Articles or stories that can help coaches with their players, or testimonials where coaches talk about how the Athlete Types system has benefited their program.

13 03, 2018

Tough as Steel: Brendan Fowler

2018-03-13T16:54:35+00:00 Athlete, Coaches, College, Lacrosse, Professional|

Brendan Fowler currently plays professional lacrosse for the New York Lizards, a team in Major League Lacrosse and for the Vancouver Stealth, a team in the National Lacrosse League.

His story starts far before he landed in the professional ranks though, his college career began as he walked-on to both the Duke football and lacrosse teams, the result of hard work and mental toughness he put in while growing up.

Fowler took the TAP assessment awhile back and discovered he was a Rocket Athlete.

Read more to find out how the Rocket athlete type fits Fowler, and how effective and accurate he believes the TAP results are:


22 02, 2018

Mental Gym 101

2018-02-22T15:48:48+00:00 Athlete, Coaches, General Interest, High School, Parents|

The Mental Gym is a useful tool that helps athletes develop the psychological skills that will help with the mental part of their game. Designed by a sports psychologist and with specific focus on skills that can be built anywhere from hours to a couple of days, or habits that can take weeks or even months, the Mental Gym can be an effective way to develop great mindsets.

Every profile from Athlete Types comes with 3 free Mental Gym workouts.

Use the Mental Gym to help you develop some of your weaker Mindset Indicators which measure your distinct mental strengths and targeted areas you can work on to improve!

So how exactly does the Mental Gym work, and what exactly happens when you begin a workout? Well, here’s a short introduction into how the Mental Gym works and how you can get it to work well for you:


14 02, 2018

Recruiting the Mental Game

2018-02-22T15:47:50+00:00 Athlete, Coaches, College, Football, High School|

National signing day was last week and there have already been plenty of think-pieces from the media and debate from fans as to which teams emerged atop of the 2018 recruiting cycle.

While yelling about measurables and star-rankings is fun for fans and easy for team PR departments to pump up, it’s important to realize that these measurements are not the end all, be all in recruit evaluation. […]

9 02, 2017

Testing for Mental Toughness with Dr. Robert Troutwine

2018-02-22T15:48:08+00:00 Coaches, General Interest, Parents|

Interview with Dr. Robert Troutwine, the chief psychologist at The Right Profile, who tests elite athletes for their Mental Toughness.

Dr. Troutwine, you’ve been testing elite athletes for 30 years. What are you looking for in a player?

“The real question I drive at is: Can this player take their game to the next level? With the evidence that we collect in the TAP, we feel very confident that we can ascertain that. Remember, at all levels – pro, college and high school – scouts and coaches are looking at the physical qualities of the players. Some of these players are at the top in terms of their physical skills. They can run, jump, bench press the world, but the last thing, the unknown, is the mental side.

“Do they have weaknesses that hold them back or the opposite, in the pros are they a late round pick that is a diamond in the rough […]

19 08, 2015

Northwestern High School Football

2018-02-22T15:37:08+00:00 Coaches, Football, High School|

Kyle Richardson Adds TAP Coaching System to Northwestern High School Football Program

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August, 2015 Rock Hill, SC  Football head coach Kyle Richardson talks about the using TAP360 System and how it has affected his coaching and his coaching staff.

TRP: How are you using the TAP?

Kyle Richardson: We tested our whole team, about 120 players, at the end of spring practice last May, so we had everybody on file, and we tested our whole coaching staff, too. We spent the summer looking at the results. I had a staff meeting and went through the system. We are full force in it.

TRP: How did the staff take to it?

Kyle Richardson: I’ll be honest with you, I thought they would have a little kick-back on it and not be as excited as I was to get started with it. We spent one […]

15 07, 2015

Clemson University Baseball

2018-02-22T15:32:42+00:00 Baseball, Coaches, College|


Monte Lee brings TAP Player Evaluation
and Development System to Clemson Baseball

July, 2015 Clemson, SC  New head baseball coach Monte Lee is bringing the TAP player evaluation and development system he used at College of Charleston to his new position at Clemson University.

Monte-Lee Monte Lee, Head Baseball Coach at Clemson University, Clemson SC

TRP: Congratulations on being named head baseball coach at Clemson! We know you used the TAP system at College of Charleston. Have you started using the TAP at Clemson?

Monte Lee: We are officially using the TAP here at Clemson. We just set it up this morning and sent out a group email to all of our players and told them they have until tomorrow to take the TAP, if that tells you anything about how important the TAP test is to us.

TRP: So you […]

9 04, 2015

College of Charleston Baseball

2018-02-22T15:28:42+00:00 Baseball, Coaches, College|


Monte Lee, Head Baseball Coach at College of Charleston, SC

Charleston Baseball Coach Monte Lee says TAP accurately profiles players and recruits.

March 31, 2015 Charleston, SC  Headed out for a weekend series, Head Baseball Coach Monte Lee at the College of Charleston took some time to talk with The Right Profile about the TAP.

Coach Lee: We had a really good year last year (CAA Tournament Champions and NCAA Regional Champions) and are finding a way to put ourselves in that position again this year.

TRP: Are you using the TAP? Have you tested all of your players?

Coach Lee: As soon as we signed up for the TAP 360 program, the first thing we did was give the TAP to all of our coaches first. Then we gave it to the players. What was amazing to me is how accurate the player […]

9 04, 2015

DeMatha High School Baseball

2018-03-07T19:21:05+00:00 Baseball, Coaches, High School|

coach-sean-oconnorDeMatha HS baseball head coach first to use pro-level mindset indicator

March 19, 2015 Hyattsville, MD  The Right Profile interviewed DeMatha high school head baseball coach Sean O’Connor about being the first high school baseball coach to use the TAP® 360, the same athlete mindset indicator used by pro teams like the Kansas City Royals and Washington Nationals.

TRP: First, congratulations on being inducted into the Baltimore Boys of Summer Hall of Fame later this spring along with Brooks Robinson and Al Kaline.

Coach O’Connor: Yes, I’m in rarified air. All I want is a picture of us together!

TRP: You’ve had some recent successes, winning your title last year and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship in 2013. Why did you consider adding this pro-level system to your program?

Coach O’Connor: With my 2013 team I felt I really knew those kids, I had […]

20 08, 2014

Inside the Helmet

2018-02-22T15:27:09+00:00 Athlete, Coaches, General Interest|

by Jay Mack

Inside the Helmet

I was reflecting on our last season this past spring while scanning the newspaper one morning.  I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw an article written by Ron Borges of the Boston Globe.  The article started out with: “Bill Belichick still remembers the first time he saw what Bob Troutwine could do.”

This took me back several years when I was the head coach at Christian High School in San Diego.  A private school, we could offer tuition paid spots to promising athletes.  I was doing a lot of hand-wringing over some misgivings about my prospects.  I picked up the phone and called the San Diego Chargers, to find out how they dealt with these issues in the NFL Draft.  That was when I first heard of Bob Troutwine.

I called Dr. Troutwine and explained my situation.  He was […]