How To Escape The YouTube Loop

Posted by Tim Nash on Oct 18, 2017 10:56:00 AM

Yesterday, I went to YouTube to get some ideas for my week of soccer practices. Of course, I quickly found a nice collection to check out. But here’s what happened.

I started with a video about teaching possession. Then I watched one about possession with a diamond midfield. Then I saw one with one of the best players of all time, Johan Cruyff, explaining the how he played in the diamond. I had to watch that one.

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

The Impact Of Quality Team Communication

Posted by Tim Nash on Oct 12, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As a coach, where do your responsibilities end?

Do you, for example, adhere to that line in your organization’s mission statement about teaching life-lessons? You know, the one every youth sports organization touts but seems to forget on the weekend when the score is 1-1.

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Topics: Team Chemistry, Team Communication, Athlete Development, Effective Communication, Quote of the Day

What To Do When Data Becomes Overwhelming

Posted by Tim Nash on Oct 10, 2017 10:45:00 AM

With the rapid advancements in sports technology, wearables have become an integral part of analyzing and managing player performance.

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Topics: Strength Training, Athletic Performance, Team Communication, Sports Performance, Elite Sports Teams, Athlete Development, Mobile Coaching, Data Science, Coaching

Stop Telling Your Players To Be Accountable

Posted by Tim Nash on Oct 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

One sentence in the Harvard Business Review nailed the way a lot of coaches treat accountability among players on their teams.

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Topics: Team Chemistry, Team Communication, Athlete Development, Mobile Coaching, Effective Communication, Greenwich Football, Goal Setting

Are You Edu-taining Your Team?

Posted by Tim Nash on Oct 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Students entering college this year have always had access to technology that makes their lives more efficient. They have never had to use a phone book, never had to stop to ask for directions. They have always been able to settle a debate by asking Google, and all of their music has always fit in their pocket. Virtually everything they need is literally at their fingertips.

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Topics: Team Communication, Elite Sports Teams, Mobile Coaching, Effective Communication, Coaching, video coaching

The Circle Game: A New Way To Measure Accountability

Posted by Tim Nash on Sep 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Way back in the 90s, the late Tony DiCicco had his players complete an exercise that emphasized teamwork, accountability and work ethic.

DiCicco used the exercise with his 1996 Olympic Gold medal winning Women’s soccer team and the 1999 Women’s World Cup Champions.

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Topics: Team Chemistry, Athletic Performance, Team Communication, Elite Sports Teams, Athlete Development, Soccer

Why It's Essential To Keep Up With Changing Technology

Posted by Tim Nash on Sep 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Just when you think you have a handle on the most recent technology, it changes. Just when you have almost perfected a method of communicating with your team members, a better way comes along.

At DRIVN, we have a better way, and it’s unlikely you will need anything else in the foreseeable future.

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Topics: Team Chemistry, Team Communication, Effective Communication

Your Bulletin Board Isn't Working

Posted by Tim Nash on Sep 19, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Three college athletes stop at a bulletin board outside their locker room. They notice several sheets of information tacked on the board. There’s results of recent testing, a notice about upcoming travel, and information about a community service event.

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

The Next Step In Goal Setting

Posted by Tim Nash on Sep 14, 2017 2:10:41 PM

Tom Landry, the Hall of Fame football coach for the Dallas Cowboys, won 250 NFL games in 29 years, and his teams had winning records for 20 straight seasons.

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

The Secret To Better Understanding Your Athletes

Posted by Tim Nash on Sep 12, 2017 10:16:57 AM

Do you, as a coach, really know how your players are feeling? Do your players really understand the factors that affect their performance?

They tell you they are fine, but they aren’t playing as well you know they can. So how can you be sure?

DRIVN users have found the questionnaire feature to be a very valuable tool in obtaining the information needed to help athletes achieve a consistently high level of performance.

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Topics: Athletic Performance, Team Communication, Sports Performance, Soccer, Effective Communication, wellness