Introduction To The SportsPro


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This presentation highlights the contents and utility of the SportsPro as part of a team\'s recruiting and talent identification process. The tool has been extensively validated and has demonstrated strong predictive validity on an international sample of athletes.

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Introduction To The SportsPro

  1. 1. Introduction to the SportsPro ™ Talent Gets You in the Game, Character Allows You to Succeed
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Introduction to the Self Management Group </li></ul><ul><li>The Utility of the SportsPro ™ </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the SportsPro ™ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scale-by-scale analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Management Report </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other SMG Assessment Tools </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Self Management Group <ul><li>Established in 1979 </li></ul><ul><li>Privately held company out of Toronto </li></ul><ul><li>Founded by Dr. John Marshall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sport Psychologist for the Quebec Nordiques (NHL) under Dave Chambers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Currently the largest profiling company in the world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roughly 10,000 profiles and screens completed daily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global client base, profiles are in 32 languages </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How the SportsPro™ can help <ul><li>College/ University Recruitment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Something to differentiate your institution from other schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shows that you are taking a vested interest in the athlete’s development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Mgmt piece shows that you also emphasize academics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proper course selection, career planning for after sport </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides an additional data point in your talent identitication process </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How the SportsPro™ can help <ul><li>Selection / Talent Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the athlete have the inherent character traits necessary to succeed at this level of athletics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When talent is relatively similar, character becomes the strongest predictor of who will succeed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Character is a moderator of inherent talent (dictates how close to your potential you will reach) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does the athlete’s personlity fit with the coach and the current team dynamic </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How the SportsPro™ can help <ul><li>Matching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can match players with various strengths and growth opportunities to help in thier development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can use the tool to foster team dynamics and team chemistry </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How the SportsPro™ can help <ul><li>Coaching / Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The profile gives you a top-bottom description of the athlete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Also contains personlity – specific coaching suggestions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By understanding your athletes, you will be better able to coach them according to thier preferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This tailored approach has been shown to be much more effective in fostering athlete satisfaction and engagement, as well as actual performance </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The SportsPro™ <ul><li>Has been used by professional, semi-professional and collegiate programs since the early 90s </li></ul><ul><li>The items / scales, and their predictive utility, have been validated on numerous occasions and have been published in peer reviewed journals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gee, C.J., Dougan, R., Marshall, J., & Dunn, L. (2007). Using a normative personality profile to predict success in the National Hockey League: A 15 year longitudinal study. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 29, 164. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gee, C.J., & Marshall, J. (under review). Should coaches use personality assessments in the talent identification process: A 15 year predictive study on professional hockey players . International Journal of Coaching Sciences. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The SportsPro™ <ul><li>The SportsPro ™is comprised of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>168 adjective questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>98 attitudinal items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>all measured on a 5-point Likert scale </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The SportsPro™ measures: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Competitiveness Self Confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental Toughness Anxiety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achievement Orientation Attitudes about sport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Orientation Athletic Identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analytical Disposition Honesty/Reliability </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The SportsPro™ All reports are stored on-line in your unique password protected account. Each athlete will also receive the “Athletes version” of the report. Both versions contain a “Career Management” piece
  11. 11. The SportsPro™ A quick high-level snapshot is provided on page 2. This page was designed to be user friendly and easy to interpret.
  12. 12. The SportsPro™ Each construct is then described in detail, with individualized coaching suggestions for each athlete.
  13. 13. The SportsPro™ This provides the data in a more precise format, and allows you to make interpersonal comparisons. This section is also color coded according to the validated benchmarks associated with successful athletes.
  14. 14. Self Managing/ Self Evaluating/ Proactive/Seeks Opportunities Process Oriented, Responsive Enterprising Potential (EP) <ul><li>Behaviorally: </li></ul><ul><li>Higher scoring athletes will practice / train on their own </li></ul><ul><li>Set higher goals / expectations for themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Track their progress towards goals </li></ul><ul><li>Always strive to improve </li></ul>
  15. 15. Achievement Potential (AP) <ul><li>Behaviorally: </li></ul><ul><li>Higher scoring athletes are more results focused </li></ul><ul><li>Susceptible to boredom, need things to move quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Need to see improvement or progress quickly (get frustrated) </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently use interpersonal comparisons for performance </li></ul>Results Focused; High Sense of Urgency; Short term thinker Relaxed/ Easy Going; Long Term Thinker
  16. 16. Independence Potential (IP) <ul><li>Behaviourally: </li></ul><ul><li>Higher scoring athletes are very independent (“my way or the highway”) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t take direction or criticism well (not coachable) </li></ul><ul><li>Want athletes in the middle range (-20 to +20) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coachable, yet able to work independently if required </li></ul></ul>Very Independent; Does not like feedback or guidance Prefers team environment; democratic in decision making; enjoys feedback
  17. 17. Predictor Score (PS) <ul><li>Behaviorally: </li></ul><ul><li>Higher scoring athletes possess the character traits necessary to succeed at the elite level </li></ul><ul><li>Lower scoring athletes are going to require a great deal more attention and guidance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are not inherently competitive or performance oriented </li></ul></ul>Self motivated; achievement-oriented; coachable, yet independent Process Oriented, Responsive; Reliant
  18. 18. People Orientation (PO) <ul><li>Behaviorally: </li></ul><ul><li>Higher scoring athletes are much more outgoing and sociable (extroverted) </li></ul><ul><li>Lower scoring athletes build relationships more slowly (develop a level of comfort) </li></ul>Shy, Reserved/ Builds Relationships Slowly Outgoing, Very Friendly
  19. 19. Investigative (INV) <ul><li>Behaviorally: </li></ul><ul><li>Assesses the degree of information / explanation an athlete desires </li></ul><ul><li>Relates to the speed and thoroughness an athlete will learn a playbook </li></ul><ul><li>Should avoid the extremes </li></ul>Pays Little Attention To Detail Learns The Necessities Analytical / Factual
  20. 20. Self Directedness (SD) Self-confident; believes in ability; attributes results internally Lacks in self-confidence; externally attributes both successes and failures Confidence is dynamic and can be improved. It is a strong predictor of performance, as it often drives effort and persistence (self fulfilling prophecy)
  21. 21. Pre-Competitive Anxiety (PCA) Strong self monitoring skills; able to handle stress and pressure Reports high levels of anxiety; anxiety can negatively impact performance This scale acts as a diagnostic for those athletes who may be struggling with pre-competitive anxiety. Relaxation / preparation strategies are required
  22. 22. Attitudes About Sports (AAS) Strong athletic identity; believes others view sport positively Does not hold athletics in high regard; not important in their life This scale gives you an idea of how important athletics are to the individual. Those who do not have a strong athletic identity are a retention risk (especially in the face of poor results)
  23. 23. Sportspersonship (SPM) Believes in fair play and respect for the sport and opponent Reports and agreement with doing whatever it takes to win This scale can give you insight into an athlete’s propensity to engage in inappropriate conduct (e.g., cheating, doping, violence)
  24. 24. Uncertainty Co-efficient (UC) PROVIDES : Insight into validity of answers by showing extent that candidate is responding in socially desirable manner. Simply put it is the “lie detector” scale.
  25. 25. Career Management Piece
  26. 26. Career Management Piece Each of the jobs is a hyperlink, behind which is a description of the career as well as the educational requirements
  27. 27. <ul><li>Single E-commerce Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To Register an Account With SMG </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the “New Client Registration Form” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All pricing is transactional and contingent on proposed volume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No set up or user fees, just pay for what you use </li></ul></ul>To Use the SportsPro™
  28. 28. <ul><li>CoachPro ™ </li></ul><ul><li>Team Dynamics Pro ™ </li></ul><ul><li>GolfPro ™ </li></ul><ul><li>FitnessPro ™ </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness Trainer Pro ™ </li></ul><ul><li>StressPro ™ </li></ul>Other SMG Assessment Tools
  29. 29. Other SMG Assessment Tools <ul><li>For Hiring in a Business Setting: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SalesPro ™ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ManagementPro ™ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer Service Pro ™ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call Center Pro ™ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HospitalityPro ™ </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. For a Complimentary Demo or Additional Information, Please Contact Chris Gee, PhD Candidate Director of Research Services Toll Free: 1 (800) 760 - 9066 ext.246