5RS Program

The 5RS Program

Do you want to combine the strengths of a shared team identity with the benefits of shared leadership? Then our all-in 5RS program is your best choice.

Learn more about the benefits of shared leadership.

In this program, we guide sport teams to implement an effective structure of shared leadership. First, we rely on the obtained insights of our Shared Leadership Mapping to appoint the right athlete leaders on each role. Next, we further develop their leadership potential throughout this program. By giving your athlete leaders the chance to voice their ideas, to come up with new objectives and implement them in practice, you give them the opportunity to further develop their leadership potential. In this way, you can optimally harness the leadership talent in your sport team, of course always guided by you as coach.

During the first workshop, we elaborate on the importance of shared leadership and the leadership roles that players can occupy. We also clarify the outline of the Shared Leadership Mapping and the further process.

This first session is followed by the online assessment of our Shared Leadership Mapping in which we map the leadership structure within the team. The resulting insights provide an important stepping-stone to identifying and appointing the best leaders in the team on task, motivational, social, and external leadership. By implementing a structure of shared leadership, the leadership talents in your team can be harnessed to the full.

Next, we go a step further by developing the leadership potential of the appointed athlete leaders. The team is guided throughout 4 workshops, in which the appointed athlete leaders receive specific responsibilities so that they learn hands-on how to fulfil their leadership role well.

Throughout this program, the appointed athlete leaders learn how they can further strengthen this shared sense of 'we' and 'us'. This not only causes them to become perceived as better leaders themselves, but also constitutes an important lever to maximise their impact on the team functioning and their teammates' well-being.

This shared sense of 'we' and 'us' is improved throughout 5 different phases: Readying, Reflecting, Representing, Realising, and Reporting. Each of these phases is focused on one central question, that we are happy to present in the following summarising figure of our 5RS Program.

Read here more about the scientific evidence base of our products, as well as our ongoing research.

In practice

The program constitutes of 5 workshops in which the coach and/or sport psychologist participates together with the team. After the first workshop, an online assessment follows for our Shared Leadership Mapping. The results are discussed with the coach or sport psychologist. Based on these insights, the coach or sport psychologist decides who to appoint as athlete leaders on each of the four roles. These athlete leaders will guide their team throughout the following 4 workshops, thereby learning hands-on how they can strengthen the shared identity within their team.

You have two options here:

You guide the workshops yourself:
  • We start with an orientation meeting with you as coach or sport psychologist in which we clarify the outline of the program. In dialogue, we decide on the further course of the program. Thereafter, we guide your team throughout the 5 workshops of the program.
  • You do not only get insight in the underpinning theoretical principles, but you will also receive practical information on the adopted exercises and the way these exercises should ideally be guided. 
  • We provide the necessary supporting material so that you can independently work with your sport team.
  • The Shared Leadership Mapping is always conducted by our team after which we will discuss the resulting insights with you and you can get started with the results.
You prefer professional guidance in conducting this program:
  • We start with an orientation meeting with you as coach/sport psychologist in which the outline of the program is clarified, as well as the underpinning theoretical principles. 
  • In dialogue, we decide on the further course and timing of the program. 
  • We will discuss the results of the Shared Leadership Mapping with you and we decide together on who to appoint as athlete leaders on the different leadership roles.
  • Thereafter, we guide your team throughout the 5 workshops of the program.

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