The Yellow Road 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 constantly 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 traditional 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.
The main purpose of this system is that children and their closest decision-makers—such as parents, trainers and other professionals—can get the big picture about the child's decision-making methods, their consequences, and the motivational tools to be applied. A further objective of the system is to guide children to find the way that fits best their original personality and also to create a motivational environment for development achieving the most successful and content life. A child's original personality is formed at a very early age, and due to the environmental effects, it is continuously modified. Despite all the short-term benefits that these modifications can bring, such as easier social integration or a more accepted behaviour by the environment, the acquired characteristics in the long-term can lower their energy levels and wearing a 'mask' can ruin a child's chances of future success. Not only does the junior test identify the 'original personality' but it also defines the direction and level of modification of the personality until the moment of conducting the assessment. This is the way how it helps to lead the child back to his/her original way, i.e. towards success. The RISE System also identifies the 'short-term mask' that shows the behaviour pattern the child is following at that moment and the way he/she tries to satisfy the environmental requirements.
RISE can define a complete 'lifetime personality path' for the individual, and it ensures the perfect motivational environment for its users. Moreover, thanks to its unique generational research, it can identify the motivational differences among various age groups, at 4-year or 12-year intervals. The RISE tests can be used starting at age 10.
The Yellow Road 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, player, or child. Although the system categorises, it is non-selective. It focuses on the success factors of the different categories of children and also emphasizes the biggest challenges for them. This way, it helps adults and professionals with some useful advice about the child. The pieces of advice concern how to motivate the child, how to select the appropriate free time activity or educational path, defining special abilities, and identifying key sources of conflicts—the child's conflict with parents, at school, in society—and the understanding and management of all these.
The test package of the skill assessment system used by YRS 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.