T3 & THE SCALE. 

SERIOUS SOLUTIONS FOR COACHES, PLAYERS, & PARENTS.

I. INTRODUCTION.
Soldier Up Sports is proud to be a leading developer of training & development technologies. Our mission, to assist parents, athletes, and coaches in accomplishing theirs. And, in keeping with our mission, we are proud to have developed the most effective and technologically advanced sports training & development OS (operating system) imaginable... T3, Triangular Training Theory.

No different than a computer, our T3 OS is the fundamental code that athletes and teams need to function. The better the OS, the better the team and or athlete will perform. And, quite simply, T3 is the best and only sports OS in existence.

 

A. FOR PARENTS.

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If you’re serious about your athlete succeeding in sports, there’s a few things parents need to understand:

  1. It's not that some athletes are just that much "better" than everyone else, it's that everyone else  just hasn't received the level of training and development they need to be as or even more competitive.
  2. The only thing that separates one athlete from another is who's going to put in the work. That and, whether or not they've got someone in their corner that actually knows what that work is.
  3. Real Training is capable of preparing ANY athlete, who will do the work, to compete at the highest level... not just those who possess more innate/ natural abilities.
  4. Too many "trainers" exploit athletes with more innate/ natural abilities to disguise the ineffectiveness of their programs and training practices to unsuspecting parents.
  5. Don’t get caught up in the over-hyped, ego rich environment of youth sports. Because, it is in no way an indicator of what your athlete can and will become with the right training.

B. FOR ATHLETES.

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Despite popular belief, succeeding at sports has nothing to do with chance. It’s all about whether or not you’re willing to go to WAR (Work, Assert, Repeat). Get your athlete Battle Plan today and:

  • Receive an unbiased and honest athlete assessment based on game and or practice film.
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Receive your current T3 Scale Rating.
  • Receive your customized training/ development plan, to include, proposed training schedule.
  • Start training, tracking your progress, and leveling up with our Soldier Up Sports, Monsters Inc, T3 Training App.

 

C. FOR COACHES.

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We've got your back! We know what you need to succeed and we're ready to:

  • Compile a Pre-Season Team Analysis/ Battle Plan.
  • Work with you to design and run the best off-season strength, skill, & conditioning programs possible.
  • Anaylze Game & Practice Film to isolate issues, as well as, determine new priorities & methods of work (updated Battle Plan).
  • Develop and or provide ancillary materials to help athletes better understand, execute, and master system/ skill based concepts.
  • Help you transform your current sports culture and finally start building Teams capable of competiting for more than just city and or district championships.

 

II. THE SCALE.

When it comes to sports, current evaluation mechanisms, are at best, subjective: based on or too easily influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions. And, this is exactly why the "best" youth athletes don't always transition into "good" high school players. "Good" high school players don't always transition into "good" college players (let alone make it). And, the "best" college players don't always make it to or succeed at the professional level.

But, by breaking down sports, and finally taking the time to understand, then, quantify exactly what makes a player good enough to play at certain level (sport specific)... we can replace feelings, tastes, and opinions with facts. Introducing... THE SCALE.

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10: Monster.
Consistently dominates the game at any level of play. May not win all the time due to overall strength of roster, but plays well above even an elite athletes ability to contain.

9: Elite.
Automatic (S3) MTR-F up to and including most Advanced (M3) METL Tasks. Could be LEVEL 10 (L10) but lacks the Intensity + Killer Instinct required to rank L10.

8: Well Above Average.
Demonstrates (S3) MTR-F with some to many Advanced (M3) METL Tasks.

7: Above Average.
Demonstrates (S3) MTR-F with most Intermediate (M2) METL Tasks and some Advanced (M3) METL Tasks. 

6: Average.
Demonstrates (S2) MTR-F with many to most Intermediate (M2) METL Tasks. May demonstrate (S3) MTR-F with some Advanced (M3) METL Tasks.

5: Below Average.
Demonstrates (S2) MTR-F with some to many Intermediate (M2) METL Tasks.

4: Well Below Average.
Demonstrates (S2) MTR-F with some Intermediate (M2) METL Tasks. Demonstrates (S1) MTR-F with most Fundamental (M1) METL Tasks.

3: Needs Considerable Improvement.
Demonstrates (S1) MTR-F with some to most Fundamental (M1) METL Tasks.

2: Motor Deficit.
Demonstrates (S1) MTR-F with none to some Fundamental (M1) METL Tasks.

1: Unathletic.
Demonstrates no MTR-F with any METL Tasks.

A: Anamoly.
Denotes an athlete who deviates from the standard evaluation process. Basically, an athlete who's MTR-F and or ability to accomplish METL Tasks looks awkward and or lacks the preferred fundamental appearance, but is highly effective, nonetheless.

 

III. REAL TRAINING (T3).
At it's core, our T3 OS utilizes athletic traits, MTR-F (motor functionality), and METL Tasks, to:

  1. Identify where an athlete is (see: The Scale)
  2. Determine where they need to be.
  3. And, get them there.

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A. ATHLETIC TRAITS:
Athletic Traits are the ingredients/ characteristics of great athletes. They include: Size, Speed, Strength, Power, Agility, Awareness, Vision, IQ, Instinct, Reaction, Confidence, Leadership, Physicality, *Killer Instinct, *Intensity, and more. However, simply possessing one or two athletic traits does not determine an athletes ability to succeed at a particular sport. Why? Because, being "good" at a particular sport requires a number of traits to occur simultaneously in a diliberate, controlled manner. And, it is exactly this functional synchronization of traits that determines whether or not an athlete will be any good at a particular sport.

Football Example:
Speed. Speed is a great athletic trait to have, but in Football, speed alone, without the ability to catch, run downhill, tackle, real time visually process, be agile under pressure, or play to/ withstand the physical nature of the game, is not enough. 

Baseball/ Softball Example:
Power. Power is a great athletic trait to have, especially when it comes to batting. But, power without good swing mechanics, the ability to real time visually process the pitch, hit good pitching, or have enough speed to run the bases, just isn't enough.

Unfortunately, a lot of training programs and team environments are trait based. This means, training, as well as, team activities revolve around drills and practice methods that do an amazing job of showing off a particular trait, but ignore the sport specific relationship between single traits, trait sets, motor functionality, METL skills, and team development. So, against lower levels of competition, where we can simply "out athlete" our opponents, all is well, and it appears as though this method is effective. But, at higher levels of competition where teams have been properly trained, developed, and prepared to play the game, the inadequacies of this method are exposed.

 

B. MTR-F (MOTOR FUNCTIONALITY): 
MTR-F is developed in stages. These stages are:

S1: KNOWLEDGE.
Does the athlete know what they are supposed to do?

S2: KNOWLEDGE TO TASK (ASSOCIATION).
How well can the athlete associate their knowledge to the proper execution of a given task? Developmental keys: athletes will progress from rough to more smooth, controlled, and efficient looking movements as they learn to better associate their knowledge to the proper and consistent execution of a given task. Development at this level can take days, weeks, months, years, of training... all dependent upon the individual athletes "Magic Number" (the number of times it takes an individual to become Automatic).

S3: AUTOMATIC.
Athletes are no longer consciously associating any knowledge to any given task. The task has become, like breathing. Their conscious thought may now be shifted to focus on other areas of improvement, with the ultimate goal of, conscious thought only being used to process the infinitely variable real-time scenarios presented in game play.

 

C. METL TASKS:
METL Tasks are the specific tasks required at each position. METL tasks are broken down into 3 Mission Levels:

M1: FUNDAMENTAL.
Provide athletes the basic skills/ foundation required at their position. 

M2: INTERMEDIATE.
Build on Fundamental tasks to create L6 and L7 athletes. 

M3: ADVANCED.
Build on Intermediate tasks to create L8 through L10 athletes.

 

D. INTENSITY + KILLER INSTINCT:
The perfect combination.

KILLER INSTINCT (KI).
The ability to take over the game.

INTENSITY (I).
The degree to which Killer Instinct exists in an athlete. Intensity (I) = Maximum Output (MO) ÷ Duration (D).

 

IV. DRILL. SKILL. LIVE FIRE.

A. DRILL.
Individual drills designed to train specific on-field executions. The idea is to maximize the total number of athletes that can participate, at a time. This will reduce the number of athletes waiting in line, as well as, increase the number of reps each athlete receives.

B. GROUP SKILL.
Focuses on "opponent" groups (oline-dline, wr-cb, etc) and drill executions in a "realistic" group vs group environment.

C. TEAM LIVE FIRE.
Focuses on the "team" aspect of each positions individual drill executions in a "realistic" offense vs defense environment. This is not a scrimmage. Emphasis is placed on proficiency of athletes drill executions in a team setting, as well as:

  • Ensuring they understand how the executions of other positions may effect their own executions.
  • Developing a since of team chemistry and flow.
  • Development of Situational Awareness, Game Flow, and Real Time Visual Processing.

 

V. MONSTERS INC. TRAINING PROGRAMS

A. SUPERIOR PRODUCTIVITY
Now that we're running the best operating system (T3), we need a program capable of producing the highest caliber of athletes possible. And, Monsters Inc. is the best Training Program, period.

B. PLUG-INS, ADD-ONS, EXTENSIONS, UPGRADES
Designed to add specific features/ added benefits to a program...  we are constantly building awesome "plug-ins" to enhance our Monsters Inc. Training Program experience.

 More info at: www.lifeismybattlefield.com/monster.

 

VI. ADDITIONAL TECHNOLOGIES AT WORK.

A. ATC's: ATHLETIC TRAINING CONCEPTS.
ATC's provide the framework (philosophy) for how we train and why we train the way we do. At Soldier Up Sports, our philosophy is simple... Train As You Fight (TAYF). This framework requires that all training and METL Tasks reflect, and whenever possible, be more intense, than the game time effort. Why? Because, this is the only way to properly train and develop Monsters.

 

VII. PUT OUR TECHNOLOGY TO WORK FOR YOU.

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