ProMES was successfully implemented in eight sessions averaging 2 hours of group discussion.
Eight total objectives were defined which were sorted into four broad objective classes: 1) defense, 2) rebounding, 3) offense, and 4) hustle plays. Example objectives include “Improve defensive rebounding” and “Improve positioning”. After objectives were agreed upon, the research team facilitated three brainstorming sessions to develop indicators totaling six hours. The brainstorming sessions focused on one objective at a time until the design team agreed that the indicators fully encompassed the objective. Again, players and coaches brainstormed as pairs and used note cards to document how the objective will be measured. The “indicator” cards were clustered and labeled thematically. At the beginning of each subsequent session the research team summarized the previous meeting to ensure understanding, completeness and accuracy of the indicators. Example indicators for the objective “Improve defensive rebounding” include “Percentage of attempts to remove space” which is an indicator that measures both individual and team performance and “Percentage of rebounds chinned” which measures individual performance.