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THE SIX THEMES

In our pursuit to improve the modern coach-athlete relationship, we have identified six specific areas – six behavioral coaching themes – that are instrumental to enhancing the student-athlete experience.

We focus on these six themes, not out of a hunch or gut feeling; we’ve come to this conclusion after studying and analyzing input from more than 150,000 interactions between coaches and student-athletes. These themes are what help us measure programs so we can best determine a path to improving the student-athlete experience.

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PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY

Constructing an environment that allows student-athletes to be their own true self without fear of negative consequences.

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CONNECTION

Building relationships of trust with student-athletes.

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STRUCTURE

Establishing an organized, consistent, and predictable team environment.

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SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Advancing competence and technique so student-athletes perform to the best of their ability.

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CHALLENGE

Creating unique growth opportunities for each student-athlete that moves them out of their comfort zone.

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COMMUNICATION

A coach’s capacity to effectively share information, strategies, and expectations with their student-athletes.

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Gain Insights with Our Transactional Vs. Transformational Coaching Assessment

If your coaches view success solely through wins and losses, they are likely a transactional coach. If your coaches choose to view success by how they impact the overall experience of the student-athletes, then they are likely a transformational coach. Have your coaches take this transactional versus transformational self-assessment to find out where they stand.

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THE BEST TEDX
TALK FOR COACHES

If you’re a coach, and the No. 1 goal for your student-athletes is to win, your program needs a second look. How do we know?  Data tells us that unless you’ve created a trust-based connections and provided a psychologically safe team environment that challenges each student-athlete to grow – physically and mentally – peak performance will escape your team.

Says who? Says the guy whose last TEDx Talk has millions of views. And if you’re someone who needs more proof than that, watch Ecsell Sports’ founder Bill Eckstrom’s latest TEDx Talk where he explains the difference between a transactional coach and a transformational coach. He shares why a program without psychological safety and strong coach-athlete connections leads to dysfunction and student-athletes who don’t have the support to grow.

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Bill Eckstrom

Chief Executive Officer

Will Kloefkorn

VP of Sales

Stacia Jorgensen

Executive Director of Research

Jessica Knobbe

Exec. Dir. of Business Development

Kenzie Maloney

Sr. Director of Business Development

Jarrett Proby

Director of Business Development

Mikaela Richter

Director of Business Development

Cole Prohaska

Director of Business Development

Will Eckstrom

Director of Research & Analytics

Ashley Olson

Director of Client Success

Mikal Brotnov, Ph.D.

Sr. Director of Marketing

Siera Gage

Director of Marketing Ops