In sports, the process of SELECTION plays a critical role in achieving the highest possible results. The right selection is crucial not only for the athletes and coaches, but also for the managers, physiotherapists, physiologists, doctors, video analysts, technical staff and others involved with the team.
Adding a new person to a team (national or club) can be beneficial or damaging to the overall performance of the team. A critical aspect of the selection process is to understand the character of the team members, and the needs of the team. A good selection process complements the strengths and weaknesses of the team with those of the newly selected team member. Conversely, poor selection processes may in fact weaken the strengths of the existing team and result in a decline in performance levels achieved before the addition of the new member.
Character Assessment results will identify sport specific characteristics and abilities of an individual to determine his or her potential success individually and as a team member such as:
Passion for the Sport
Motivators & Anti-Motivators
Best Strategies for Training
Best Techniques for Training
Training Preference Style
Competition Plan Focus
Response to Pressure
Level of Energy & Recovery Time
Response to Overtime & Penalty Shot (Kick)
Demonstration of Emotions
Selection of other members of the team (e.g., managers, doctors, psychocybernetists, etc.) must also factor specific competencies critical to success for each particular profession.