Coaching online

Imagine communicating and coaching your kids between practices and online…  that may take some getting used to, but its an interesting idea.  NYSCA recently launch a new tool, Shapestuff, that helps coaches do just that.

“ShapeStuff is an easy-to-use tool that enables youth sports coaches to create skill-building exercises for their players to use between practices. Coaches quickly create short, customized skill-building programs on their PCs.
Programs can contain any combination of video clips and interactive exercises supplied by NYSCA, as well as anything on their own computer – even personalized audio or video messages. A push of a button then sends the skill-building exercise to players’ personal computer and even cellular phone.”

You can read the entire article here: http://nays.org/fullstory.cfm?articleid=10221

I haven’t tried it yet, so I can’t say much about it.  I can visualize many examples where this could be helpful tool, but I do wonder a bit about getting even further involved and consuming even more of a child’s time, especially for competitive teams who already push the envelope in that area.  Anyway, it’s and interesting idea and a communications tool that certainly seems to fit today’s youth.  I’m gonna have to check it out.

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