how-to

Getting the most from Coach Notes

Dan Toberman

Friendly Sales Guy

When used to its fullest, Coach Notes saves you from having to spend any time on your video after the game. Just send out the link to your players (and parents) and let Trace do your work for you. Everything should already be annotated and ready for viewing.

1. Take about 30 notes per game

We find that coaches who take about 30 notes per game really hit the sweet spot. Every corresponding moment is about 30 - 45 seconds worth of review at the next practice, which gives you about 15 - 30 minutes worth of reivew. You should aim to take about 15 notes per half during the game to maximize the power of Trace.

2. Chose a theme for the game

It's easy to get excited and try to bookmark everything your team is doing right and wrong during the game. There's only so much that can be absorbed for each video session, though. If you're working on kicking with laces during the practice, try to mark the moments that highlight that during the game. Chose 2 or 3 themes you want to focus on. Some popular themes are defensive formation and gaps, building out of the back, passes off first touch, and so on.

3. Use your voice to anotate notes

Trace will transcribe your words during a note to make it easy to find and jump back into a moment. A few quick words can make it easy to find that specific defensive lapse or great cross.

4. Leave a few notes blank

Leaving a few notes blank (not speaking into the phone when you bookmark) allows you to give players a bit of homework. Have your players come to practice having watched the clips and notes on why they think you marked it.

5. Have your team watch the video before coming to practice

Leaving a few notes blank (not speaking into the phone when you bookmark) allows you to give players a bit of homework. Have your players come to practice having watched the clips and notes on why they think you marked it.

Learn how to present your Trace results at the next practice Move on to the Coach Notes tutorial!!