We want to be leading the adoption of progressive programs for our student athletes and implementing programs that affect the lives of student-athletes every single day.
Lisle, IL (PRWEB) July 08, 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, include the TAP as an integral part of their organization’s talent pipeline, development and mental conditioning programs. The Right Profile (TRP) recently interviewed Mark McHorney, Athletic Director at Benedictine University about being the first Division III school to implement the TAP 360 system.
In the interview, Mr. McHorney explains why as athletic director he was looking for a way to help athletes and coaches, “We recently introduced the SOAR Academy, a comprehensive personal and professional development program designed to bring the many resources the university offers into unique programming for student athletes. We needed a functional tool that could help our student athletes with self-discovery. On the flip side, we wanted to provide our coaches with a functional tool to understand the uniqueness of every student outside of just their general personality. We felt it was very important to find something that was being used by professional and college sports teams.”
The rapid expansion of Benedictine University is in part due to adoption of progressive programs for its students, and the willingness of students to embrace the programs. “Almost 200 Benedictine athletes have taken (the TAP). We are the first Division III school to use a pro-level profile like this.” Mr. McHorney continued, “We want to be leading the adoption of progressive programs for our student athletes and implementing programs that affect the lives of student-athletes every single day.”
“We are looking to provide an elite experience for anyone who wants to participate in intercollegiate athletics”, stated Mr. McHorney, “We think that the TAP will help us recruit and retain athletes.”
The full-text of The Right Profile’s interview is available at on their press and media page at http://athletetypes.com/benedictine-university-athletics/.
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 Benedictine University
Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 55 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate and four doctoral programs. Benedictine University is ranked No. 1 among the country’s fastest-growing campuses between 2002-2012 in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of private nonprofit doctoral institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the sixth largest in the Chicago area in 2014.