Hyattsville, MD (PRWEB) March 19, 2015
Although the Troutwine Athletic Profile (TAP) has been used by NFL, MLB and NBA teams for decades to better evaluate, coach and develop their athletes, it was not offered to college and high school athletic programs until late 2014. Many pro teams, including the Kansas City Royals, Washington Nationals and the New England Patriots, use the TAP as an integral part of their organization’s talent pipeline, development and mental conditioning programs. The Right Profile recently interviewed DeMatha Catholic high school’s head baseball coach, Sean O’Connor, about being the first high school baseball coach nationally to use the TAP in its athlete development program.
At the heart of the interview lies the main question for any prep-sport baseball fan – with a proven track record like that of DeMatha Catholic and a personal coaching resume that has earned Coach O’Connor an upcoming induction into the Baltimore Boys of Summer Hall of Fame later this spring, why add a pro-level system like TAP 360 to their program? Coach O’Connor was direct. “As I coach, I need to figure out what makes a player tick, what makes a player move on, and what is a great characteristic of an athlete and of an alumnus, that’s what sold me on the whole process.” Even though the coach says he knows these kids really well, he confessed that “the TAP takes it to a completely different level.”
Coach O’Connor has had all of his players take the TAP and is planning to use the TAP 360 reports to enhance player development and communications with his athletes. “If we have the tool to identify (player weakness and development opportunities) and help them, we are going to make them better citizens, better people, and better athletes.” That holistic approach extends to basic communications and trust. “If the players have a trust factor and we have a trust factor, we can be very successful.”
The full text of the interview is available on The Right Profile’s press and media page.
About The Right Profile
The Right Profile’s TAP 360 System is an athlete development & coaching system for the mental game. It is based on the Troutwine Athletic Profile (TAP) taken by nearly 20,000 elite athletes. The TAP 360 System is used by teams in the NFL®, MLB® & NBA® to evaluate and develop professional athletes, and there are specialized TAP 360 versions for collegiate, high school and club athletic teams. The goal of the TAP 360 system is to help athletes develop a champion’s mindset. The system also includes athlete development reports and suggested exercises and activities to improve an athlete’s mental game. For more information, visit athletetypes.com. To take the TAP assessment, visit TakeTheTAP.com. TAP 360 is product of The Right Profile.
About DeMatha Catholic High School Baseball
DeMatha Catholic high school’s baseball team continues its tradition of excellence. The team and its individual athletes have achieved the following accomplishments, among many other:
● 10 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championship Titles
● 19 Players in Major League Amateur Draft
● Major League Baseball Player : Steve Farr, Brett Cecil
● 3 Alumni Currently Playing Pro Ball: Brett Cecil, Connor Oliver, and Mike Perez
● 21 Alumni Currently Playing College Baseball