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Why Parents Should Encourage Evaluation Software

Why Parents Should Encourage Evaluation Software

Picture this: A tryout where parents feel confident in the evaluation process, understand drills and evaluation metrics that took place, and know exactly what the next steps are for their child’s athletic development.

Sounds like an impossible-to-solve puzzle, doesn’t it? Good news! We’re here to tell you that athlete evaluation software can make this a reality.

The combined functionality and feedback of evaluation software allow parents to fully understand how an evaluation designed. They know what skills/metrics their child was evaluated on, the type of scoring used (i.e., subjective score, single score, comment only), as well as see areas where improvement is needed.

Here are some other benefits that an athlete evaluation software provides to parents: 

Accountability and transparency

If an organization is using an athlete evaluation app, there is a greater likelihood that parents will be informed about what is taking place within that particular tryout. When coaches decide to release individual development reports, parents can see exactly how their child ranked on the skills that were assessed. Parents even have the opportunity to see how their child compared to the team average across all skills that were scored.

Confidence in results

A parent’s number one goal is for their children to be happy. Although tryouts don’t always go as planned, parents want each athletic experience to be positive. By having confidence in the results of the evaluation, they are able to have teaching moments with their young athletes. If results are hand scribbled on paper, they won’t have confidence that their child was graded correctly. Parents will be refreshed by having a more organized evaluation process than they have seen before.

Athletic development 

When organizations choose to release the data to parents, athletic development is the main byproduct. Based on data, parents and players can now see exactly which skills need work. They are then given the reigns to construct a plan for moving forward, whether it be third-party coaching or practicing specific drills at home.

Elanne Krainyk

Elanne is SkillShark’s marketing aficionado who is equal parts passionate about sports, marketing and sports marketing. She can usually be found with a golf ball or three in her purse, and her favorite way to spend downtime is out on the course with friends and family.