San Jose, California – TotalCoach today is pleased to announce Soccer DrillBuilder 1.1 for iPad and iPhone. This free sports app is designed especially for parents who coach an amateur sports team. The app helps coaches make more efficient use of the limited time available for practice and planning. The app also helps coaches to be more effective with their athletes by letting users create, share and display animated drills and plays. These drills can be shared with assistant coaches, players and parents through the TotalCoach website. Coaches can download drills from the DrillStore of free drills at TotalCoach from within the app. As well, the drill animations can be displayed anytime, anywhere from the the iPad, iPhone, computer monitors, HDTVs, or video projectors.
Founded in 2011, TotalCoach was created to provide volunteer coaches with the technology tools that have only been available to professional sports teams. By providing technology to the coach which allows them to be more efficient and effective, TotalCoach promotes a life-long love of sport through long-term athlete development (LTAD). DrillBuilder is a suite of apps for Soccer, Ice Hockey, and Basketball. Through DrillBuilder, the company mission is to make coaches efficient and effective thereby letting the coach concentrate on developing their athletes to be the best players and people they can be.
* Choose Generic players or players from your own Roster
* Playback fully animated multi-movement Drill sequences
* Use with drawing tools to show running, including backwards running, passing, and shooting
* Use multiple objects such as players, coaches, nets, balls, and cones
When a player icon is dragged onto the field, the user can label the icon with any of 19 different player positions (both U.S. and International position designations are included), and coaches can select any of 10 different colors of practice jerseys so players can follow their own expected movement. The Premium (paid) version of TotalCoach gives coaches the ability to use players from their own team roster. Once the players are on the field, the coach can easily create, describe, and save any animation created.
For example, the coach may be demonstrating a play in which he wants to highlight the movements of one player on the home team and a second player on the visiting team. Choosing the drawing tool, he can easily draw the path of player #1 on the field and then the path of player #2. Putting the app in Record mode, he simply drags player #1 along his route, and he then does the same for player #2 and stops recording. Touching the Play button in the animation window smoothly and accurately plays back the multi-player animation. There is no limit to the number of players moving simultaneously in any animation.
Simple and intuitive, this record and playback system is the core of the app and it functions flawlessly. Perfect for illustrating drills or plays, animations can be shown on computer monitors, HDTVs, or video projectors via AirPlay on Apple TV or the iPad HDMI adapter. Animations, including titles and descriptive text, can be saved and shared between TotalCoach members. The app also offers cloud-based storage and backup via DrillBank. A complete library of professionally produced drills and plays is available at the DrillStore for free download.
“Parent coaches never have enough time to prepare for practices and games – we know, we are coaches too,” stated Dean Tait of TotalCoach. “By providing these coaches with the very latest software tools, cloud-based storage and backup along with play anywhere, anytime animated drill sequences, coaches can spend less time preparing and more time coaching.”
* Compatible with iPad and iPhone
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 4.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
TotalCoach Soccer DrillBuilder 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. Basic Membership through the TotalCoach website is free. Premium Membership with advanced team support is available for $99 (USD) per year, but is currently available at the special introductory price of $49 until August 15th, 2012. Club Memberships with complete club management capabilities are $400 per year, which does not include individual coach accounts. TotalCoach Hockey DrillBuilder and Basketball DrillBuilder are also available for free on the App Store.
Based in San Jose, California, TOTALCOACH, LLC was founded in 2011. TOTALCOACH is focused on providing amateur sport coaches with the latest technology tools to make them more efficient and effective with their athletes. By providing a better coaching experience, TotalCoach promotes LTAD (Long-Term Athlete Development) and creates a life-long love of sport in young athletes. Staying active and participating in team sports plays a large part in a person’s development and a healthy lifestyle. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 TOTALCOACH, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.