Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Coaching 101: Side-Step Game Day Blunders with SendTree


Preparing your team for the big game is one of your most important responsibilities as a coach. All good coaches approach games with care and planning - but sometimes even the most thorough plans fall through. You may find you need to contact your entire group in an instant with team related news. For example:   


Last Minute Snags to Avoid 
  • Forgetting equipment or team gear
  • Neglecting to send directions or parking info
  • Reminders about snacks or refreshments for players
  • Practice times and locations
  • Weather delays or cancelations 

As a general rule of thumb, most coaches show up 45 minutes prior to the start of the match to set-up (Coach’s Clipboard). That is a big window of time that you may want to reach out to your assistant coaches, staff, or parents with details about the match.

With a group text messaging service, like SendTree, you can instantly engage and inform all of your contacts with one text. Send group text reminders, alerts, or updates to keep communication simple and clear.  

Text is king to your audience  


One of the great things about text message communication is its ability to cut through the clutter and noise your audience swims through daily. It’s a great tool that allows you to reach people while they are on the go. As studies have shown people are constantly checking their phones for text messages and alerts. The Pew Research Internet Project reported that:
67% of cell owners find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls — even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating.
It’s a given that people want to stay connected with each other. It just so happens that amidst all the other forms of communication – text continues to be one of the easiest, most efficient ways to do that.


At the last second – make your efforts count


No matter what the issue – when a last minute problem arises you can quickly communicate with your coaching staff, assistants, players, and the players’ parents. When someone forgets their gear, the game logistics, or when you just need to share information with your group fast – SendTree can make that happen. Stay connected with the people who matter most to your team today!



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