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.

Survey Psychometrics

Survey Value-Add

Sample Survey

To preview the Sport Team Culture surveys use the links below:

Online Sample Athlete Survey

Online Sample Coach Survey

Use “test” to log in into the surveys.

Sample Report

Team Culture data report consists of a Summary Report, item-by-item Frequencies and Means tables, and open-ended Feedback.

Key to Data Report

Summary Report: Extract

  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. 

Trevor Tierney

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


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.



Read more about our underlying theory and practice of team culture assessment and development in the article published in the summer 2019 issue of The Journal of Character & Leadership Development at the Center for Character and Leadership Development at the United States Air Force Academy.



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. 

Dave Martin

Director of Athletics

University of Scranton

Dave Martin

 We have adopted and adapted the Excellence with Integrity culture assessment tools to inform virtually every aspect of our coaching development efforts, student formation initiatives, and our annual personnel evaluation process.

These innovative tools, and the data they reveal, have been universally embraced and understood by our department as THE most impactful element of our continuous improvement culture here at Le Moyne. 

Matt Bassett

Former Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics

Le Moyne College

Contact our team (315-692-8054) to put our solutions to work for you.