What information is good to work with when creating teams?

In the off-season, the coaches rack their brains on how to assemble their teams to work best. They need to find players for different positions, each with a slightly different character. See what parameters can be a significant clue for the coach when putting together a team.


Are they team players?

Responses to rules can be some of the clues for determining how a person commonly reacts to having to follow the rules.

When coaching a team of performers who must deliver a winning product (e.g., a championship season or a presentation to a potential client), understanding how individual team members function within a specific structure of rules helps those leaders to match them with the positions and tasks at which they will be most successful.

The values may have variance from red to dark blue.

When they are in RED: The player is a pure individualist and promotes own rules in all circumstances. These players create, and will only accept, their own rules and will try to apply them in all circumstances. They find it hard to respect rules imposed upon them by other people.

When they are DARK BLUE: The player obeys the rules unconditionally. He likes strictly defined rules and procedures, which they follow to the letter. They never make the rules, preferring instead to adopt existing external standards.


Can he/she be the leader?

One of the charts which can answer this question shows the Automatically used roles. There are some of the rules which are typical for decision-makers. They are “doers“, people who can take control and lead their teammates to success.

However, this chart is complemented by two more. The first one shows the roles used under certain conditions. This means, which roles will the athletes use in an unstable environment (when they are exposed to non-standard conditions). And the second one shows the roles used in danger. Which role the athletes use under conditions which are unacceptable for themselves (e.g. when they are under stress or other pressure).

There are many more parameters in which you need to find information about the player’s mental settings. It is also necessary to look at parameters such as Endurance, Stability, Position and many others. Need help with revealing your player’s mindset? Contact us.