What qualities are required for top performance in your sport
Do you know how to develop these qualities?
Do you have an action plan to achieve your goals?
The iprofilecoach app helps to identify the important components of performance, clarify and agree training and competition priorities, set goals & gauge the success of your own coaching.
The iprofilecoach app can help you and your performers to achieve these essential tasks.
Profiling is used for evaluation and planning of any component of performance, the app is also useful for profiling mental and physical aspects of training.
Profiling is a technique for understanding and quantifying perceptions ( both yours and those of your performers) about the participant’s ability and performance.
A technique to help:
* Increase the awareness of you and your performers about what constitutes top performance
* You understand the perspective of your performers (and vice versa)
* Direct training to meet agreed goals
* Analyse competition performances.
Why use Performance Profiling?
Performance Profiling offers a way of understanding how performers rate the qualities necessary to achieve top performance in their sport and how they currently feel about their own performance in relation to this ideal. This information can be used to develop training schedules to help performers improve those areas perceived as relatively weak.
The technique of Performance Profiling arose from a model of human behaviour called Personal Construct Theory. Two fundamental propositions under this model:
Each performer has a unique way of making sense of his or her sporting experiences.
In order to understand a performer’s viewpoint, you have to stand in this performers shoes and see the world from his or her perspective.
How often have you and your performers given different explanations for the same outcome or event?
Coaches and performers see events from different perspectives. This is inevitable because each brings a unique set of experiences and viewpoint to the sport. Everyone other than the competitor observes performance as a spectator, that is from the outside. Observers may attribute poor performance to the performer e.g lack of effort, because attention is focused on what this individual does. In contrast, performers may explain poor performance in terms of factors in the environment e.g. weather conditions, because they are aware of the sporting environment and their attempts to cope with it. Therefore, in order to plan and evaluate training effectively, it is essential you take these differing perspectives into account.
* Invites you to consider the performers’s perspective
* Develops your awareness of what your performer considers important to performance
* Encourages you to tailor coaching to meet your performer’s needs
* Enables you to take a balanced approach to designing training programmes
* Provides an opportunity to identify and discuss discrepancies between the perceptions of you and your performer.
Qualities of Top Performers
Introducing Performance profiling to performers.
It is essential you understand your performer’s views on what is required for top performance. You will then be able to agree jointly what action to be taken.
A good explanation should include the following points:
* It is a way of discovering what the performer regards as important in order to perform well.
* It enable the coach to understand how the performer currently feel about their preparation or performance.
* It helps plan training schedules by taking the performer’s perspective into account.
* It provides a systematic method of recording the above.
The iprofilecoach app has qualities built into the wagon wheel. Some may not be important to the performer.
Probably best done outside the competitive season.
* Evaluate your performer using the qualities identified on the app’s wheel
* Quantify the performers assessment of his/her own strengths and weaknesses
* Identify the best opportunities for profiling your performer.
For example if you take the quality of concentration, you might assess your performer from 1 (where he/she is perceived as not very good at concentrating) through any number along the scale up to 10 (where your view is that the performer could not improve in this area). The general rule is that higher the score you attribute to performers, the more strongly you feel the performer possesses the quality.
Guidelines to help in using the app, *click on the blue quality on the outer edge of the wheel, when using the rating scale:
* When profiling, try to use the whole range of the scale.