How To Measure Performance & Character with myPerforma: Its Use and What to Avoid
Do athletes ever enjoy reviewing performance? In my experience, athletes, coaches and administrative staff of any kind may not enjoy the performance review process. So perhaps its no wonder that more and more teams are turning to myPerforma to obtain feedback to enhance the performance development process. However, myPerforma is not without its disagreements…
In this blog I’ll discuss what myPerforma involves, how it can be used, how to avoid pitfalls and successfully implement and integrate its use within your coaching strategy.
Creating a better feedback loop with myPerforma
Traditionally, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are tools seen most commonly used in business where employees are evaluated by managers at interval throughout the course of a year
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are the critical (key) indicators of progress toward and intended result. They are performance measures that help you understand if you are achieving your goals. KPIs create an analytical basis for decision making and help focus attention on what matters most. As Peter Drucker famously said, “What gets measured gets managed.”(Source: https://kpi.org/KPI-Basics)
myPerforma’s (unique) approach
It starts with the athlete’s evaluation of self — feedback based on how they think they performed overall, what they did well in competition and what they need to improve for next time. The coach is then responsible for following up with feedback of his or her own based on what needs to be addressed.
How To Integrate myPerforma
Every coach has her or his own coaching formula. Combined with philosophy and strategy, your methodology is largely based upon your own character, values, strengths, weaknesses, training, experience, personal background. As a coach, all of those factors condense into a basic formula:
Standards + Expectations + Priorities = Objectives.
In order to effectively integrate myPerforma into your methodology, we will first help understand your coaching philosophy and give you a practical way of developing your use based on a unique strategy.
All coaches must clearly define the following…
Standards do not change based. Its a level of excellence that is required of individual performance.
Expectations are dynamic and change based on the individual or the opponent.
Priorities are also fluid and constantly changing based on the individual or the game.
Objectives are the individual and team targets or goals that coaches and athletes collectively set to work toward what they see as success.
Listen as Coach K of Duke University talks about his experience defining standards with the 2008 Men’s Olympic Basketball Team…
Set Up & Features
Set up your team subscription
Create a RosterLink verification Code to connect team
Create a single game or input full game schedule
Start tracking KPIs after the next game
How to use the data coming in Part 2…
Why consider myPerforma
Key pitfalls to avoid with myPeforma
Not reviewing the KPIs game-to-game.
Not having regular, on-going review conversations — including the tough ones when necessary.
Not allowing your athletes to be honest without worry of breach of trust or judgment.
Not making a regular post-game reminder to athletes to knock out KPIs immediately after competition.
Using myPerforma effectively
Peter Drucker’s coined the phrase Management By Objectives — which is how we view setting individual and team targets. Review game-to-game (competition). Analyze. Train. Repeat.
The feedback loop starts with the athlete. Much of coaching is based off the lesson that you want to highlight from the performance. You can only do this effectively when you understand where the talent is trying to go.
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