How to Use the Champions Rating
This unique feature of the AthleteTypes system allows you to customize the way prospects’ TAP results are evaluated so that you know how well a prospect fits the mold of the kind of athlete your organization desires.
Like the Team Matching feature, this tool makes the AthleteTypes coach reports customized to your team. The Champions Rating metric will be unique to your team.
Finally, your ratings and the results they yield are held in confidence-- only visible to you and others granted access to your team console and coach reports.
You can rate any individual in your team database, no matter the Category (Alumni, etc.) Target the individuals you know well.
For the individuals you know, you are able to rate them from 3 to 1. The ratings are weighted as follows:
3 = Mental Champion -- You desire athletes with this mental makeup and attitude. This athlete best represents the kind you are looking for when building your team.
2 = Average -- You are okay with athletes with this mental makeup and attitude, they are considered average in terms of the mental makeup you typically like on your team.
1 = Undesirable -- You do not desire athletes with this mental makeup and attitude, they are not your kind of athlete. They don’t necessarily need to be kicked off the team, but you do not desire more athletes like this on your team.
This point will be reinforced many times but DO NOT rate players using this scale on the basis of PHYSICAL or performance attributes. This will be a challenge because everyone wants more athletes who score touchdowns, hit home-runs, pitch shut-outs or will lead the team in tackles.
Only rate these players on the basis of factors like: attitude, mental makeup, behavior off the field and in the locker room, ability to get along with coaches and teammates, etc.
In short, only rate these players on the basis of their personal mental makeup.
- Before you start rating the players you know well, take some time to list the factors that determine a rating of 3, 2, or 1. Remember, do not rate players on the basis of physical or performance attributes. In essence, you should create a scoring rubric.
- If several people will be rating these players, everyone should be involved in the previous step.
- It is recommended that in most situations, no more than 5 people should be rating players.
- Also, if more than one person is rating players, you need to calibrate raters. This means that the rating team should spend time talking about examples or actual players that definitely fall in each of the 3 categories.
- During the calibration, remind everyone to only rate these players on the basis of personal makeup, not physical performance.
- It is advised that no one should rate players unless they are involved in this step. This step may take time but it will greatly increase the accuracy of ratings and the output of TAP results.
- Now you can rate Individuals you know. You can access different individuals based upon categories, e.g., Alumni, Staff, etc.
- If there are 2 or 3 raters, only retain player ratings if there is consensus. If there are 4 raters, a given player rating can stand if 3 raters agree and if there are 5 raters, a valid rating should only be assigned if 4 of the 5 raters agree. If half the raters say a player is a 3 but the other half say he is a 2, the player cannot be a 2 ½ .
- When raters disagree on a player’s rating, it is wise to deliberate, much like a jury, to see if everyone can have a consensus rating.
- Count the number of individuals with each of the ratings. For better results there should be at least 20 individuals in each rating level (e.g., at least 20 3’s, 20 2’s, and 20 1’s). A more ideal sample size is 50 individuals per each rating.
- If you don’t yet have enough people in your database to reach the recommended numbers, it is still advised to rate all well known individuals in your database. Some ratings are better than none. You can also invite unlimited alumni (basically anyone you know well) to take the TAP using your unique team alumni code to help increase the size of your database of known individuals.
**Only applicable for teams with the Elite Level package**
To rate individuals on the champion’s rating, go to the team analytics tab. Next, click the blue button at the right of the page that says “Go to Champion 3 Star Rating.”
Next, go through each individual in your database and assign them a rating.
For more information on how to use the champion’s rating, select the blue button at the top right of the champion’s rating page.