"IDENTIFYING AND QUANTIFYING THE CHARACTER NEEDED TO TRANSLATE ON-ICE SKILL INTO A PRODUCTIVE NHL CAREER IS WHAT MATTERS MOST!"
- NEIL SMITH, PRESIDENT & GM
NEW YORK RANGERS - (1990 - 2000)
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QUANTIFYING CHARACTER FOR SELECTION AND DEVELOPMENT
"Character is the defining variable in selection as well as the most important aspect of player development."
- Allan Hamernick
Owner/Founder CoreFive Analytics
CoreFive defines character as the combination of personal competencies that work together to guide the player’s decision making and the execution of actions needed to attain personal and team objectives.
While on-ice talent is in plain view, character is often hidden from view, even to the players themselves.
While some aspects of a player’s character are visible, there are key elements of character that are not visible.
Insight into the hidden aspects of character can be obtained through the use of properly constructed self assessments developed through thorough and continual research in brain and social sciences.
The Player’s “true character” is revealed when we compare actual behavioral tendencies to desired behavioral tendencies.
Once an organization develops its “desired behaviors” or “standards,” CoreFive creates the means to quantify the character traits.
The “numbers” put players into ranges that allow us to determine:
The player's level of development with regard to specific aspects of character.
How they compare to their draft class means.
How they compare to individual players in their draft class or to players in previous drafts.
Players who may be “High Risk” with regard to irresponsible behavior, poor decision making, or issues with authority figures and structure.
The best strategies for connecting with, communicating, managing and motivating the player.