Last week we released a post telling you about the 3 best features of the practice planner. As I mentioned earlier I’m using the Practice Planner to help me coach. This week I’ll tell you about my 3 personal favorite features of the practice planner:
1. Reputable, big name content for free
I remember how I used to go through hundreds of youtube videos and google searches, and as I’d never heard of these coaches before it was hard to figure out whether those drills were “good” or not. In the Practice Planner, all drills are produced by expert basketball coaches, who coach very successful teams. For example, the Hardwood Texas drills and plays are made up from contributions by some of the most successful High School coaches in Texas. We’ve also got drills by USA Men’s Team Coach Don Showalter. Now these are drills that I know are tried and tested.
2. Never forget with our practice history
It’s important to keep track of past practices. That way you’ll be able to track your progress for the year and balance your team’s priorities. When I was coaching my girl’s team, a practice went really well and I was able to use this function to save it and try it out with my junior boys. Tools like this are what can make you a smarter, more prepared coach.
3. Share your practice plans with your team
Ever wanted to communicate your plan with your assistant coaches, send out a schedule for a training camp, or share drills (and notes) with your team to review after practice? Simply edit a practice plan and scroll down to download it as an image, which you can easily share. I’ve found that running a successful start-up is very similar to coaching a winning basketball team in that clear and easy communication can help a team put out a better product.
These are my personal 3 favorite features of the app. If you haven’t already, you should definitely open it and check them out, particularly the Texas Hardwood plays, which are useful for any competitive high school team. They’ve got a great website and community too, so you should go check their site out, especially if you’re a basketball coach in Texas.
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