Teammate 3 pages | by Team USA Wrestling

How to Enhance Performance on Competition Day 9 pages | by Craig Pickering at SimpliFaster

12 Tips for Being Punctual – How to Be On Time 9 pages | by Marelisa Fabrega

 

 Drills

Ryzer Mindset Drills are designed to be completed either individually or in a instructor-led group setting.  The worksheets supplement the presentations and ideally are printed in advance of reviewing the presentation. The worksheets and presentations are PDF documents.  For best experience, save the PDF to your device before viewing or open in a PDF-friendly application such as Books on iPhone or Adobe on Android.

    

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