Your Athlete Type report, in various sections below, is based on your personal results on the Troutwine Athletic Profile (TAP) assessment, the world’s preeminent athletic mindset indicator.
Your matched TAP Athlete Type, Performance Trait scores and Sports Psychologist analysis result from a comparison of your TAP results to the analytics on TAP results of over 30,000 elite athletes from the NFL®, NBA®, MLB®, MLL®, women’s professional athletes, men’s and women’s college athletes and soldiers from the US Military Special Forces. This report compares your TAP responses to those elite athletes as well as your peers.
The purpose for this report is to guide you to sharpen important competitive and life skills and help you enjoy your athletic experience, no matter your age or physical talent. This report will give you better insight into your athletic mindset and suggest steps to help you realize your fullest potential.
Many people wonder where did the TAP originate or what is its basis. In the preliminary stages, data was collected on top athletes. This data included physical measures, performance statistics, attitudes and psychological characteristics known as behavioral indicators. No assumptions were made about the nature or number of success factors found in top athletes.
After several years of tracking outcomes, it was determined the most successful athletes possess characteristics referred to as intangibles by many, which means the non-physical aspects. These intangible results are contained in the sections below of this report. Once these impact factors were discovered, the items that measured attitudes and psychological characteristics became the TAP survey. More tracking studies were conducted to further refine the items and improve the TAP. Many revisions were made as the database grew to tens of thousands of athletes. This database contains many famous athletes of yesterday and today, along with several who did not perform at professional scouts’ expectations.
It is possible you will compare favorably to these elite athletes in some areas. It is also possible you might be surprised or disappointed if you are described as average or needing improvement in some areas.
Keep in mind that most professional athletes are average or need improvement in some areas.
Taking the TAP alone won’t make you better. It is like thinking that if you buy an exercise bike, you will be in top condition. You must ride the bike to get in better shape. Thus, the next step is for you to establish a game plan for reaching goals aimed at improving your mental skills by using the results and suggestions in this report.
Best of luck in your athletic career, Johnny.
Dr. Robert Troutwine
Chief Psychologist, The Right Profile
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