The Athletic Coping Skills Inventory 28 (“ACSI-28”) is a highly validated psychology assessment that measures an athlete’s psychological coping skills in seven key areas. Developed by Smith et al. (1995), the ACSI-28 helps guide athletes who are interested in gaining more understanding and clarity around these mental skills that can impact performance. Athletes will answer a series of 28 questions surrounding different performance psychology components. Based on the athlete’s results, they will receive an individual report developed by our licensed sport psychologists at Premier Sport Psychology.

What it is:

  • Psychology assessment measuring sport-specific psychological skills within seven different subscales related to athletic performance
  • Online assessment including 28 questions
  • Individualized report that explains the athlete’s individual results and provides recommendations from licensed sport psychologists for further mental skill development


What it does:

  • Measures seven different psychological aspects of performance:
    • Coping with Adversity
    • Coachability
    • Concentration
    • Confidence and Achievement Motivation
    • Goal Setting and Mental Preparation
    • Peaking under Pressure
    • Freedom from Worry
  • Generates individualized feedback based on results, with specific advice and action steps to improve going forward
  • Increases self-awareness for athletes
  • Gives coaches a better idea of their athlete’s psychological coping skills


Why it’s valuable:

  • Generates a baseline measure of psychological skills within the sport for each individual, allowing them to see their areas of strength as well as areas that could be further developed. This provides an initial measure that athletes may compare and contrast with future measures to see how his/her performance has altered throughout time
  • Gives an individual athlete potential steps to improve his/her performance and suggests specific components of the Premier Mindset Program that will be helpful in improving the particular psychological skill
  • In understanding where an athlete’s psychological skill sets may lie in comparison to other elite athletes, he/she can begin to prioritize their mental training through performance psychology, which can help to enhance performance optimization routines and may create greater consistency in athletic performance over time