The Gold Tunnel System utilises the RISE System (Ruler-Individual-Supporter-Expert), which is a decision-making process analysis system based on defining one's personality, behaviour, and motivation. RISE was first used in the international business sector 18 years ago, and due to years of success (and because of the founders' love and passion for sports), the system was adapted for use in sports.
The system, which boasts experience in various sporting disciplines, can be used for selecting players, forming teams, creating motivational systems, and the trainings of both players and coaches. Its strongest field is related to the creation and management of systems for the upcoming sports generations, giving adequate guidance for young athletes and supporting the transition process of becoming a top-class athlete.
The RISE System is based in part on Marston's behavioural analysis system. While Marston's nearly 100-year-old system and its American successor systems focus on defining behaviour, RISE focuses on behaviour and personality. Because behaviour is con stantly changing, it is not relevant for critical decisions. Instead, we must focus on one's personality if we want to know more about their decision-making process. The main difference between RISE and t raditional systems is that only RISE defines the 'original personality' of an individual, which is present since childhood and governs decision-making in a crisis. RISE also defines the 'present personality', i.e. the personality in use at the time of the assessment, which governs less important decisions. The differences between the original personality and the present personality ('personality modifications') provide invaluable information about the analysed person, especially regarding the decisions affecting their professional and personal lives. Importantly, any deviation from the original personality causes tension and stress in one's life. Thus, the greater one's personality modification, the worse one's performance in all areas of life, including sport. This is why we can say that the original personality is responsible for maximising performance, thereby leading us toward our most successful path.
RISE can identify both a 'short-term mask', which shows the kind of behaviour that the athlete finds useful to follow to reach his/her goal in the following 12-month-period. With this data, it can define a complete 'personality path' for the individual, and it ensures the perfect motivational environment for its users. Thanks to its unique generational research, it can identify the motivational differences among various age groups, at 4-year to 12-year intervals.
RISE is also able to define the 'Competition Mask'. When it comes to the identification of the athlete, the defined index shows the kind of behaviour that the given athlete tends to follow in an intense, competitive period, when he/she is constantly under pressure. These periods can be related to a well-defined interval, which is often during national or international competitions—the Olympic Games, World Championships, or European Championships—when doing one's best and performing to one's full potential is necessary repeatedly. It can also be applied in case of a particular competition and its preparative period in order to identify the expected behaviour of the athlete when the highest performance level has to be obtained.
The Gold Tunnel System considers that the use of this system in sports is of primary importance because it makes it relatively easy to deduce the given person's decision-making mechanisms, motivation, and influence points. This data can provide a massive benefit to coaches and sports professionals to know how to manage, motivate, improve, and select an athlete. Reaching peak performance requires not only physical characteristics but also high-level mental fortitude and psychological strength are needed, as well as outstanding cognitive skills. Thanks to the different services offered by RISE, the sensory faculties and the sport-related characteristics of athletes can be measured and improved as well.
The test package of the skill assessment system used by GTS examines young athlete's characteristics and abilities and supports the development of certain specific fields. Just as stamina, speed, and body strength are honed by traditional training, also the sense of rhythm, memory, reaction time, coordination skills, peripheral view, anticipatory skills, and motivation help them to become more skilful athletes.
Negotiation and decision-making skills, self-confidence, helpfulness, and risk appetite are all factors that can be significant not only in sports but in everyday life as well.
The optimal levels of cognitive factors support performance. The selective, focused, and long-lasting attention, the sense of rhythm, the essential senses, stress tolerance, and short-term and visual memory are areas that can be measured and improved, and with this improvement, a young athlete's performance can be taken to the next level.
Thanks to this system, we can identify how the competing athlete can adapt to important external instructions and how effectively they can ignore the unnecessary and irritating external stimuli. Alongside the results, we can craft an individualised development plan for players or even teams.