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CoachMe Football Edition Updates

Product Updates Posted over 4 years ago

Game Plan Starts Here with CoachMe


Spring ball is ready and so is CoachMe. After an extensive beta release, CoachMe is live with full functionality across devices and new features that will further highlight the inclusive platform that CoachMe has been known for.


After our initial beta release, we began on a journey that will allow cross platform synchronization to encourage mobile to web usage of the application and improve overall user experience. With the latest releases of web and mobile versions, CoachMe has been updated to allow playbooks to be shared among Web browsers, iOS and Android devices with further enhancements of the CoachMe Network.



We all know that making a straight line with your finger is not the easiest of things to do on a tablet. Well, CoachMe has made this task easier. With the introduction of the straight-line feature, you are able to toggle between drawing straight lines for cleaner presentation of the play and free-hand for those curve routes.




CoachMe is committed to providing the best user experience. We really appreciate your continuous support! For more information and FAQs please visitCoachMe.Uservoice.com. Also feel free to contact us via email at support@coachmeapps.com



Game Plan Starts Here

CoachMe Team

www.CoachMeApps.com

New CoachMe and Much More!

Product Updates Posted about 5 years ago

Hello Coach,

First, we would like to extend our deepest appreciation to you for being a part of the CoachMe Family. Your active use of the platform and great feedback has led us to the experience that we are sharing today. With great reward comes great responsibility. It is a true honor to serve you and your staff with the necessary tools to provide a competitive edge on and off the field. It is an obligation that we do not take lightly. Our journey has led to this moment, in which we are proud to announce, CoachMe 1.0!

This latest build of the CoachMe platform has been a tireless effort to fully integrate staffing needs and player interaction with flexibility and broad reach that technology offers. As you will soon see, CoachMe 1.0 allows the cross platform of desktop and mobile to essentially become one. The cross synchronization of playbooks, sharing, and real-time collaboration has further solidified our motto, Game Plan Starts Here.

We have taken the necessary steps to make sure that this next rollout is adaptable to our CoachMe Family and your continuous success with the platform. Below we have listed the enhancements and things to know about the latest release:

Mobile Migration

Special thanks to all that have created a web account at www.CoachMeApps.com. Until this point, mobile and web has operated independently. The latest release will essentially migrate your local mobile playbooks with playbooks that have been created using the web version of CoachMe.

How does this work?

First, all of the CoachMe Family that has a web and mobile account, will have to log into there account at www.CoachMeApps.com and go to Settings (the gear tab), click Account Settings, next click Account Tab, then scroll to the bottom to the Merge Network Accounts section, click Merge and enter your user name and password from mobile.

Next, upon logging into the CoachMe Network on your mobile device, you will receive a prompt asking for the following:

  • If you have playbooks on your current device you will be prompted to either overwrite or delete device playbooks with network playbooks of yours.

  • If you have current playbooks on the web with the same name as the mobile device, you will be prompted to either upload the playbook from the device and overwrite the network copy or download the Network and overwrite the device copy of the playbook.


Design and Layout

Our intention is to develop a useful tool that serves its purpose while being pleasing to the eye. The new layout provides needed appeal that is important to our CoachMe Family. Enhancements to player and route options have broaden the communication line to further educate staff on ideas and details.

  • New player icon graphics
  • Chalk Telestration

Android!, We love you too!

Finally and for the first time, Android will have the same features as included in the iOS release. We are extremely excited for this effort and look forward to the CoachMe Family collaborating without the limitation of device.

Thank you and Extended Trial Period!

The CoachMe Family has done an excellent job with fully vetting the latest release and providing meaningful input to bring you the greatest release to date. To provide all of the CoachMe Family with an opportunity to experience the latest release in its full capacity we will be extending all CoachMe web trials until November 4th, 2013. 

We really appreciate your continuous support! For more information and FAQs please visit CoachMe.Uservoice.com. Also feel free to contact us via email at support@coachmeapps.com


Best Regards,

CoachMe


CoachMe Camp Day 7

Announcements Posted over 5 years ago

Game Day “Put it all together”


Game day is why we put in all the hard work and effort! So far this week, you have learned all about every aspect of the CoachMe Web Edition, now it’s time to bring the other team on the field...The CoachMe Mobile App.  When you have the combination of the two, you have truly gained the competitive edge and brought your team to the new generational era of football.


Today we take a look at the additional features the mobile app provides and how it collaborates with the web edition.  A majority of the features work exactly the same, however there are a few things that the mobile app can do currently that are not available in the web edition (soon to come in web).  Those features include, the passing feature (diagram and animate the path of the football), the chalk feature (telestration over the top of a play), and notes (ability to write notes on a specific play). As a CoachMe member, your account will include new features as they are released.  


The passing feature is a great way to show players the path of the football in a passing play.  To do this, start by drawing a passing play or recall one from your playbook. Then tap the football icon in the bottom toolbar.  To begin the sequence, tap the player you want to start with the football (typically the center), next tap the player or the route tip you want the ball to go to next.  This is described as the passing feature sequence, once you tap on the route tip of a player, you will only be able to tap on other route tips. As you tap through your sequence, you will see a black line and numbers that correspond with the order you have taped.  Once your sequence is set, simply tap the play button and watch as the football snaps, runs, and passing through the sequence.


To view a tutorial of the “Passing Feature” click here:


The new and improved chalk feature is great for quick instruction or to make coaching points to a player without modifying the play you have already saved.  To enable the chalk feature, tap the options button in the top left, then tap on Chalk.  You will see the original drawing toolbar is changed to the new chalk toolbar.  You can tap on the chalk and start drawing, or tap on the gears (setting for chalk) and select the color and width of your chalk.  Once you have drawn on the chalkboard, you can tap on the eraser to manually erase portions of the chalk drawing, or tap the undo button to erase the last line drawn. If you want to erase the entire telestration, tap on the trash can.  To exit the chalk feature, tap the close button in the toolbar and original drawing features toolbar will return.  


To view a tutorial of the “Chalk Feature and toolbar” click here:


Adding notes to a play is great for coaching points or philosophies you want to keep stored with a particular play.  To add notes, tap on options in the top left then tap on notes.  You will see a pop up window that allows you to write in notes.  Once you have entered your desired notes, tap the save button in the pop up window.  This will bring your PlayBooks up and ask you which play you want these notes attached to.  Now when you share that play with someone, they will be able to see the additional notes you have attached.  


To view a tutorial of the “notes feature” click here:


All right, bring it up...camp is over:) Great job this week, you have been given a lot of information and like any technique or philosophy it’s going to take a lot of practice to become perfect at it.  The CoachMe Support team is here to help along the way, keep an eye out for future online trainings, and blog posts on more cool tips and secrets on how to further your knowledge and ability in the CoachMe software. Good luck this season and please do let us know how you do and how CoachMe has helped you achieve the competitive edge!!!  


For more tutorials on the CoachMe Mobile App go to our YouTube channel “meapps studio”


Additional resources to learn more about CoachMe:


CoachMe 1.0 Coming Soon!

Press Releases Posted over 5 years ago
The football season is right around the corner and we have been hard at work this offseason to bring our CoachMe members the competitive edge this fall.  We are pleased to announce that we are releasing CoachMe 1.0 over the next two weeks!!!


With the release of CoachMe 1.0 we want to thank all of our beta testers for their hard work and patience through the process.  To ensure the security and transferability of all our mobile and web members PlayBooks the release will happen in stages.  Keep an eye out for emails and blog posts over the coming weeks to get directions on how to sync your current accounts.  


Here are some highlights of what’s coming!!!

CoachMe 1.0 web version

  • New and updated features

    • Player, animation, and field options

    • “Save As”, and “New Play” features

    • PlayBook drop down menu from within the chalkboard

    • Enhancements to CoachMe LockerRoom, Docs, and Message

    • Notifications

    • Lots and lots of bug fixes :-)


Mobile to web collaboration!!!

  • Sync your mobile and web accounts

  • Details to come for migrating your current PlayBooks


New mobile app update (coming soon!!!)

  • New Features

    • Complete new design

    • Telestration (use the chalkboard with your plays)

    • New players

    • Enhanced user experience

    • Updated CoachMe Network

  • Get the beta version early, click on this link if you want a sneak peak http://goo.gl/CB84kM


Extended trial period for beta testers (Thank you for your patience over the offseason)

  • If you have signed up for a trial on the web before July 15th, your trial will expire on Aug. 21st


CoachMe Camp July 27 - August 2nd

  • Welcome to CoachMe 101, there will be blog posts daily with detailed How To’s and video tutorials on all of CoachMe’s features.  By the end of the week, you will have all the knowledge and tools you’ll need to use CoachMe to gain that competitive edge for this season!


Game Plan Starts Here

CoachMe Team
www.CoachMeApps.com


How Bad Do You Want It?

Founders Chatter Posted over 5 years ago

Spring Practice is here for most programs! It’s time to lace up, strap up and rise up to greatness. The best part about being great is the continuous journey to perfection. A video came across the CoachMe desks earlier that speaks to the idea of rising to the occasion and beyond, working hard, striving for excellence, taking advantage of the opportunity and exceeding beyond measure. We hope the video is motivation to your team as it is motivation for us to continue to make the CoachMe Platform the Competitive Edge tool you need and want.


Thanks to Rank Society for the YouTube Video!


Game Plan Starts Here

CoachMe Team
www.CoachMeApps.com

Rolling Out New Features

Founders Chatter Posted over 5 years ago

If you haven’t logged into your CoachMe account in a couple weeks you are missing out on all the updates we have made! We are working around the clock and releasing new updates constantly! So login, create a new play and see if you can notice all the new features! (hint, try right clicking on your player or starting a new play from the same screen)


Keep an eye out, as the next couple weeks will bring some of the most exciting features yet! Keep working away in the mobile app as well, very soon your work will be compatible between platforms!!!


We are available to help you as you start creating your PlayBooks and Documents so let us know what we can do for you.  




Game Plan Start Here


CoachMe Team

www.CoachMeApps.com


Will your PlayBook be ready for spring practice?

Founders Chatter Posted over 5 years ago

Spring practices will be here before we know it! The ultimate question is...Are You Ready?! Are you putting in a new offense or defense this year, maybe you just have a few new things you picked up over the offseason.  Either way CoachMe is here to help you get ready and show your entire team how cutting edge you are with integrating technology with your program.  Get started or continue to create great plays in CoachMe and come that first meeting you can show your players not only a great looking play diagram, but also animate the play!


Got a new coach on staff? Add him to your CoachMe account and share your PlayBook with him! Better yet, have him create the PlayBook and share it with you!


Game Plan Start Here

CoachMe Team
www.CoachMeApps.com

Welcome our CHARTER MEMBER program

Announcements Posted over 5 years ago

CoachMe is excited to announce our “CHARTER MEMBERSHIP” Become a member and get up to $400 OFF!!! This is our way of rewarding the teams that have been with us and those who are joining us from the beginning!

This offer is limited to the first 500 schools that sign up. Get started with your free trial and lock in your membership today! In addition to giving you the discount on your membership, we are going to give you a four year price lock option for the current membership prices.  So if you change packages over the years you will be getting exclusive charter membership pricing!

Here is the detailed pricing breakdown for the CHARTER MEMBERSHIP.


Now is your opportunity to get the next package up for the same price! Spots are filling up quickly so don’t miss out, take your team to the next level and get the competitive edge.


Game Plan Start Here

CoachMe Team
www.CoachMeApps.com

Best Browser for CoachMe Web Edition

Best Practices Posted over 5 years ago

With so many browsers out there (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari for Apple, Opera and etc.)


As developers we build to suit all platforms including all major browsers. The nature of our industry provides innovation at accelerated pace which causes legacy components to become disabled or rather not perform to desired specifications. The cutting edge that drives the CoachMe platform is an example of technology that influences the industry and brings forth advances in external components.


Google Chrome Web browser provides a great platform that allows CoachMe web edition to flourish and effectively utilizes all features in the suite. Google Chrome efficiency to provide the latest packages for developing web applications highlights the intended need to recommend the browser to all users for using CoachMe to its full potential.


Please find a link to Google Chrome here:

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/




Game Plan Starts Here

CoachMe Team
www.CoachMeApps.com



Disclaimer: Google Chrome logo belongs Google. CoachMe does not own any rights to the Google Chrome logo.

CoachMe Invades Dallas

Announcements Posted over 5 years ago

Portland, Northern Virginia and now Dallas. CoachMe looks forward to displaying the CoachMe suite with coaches in the Dallas - Fort Worth area this weekend at the Glazier Clinic March 15-17. Please stop by the booth and draw your playbook like a pro with one of the many tablet devices and get a first look at the newly released CoachMe Football Web Edition. If you would like to download the mobile app now, click here for the ipad/iphone or here for android devices and bring your playbooks to us for questions or to show your best plays! 

The newly released web app will give coaches an in-depth look into a new team management system which is not limited to playbook diagramming but rather encompasses: document management, playbook collaboration, social networking and roster management. Looking to jump into the competitive edge during the clinic, please sure to ask about our Charter Membership program and save up to $400 dollar on the annual subscription for CoachMe Football Web Edition. Dallas, we are coming your way and look forward to thoughts and questions on how we can make your coaching experience better.


Glazier Clinic
Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel
4440 W. John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75063

Game Plan Start Here,

CoachMe Team
www.CoachMeApps.com




Coach's Corner: Stretching Might Be Bad For You?

Announcements Posted almost 6 years ago


Our community continues to grow and provide great insight into all aspects of coaching. From “the best defense for youth organizations” to “the first steps as a new head coach”, the CoachMe Community gives much value everyday. The latest post is from Coach Urrego on the multiple views of stretching:


“ As studies continue in the sports world, so does the different beliefs in training and sports performance. Several coaches and trainers have beliefs and ideologies that are used for a foundation on their athletes' regular training cycle.

Dynamic stretching. Static Stretching.

Dynamic stretching is ideally done before a workout and it involves a concise range of motion meant to mimic the movement we make during rigorous exercise. Static stretching involves extending your arms, legs or other body parts to the point of tension and holding that position for a period of time.

New studies have suggested that stretching before activity or competition may inhibit peak performance. While experts have not yet honed in on what it is about stretching that inhibits proper muscle function, studies have shown that explosive muscle performance such as running and jumping decreases with stretching before workout.

Although there are many great athletes who stretch regularly and include stretching and flexibility as part of their routine. These ideas can change the the foundation of a team's workouts and strength and conditioning program.

I honestly do not know what may be the answer, but I am curious about other insights and philosophies. “

-Coach Danny Urrego


We appreciate Coach for his insight. Please tells us how you feel about stretching, the importance of stretching, alternative methods of stretching and other useful habits for player development.


https://coachmeapps.com/corner/forums/strength-conditioning/topics/stretching-might-be-bad-for-you


Game Plan Starts Here,


CoachMe Team
www.CoachMeApps.com



Get to know CoachMe

Announcements Posted almost 6 years ago

As with many new applications, the flow process may take time to become familiar with for daily use. Our goal is to lessen the time with the continuous build of our knowledge base.

The CoachMe Knowledge Base is designed to provide useful information that will assist you with navigating the site, providing meaningful feedback, inquiring about future release and offering valuable input. Some questions may be specific to certain packages but the overall notion is to provide you with the competitive edge all year long.

As members, it is important that you are able to hold us accountable and have a platform to discuss an array of topics and receive responses from us and other community members. Also, you will be able to vote on certain topics that they feel should have priority within the production schedule.

We want to provide the best user experience. We believe that resources should be available to our users at any time, from between the lines and beyond the locker room, which is the reason you will find similar information throughout here and the CoachMe website: www.CoachMeApps.com