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Article about Dr. Troutwine

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Dr. Robert Troutwine began assessing athletes in 1984. His Troutwine Athletic Profile (the "TAP") has been used by dozens of championship winning teams including the New England Patriots, San Antonio Spurs, and Kansas City Royals.

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Graphic showing trait scores from the TAP system

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The TAP scores an athlete's 12 essential performance traits - intangibles like mental toughness and coachability - using a 1-99 scoring system. When paired with an athlete's physical metrics, a complete head-to-toe profile of the athlete is uncovered. This data is valuable for athlete evaluation and performance development.

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Effective communication is a vital component of success.

Our athletic mindset report delivers tailored situational tips to help all stakeholders successfully navigate any situation. Athletes become more self-aware. Parents gain tools to help guide their young athlete through the ups-and-downs of sports. Coaches learn how to more effectively instruct and develop each athlete.

Product Features

The Troutwine Athletic Profile (the "TAP") is a proprietary athletic mindset assessment that takes 25-minutes to complete. When an athlete finishes the TAP, a customized athletic mindset report is generated. The report contains tailored mental intangible scoring, suggested activities, and situational tips to maximize the athlete's potential.

Intangible Scoring
Activities & Commentary
Athlete Type Discovery
Situational Tips
 
Team Features
 

Intangible Scoring

Numeric analysis of 12 intangible performance traits detailing an athlete's mindset compared to other athletes (1-99 percentile scoring).

  • Mental Toughness
  • Grit
  • Composure
  • Confidence
  • Coachability
  • Growth Mindset
  • Attention-to-Detail
  • Rules Following
  • Mental Execution
  • Speed Concentration
  • Decisiveness
  • Adaptability

Suggested Activities & Commentary

  • Athlete-specific commentary delivering detailed information and guidance to better comprehend how the athlete is wired.
  • Can be shared with coaches, parents, or teammates to build effective relationships through mutual understanding.
  • Suggested activities to revisit prior to big events like the start of the athletic season or before big games.

Athlete Type Discovery

  • Every athlete has their own characteristics, strengths, struggles, and preferred coaching / interaction styles. Studies have revealed 8 of these distinct athletic mindset groups - called Athlete Types. The athlete mindset report identifies the individual's Athlete Type.
  • An individual's Athlete Type provides a high-level overview of their mental make-up.
  • Matches each athlete with prominent elite athletes who share the same Athlete Type, offering natural role models for younger athletes.
  • Eagle Athlete TypeEngineer Athlete TypeIce Athlete TypeKnight Athlete TypeMaverick Athlete TypeMusketeer Athlete TypeRocket Athlete TypeTrailblazer Athlete Type

Situational Tips

  • Based on the individual's Athlete Type, tips are designed to help conquer the different situations that arise in athletics and life.
  • Includes tips on how to deal with things like setbacks, praise, motivations, practice, and mistakes.
  • This information is valuable to parents, teachers, friends, coaches, and teammates so they can get a better sense of how to interact with and help the athlete thrive.

Team Features *

  • Team Analytics
    • Cumulative team scores, leaderboards, and athlete comparisons / matching.
  • Mindset Indicators
    • Identifies positive, neutral, opportunity, and undesirable mindset indicators.
  • Predictive Characteristic Scoring (1-99 percentile scale)
    • Overall TAP Elite Index.
    • Directed Resolve - measures drive, intrinsic motivation, and competitiveness.
    • Problem Solving - measures natural problem-solving skills.

* Available for Team accounts only. Accessible to coaches and their staff.

THE TAP IS A PROPRIETARY SURVEY THAT MEASURES THE TRAITS RECOGNIZED TO IMPACT ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE. THE TAP DOES NOT MEASURE ONE'S CLINICAL/MEDICAL PERSONALITY, CANNOT MAKE A PSYCHOLOGICAL NOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS, AND IS NOT GOVERNED BY THE HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA).