The Human Performance Project

Athletic Teams

What makes a championship team?

“The team-building message Applied Performance Sciences delivered over the course of two and a half days was one that I’m sure will stay with our guys for the rest of their lives. TEAM – TEAMMATE – SELF. Very powerful!”

– JIM M., Men’s Head Basketball Coach, Ithaca College

At elite levels of sport, it is not uncommon for “more talented” teams to be defeated by “less talented” teams. Conversely, every day, teams win games that they were not “supposed” to win. Why does this happen and what does it take to be a championship team? In high-level competition, where all athletes are strong and all coaches are capable, victory is rarely determined by talent or playbooks. Championship teams understand that elite performance requires mastery of factors – physiological, behavioral and neurobiological – that are beyond the sport itself.

APS’s training programs for athletic teams cover the following key areas, to help coaches and teams implement Human Performance protocols at the individual and organizational level:
physical organizational Mental
  • Training/Recovery Cycles
  • Operational Mindset
  • Sleep/Stress/Nutrition Management
  • Biofeedback
  • The Impact of Physiology on Leadership Performance
  • Leadership in Elite Teams
  • Team Leader Brief
  • Coaches' Clinics
  • Leading in Chaos
Team Dynamics
  • Setting Team Culture
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Using Failure as an Asset
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication
  • Team Dynamics
  • Strength/Power/Energy System
  • Cognitive Agility
  • Sport-Specific Capacities
  • Biofeedback
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APS in Action

Some of the programs we’ve delivered to athletic organizations in full effect
APS with Mississippi State University
APS with the RIT lacrosse team