Happy Mother’s Day 2021

Happy Mothers Day 2021 from the MOTI Sports Team!

MOTI Soccer App – New Practice Plan Menu Update

As you sign in to the MOTI Soccer App you may notice a different look in our Practice Plan, as we improve the user experience with the addition of “Skill & Drill Menus”.

Below is the evolution of the Practice Plan Landing Page.

  • Version 1 – Always had the Team Announcement Board open to read (people had to slide down to read the plan)
  • Version 2 – Minimized the Announcement Board. This allowed for users to see more of the plan, but required the Announcement Board to be Maximized for reading
  • Version 3 – The addition of images representing Foot Skills and Drills. This allows you to slide your finger back and forth while touching the images to quickly find the one you are looking for, and Tap on the image will launch the animation. You can still slide down the Practice Plan to read the notes on each activity to the player & coach.
  • Version 4 – This is the Practice Plan with the Announcement Board open

Version 1 Version 2 Version 3 Version 4

Legend of the Practice Plan

The Practice Plan is where you will arrive when you join a team in the MOTI™ Soccer Training Platform via the MOTI Soccer App.

We continue to enhance the user experience we thought it appropriate to refresh what each of these Icon(s) represent.

Get the MOTI Soccer Training app:
MOTI Soccer for Android: https://motisports.com/google-soccer-app/
MOTI Soccer for iOS: https://motisports.com/apple-soccer-app/

MOTI Website Tip: Practice Plan External Video Link

Practice Plans – How can I create a link to another internet video with in my practice plan?

Coaches can edit the practice plans provided with the MOTI™ Sports Soccer Training Platform or create a new practice plan. MOTI expects coaches & clubs to include their own coaching materials (AUDIO, DOCUMENT, IMAGE, LINK or VIDEOS, within these practice plans and we’ve engineered for you to do that. A Coach, Director or Administrator can create a “media element” by selecting Media Library in the blue menu and scrolling to the bottom to the ADD MEDIA button. or using the + symbol (if present) at the top of the Media Library list.

Media Elements can then be dropped and dragged into or out of a practice plan as the Administrator or Director or Coach chooses.

If an Administrator or Director adds or creates a media element all other coaches in the club may use it. If a coach adds or creates a media element only that coach that added or created it may use it. This same rule applies to the creation of Practice Plans.

A LINK is a unique way to insert a Medial Element with information contained or hosted on another system, such as a video. MOTI does not assume any responsibility for content a coach or director or an administrator links to.

To create a LINK:

  • click ADD MEDIA
  • select the “Link” from the drop down menu
  • If it is a video link such as a YouTube Link, or Vimeo, copy the URL (make sure you are using the embed version of the URL) and paste it in BOTH the “Media File” (area) and the “Media Description”. Then in Title; name your media element so you can see it and recognize it in the Media Library (example TeamName unique video link name”.

YouTube Example URL:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/********** where ****** is the unique YouTube identifier

Vimeo Example URL:
https://player.vimeo.com/video/********* where ********* is the unique Vimeo identifier


MOTI Mobile Tip: What does the App do, and why should I use it?

The MOTI Mobile App is a free, but very powerful App designed to work with our cloud based platform (MOTISports.com/app) and provide a real time 3D viewing experience of our 3D Skills and 3D Drills. The MOTI Mobile App has three functional components.

  • Thin Internet Browser – This provides direct viewing of the Coachspage.com information, it eliminates players and coaches from “wondering around” the internet thus providing a safe & secure environment for youth to use.
  • 3D Technical Skills – This plays the 3D Technical Skills (Foot Skills) allowing the coach or player to rotate around the Skill being demonstrated,from any viewing perspective in the Mobile App via a gaming engine technology (in the future this will lead in the future to a better visual learning experience). This method enhances visual learning while significantly reducing or entirely eliminating “data streaming” which uses up your mobile data plan. It is much simpler to ship a very small file than stream a large video stream.
  • 3D Tactical Skills – This plays the 3D Tactical Drills (activities, simulations) and allows the player or coach to rotate and view the drill / activity / simulation from any perspective needed to comprehend the drill. This is implemented in a gaming engine technology, which in the future will provide for significant enhancement of viewing and understanding.

Two items to note. First when viewing a 3D element (Skill or Drill) once it has been viewed, it will not be downloaded again, unless the MOTI MOBILE App is reset. Second the re-flash of the MOTI Blue Logo Screen that you see between viewing the Coachspage.com Practice Plan and viewing a 3D Skill or Drill, is simply the app, refreshing the contents of the Thin Internet Browser.

MOTI Mobile Tip: Using 3D Animation Controls

When Viewing a 3D Skill or 3D Drill in the MOTI Mobile app, there are many available controls to enable you to view from the perspective you want to view from. The 3D animations are at the bottom of the screen in any orientation. We recommend viewing the 3D Skill 3D Skill in Portrait mode and the 3D Drill 3D Drill in landscape mode. The controls at the bottom of the screen, from left to right: Loop (tells the app to continuous play), Single Frame Back (moves the animation to the prior frame), Play (plays the animation it the forward time direction), Single Frame Forward (moves the animation to the next frame), Eye – opens a list of various positions for viewing, like Bird’s Eye) and Character – reserved for a future release. Remember as you maneuver around the 3D area using the Joy Stick on the Right side of the screen and the Elevation Control on the Left side of the screen. Pinching and Spreading your fingers on the screen will also allow Zoom in and out. Moving your finger across the screen will also change your Point of View (POV).  

Making Skills Stick – September 2017 Newsletter

MOTI Sports Soccer Training – Making Skills Stick – September 2017 Newsletter. Check out our September Newsletter here.

MOTI Mobile Tip: Working Offline

Heading to the game pitch or practice field, remember you should play every 3D Skill 3D Skill and 3D Drill 3D Drill once, so that if you need to access them in “Work Off-Line” mode they are loaded into the app. A fast way to access them then is to Check Work Off-Line and sign-in. Your screen will appear a bit different. Your Team Announcement board and current practice plan 3D media elements will be visible and will launch immediately without an internet connection.

MOTI Website Tip: Who Visited?

As a director / administrator it is nice to see who in your club is actively using the system for both Coaches & Players. As you view the Users of your club you can use the Sort UserSort User Icon to now sort the User list by:

  • Visited Last – provides a list in descending order of users date last visited
  • Visit Frequency – provides a list in descending order of #Visits in Last 90 days

Additionally you can Download Excel FileDownload an Excel File that will give you a spreadsheet of all users and see usage by user within team with in season. The spreadsheet will show all users with date last login and total login counts, by season. Finally, team analytics, allows the coach, director or administrator to view usage statistics by team users. View which practice plans were viewed, how often and what elements with in the practice plan and their frequency.