What is the best way to motivate individual players? What is the best way to motivate the entire team?  How can I develop greater team synergy? How can I best resolve conflicts? Which players will tend to perform better under stress? Why do players perform better against some types of teams?

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Athletes each have 16 basic motives that exist simultaneously but prioritized and emphasized differently, which is what makes us individuals. Knowing exactly how each of your athletes’ 16 motives is arranged gives you a substantial edge in developing their potential. Reiss Sports Motivation Profiles® (RSMP) is being used in sports coaching with both professional and Olympic teams to identify an athlete’s deepest held values and desires that motivate them, which helps coaches to diagnose the cause of both high and low-performance issues with remarkable accuracy.

In addition to enhancing player performance, RSMP’s assist coaches in recruiting, leadership, team synergy, conflict resolution, player satisfaction, and of course, a more highly motivated team. Equipped with RSMP’s, coaches achieve far better results when we motivate athletes according to that person’s individual drivers. No longer do coaches have to try to get into an athlete’s head; with an RSMP coaches can see straight to their heart.

RSMP’s explain in plain language, how best to motivate an individual athlete, athletic tendencies under stress, and attitudes toward teamwork, practice, and authority. RSMPs helps coaches understand why and to know which players perform better in practice than in the game, and vice-versa, which players will tend to conflict and which are natural leaders.

RSMP’s are an indispensable tool for coaches because it provides a precise read-out of each athlete’s athletic tendencies and how they react to stress. Here are just a few examples of the many athletic tendencies explained by an RSMP:

  • Athletes with a strong need for acceptance should not be openly criticized and respond better to corrections made more privately.
  • Athletes with a strong need for tranquility may have a tendency to perform poorly (“choke”) under stress.
  • Athletes with a strong need for status may feel less driven against non-prestigious opponents/teams.
  • Athletes with a strong need for power may feel less driven against inferior talent or with a strong need for expedience may commit penalties under stress.
  • Athletes with a weak need for interdependence may have problems when they have to rely on teammates.

In addition to individual athlete profiles, coaches receive a profile as it relates to the team which offers key insights to effectively motivating the team as a whole.

Team members each fill out the online questionnaire (about 15 minutes) that produces a one-page visual that represents each individual and the team. The coach can opt for a private evaluation or may opt to include each athlete in discussing their particular profile with Tom Sotis, a certified Reiss Motivation Profile® Master, and professional high-performance sports coach.

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