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Mobile Apps in a New Era of Soccer Coaching

How Smartphone Apps Are Ushering in a New Era of Soccer Coaching

Apple announced midway through 2012, that there had been over 40 billion apps downloaded worldwide. And what with the increase in smartphone usage worldwide, more and more people are using apps to help them problem solve daily. The application of such platforms has been utilized in schools, universities and many leading companies across the globe to enhance learning through a more virtual and expansive platform. This strategy however doesn’t just limit itself to education or social sharing – it’s being utilized on the soccer field as well by many leading coaches and educators.

There are approximately 97,000 sports and lifestyle related apps available across Google Play and the App Store as reported by uber-cool tech website Pocketgamer. The website also documented that there is currently around 550 new apps hitting the aforementioned app stores per day. A trend that Gaming Realms the operator of bingo portal Bubble Bonus Bingo says will only continue as the “mobile Internet is one of the most powerful trends in the Internet landscape.”

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But was does this mean for Soccer fans, coaches and players?

It only results in positive outcomes. Of the daily deluge of new apps hitting the market, new innovative soccer training apps are hitting the stores and available to download at the click of a button. These apps aren’t just helping the professionals hone their skills but more importantly it’s helping coaches at grass roots level access the most up to date training methods.

What are some of the best soccer training apps?

Soccer Training

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The best attributes of Soccer Training:

– Over 200 different soccer drills and exercises
– All are illustrated on the app
– Coaching tips; such as feedback to give players
– Youth development tips
– How to structure exercises/programs
– Designed by Stevie Bruner who works for the Swiss FA

Football (Soccer) Coach Board
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The best attributes of Football (Soccer) Coach Board:

– This is the ideal app for coaches or parents
– Helps you explain tactics to players
– It helps you set out the formation
– Enables the user to draw movements in which you want players to make
– Change the imagery on the screen
– It also has social sharing settings that enable the user to share with fellow parents or team members before a game.

Aside from the apps mentioned above, which apps have found to be useful when coaching soccer? Let us know below your thoughts and whether you feel these apps are helping improve soccer coaching at grass roots level?

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