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The Trailblazer Athlete Type™
– the Spirited athlete

Cam Newton

Cam Newton
Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford
Kris Bryant

Kris Bryant
David Price

David Price


  • Creative problem solving, willing to embrace an idea
  • Can empathize with teammates
  • Comfortable changing and adapting in the moment


  • Easily distracted
  • Makes unneccesary changes
  • Poor follow through

Coaching Tip:

Easy on the X’s & O’s with this type. Include some philosophy and ‘big picture’ ideas to get this Athlete Types™ buy in.

Athlete Tip:

People see the Trailblazer as cerebral because he favors concepts and then exploring and being creative with them. Trailblazer should ask themselves often: “is what I’m doing leading to practical results or am I just going off on a tangent?” Best to focus more on tasks that lead to practical results.

Parent/Mentor Tip:

To connect with this type, inject some realistic, practical and pragmatic points into the conversation.
Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman
Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke
Cam Newton

Cam Newton

About the Trailblazer 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.