I discovered another piece of technology that creates efficiency for the coach as well as provides valuable data to analyze how you practice. Creating a practice plan is nothing revolutionary. Whether it is with tables in a word document or on an excel spread sheet, laying out a well organized practice is easily accomplished, but do you have a full understanding of how you are spending your time? Does it match up with what you need to get done on game day? Having a tool to help analyze practice time can be very valuable to a coaching staff.
For example, if you are struggling with execution of screens, it’s easy to pull up how much time you have allotted to work on screens over the previous week. That data can be utilized to determine if you need to make adjustments in time, practice methods, teaching or a combination of those.
If you want to understand your practice habits better and be able to see how your planning comes together moving forward, Practice Planner Live is worth a look. Check them out here: http://www.practiceplannerlive.com.
More information on great technology coaching tools will be available in my book Coaching HD.