Choosing How to Communicate

Choosing to communicate is important. “How” we choose to communicate is critical to making sure what we want our audience to hear or see is clearly understood.

Today young players and coaches are tethered to their smart devices. It just makes sense to have your training curriculum visually engaging and available on their devices.

In the past when a coach wanted to communicate the tactical activity or technique / skill they wanted the player or team to perform, they could:
• demonstrate the skill or walk the team thru the tactical activity
• use handouts with diagrams with a written explanation
• show a video with audio queues what is necessary to perform
• use the grease board with a verbal explanation

Today, with the smart cell phone or tablet, visual learning is at the fingertips of both coaches and players.

MOTI Sports’ 3D Mobile Soccer Training platform uses 3D Motion Capture with an audio track to explain technique /skill to player and coaches and we use 3D Animation with an audio track to explain a tactical activity. The 3D allows a player or coach to circle around either the technique or tactical activity to view it from any perspective. One can even view the tactical activity from the Player’s perspective on the playing field, so that they can pick up the visual references, as a Player would.

MOTI Sports attended a conference for Physical Education Educators in Minnesota and all the educators clearly understood the “See it, Do it” animation, and how it would work with young players learning to play the game of soccer.

Educators understand that what we were doing works well in the field of instruction as they have been using the “reverse classroom” process for years. It made me think about “how” we choose to communicate and the methods available to all of us these days made possible by technology.

In Rochester Minnesota, Alan explained how a digital Practice Plan works to a Park and Recreation Director for a local community. The Minnesota Parks and Recreation Association members have a number of local youth soccer programs they sponsor around the state and need a good solid method of communicating how to coach a recreational soccer team for parent volunteer coaches. Several communities have or are planning on using our system to help their coaches and players.

Earlier we attended the Florida Youth Soccer Association Annual General Meeting and made a presentation on how our 3D Motion Capture and 3D Tactical Activities work with both coaches and players in youth soccer teams. Our Spanish audio was well received by many club DOC(s) throughout the FYSA geographic area.

The 2018 USA CUP provided us an avenue for having our system viewed by over 1,100 teams from 28 different countries including Minnesota. There were a number of people that wanted Alan to explain the benefits of using our system.

MOTI Sports, Inc. is just starting up this past summer; we’ve had over 3,000 players, 750 coaches, from several states and countries benefiting using a new method of “How” to communicate with coaches and players.

By Gordy

I have served in the capacity of the board-appointed leadership role (since 2014), and on the board since 2010.  I farm in west-central Minnesota. My prior business background includes co-founder and owner of Davis, Thomas & Associates, Inc. (DTA) with offices in Minneapolis MN, Chicago IL, and Bangalore India.  I was a former systems programmer in the banking, hospital, and transportation industries.