Thursday Practice “How today's generation of players learn the game off the field”
Today’s walkthrough practice is all about bridging the generational technological gap between players and coaches. A walkthrough practice is all about refreshing the memory and making sure there isn’t any questions running through you players minds before you take the field under the lights. To this point you have already done the heavy lifting of learning how to manage your LockerRoom, PlayBooks, and Documents. Now lets take a look at a few features that will really help you connect with the current generation of players.
CoachMe Message is a great resource for you to use when connecting with players. This can be used on an individual or group basis but allows for a private conversation between you and players. Today players are dependant on their smartphone and/or tablet/computer, They would much rather text you than talk to you in person or on the phone. This is why CoachMe Message is so important for you to open another line of communication with them so they can let you know what they are struggling with. Every coach asks at the end of a drill or practice if there are any questions, very rarely a player will speak up. But if they can ask the question with no one else knowing that they are asking for help, the odds are greatly increased that they will reach out for help. Now not only can you help the player with the specific responsibilities of the play, but you can work together in your PlayBooks to make sure you are on the same page.
To view a how to video/description of “CoachMe Message, Direct message” click here:
We have also included that ability for you as coaches to send CoachMe message as a text message as well so you can address the whole team immediately if you need to. This can be very helpful in making sure players come to practices or meetings prepared with what you have asked them to bring.
To view a how to video/description of “CoachMe Message, text message” click here:
With CoachMe Message now in your toolbelt, you have all the new technology that current players can relate to. Post comments in the LockerRoom, send messages to players, show animation of plays, have them draw plays on their tablet. These are all things that were not available a short time ago, but you have to keep up. Trust us when we say, we understand the demands of being a football coach....let CoachMe help you bridge that generation gap and get you back to doing what you love, coaching football!!!
Tomorrow is game day, make sure you get some good carbohydrates tonight. As many of coaches have always said “the hay is in the barn”. Tomorrow we face the mobile app, and look at what it brings to the field.