coaching in the UK to be transformed by new internet technology
A new on-line application, Sportplan®, will
revolutionise sports coaching for coaches and teachers alike
by removing the time consuming hassle of developing, maintaining
and recording their coaching sessions. Successful sports coaching
requires the coach or teacher to put considerable effort into
keeping their coaching sessions, fresh, interesting and up
to date with the latest developments in the sports concerned
- now all this can be done with the click of a mouse.
Sportplan has been developed over the last two years
by one of Europe's leading sports coaches, Bram van Asselt.
Totally internet based, subscribers to Sportplan
can view and select from thousands of practice drills - all
graphically illustrated using flash animation and with accompanying
guidance notes. Users can create and store their own tailored
sessions using Sportplan's unique search engine and
clipboard - enabling them to dispense with the traditional
approach of wading through books, manuals and paper based
practice drills and coaching notes for the nine sports featured
have all been developed in conjunction with the leading coaching
specialists for the sports concerned. Coaches can select practice
drills for all ages and abilities; for varying degrees of
difficulty and for individual, group or team practices. Sportplan
is working with many of the featured sports' governing bodies.
All subscribers’ need is a computer, internet access
and a browser. A free Flash plug in is supplied. A variety
of subscription packages are available - from £50 to
£250 depending on the number of sports taken - and the
subscription features regular updates and additions for minimal
additional charges to help coaches stay at the leading edge
of their selected sports.
Commenting on Sportplan, Bram van Asselt said: "I
have worked with some of the leading names in sport to develop
this service. I've also been coaching sport for over 20 years
in schools and clubs from beginners up to full international
level so I understand exactly what coaches, teachers and pupils
have to deal with. Sportplan takes the hassle out
of coaching and allows the coaches to concentrate on developing
players to the best of their ability, confident that they
are using the best available practices."
He concluded: "The software behind this service also
enables coaches to set up user groups and cascade set programmes
throughout the group. For example a club coach or senior teacher
can set up a programme for a season and run it across the
relevant coaching staff or teams
- getting input from other coaches along the way. Having done
it for sports coaching it is easy to see how this technology
could also be applied to developing lesson planning and helping
to manage set curricula in schools and other teaching environments."
For further information please go to www.sportplan.net or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel. 0870 907 7808.