Unintentional team cultures often result in lack of unity, “can’t win” attitudes, and unfocused or uneven performance. Culture is what team members believe is expected of them, attitudes about what is possible in competition, and the norms for practice and off-the-field behaviors. Coaching for intentional culture ensures success.
Understanding the culture of your team is the essential first step towards getting the competitive edge.
The Sport Team Culture survey gathers parallel data from athletes and coaching staff. It seeks insights into the team culture among athletes and about the coaching practices that shape how athletes treat each other and how they prepare to compete.
Our journey with IEE has led us down a path where we tackled issues related to integrity, stress, and communication, and our students developed skills and strategies to lead more effectively in the classroom, on the athletic field or court, and in life beyond the walls of high school.
Dr. William Watson
Director of Activities and Community Education, Urbandale Community School District
ACT ON DATA TO STRENGTHEN PERFORMANCE
IEE will help you act upon your data results — the second essential step towards getting the competitive edge.
We will work with you to design customized solutions based on our research-based framework. Our proven tools and strategies will help your coaches become experts in strength and conditioning of your team’s culture and character.
DISTINCTIVE CULTURE IN COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Distinctive sport team culture is the foundational aspect of IEE’s collaboration with the athletics departments at Le Moyne College, The University of Scranton, and Fairfield University.
Read more about the underlying theory and practice in the paper that was originally presented at the 2016 Vatican Conference, Sport at the Service of Humanity, and published in the Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal.
We have adopted and adapted the IEE culture assessment tools to inform virtually every aspect of our coaching development efforts, student formation initiatives, and our annual personnel evaluation process.10
These innovative tools, and the data they reveal, have been universally embraced and understood by our department as THE most impactful element of our continuous improvement culture here at Le Moyne.
Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics
Le Moyne College