• Cool under pressure
  • Gets things done
  • Pushes hard to accomplish goals

ROCKET CHARACTERISTICS

  • Confident, in-charge style
  • Calm, cool & collected
  • Focused on getting things done
  • Optimistic demeanor
  • Does well in social situations
  • Often comfortable being the center of attention
  • Likes making quick decisions
  • May be overconfident in some decisions
  • Practical, like to get involved and be hands-on
  • May decide too quickly without fully considering options
CONFIDENT
CALM
BOLD

ROCKET STRENGTHS

  • Cool Under Pressure
  • Gets Things Done
  • Will push hard to accomplish goals

ROCKET STRUGGLES

  • May rigidly stick to plans
  • Could be perceived as arrogant
  • May decide too quickly and fail to consider implications

ROCKET INSPIRATIONS

  • Significant achievements
  • Chances to socialize and interact
  • Mastering many skills
  • Handling a pressure-packed moment

INTRODUCTION

The Rocket is even-tempered due to their positive perspective on things. This leads to confidence in many situations, especially when making decisions.

The Rocket doesn’t waste much time when making decisions. The Rocket is interested in realistic and practical kinds of things. Even when it comes to dealing with people, the Rocket keeps it on a practical and realistic level.

EFFECTS OF DEFINING TRAITS

The Rocket type enjoys socializing. They will seem outgoing and at ease when interacting with other people. The Rocket is predictable in terms of their stable emotional reaction to things. In other words, they seldom get upset and are not typically moody. The Rocket pushes to achieve tangible goals. They desire mastery which means they don’t mind practicing until they become accomplished at a certain skill. Winning is important to the Rocket and they are attracted to competitive situations.

DURING ATHLETIC COMPETITION

The Rocket seldom gets intimidated by the opponent. They will readily move in for the kill and finish off an opponent when that time comes. Rockets have the ability to rebound from a mistake fairly quickly. As stated earlier, Rockets are quick decision makers. Few mistakes are made due to hesitation, but their bold and fearless decision style could lead to some costly mistakes.

HELPING THE ROCKET

The sport and position of the Rocket should be analyzed and situations when in those positions should be identified where they need to be careful at reaching a decision. In general, the Rocket needs to be taught in which situations they need to be more patient. The Rocket needs to work on allowing the game to come to them instead of trying to force it. While competitive, there will be times that the Rocket will tend to take an opponent too lightly. Help them avoid this trap.

As stated above, this type pushes hard to reach tangible goals. Obviously, providing guidance will be helpful when setting tangible goals for the Rocket. Finally, the Rocket typically approaches problem solving with a practical perspective. They see a problem in a realistic manner but are not always the most creative at coming up with solutions. In short, this type needs some help with thinking outside the box.

PROMINENT PRO ATHLETE ROCKETS

Tom Brady, football
Andrew Luck, football
Carson Wentz, football
Mike Evans, football
Jason Witten, football
Buster Posey, baseball
Andrew Miller, baseball
Josh Donaldson, baseball
Charlie Blackmon, baseball
Dallas Keuchel, baseball
Brendan Fowler, lacrosse
Jaco Peyper, rugby
Alicia Puren, netball
Lauren Chamberlain, softball
Kaitlyn Richardson, softball

ROCKET TIPS

GUIDANCE FOR COMMON SITUATIONS IN ATHLETICS AND LIFE

ROCKET ATHLETES PARENTING THE ROCKET COACHING THE ROCKET

TIPS FOR ROCKET ATHLETES

HOW YOU CAN BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN COMMON SITUATIONS

KEY TENDENCY

As a Rocket, you are fairly outgoing. Use this to your advantage to increase your network of mentors and supporters.

DEALING WITH PRAISE

Of course you enjoy praise from others– however, self-praise is probably more important and more valuable to you. Praise yourself when you perform well.

DEALING WITH CRITICISM

Rockets should try to use your mistakes as an opportunity to learn and improve. You will not sacrifice any of your confidence when you do this.

RELATING TO OTHERS

You relate to the real world, including your social situation. It is best to stay true to that sense and act natural when you are relating to others.

TAKING INSTRUCTIONS

When learning new information, you should try to tie it to something you already know or have experienced. This will allow the new material to be absorbed more easily.

MOTIVATION

Achieving tangible goals motivates Rockets. It would be good for you to write out practice, game and season goals that you can aim for and measure tangibly.

AFTER A SETBACK

You can naturally rely on coaches and teammates as support to bounce back quickly.

PRACTICE AND PREPARATION

You should make sure you prepare enough when facing a weaker opponent or you risk being caught off guard.

HELPING OTHERS

A Rocket’s strength is being able to face reality. You can help teammates do this when they are struggling.

CAUTION

You have a tendency to take an opponent too lightly. Focus on the opponent’s strengths and what it would feel like to lose to them if you simply dropped your guard. Then get ready to perform your best.

PARENTING THE ROCKET

HOW YOU CAN BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN COMMON SITUATIONS

MOST EFFECTIVE PARENTING STYLE

Be open, frank and realistic with your Rocket. That style works best.

HOW TO PRAISE

Praise a Rocket’s effort, not just the result. This will have the most impact on them.

HOW TO CRITICISE

Rockets may not analyze the situation closely enough and may not consider all of their options. Encourage them to stop and consider alternatives or to brainstorm.

HOW TO RELATE

Rockets like practical, realistic objectives. Use frequent, clear, and direct communication with your Rocket.

HOW TO INSTRUCT

Start with a reminder of something your Rocket knows or has done in the past. Then introduce the new information.

MOTIVATION AND GOALS

Point out the intrinsic rewards, personal enjoyment & satisfaction, and other rewards to be gained from having success.

AFTER A SETBACK

Provide your Rocket support but also some breathing room. They can usually come back on their own.

PRACTICE AND PREPARATION

Help your Rocket sort out when to be cautious versus when to just react, this will help with their performance.

WHAT TO ENCOURAGE

Encourage them to stay humble and be ready as they can get more easily knocked down when they least expect it.

WHAT TO CAUTION

Rockets want to be involved in many activities. Make sure they don’t get stretched too thin.

COACHING THE ROCKET

HOW YOU CAN BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN COMMON SITUATIONS

MOST EFFECTIVE COACHING STYLE

Rockets generally like upbeat, positive coaches. They prefer their coaches to be both decisive and realistic.

HOW TO PRAISE

Rockets won’t need a great deal of praise to stay up. Intermittent praise is fine.

HOW TO CRITICISE

You can be rather harsh with Rockets. They really care about success so if you can tell them how the mistake hurt their chance for success, that will get their attention.

HOW TO RELATE

Rocket athletes like practical, realistic objectives. Use frequent, clear, and direct communication in order to relate to them better.

HOW TO INSTRUCT

Relate new information to something a Rocket has already experienced before, this will accelerate their learning process.

MOTIVATION AND GOALS

Although competitive, Rockets have a slight tendency to get complacent or satisfied. This is when they need to be challenged to set a higher goal.

AFTER A SETBACK

You can expect Rockets to bounce back quickly. Setbacks can be used as strong motivation for them.

PRACTICE AND PREPARATION

Most Rockets prefer doing conditioning with teammates. For competitions, have them analyze situations when they needs to be a little more cautious when reacting.

ENCOURAGE AND DEVELOP

Rockets have strong leadership potential, so present or encourage them with leadership opportunities in some capacity.

WHAT TO DEVELOP

Have the Rocket(s) you coach try to develop a greater sense of urgency and to be more proactive.