Deploy gives Sweden's sports clubs a unique opportunity to survey individual players in depth based on 8 behavioural parameters and 8 motivational factors.
The path to in-depth knowledge of a player's mental profile is via the method that Jacques Crevoisier has used to evaluate and develop elite athletes at the highest level for 15 years.
The core of the method is a personality tool that measures a total of 16 factors: eight that survey personality and eight that measure motivation. Combined with knowledge of the player's technical, physical and tactical abilities, the personality tool produces a clear picture of all the factors that determine a player's chances of success – which gives your club competitive advantages both on the field and in the player market.
Even measures frankness
It's common that a person undergoing evaluation with this type of tool answers in the way that he or she believes will produce the most attractive profile – instead of responding with complete honesty.
This risk however, is eliminated in the personality tool because it even measures the degree of frankness of the respondents.
Behavioural parameters the tool measures
1. Psychological endurance: How persistent, dedicated and resolute is the player?
2. Competitiveness: Does the player have capability to exceed past performances?
3. Control in activity: Measures impulsiveness, reaction capacity as well as lack of foresight.
4. Control of emotions: Measures pessimism, anxiety, sensitivity and mood swings.
5. Resistance to stress: Does the player perceive a lack of trust and become unsettled in challenging situations?
6. Aggression: Does the player become frustrated and passive when encountering aggressive opponents or does the player grow with the task at hand and respond by becoming more physical?
7. Balance, stability and clarity: Measures the capacity to steer oneself and be reflexive.
8. Frankness: Honesty, self-awareness and self-confidence to be and stand for the person one is.
Motivational factors the tool measures
1. General motivation: Is overall motivation high or low?
2. Inner motivation: Is the player driven by genuine interest in the sport or is it a matter of a talent who is primarily seeking status, financial gain and recognition?
3. Outer motivation: How much significance do praise and rewards have in motivating the player?
4. Perception of skill: The player's self-confidence and self-awareness.
5. Team player: Is it the team or ego that motivates the player?
6. Will to win: Measures the degree of steadfastness.
7. Concentration: Can the player retain focus even in pressing situations?
8. Leadership: Does the player have a major influence on the team and can he/she stir enthusiasm in others?
The tool is to be seen as a complement to other input about players that the club and coaches already have, from practice, matches and other activities.
By comparing the results from the tool with practice and match data, both players and coaches obtain important indications regarding development areas. These in turn are used by clubs and coaches to modify a player's individual training programme so that for example, the player develops his/her capacity to handle mental strain and stress in match situations.