Athlete Assessments

proven sports profiling for athletes, coaches, & sport professionals

At Athlete Assessments we’re experts in the people side of sport. We know sport and live high performance every day.

2021 marks 14 years of Athlete Assessments operating as the experts in the people side of sport, but our roots of living in sport and high performance doesn’t start with our founding year. Lead by 4x Olympian, 3x Olympic medalist, and specialist coaching consultant Bo Hanson, the foundations of Athlete Assessments stand on more than 20 years’ experience.

While we are best known for our DISC behavioral profiling and team dynamics consulting, our services extend well beyond just assessments. Working with over 100,000 teams and individuals has shown time and time again that equipment doesn’t win championships, people do. Sport is played by people, coached by people, and managed by people, so it is imperative to invest in the mental, emotional and relationship skills of those in and around your team.

Athlete Assessments' Services

At Athlete Assessments we drive performance through people, providing a range of tools to help clients understand what it takes to create and sustain a winning team.

Our Services Include:

Our Services Include:

  • DISC Profiles for Sport
  • Consultant DISC Training and Accreditation
  • Academic Programs
  • Elite Team Programs
  • Team and Coach Consulting
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Elite Sport Camp Programs
  • Performance Reviews
  • Keynote Speaking

Underpinning these services is the use of the world’s first and ONLY validated sport specific DISC Behavioral Profiling tool, developed exclusively by Athlete Assessments. This includes the AthleteDISC, CoachDISC, and Sports ManagerDISC Profiles which cater to the full spectrum of people involved in a sporting team or organization.

Learn more about how some of the world’s leading Olympic, Paralympic, National, Professional, State, and College teams use Athlete Assessments’ services to gain critical competitive advantages and achieve winning outcomes. Visit now.

About DISC in Sport

In elite sport, the physical factors in performance have been pushed to a point where comparative advantages between competing teams are difficult to distinguish. Thousands of sporting teams and professionals have optimized elements such as strength and conditioning, nutrition, game or race strategy, and more to ensure athletes are at their physical best. Without taking away from the important role these play, gaining a distinct competitive advantage requires understanding the people in your team and what drives them to perform.

That’s why rowing for Australia in four Olympics lead Bo Hanson to developing the world’s first sport specific DISC Profiling Tool. Having encountered DISC during his early career, Bo immediately saw its value and began applying his newfound understanding of himself and others in his third and fourth Olympic cycles. This experience reinforced for Bo the importance of self-awareness in high performance, and DISC as a tool to develop this.

Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiling focuses on helping you develop your self-awareness to understand what behaviors impact your performance and what makes you perform consistently at your best, both individually and as a team. The primary purpose of the DISC Profiling tool is to provide a framework for understanding others, to foster effective communication and relationships. Based on decades of behavioral research, Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiles detail the individual’s personal style, strengths, limiting behaviors, communication preferences, and the environment they perform best in.


Why is this important?

The latest research in what differentiates medal-winning and personal best performances from their competitors were the athletes’ and teams’ understanding of the people they worked with. Specifically, the 2008 Canadian Olympic Study ‘Own the Podium’ demonstrated unequivocally that the quality of the coach-athlete relationship and athlete self-awareness were the two main contributors to Olympic success. This was reinforced in November 2015 by research presented at the World Class Performance Conference in London, identifying the key factor in producing a superelite performance is the coach-athlete relationship.

As NFL super coach, Joe Gibbs, aptly puts it

“You don’t win with X’s and O’s. What you win with is people.”

The DISC Profiling Tool provides the foundation for our work at Athlete Assessments and is used to develop practical strategies in:

  • Developing self-awareness
  • Effective communication
  • More productive relationships
  • Tailoring coaching, mentoring, and managing, and
  • Identifying how each person contributes their best.

It has a range of applications from improving team effectiveness and interpersonal relationships, to providing leadership and professional development, as well as recruitment and performance reviews.

Athlete Assessments' DISC Profiles

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AthleteDISC Profile

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CoachDISC Profile

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Sports ManagerDISC Profile

“Coach Education and development is a key component of our work. We are dedicated to making a significant difference to sport in our home country, Australia, and across the world.” – Director, Bo Hanson

In the last five years alone, Bo’s ability to improve the coaching strategies and performance of his clients has resulted in over 22 national championships, Olympic medals and pro team premierships. Long-standing working relationships and consistent high-quality feedback from his clients are  testament to his ability to understand, connect, design, and deliver exceptional work.

“At Athlete Assessments, our mission is Performance through People – Valuing the ‘people side’ of sport as the primary driver of performance.” – Director, Bo Hanson

Athlete Assessments is also the trusted brand behind ATHLETE TOUGH™, a Handbook & Video Series designed to deliver proven strategies on how to be mentally resilient and ensure your athletes never give up, never quit on their team and never quit on themselves. Find out more here!

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