MOTI Website Tip: Plan It, Schedule It, See It, Do It

“Plan It, Schedule It, See It, Do It”

You’re a DOC, Rec Director, Coach, Volunteer Parent Coach, or Player you all have a responsibility in making the practice time on the pitch PRODUCTIVE and FUN.

Plan It

While not all of you have a role in the specific of “Plan It” [Creating a Practice Plan], those that do are:

DOC or Recreational Director

Coach [Note some clubs have already done this work for the Coaches, if so, go to “Schedule It”]

Do this step via a Desktop or Laptop computer “NOT via a Mobile Device”

Create the Practice Plan for the Team to Use

Select a Practice Plan or create a new one with the “Theme” and sequence of training steps you want to follow by

  1. Go to the Plan Library on either your planning team or team
  2. Open the existing Practice Plan, Copy and existing plan to a new name or Create a new Practice Plan
  3. Pick a “Theme” or select an existing practice plan with the theme you desire, Dribbling, Passing, Attacking, Defending, Setup like Corner Kick, Throw-in, etc. This will be the focus of this training session.
  4. Create the or modify the Practice Plan Header information

Practice Plan Title – for a new plan or a copied plan you need to create a meaningful name.

Practice Plan Date – Select a date or do this when scheduling

Practice Plan Time – Select a time or do this when scheduling

Plan Location – Enter this or later when scheduling

Practice Plan Description – Enter the description of this practice, Theme, global coaching points, and any special instructions for coaches and players to understand.

Is this plan active? – You can create plans that are not active. They will remain hidden from view until such time as they are declared “active”. Inactive plans cannot be scheduled. This is a good way of working on a new plan and avoiding accidently scheduling it.

Organization / Team info – This can be the name of the club but also of a team in some sports

Season – This is the season defined for this organization. There can be many seasons defined by your Organization with beginning and ending dates. It is important to understand that a Team, it’s plans and players exist for a season. The next season it is a new team.Examples are:

2017 Spring

2017 Fall

2017 Winter

2018 Spring

Team – A dropdown to select the Team for this Practice Plan. Note in some cases there is only one team to choose from.

Save the Practice Plan Header

  1. Create or Modify the Practice Plan Contents
  • This is accomplished by using the Left Panel – “ALL Media” and the Right Panel – “Your Plan”
  • First begin by Clicking the “EDIT “ Your Plan button, so you can edit it
  • Using the Spy Glass on the left “ALL MEDIA” to search for desired Skills and Drills, or scrolling down the list of activities, grab-N-drag them over to “YOUR PLAN” where you want it. Repeat this process until YOUR PLAN looks good to you.
  • Change the “Time” which is the duration you want to perform this activity
  • Leave a comment in the “—“ to the right side of the media element as desired for communications
  • Repeat this cycle until you have a complete plan. Remember to insert a “Small Sided Game” and several water breaks.
  • Save the Plan   

Schedule It

While not all of you have a role in the specific of “Schedule It”, those that do

  • DOC or Recreational Director
  • Coach [Note some clubs have already done this work for the Coaches, if so, go to “Schedule It”]

Need to do this step via a Desktop or Laptop computer “NOT via a Mobile Device”

Scheduling the Practice Plan for the Team to Use

  • Select a Practice Plan from the Plan Library

  • Go to the Plan Library on either your planning team or team
  • Select Schedule from the Overflow menu to the right of the Practice Plan you desire to schedule.
  • Note: The date scheduled is the date the plan will appear to the Player. If you schedule multiple plans, once a new date occurs where a plan is the “next” scheduled plan it will appear. If there is no plan scheduled then any date scheduled in the future will appear as the next practice plan. You may schedule as many plans in advance. The next practice plan will appear to the player after the previous date & time has moved to the past.

  • Select “Schedule”
  • Complete the Date and Time and “SAVE Plan” 

See it

Everyone is the role to “See It”, meaning the Practice Plan

  • DOC or Recreational Director
  • Coach
  • Player

View this via the MOBILE App for best viewing. SO Open the MOTI Mobile App (a free download form iTunes Store or Google Play Store.

  1. Read the Team Announcement Board

  1. Open the Practice Plan by touching the Practice Plan Bar.

  • View the entire Practice Plan

  • Touch the practice element you wish to view.

 Pink Icons are are Skills

 Green Icons are Drills

  • View and listen to the practice element and perform the skill up to 200 times before practice

Do it

Everyone is the role to “Do It”, meaning the Practice Plan

  • DOC or Recreational Director
  • Coach
  • Player

Go to practice knowing  you are prepared and ready to work on the skills you’ve seen and the drills as a team to become a unified group working together.

Coaches – encourage your players. Keep things up beat and moving. Pause when necessary to review a skill or where it applies in the associated drill.

Players – remember your learning. Watch and listen. Work hard. You will have fun!

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.