The TAP is something that we talk about either on a daily basis or several times a week at least. It’s a very big part of our program. It’s something that we will use in the future every single year.
Charleston, SC (PRWEB) March 31, 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 (TRP) recently interviewed College of Charleston Head Baseball Coach, Monte Lee, about how his organization is using the TAP to better understand and develop its players, and how the TAP is helping the 2014 CAA Tournament Champion and NCAA Regional Champion College of Charleston Cougars continue their winning ways.
In the interview, Coach Lee details not only how he uses the TAP to develop his current players, but how he and his coaches also use the TAP to shape the team’s talent pipeline. “It’s been a huge tool for us. We send it to all of our recruits and the signees – players who are coming in next year who have already signed with us – to begin the process of trying to gain an understanding of their mental makeup, their strengths and weaknesses even before they get here.” He continued, “The TAP is something that we talk about either on a daily basis or several times a week at least. It’s a very big part of our program. It’s something that we will use in the future every single year.”
Coach Lee has been particularly impressed with the accuracy of the TAP reports. “What really impressed us early on was the accuracy of the TAP. That was the piece that I was the most hesitant about. I mean, how accurate can it really be? It’s just a 20-minute test. When we started reading the reports, we were blown away by how accurate they are.”
The Right Profile’s TAP 360 seems like a particularly good fit for the College of Charleston program since TRP’s mission is to help build championship teams, and to help individuals reach their full potential both on and off the field. Coach Lee explained how this works in their program: “We are really big on the Evaluation Report side of the TAP. It talks about the player’s coachability and their desire. Those two are very important in the success of a player. It shows a player’s strengths and his weaknesses and areas he needs to improve upon. It shortens the learning curve a lot for the coach, and for the player when it comes to helping them maximize their potential.”
The full-text of The Right Profile's interview is available at on their press and media page.
About The Right Profile
The TAP 360 System is owned by The Right Profile and 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. The goal of the TAP 360 system is to help athletes develop a champion’s mindset. For more information, visit athletetypes.com. To take the TAP assessment, visit TakeTheTAP.com.
About College of Charleston Baseball
The College of Charleston baseball team has been a member of NCAA Division I since 1991. The Cougars have won five regular season conference titles and two conference tournament championships, one in the Southern Conference in 2006 and one in the Colonial Athletic Association in 2014. All in, the Cougars have appeared in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament six times, most recently in 2014. They have also advanced to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament twice in both 2006 and 2014. Charleston has produced 27 college All-Americans and 57 professional players. Since 2003, the College of Charleston has the 15th best winning percentage in all of Division I baseball.