Articles or Stories that are for or about high school athletes.

Blasting off: Tom Brady

2018-05-25T02:22:46+00:00 Athlete, College, Football, General Interest, High School, Professional|

There is no trait in sports that is more talked about and dissected than the “clutch gene”. The ability to stare down the barrel of an immeasurable situation and deliver the goods, despite what may feel like the odds being heavily stacked against you.

This discussion is perhaps loudest when discussing the performances and careers of National Football League quarterbacks. Analysts spend hours on end debating which quarterback in NFL history is the most “clutch”.

After his performance in Super Bowl 51, where he brought his New England Patriots back from the dead against the […]

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 […]

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. […]

Girls U17 Soccer 2015 National Champions

2018-03-07T19:21:03+00:00 Athlete, General Interest, High School, Soccer|

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Minnesota Thunder Academy
2015 National Champions
Elite Clubs National League
Girls U17 Soccer


January, 2016 Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  Ted Johnson, Director of Sports Science, Performance Athletix talks about helping an elite U17 girls soccer team move from third to last place in the league to National Champions.

Ted-Johnson-Performance-Athletix Ted Johnson, Performance Athletix (left), Coach Dave Alberti (right) and Minnesota Thunder Academy 2015 National Champions, Elite Clubs National League, Girls U17 Soccer

TRP: As a sports scientist who trains elite athletes, how did you become involved with this U17 Girls Soccer team?

I was working with several girls on the team on a individual basis and thought that the entire team would benefit from my training program, which includes the TAP. After a difficult season, nine girls began their training program with Performance […]

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 […]

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 […]