Our athletes are our future and we can give them more.
Over the years, I've been fortunate coached ski racing at many levels and to interact with some of the most respected coaches in the sport. We When at practice, I am responsible for 30 athletes and 3 additional coaches. While training, we average 1 athlete in course every 15 - 45 seconds. As such, I dont have time to flinch. If I do, I miss an athlete and they miss the opportunity of sound feedback. If I attempt to write down notes, I'm guaranteed to miss an athlete or two, freeze my hands, and lose otherwise productive time.
This has been and always will be unacceptable. And my problem is not unique, nor is it sport specific. Coaches all over the world face the challenge of limited face time with each athlete they coach. As a technologist, I sought a solution. I couldn't find it, so I built it.
AthleteProgress is designed to facilitate immediate athlete feedback and performance analysis, close the Coach > Athlete > Parent feedback loop, and establish a true record of athlete growth and achievement as they grow within any sport. It will facilitate the ability to identify skills that an athlete needs to improve upon and showcase skills that are strong. It may also help to identify opportunities to group athletes of all ages more strategically with coaches that specialize in varying ranges of skill improvement.
When it comes to value creation for a club or team, the implementation of AthleteProgress could well be the difference between retention and loss of athletes. Currently, the differentiating factor for just about any club in the world is quality and quantity of service. Going forward, AthleteProgress acts as a multiplier for both qualitative and quantitative outcomes, it positions a club to make curriculum development decisions based on real data, and it facilitates more cohesive connections between club administration, coaches, athletes, and parents.
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.
— Henry Ford