The Future of Hockey: How Technology Is Changing The Game
Adaptability is important for any coach, whether it’s a new technology, process, or plan. Your ability to adapt as a coach is key to improving your players’ overall performance. Now more than ever, software and team app ingenuity have provided both coaches and players with opportunities that were never available. Data transparency is significantly helping minor hockey organizations improve. Access to historical player data allows coaches to make better, more informed decisions on and off the ice while providing coaches with improved accuracy when making top player selections.
For coaches, accessible data can lead to more effective coaching and training, providing greater insight into their players. In many cases, what was typically done using pen and paper can now be done with the click of a button in a coaching app.
Technology, including team apps, has greatly contributed to building winning teams within a team’s app.
We’re in the “information era” of hockey coaching. Adapting to technology will save you time and significantly help your coaching methods while pushing your players to new heights.
Mike Sullivan’s group won the Stanley Cup with a north-south approach caters to “analytics hockey,” as breaking the barrier.
Aaron Wilbur, the CEO and founder of The Coaches Site, speaks of his experience with SkillShark as a coaching app, sharing the countless ways technology has helped his organization. Aaron works with minor hockey associations, governing bodies, charitable organizations, and strategic partners to enhance the experience of young athletes who are passionate about hockey and use our hockey app.
SkillShark is currently saving coaches over 50+ hours when it comes to evaluating athletes. If you’re interested to try the software or learn how it works. Select a time HERE for a free presentation and 25 25-player trial account.
Skillshark Hockey Testimonials
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In the past our evaluations were done with a pad and paper and there were always many errors. We spent so much time on evaluations we would work sometime until midnight. With SkillShark we reduced our overtime and it paid for itself in the first evaluation.
Lloydminster Hockey Association
What we like best about SkillShark is being able to provide instant feedback. Before SkillShark we used the old-school method of pen and paper. Now using SkillShark we can view results right after the evaluation is complete. We wouldn’t be without it.
We have 1000 kids, 87 different sessions, and close to 100 hours of evaluations that take place. I wouldn’t even be able to calculate the time SkillShark has saved us. Evaluators find it easy, coaches are happy, and I now have concrete data that I can show a parent if questions come up. It’s a great program.
Technical Director, PA Minor Hockey