Unintentional team cultures often result in lack of unity, “can’t win” attitudes, and unfocused or uneven performance. Culture is what team members believe is expected of them, attitudes about what is possible in competition, and the norms for practice and off-the-field behaviors. Coaching for intentional culture ensures success.
Understanding the culture of your team is the essential first step towards getting the competitive edge.
The Sport Team Culture survey gathers parallel data from athletes and coaching staff. It seeks insights into the team culture among athletes and about the coaching practices that shape how athletes treat each other and how they prepare to compete.
The Team Culture surveys are written by professionals who know how to get the information they are trying to get. Results are presented to the team as an evaluation of the program as a whole, themselves included, which drastically changes the dynamic of the whole exercise. The information we receive feels like a tool versus customer service results… these surveys can absolutely change our coaching experience.
Division I Collegiate Softball Coach
Watch this video to learn more about the Sport Team Culture Assessment process – what it addresses, what it collects and why you need it!
This links gives you free access to the NFCA presentation by Dr. Matt Davidson and Coach Jessica Allister on CoachTube (you will need to create a free CoachTube account if you don't have one).
The Excellence with Integrity Culture Assessment is instrumental in my work with high-level teams and organizations in athletic, corporate and non-profit sectors.
It is research-based, user-friendly, and provides me with essential data to guide my clients in their culture development process.
Tierney Consulting, LLC
Former Collegiate and Professional Lacrosse Goalie
Our journey with the Excellence with Integrity solutions has led us down a path where we tackled issues related to integrity, stress, and communication, and our students developed skills and strategies to lead more effectively in the classroom, on the athletic field or court, and in life beyond the walls of high school.
Dr. William Watson
Director of Activities and Community Education, Urbandale Community School District
DISTINCTIVE CULTURE IN COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Distinctive sport team culture is the foundational aspect of our collaboration with the athletics departments at Le Moyne College, The University of Scranton, and Fairfield University.
Read more about the underlying theory and practice in the paper that was originally presented at the 2016 Vatican Conference, Sport at the Service of Humanity, and published in the Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal.