Performance Profiling in Strength and Conditioning

Johnson, David and Bird, Matthew (2021) Performance Profiling in Strength and Conditioning. The Strength and Conditioning Journal . ISSN 1524-1602

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Performance profiling is a client-led assessment tool that enables athletes to uncover strengths and weaknesses associated with their sporting performance. Initially designed to increase client commitment to a training program, the performance profiling technique presents an opportunity for the athlete to play an active role and contribute to the initial needs analysis process. This evidenced-based method of assessment has been shown to help clients increase their self-awareness, identify areas they can improve, and serve as a basis for goal setting. The tool also permits both client and practitioner to monitor and track progress over time. Although predominantly adopted for those providing psychological support to athletes, the performance profile may be beneficial for strength and conditioning coaches. This paper aims to highlight the potential benefits of performance profiling within the field of strength and conditioning, provide guidelines with completed examples for strength and conditioning practitioners to integrate into their work with clients, and present a brief overview of the theory underpinning the technique.

Keywords:assessment, coach-athlete relationhsip, Collaboration, motivation, needs analysis
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C810 Applied Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C880 Social Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:46643
Deposited On:12 Oct 2021 13:02

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