Performance profiling is a form of assessment that can be employed to discover a player’s perceived weaknesses. The process can be employed to evaluate and monitor any aspects that contribute to a player’s performance, including physical, psychological, technical and sociological factors.
Performance profiles are documents that are created to highlight what a player perceives as their weakness. The player(s) should be introduced to the idea through a discussion and an explanation of the reasoning and thought behind it. They should also be made aware that this is for their own benefit and that no one else expect the allocated personnel will see the form. (These personnel should be outlined before the assessment is completed). The player must then be completely honest with themselves and the coach when completing the form.