Communicating with 'Kids These Days'

Posted by Tim Nash on Nov 15, 2018 9:57:22 AM

We hear the complaint more and more frequently in various forms. But most of the time, it starts with “Kids these days ...”

The complaint revolves around teenagers – and sometimes covers an entire generation – and their phones. “Their heads are buried in the phones” … “They don’t know how to interact with people” … “They have no social skills.”

Once we learn that most of the people being criticized actually can communicate, they just do it differently now, we can start to explore ways to effectively reach them. Adopting their chosen method of communicating is a great start.

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

Combining Data and Intuition

Posted by Tim Nash on Nov 7, 2018 9:22:55 AM

Seldom does a movie change the way sports are played, but in 2011, Moneyball did just that. Based on the Michael Lewis book of the same name, Moneyball chronicles the Oakland A’s 2003 season, in which the use of data analytics changed the way baseball teams signed, paid and used players.

Like it or not, data analytics is here to stay. Since 2011, data analytics exploded and has grown to accommodate every aspect of sports – from front-office operations, to on-field performances, to injury prevention, to concession sales, to travel and anything else you can think of.

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Topics: Coaching, Mobile Coaching

How Do I Communicate With These Kids?

Posted by Tim Nash on May 1, 2018 9:24:49 PM

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

But there are at least two sides to every Millennial.

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Topics: Coaching, Effective Communication, Mobile Coaching

Stop Guessing And Start Tracking

Posted by Tim Nash on Mar 29, 2018 9:14:00 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, Athlete Development, Elite Sports Teams, Mobile Coaching, Sports Performance

How Many Apps Does Your Club Need?

Posted by Tim Nash on Jan 24, 2018 11:01:49 AM

There are 3.3 million apps in the Google Play store, and there’s probably that many people in the world with an idea for another one.

The question is, how many apps do you need to make your team or organization more efficient? The good news is the answer is one.

DRIVN is uniquely qualified to do everything a team needs. For a sample of what it can do, watch a six-minute video.

There’s a simple reason why DRIVN is the only piece of technology you need.

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Topics: Coaching, Mobile Coaching, Soccer, Athletic Performance

Coaching Through A Growth Spurt

Posted by Tim Nash on Dec 12, 2017 11:15:00 AM

One of your players all of a sudden appears uncoordinated, slower than normal, off-balance and struggles to perform skills you thought were mastered long ago.

It takes no time at all to accurately diagnose the problem – Growth Spurt.

When trying to identify the reason a young player is struggling, this is by far the easiest. There’s no need to list the physical changes needed to identify a player going through a growth spurt. It’s safe to say you’ll know it when you see it.

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Topics: Athlete Development, Athletic Performance, Coaching, Mobile Coaching, training

The Number Of Apps Your Team Needs To Succeed

Posted by Tim Nash on Nov 28, 2017 11:08:00 AM

There are 3.3 million apps in the Google Play store, and there’s probably that many people in the world with an idea for another one.

The question is, how many apps do you need to make your team or organization more efficient? The good news is the answer is one.

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

A Simple Way To Stop Your Team's Whining

Posted by Tim Nash on Nov 16, 2017 10:28:00 AM

I know a guy who watched the movie “Silence of the Lambs” and came away with an admiration for the murderous, cannibalistic villain Hannibal Lecter because, “He didn’t whine about his situation in life.”

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

The Whole New World Of Social Media

Posted by Tim Nash on Nov 2, 2017 10:46:00 AM

Two college athletes walk into a bar.

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

The Beauty Of Failure And Why You Should Celebrate It

Posted by Tim Nash on Oct 31, 2017 11:00:00 AM

How did you fail today?

Ask your players that question. It can be a useful and entertaining exercise. It might take a while for some players to open up and admit their mistakes, minor humiliations, and embarrassing moments. And you might have to admit a failure of your own to get things rolling.

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