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.
COLLECT DATA, UNDERSTAND INSIGHTS
Understanding the culture of your team is the essential step towards getting the competitive edge. Our assessment process will:
- Identify current team culture trajectory and provide actionable insights for improvement.
- Assist with risk assessment and management.
- Inform coaches’ performance review and professional development.
- Ensure legitimacy, confidentiality, and efficiency, as well as safety, trust, and fairness for all stakeholders.
To preview the Sport Team Culture surveys use the links below (enter “test” to log in into the surveys):
Team Culture data report consists of a Summary Report, item-by-item Frequencies and Means tables, and open-ended Feedback.
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).
ACT ON DATA TO STRENGTHEN PERFORMANCE
We will help you act upon your data results — the second essential step towards getting the competitive edge.
We will work with you to design customized solutions based on our research-based framework. Our proven tools and strategies will help your coaches become experts in strength and conditioning of your team’s culture and character.
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
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.
The Excellence with Integrity culture assessment is vital in our efforts to mentor coaches, monitor risk and develop team culture. We use the results as part of our performance review process with each coach and team.
In addition, the Institute helped us customize our assessment to provide unique data on our Jesuit mission and values.
Director of Athletics
University of Scranton
The Sport Team Culture Assessment is a comprehensive tool that has allowed our administrators, coaches and student-athletes to dig deeper within the culture of a team. By looking at trends, alignments/misalignments and numbers within the data, we are able to identify strengths and potential weaknesses within a team culture that we may not have been able to recognize without the assessment.
The data provides an invaluable overview that yields to intentional and strategic conversations with our coaches about the undercurrents and inner-workings of their programs beyond the X's and O's. This tool allows us to gauge and blend a commitment to department values, goals and culture with our student-athlete skills and talents for optimal performance and maximum success in sport and, ultimately, whole-person development.
Assistant Athletics Director
Le Moyne College