An Internet connection is not required to use the app but is required if you want to share tactical boards with other coaches. The best part about Soccer dad is that you are able to create an animated movie for tactical patterns of play. Meaning, instead of using arrows, solid lines, dotted lines and other confusing drawings to demonstrated movement, this app allows you to create a movie where the players on the board and the ball actually move. This creates a very clear picture for your players to understand specific tactical movements that the coach is looking for.
In the video above, I demonstrate an attacking movement called “preparation” in which we prepare an attacking opportunity with a specific movement in our midfield. Since utilizing this app, my players have become very clear in what to look for in the game depending on where we are on the field and what the opposition is doing. Apps are a vital component to learning and when utilized correctly, they can will make teaching concepts clearer than ever.
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