Don't Let Your Team Get Eclipsed By The Competition

Posted by Tim Nash on Aug 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM

On Aug. 21, millions of Americans from Oregon to South Carolina will be watching a solar eclipse.

There’s no shortage of information about how where to watch, how to watch it safely, what to expect and countless other bits of information.

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Topics: Team Chemistry, Athletic Performance, Team Communication, Mobile Coaching, Effective Communication

Coaching Effectively With Video

Posted by Tim Nash on Aug 17, 2017 8:50:56 AM

In his book, Training Soccer Champions, Anson Dorrance, the head coach of the University of North Carolina women’s soccer team, explains his theory on the difference between using video with men and women.

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Topics: Athletic Performance, Elite Sports Teams, Athlete Development, Mobile Coaching, Coaching, video coaching

Stop Guessing And Start Tracking

Posted by Tim Nash on Aug 15, 2017 9:44:23 AM

One of the best questions you can ever ask is “Are there any questions I didn’t ask that I should have?” After all, you want to be sure you get all the information you need, right?

Asking questions is an art form and an essential part of problem-solving, which as you surely know is one of a coach’s most important jobs.

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Topics: Athletic Performance, Sports Performance, Elite Sports Teams, Athlete Development, Mobile Coaching

Get Results With Targeted Communication

Posted by Tim Nash on Aug 10, 2017 9:28:13 AM

It happens to all of us. We get those group texts or emails to large groups of people. Everyone the sender thinks might need the information is included. After you read it, though, you realize it doesn’t really pertain to you.

You try to move on with your day, but every couple of minutes, your phone buzzes or beeps or makes a cute little noise signifying another text has arrived. It happens again, and again, and again. Each time a text comes, you tell yourself you don’t have to read it. it’s just another reply to something that didn’t interest you in the first place. But what if it’s not? What if it’s something important, or a new text all together? So you check it, and it’s someone in the group saying “Ok.”

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Topics: Team Communication, Mobile Coaching, Effective Communication, Coaching

Drive Accountability In Your Athletes

Posted by John Marinelli on Aug 8, 2017 8:42:11 AM

After we started using DRIVN at Greenwich High School, we started to discover all these different ways we could use it, all the different things it could help us with. Player accountability is a very important one.

When it comes down to it, in high school sports you are trying to develop leaders and responsible adults.

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Topics: Team Chemistry, Team Communication, Athlete Development, Mobile Coaching, Effective Communication, Coaching

Are You Helping Your Athletes Improve?

Posted by Tim Nash on Aug 3, 2017 2:50:57 PM

Millennials are an easy target for criticism. They’re lazy, we say. They’re needy, antisocial, self-centered, entitled.

Since most of you are coaching millennials, it’s worth taking a look at another side of that much-maligned generation born after 1980.

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Topics: Athletic Performance, Team Communication, Athlete Development, Mobile Coaching, Effective Communication

Gaining A Competitive Edge With Sports Tech

Posted by Tim Nash on Aug 1, 2017 9:01:29 AM

An article in Forbes magazine, begins by telling us, “(The) decreasing margin of error in sports is causing athletes and teams to scramble around to seek out ways to gain an edge—as slight as it may be—over their competitors.”

Finding that edge, that little bit extra that will help make the difference between winning and losing, is, of course, difficult. There are so many variables that coaches often don’t know where to start.

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Topics: Athletic Performance, Team Communication, Sports Performance, Elite Sports Teams, Mobile Coaching, Effective Communication, Data Science, Coaching

Six Annoying Tasks You Don’t Have to Put Up With Anymore

Posted by Tim Nash on Jul 27, 2017 9:32:15 AM

As a coach, you can probably list the annoying, yet important, tasks you have to perform in an effort to run your team efficiently. Here are six you don’t have to struggle through anymore.

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Topics: Athletic Performance, Team Communication, Elite Sports Teams, Athlete Development, Mobile Coaching, Effective Communication, Coaching

Six Books Every Coach Should Read

Posted by Tim Nash on Jul 25, 2017 10:32:43 AM

At DRIVN, we are constantly looking for new resources and we wanted to share six books we think you will enjoy. 

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Topics: Coaching

Sports Performance & Mobile Coaching: How Technology In Sports Is Growing

Posted by Tim Nash on Jul 20, 2017 8:40:00 AM

Twenty-one years isn’t really that long. But looking back, we can see that we easily take for granted things we have today that we didn’t have in 1996.

In 1996, AOL CDs were coming in the mail, fax was the fastest method of sending information, and people still had to seek out pay phones when away from landlines. Technology in sports was, of course, fairy non-existent.

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Topics: Athletic Performance, Team Communication, Sports Performance, Elite Sports Teams, Athlete Development, Women's National Team, Mobile Coaching, Data Science