Conflict Resolution

Conflicts in sports occur frequently because of the pressure of competition. It can transpire any time before, during, or after competition when athletes are most stressed or excited. Such conflicts are amplified in expression and feeling due to the athletes’ strong need and desire to win. Conflicts among athletes, or between an athlete and coach, can destroy an entire career in a short period of time. Athletes may spend 15-20 years training (e.g. to compete and win in the Olympic Games), but if 3 months before the competition they get involved in a serious conflict, it can destroy all their hard work and effort put forth preparing for a major event. Conflict may even cause athletes to withdraw from competition. Seemingly trivial incidents can become very crucial when maximum performance and results are called for.

Identifying the nature of the conflict, and finding solutions is possible only through an understanding of the characters of the parties involved in the dispute. The Optimax Character Assessment and Life Balance Assessment tools are able to instantly identify the causes and suggest solutions to minimize or even eliminate conflict.