Just a few tips that worked for coaches.
- Naming your team
- It’s best to include the year in the name to distinguish it from another year.
- Team Formation
- Having your players request to Join your team can be easier than inviting them.
- Start Small
- Start with a Self Review, with one question for your first event.
- Don’t Go Nuts
- Try to avoid asking *too many* questions per event – the feedback becomes diluted
- Communication is a Two-Way Street
- Players will give more beneficial feedback when they get feedback themselves.
- Simple vs Detailed Coach Reviews
- For your first Coach review, use Simple Coach Reviews. Once you have the hang of that, give more focused feedback with Detailed.
- Don’t Get Personal
- Rate the performance, not the player.
- Custom Questions: Brevity is Wit
- Keep titles for Custom Question short. Use the description to explain the topic in greater detail.
- “10” is Always Tops
- For custom questions, phrase the question such that the “Very Good” behavior uses 10 and the “Very Poor” behavior uses 1.
Need some help starting your team?
Here’s a 75 second video to get you started: