The 3rd Element app infuses a much-needed facet to any coach or athlete’s training program.
This ground-breaking app features highly-motivational video lessons from college and professional athletes that focus on increasing an athlete’s ability to overcome specific types of mental and physical challenges. In as little as ten minutes a week, an athlete can develop the leadership and interpersonal skills that create success in athletics, in school, and in life.
Coaches are provided with specific information about each team member and the team as a whole as well as a playbook that presents brief inspirational talking points to reinforce the week’s lesson.
Highly visual in nature, this program will grab athletes’ attention and allow coaches to focus specifically on developing self-awareness that will create effective leaders.
As a leader in a large Healthcare Organization, I have had a great deal of exposure to a wide variety of different leadership development programs and conferences, and have heard dozens of motivational and keynote speakers. Honestly, only a few of them have stood out. As a mom of a teenager – I’d have a hard time imagining a leadership development program that would be successful for a high school kid.
We were asked to have a group of our players do a Beta test on the 3E product. I was skeptical that a 16-year old who hates all things homework would find value in this. But I have to say that 3E nailed it. They created a product in a current platform, on an App. It’s short and very do-able segments that they watch on their phones (perfect! It’s never more than a foot away from him), that don’t impact the amount of time left for Fortnight. It’s relevant.
My son didn’t pound through all the segments at lightning speed. He’s still doing them. And he isn’t writing a lengthy summary after each segment. He hates writing. But as a testimonial to the impact of this program: he set a personal goal following one of the segments. Semester after semester of nagging and exhaustion (on my part) about completing homework had literally no effect. The red “missing” and “late” comments on his web-grader continued. And then he had an “assignment” to set a personal goal. (I bet he wrote less than 10 words in the journal and it says something like “do my homework”) But he didn’t just say it, he’s DOING it. He’s stayed with it WITHOUT his helicopter mom buzzing over him every single night.
The program speaks to these players in a way they understand. The take-a-ways will be different for each person, but there is sustainable value that will help grow these players on and off the court/field/track/venue, making them better teammates and better teams.