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The Maverick Athlete Type™
– the Spirited athlete

Joe Flacco

Jameis Winston

Jake Arrieta

Clayton Kershaw

Strengths:

  • Comfortable adapting to the moment
  • Seeks unconventional solutions to problems
  • Willing to take risks

Weaknesses:

  • Sloppy with details
  • Often wings it
  • Difficulty following rules

Coaching Tip:

The Maverick may not like it but needs a firm coach who holds athletes accountable and provides appropriate boundaries. The coach needs to balance this with giving Mavericks some room to be flexible. One way to do this is give them lots of choices on little things.

Athlete Tip:

The Maverick has a tendency to think victory is all physical talent and underestimate the importance of effort, attitude and discipline. Mavericks should keep a journal of their practice a week leading up to competition. Then they can increase some aspect of practice, noting it in the journal.

Parent/Mentor Tip:

Try to develop and reinforce the attitude that actions taken today will have an impact on the future and the idea of delayed gratification — these concepts don’t come natural to this type and will have a large positive impact if developed.

Ben Roethlisberger

Stephen Strasburg

Justin Verlander

About the Maverick Athlete Type™

Why knowing Athlete Type™ is important

The TAP Athlete Types™

More than 30,000 elite athletes have taken the TAP assessment over the years creating the richest database of this kind on the planet.  A deep statistical analysis of the TAP database based on the actual answers by these elite athletes revealed eight (8) distinct Athlete Types™ (more than personality), each with their own strengths, weaknesses, and particularly effective coaching techniques to help each type maximize their potential.

The TAP Athlete Types™ are beneficial in a variety of ways

  • Athlete Types™ provide a high level overview of an individual’s mental make-up
  • They introduce a common framework for coaches and athletes to better understand and interact with one another
  • They provide a positive self-identifying image for athletes
  • Most find it interesting and fun to learn their Athlete Type™ and share it with others

The Mental Gym™: Workouts to improve mental performance on the field

The Right Profile’s Mental Gym™ provides a special Athlete Type™ report for the Coach and another for the Parent/Mentor that include contextual tips for the athlete’s matched type.

Sports psychologist designed exercises & activities to improve mental toughness, confidence, focus, and more. Each workout is an interactive experience for athletes. The TAP 360 system tracks activity and achievement for each athlete.

Coaches have the ability to assign and create custom Mental Gym™ workouts for groups and individual athletes.