CoachMe® Blog

The latest and hottest news from CoachMe®

CoachMe Camp Day 6

Announcements Posted over 5 years ago

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.  


CoachMe Camp Day 2

Announcements Posted over 5 years ago

Coaches Meeting “preparation for week of practice”


Every good week of practice starts with a solid coaches meeting, plan for success and maximize every minute you have on the practice field.  In order to fully maximize the capabilities of CoachMe you must first understand and master CoachMe LockerRoom.  The LockerRoom is your operations center and everything is run through it! So lets start by making the LockerRoom your custom LockerRoom!


To customize your LockerRoom with your team colors, logos, and pictures go to your team settings under the drop down menu located next to your name in the top right corner of the page.  Once you enter the team settings page you will see plenty of options to fully customize the LockerRoom.


To view a how to video/description on team settings click here:


Once you have your LockerRoom looking the way you want it, it’s time to invite your coaches, players and staff.  We call this Roster Management, You can do this by simply clicking the “view roster” link located on the right side of the screen over the sideline which will have the avatars of the members of your team once they have accepted their invitation. Once you click “view roster” it will prompt you to designate what type of invitation it is and for the email address to the recipient.  You can enter multiple emails at once.


To view a how to video/description on Roster management click here:


With your LockerRoom looking good, team invited, it’s time to finish your setup.  Every member of your organization has their own locker, including you! So go back into the drop down menu in the top right, and select “Account Settings.” This will prompt you with plenty of options to customize what your personal locker looks like.  This is also where you can change your account information if needed.  


To view a how to video/description on account settings click here:



Congratulations! Your setup is complete and now it’s time to cover the capabilities of the LockerRoom.  In the simplest of terms, the LockerRoom is your teams closed social network allowing you to post and comment on the general wall, or on an individuals locker wall.  How you choose to use this powerful tool is completely up to you, our vision was to give you the opportunity to communicate with your team in the most popular platform (social networking) available today.  Some of the obvious use cases would be to notify your team of announcements, time changes, meeting locations, motivational sayings, and gathering of information.  We put together a short video of some examples of how you could use the LockerRoom.  Here is also a video on the specifics of how to post and comment.  


To view the how to video/description on the LockerRoom click here:

You are now a master of CoachMe LockerRoom! You are ready to hit the field for practice, check in tomorrow to learn about CoachMe PlayBooks and how to create a play from start to finish!


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


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

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