Gain valuable insight from 150,000 interactions between coaches and student-athletes.
Athletic & Club Directors
If you’re searching for a way to give your coaches an edge, you will find it at Ecsell Sports. Our program develops high-performance coaches who, in turn, create a more positive student-athlete experience.
Coaches gain insight into their coaching style through the eyes of the student-athlete by seeing how they score across six themes: Connection, Psychological Safety, Structure, Skill Development, Communication and Challenge.
Ultimately, the student-athletes are the ones who stand to gain the most from Ecsell Sports’ experience and knowledge. They are why we do what we do.
Click below for more on our results and to read our new report, "state of the Student-Athlete experience"
One of the greatest coaches of all time, Phil Jackson, has often said, “Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.” We believe the wisdom gained from our survey insights gives athletic directors and their coaches a competitive advantage that leads to a more positive student-athlete experience.
After surveying thousands of student-athletes, we know that elite coaches score high in six specific coaching themes. The ones with the highest scores are in the best position to provide an elite student-athlete experience. Ecsell Sports creates a roadmap for every coach, no matter where they are on their coaching development journey.
How a coach scores within these six themes – outlined in reports to athletic directors and coaches – becomes a playbook on how to improve year over year.
"As an AD, coaching coaches is one of the top responsibilities we have. Teaming up with Ecsell Sports provides multiple resources such as their professional library and the student-athlete survey. Taking time to listen to our student-athletes through authentic data collected has allowed us to improve methods in order to have a more positive impact on the student-athlete experience."
High School Athletic Director
"Ecsell Sports is the first of its kind that has made me aware of my relational skills in coaching and how they impact my athletes and staff. Before Ecsell Sports, I was less aware of how my words and actions affected others. As I have grown with the support of Ecsell Sports, it's been reinforced to me that coaching is less about Xs and Os or winning and more about relationships. My coaching has been elevated to a new level of elite."
Head Volleyball Coach
"Our greatest priority in servant leadership is to create a culture that provides the best possible experience for our student-athletes. Our coaches and I are better leaders as a result of our continued partnership with Ecsell Sports. The Ecsell team have helped us quantify the degree to which we are impacting the student-athlete experience. We have seen clear improvements in our coach acumen since we have partnered with Ecsell Sports."
Dr. Mitchell S.
High School Athletic Director
Athletic directors and coaches say they want a more positive student-athlete experience, and so do we.
That’s why we’ve devoted the past decade to forging the best tools for coaches to impact their student-athletes more positively. Now it’s time for coaches to put these tools to use.