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 […]

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 […]

9 04, 2015

DeMatha High School Baseball

2016-11-01T23:41:04+00:00 Article, Baseball, 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 […]