Everyone knows that having an assistant coach, or multiple assistant coaches, helps create better teams because it puts more eyes on the game and often times a different perspective on the game.
With American football programs, it’s not uncommon to have a head coach plus 4 or 5 assistant coaches all pooling their collective knowledge, perspective and vision to drive the team forward, win more games and improve the development of their players more than any single coach could ever hope to accomplish.
But with soccer, it’s more common to have 1 coach juggling 4 or 5 teams versus 4 or 5 coaches for one team. So how do you even the odds?
This is where the SocrPro assistant coach program helps you to improve your team far beyond the benefit of the video that they will break down for you. Even if you have the time to tag your own videos, there’s immense value in seeing your team through the eyes of another “coach” even if they’re not at the same high level.
Biases we develop, history with players, personal relationships with the parents of players all have the ability to cloud the vision of even the best coaches. So when you have an unbiased 3rd party person break down the video for you, suddenly there’s a different perspective brought to the table and fresh view of what your team is really doing versus what you thought they were doing.
Naturally, just as a head football coach takes the opinions and input from his assistant coaches and then acts on this information in his or her own way, you may not always agree with the analysis of another person. But having this information “available” allows you to weigh the pros and cons of what you know and combine it with their input to formulate the best plan of action for your team.
After all, as my wife so delicately likes to point out, I’m not always right.
Remember that Socrpro has an amazing Mobile App that’ll keep all your updates at your fingertips.