9 02, 2017

Testing for Mental Toughness with Dr. Robert Troutwine

2017-02-27T21:52:44+00:00 Article, College, Football, High School|

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 […]

15 01, 2016

NFL Kickers Have a Special Type of Mental Toughness

2016-10-20T17:43:57+00:00 Article, Baseball, Football|


by Dr. Robert Troutwine

My last blog talked about the mental toughness on display during the World Series. It was right after game two and I promised that more examples of mental toughness would be on display in game three. This prophecy became true as a World Series unfolded. The Kansas City Royals put on an exhibition of mental toughness that excited not only the hometown crowd but people across the country. The Mets also had many examples and their fan base has much to be proud of.

Now, it is a new year and the second round of NFL playoffs will be played tomorrow and Sunday. In the first round of playoffs with the wild-card teams, many of the games came down to the special teams. As we’ve heard 1000 times, the kicking game is one third of the picture. The players on […]

19 08, 2015

Northwestern High School Football

2016-12-16T23:51:40+00:00 Article, Football, High School|

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

kyle-richardson photo credit: heraldonline.com

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 staff […]

1 07, 2015

Benedictine University Athletics

2016-12-16T23:53:05+00:00 Article, Baseball, College, Football|

Fast-Growing Benedictine University is First Division III school to Offer The Right Profile’s TAP 360 Athlete Development System to All Student Athletes & Sports Teams

Benedictine University, ranked the No.1 fastest-growing campus by The Chronicle of Higher Education, adds the TAP 360 System from The Right Profile.

July 7, 2015 Lisle, IL  The Right Profile (TRP) interviewed Mark McHorney, Athletic Director at Benedictine University about being the first Division III school to implement the TAP 360 system.

mark_mchorney_11 Mark McHorney, Director of Athletics, Benedictine University

TRP: What made you look for a way to help athletes and coaches? 

Mark McHorney: We recently introduced the SOAR Academy, a comprehensive personal and professional development program designed to bring the many resources the university offers into unique programming for student athletes. We needed a functional tool that could help our student athletes with self-discovery. On the flip side, we wanted to provide […]

20 08, 2014

Inside the Helmet

2017-02-27T22:03:55+00:00 Article, Football|

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 […]