M.A.P. is based on Mastery, Autonomy and Purpose.
M.A.P. methodology is a culmination of seventy years of research into human motivation and intrinsic drive. Ideas have emerged in the field of psychology to increase and nurture internal drive and motivation, and these break-through strategies are in many ways contrary to the traditional education and teaching model. IJGA has adopted these principles in our M.A.P. methodology to develop a new generation of self-determined and authentic young athletes.
Mastery: The highest level of skill and competence; self-awareness; self-management; to be certain of self, not circumstance.
Our goal is to develop “masters” … not dabblers. Mastery takes hard work, practice, effort, and, most importantly, commitment to the process of improvement.
Autonomy: Self-direction, the ability to make decisions, to have freedom of self within boundaries and controls; to be authentic. This is true autonomy.
In a society of constant multimedia messaging and instant gratification, it is rare to find autonomy in our youth. Autonomy, however, is a key attribute for success. We will nurture and develop autonomy through the coaching of the program to create habits that will sustain our athletes through college and beyond.
“It is in our moments of decision that our destiny is shaped.” – Tony Robbins.
Purpose: Reasons come first. Answers come second.
Purpose is the most important element of M.A.P. Methodology. This is the “Why.” Find the why, the purpose, the reason and you unlock potential. We are the WHY team, and that is because uncovering a person’s reasons and motivations is key to being their best. Without aligning values, it is impossible to achieve our goals, and it is the internal conflicts that stop us from being our best.