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Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) Partners with AthleteTypes to Bring Mental Toughness Evaluation to College Recruiting

CHICAGO (March 14, 2018) Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), the world’s largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network, has partnered with AthleteTypes, an end-to-end online system that offers athletic mindset assessment and training, to bring a whole new dataset to college recruiting.

“AthleteTypes is committed to helping student-athletes reach their full potential, and that’s something we also strive for at NCSA. We’re always working to improve the college recruiting process, and our partnership with AthleteTypes will allow us to do that,” says Lisa Strasman, president of NCSA.

Offered by AthleteTypes, the Troutwine Athletic Profile (TAP), an online survey, measures the mental makeup of athletes and has been used for more than three decades as an analytical tool for drafting in the NFL, MLB, NBA, and other professional leagues. The TAP has been given to participants of the NFL combine for more than 25 years and will now be available at the high school level for NCSA users.

Upon completing the TAP test, athletes learn their unique athletic mindset, which includes their characteristics, strengths and weaknesses, as well as preferred coaching and interaction styles. They also learn which one of the eight successful “Athlete Types” they match with, and they can compare a list of prominent professional athletes that match the same type. 

“The TAP has been used with great success at the professional level for decades, and we’re excited to give more high school student-athletes access to this service,” says Rob Pike, President at AthleteTypes. “It’s a powerful tool that will help users stand out from the pack in a very competitive field.”

About Next College Student Athlete (NCSA)

NCSA is the world's largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network. A wholly owned subsidiary of Reigning Champs LLC (www.reigningchamps.com), NCSA's 700 teammates leverage exclusive data, proprietary matching algorithms and personal relationships built over nearly two decades as the industry leader to connect tens of thousands of college-bound student-athletes to more than 35,000 college coaches nationwide across 34 sports every year. You can learn more about NCSA at www.ncsasports.org.

About AthleteTypes

AthleteTypes offers the leading, end-to-end online system for helping athletes and teams succeed mentally at every level. By delivering easy-to-use sports psychology tools that provide athletic mindset assessment and training, AthleteTypes equips athletes, coaches, and teams with the information they need to reach their full potential. Utilizing the TAP assessment—a system with a 30-plus-year record of success in player evaluation with teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and NCAA—AthleteTypes provides comprehensive understanding of athletes’ mental makeup. You can learn more about AthleteTypes at www.athletetypes.com.

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