What is the iQ?
Over the years, our staff has had numerous conversations with College Coaches on their desire to gain insight on an athlete's mental toughness and physical ability. We also saw a huge need for something to help athletes Grow as a Player, mentally, and physically. And that's exactly what the iQ offers! Growth as a player and insight into their abilities!
The iQ offers the ability for college coaches to see what type of athlete they are recruiting, and more importantly, it offers the ability for the athletes to Grow as a Player. She can see where her strengths and weaknesses are and improve on them over the years.
An iQ event consists of a physical test given by an iQ instructor and a Mental Toughness Profile taken online by both the athlete and her coach or instructor. In addition, we offer Mental Toughness Strengthening, and Physical Strengthening before and after the iQ event.
Why was the iQ developed?
We wanted to give the athlete more tools to help her Grow as a Player and to help her market herself to college coaches! We surveyed college coaches and found that they not only wanted a physical test to show an athlete's abilities, but they also wanted insight on their mental toughness!
Who should take the iQ?
Athletes who want to improve their softball abilities, whether it is for summer ball, high school, or college, should take this test. The test itself will not make an athlete improve, however, the test will give you a baseline for how the athlete compares to other athletes across the country. The test will show areas of weakness to improve on as well as strengths to keep refining!
What is the iQ Physical Test?
Each athlete's abilities are measured in the following ways:
What is the iQ Mental Toughness Profile?
We developed the Mental Toughness Profile strictly on how college coaches measure mental toughness, as a result of a survey we sent to them. The profile will give insight into an athlete's "Character Off the Field" as well as "Competitiveness On the Field". The Profile is broken up into two versions: an athlete's version and a coach's version. This lets us see how the athlete views her mental toughness, along with the perspective of how her own coach views her mental toughness.
How do I sign up for an iQ event?
After our initial launch date, we plan to offer this event at select locations across the country.
Our trained staff is willing to visit areas through the year to offer this program to teams and athletes who want to be a part of this program. Contact us to find out if we can travel to your area.
What happens to my results?
Your results will be placed online in your personal account for your access only. You're given the option to show College Coaches your Physical and MT profile results, or keep them private. You'll will be able to see how your Physical Test results compare to other athlete's across the county and find out which areas of your game you need to improve on.
Do you offer ways to improve my Physical & Mental game?
Absolutely! Our goal is to help grow an athlete from age 12 -18, and in some case beyond. To help continue your growth, your results from each test will be kept in your personal account so you can monitor your growth over the years.
In addition, you'll have the option to purchase Physical Training Workouts, developed for you're needs, based on your score. You'll also have the option to purchase Mental Toughness Training Programs and Personalized Mental Toughness Training to develop your mental game.
*Athletes should be in good health and free from any conditions known or unknown that might be aggravated by the iQ Physical Test & iQ Physical Training. Please consult your family doctor before participating in an iQ Physical Test & or iQ Physical Training. Athletes with a history of recent surgery, heart trouble/high blood pressure, asthma, or any other condition that could be aggravated should consult their family doctor before taking the iQ Physical Test or participating in iQ Physical Training. Please advise your iQ instructor if you have any illnesses, injuries or any other condition that could be aggravated or potentially affect your capacity to take part in the iQ Physical Test & iQ Physical Training.