Ways to Motivate your Team

Surprising Ways to Motivate & Get The Most Out Of Your Team

Are you trying to inspire and motivate your team?

These are two leadership responsibilities that often never get the attention that they deserve.

Motivating a team is a continuous challenge and a key priority for those that wish to become world-class leaders.

If you are wondering about how you can achieve better motivation as well as inspire members of your team to be their best.

Here are some places you can consider starting.

1.   Setting Clear and Measurable Goals

Working towards a goal can be quite de-motivating since it is usually far off and unachievable at the present.

Teams should have several smaller and easily reachable goals that can be met on the way to achieving the end goal.

It is the leader’s job to ensure that the mission is clear for all the players and turn that mission into specific, measurable incremental goals that can be reached both independently as well as together.

Brisbane Lion’s coach Chris Fagan is a big believer in celebrating little wins.

2.   Create the Right Conditions

It is on the training pitch where motivation usually starts.

When a player arrives for a training session, they should feel a surge of impetus hitting them from the get-go.

You can rouse that emotion in players through the creation of a positive environment both in and around the training facilities.

Creating an enjoyable relationship is vital in a team environment. “You should make players aware that you are not simply the coach but also a friend with a shared passion for sport. It’ll bring you closer to your team and get better performances and less mistakes or injuries from your players.”

3.   Use Competitive Aspects

Everyone experiences similar emotions when playing sport, and the will to win is usually the most pressing.

Competition is a key aspect to motivating yourself to succeed and your team isn’t an exception.

Nothing is wrong with inflaming the innate competition is sportsmen and sportswomen.

It is what fuels the necessity for fun and helps in motivating the team to constantly and consistently improve thus becoming better than their peers.

Make sure what you have to offer your team is on par with your competition.

According to the credit specialists at Credit Capital, a monetary investment can go a long way. “Equipment financing is one way that you could invest in your team by purchasing quality goods, including balls, nets or protective gear. This will give your athletes the tools they need to play the best they can.”

4.   Avoid Punishing Failure

Sports tends to be a rather emotive subject.

It rouses passion, despair, and delight in everyone – sometimes within just a couple of seconds of each other.

In response, coaches may sometimes become carried away by the disappointment of a defeat at the dying minutes of the game or individual lapse in concentration and flying off the hook.

Coaches that adopt this hard-line and authoritarian stance have been shown to have a negative effect on the performance of players.

Always remain positive. Using footage of play and practice as feedback to be encouraging in the eyes of the players and fuel their motivation for constant improvement.

5.   Celebrate the Good Times 

Besides not punishing your players if they fail to get to where they should be, take full advantage whenever things go according to plan.

Show your players how much you appreciate them whenever their endeavours on the pitch come to fruition.

If you constantly challenge your players, and keep them motivated and push them to achieve your goals, they will enjoy it more once they emerge victorious and so will you.

6.   Empower the Team

Great coaching has much to do with belief as well as handing that belief into the players’ hands.

Belief, especially at community levels of sport, can be a barrier for those struggling to push themselves.

Empower the players to take on the responsibility for their own self-development, safe in the knowledge that their coach trusts that they are capable of taking it on.

Avoid micro-managing the team and constantly looking over the shoulders of your players and give them the belief to take control of the success of the entire team.

Want the latest and affordable software to help you bring out the most in your team? See what SportsClipMaker can do for you today.



Written by: Jasmine Anderson

8 Tips To Become A Better Coach

8 Tips To Become A Better Coach

Are you looking to become a better coach?

While technology can help you become a more accurate, data-driven leader, there are elements of psychology and behaviour that you’ll need to adopt if you’re going to become the best.


Ready to get started?

Here are 7 tips to help you become a better coach.

1. Find Out Everyone’s Strengths

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A one-size-fits-all approach can’t be taken with coaching.

You must orient your focus to match the needs of the person you’re coaching. There is a uniqueness that’s brought onto your team by each member. Finding out the strengths that each member of your team possesses is your job.

As a manager, you need to help the members of your team in the development of their skills through the formulation of a tailored coaching plan. This is a strategy used by kid’s football coach and marketer Diego Varoli. He explains “assigning roles without understanding skills and limitations will only come back to bite you. Finding out everyone’s strengths is the starting point for my little footballers as well as the team I manage at work. And this happens through deep analysis. That’s why sports analysis software is so valuable.”

You can plan and complete projects more efficiently when you are genuinely aware of the individuals within your team.

You also need to certainly understand what their goals are.

2. Provide Clear Communication

The motivation of players during a matchday isn’t your role.

Clear, brief and precise instructions are what you should go for.

Clarity is usually provided by the best coaches. A couple of studies have pointed out that players are less likely to remember many instructions. They’ll probably won’t remember more than three pieces of important information.

Pick one piece of advice to give to your team. Make sure that you deliver this advice using simple language.

This does away with confusions. The team then easily understands the message. Too much information risks confusion.

Progress gained during training may be lost when the team is confused.

3. Stay Positive

Your tone is very critical.

You should have a positive mindset and incorporate many actions. Still, there are diverse ways that different players learn from. Go for a tactics board or a whiteboard if you are not particularly fond of having a five-minute walk. Get yourself something visual for you to get down to work with.

Initiate a discussion with the players instead of having a one-way speech all through.

Find out what the players think they should do when they are faced with certain scenarios. This affirms their understanding of the challenges that lie ahead.

4. Be Patient

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Patience is required in coaching.

This applies regardless of the team that you are coaching; be it the under 8’s or under 21’s side.

It is usually challenging to offer guidance to a team of athletes during the development of their skills. Nevertheless, this guidance can offer many rewards.

Take a break when you feel as though your patience is wearing thin. Stop and reconsider the circumstances. Thereafter, either choose to continue or go for another track.

Stay cool.

Affirm to yourself and your team that there is an understanding of the challenges that lie ahead.

This is one of the secrets of forward improvement.

5. Provide ‘Sandwich’ Feedback

For your athletes to learn, develop and grow, feedback is very essential. For it to be effective, you should use ideal ways when providing feedback.

Make use of the ‘sandwich’ approach when delivering feedback to your team. This approach uses positive reinforcement, followed by constructive criticism, then finished off with more positive reinforcement.

Professional Trainer Leonie O’Connell explains using the  ‘compliment sandwich’, “sometimes what you may think is a throw-away comment, or even your job to point out their faults, comes across as a direct attack. By reinforcing constructive feedback with compliments on what they did right you take away the negative aspect of your feedback. Most people are more receptive to this sandwich approach.”

For instance…

“That’s a fantastic position for your body, ensure your arm’s extended after you’ve taken your shot, keep maintaining that awesome effort”.

Useful information is relayed to the athlete while still making him or her feel great about the efforts put in.

6. Look For The Right Fit

You should not take the cookie-cutter approach when it comes to coaching.

Find out more on the strategies and approaches that you need to take. The personalities of your team members will be a key determinant of the relationships as well as skill sets being developed and the classroom’s needs.

For instance, one of your teachers may want the coach to mainly just observe and make suggestions. On the other hand, another teacher may be more inclined to the coach being more hands-on modelling and demonstrations.

The skills, needs and preferences of each teacher will determine how you’ll support them. This is basically what makes coaching challenging.

Plus it also makes it exciting!

7. Build a Relationship with your Players

Just like anything in life, building a strong relationship with your players is going to hugely change the way they play. This can bring an immeasurable emotional impact to the energy players put in and the performance they get out.

Always remember that you are coaching people, make sure you care more about them then the sport. We recommend keeping individual files for all players to record not only their performance but important people in their life, their birth dates, favourite foods and anything else that will help develop your relationship with them

Setting aside time to speak with your team on a casual basis is important, this could be as simple as asking them what they got up to on the weekend or how their new puppy is doing with toilet training. But don’t forget that relationships go two ways, as a coach you may have to open up first and share your personal life and what’s meaningful to you first.

Take a leap of courage and see how your athletes change the way they play after opening up.

8. Continue Improving

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Attending courses and accreditation isn’t all there is to the improvement of a coach. Self-evaluation is also critical.

Ask yourself these questions after your coaching sessions:

  • During the sessions, what meaningful things did I engage in?
  • What areas do I need to improve on?
  • What were the achievements of my athletes?

Adjustments to your coaching can be made from the answers to these questions.

Additionally, find an experienced coach to guide you.

For continuous improvement, get experienced coaches to watch your sessions. Or, watch your own sessions with sports tech designed to evolve as a coach.

Find out more about using affordable sports analysis software by clicking here!

Author Bio: Jasmine Anderson

Soccer Analysis Software – Click On/Off Recording of Vision

Discover the New Changes to Sports Editing Software in SportsClipMaker

We have all had slight struggles with sports editing software. There’s always a barrier to entry whether that be cost, time, or the software simply being difficult to use. But, visual learning through this kind of software really is the key to your team’s future improvement.

However, we’ve recently added a new feature on our sports editing software, SportsClipMaker, that will make both sports editing and analysis easier than ever before. With this feature you can now manually click on and click off your players and actions, making it simpler for you to access your highlights. Watch the video above or read this blog to see how much easier your sports editing will become with this simple to use feature.

What has changed to past match editing software?

In the past, you would have to manually record your players and actions on ‘Setup’ mode. There you would right-click, and manual record by clicking on and clicking off the labelled players and actions onscreen.

We have since moved this feature to the settings. Move back to the ‘Code’ mode and select the ‘settings’ button (…). Here you can play around with the lead and lag of your players or the lead and lag of your actions. By moving both the lead and the lag of a player to ‘0’ you give yourself the capability to record a continuous clip for your selected player until you decide to click off. This can also be done for your actions.

If you have a number other than ‘0’ in either the lead or the lag the clip will play until that number of seconds has played out. Lead being seconds before you click on and lag being seconds after clicking on. You can move these numbers around in the settings at any time you want. Very easy to use and will allow you to get the very best out of our sports editing software.


What makes this change improvement for our software?

Before now it would have been impossible to have your actions in time recording and your players in manually recording (or vice-versa) at the same time. This change allows you to record both aspects however you want and whenever you want. Both players and actions work through manually recording which makes your job analyzing the match much easier. Everything is in the settings tab and extremely straightforward to use.


How to process your sports analysis clips from SportsClipMaker

Once you’ve finished analysing and coding your clips you will want to process them for future use. To process your clips, you want to move from Code mode (where you spend 90% of your time) to Review mode, do so by pressing ‘R’ on your keyboard.

While in Review mode you can select any of your players or actions to select all of the applicable clips (ex. Trent Storer or Centre Bounce). Then press on the ‘Process Clips’ button, the cog on the bottom panel. This will merge all of your selected clips into individual MP4 files, whether you selected all of the clips or just your selected clips.


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Football Analysis Software to Fast Forward Improvement

How to use Football Analysis Software to Fast Forward Your Team’s Improvement


One of the biggest issues facing today’s sporting coaches is getting to grips on how best to coach while adapting to both the competition and the increasing shift toward technology. Not knowing quite what will best benefit your team or best combat your next opposition is always an issue. We’ve all faced that problem, but with my football analysis software, SportsClipMaker, I believe I have found the answer.

As an Australian Rules Football coach in Australia I originally developed the app for my sport. But the software can and does cater for any and all sports.


Why visual teaching is no longer a hindrance to your football coaching

Every single major sporting competition in the world coaches with vision. You see visual analysis on the television, and you see visual analysis online, whenever you check in on your favourite sport. But why has visual coaching not taken off beyond these major competitions?

The three main reasons against visual learning I have heard from other coaches are:

  1. I don’t have the time.
  2. I can’t afford it.
  3. I’m not tech savvy.

These were all once reasonable excuses against using sports analysis software. Yes, we are all time poor. Yes, some of the football analysis software out there can be expensive. And yes, it isn’t always easy to make that leap into the tech world. But times have changed. Technology has made this kind of software much more accessible. With SportsClipMaker, and these blogs, I can show you how easy and affordable football analysis software has become. And with that knowledge you will have another weapon to coach your team to further success.


Make your match analysis easier than ever before using voiceover on SportsClipMaker

The best feature on SportsClipMaker is the ability to use the inbuilt voiceover function to create a match review over your video. This function is incredibly easy to use and will save you a lot of time when producing your match analysis.

To use the function, make sure you are in Code mode (press ‘C’ on the keyboard) and then find your way to the ‘Record a Voice Over’ button on the bottom panel. The button will then be highlighted in red to indicate that it is active. From there you speak into your mic and give your match analysis of that moment. Once you have finished giving your analysis simply click the ‘Voice Over’ button again and a ‘Match Review’ will appear in the top-right corner of your screen, with the applicable time stamps.

To listen to the ‘Match Review’ ensure that you are still in Code mode and select the Review that you require. Then press ‘P’ on the keyboard and the software will play your voiceover over the clip.

You can use this function to overlay a match review whenever you see a matter of interest that you want to point out to your team. Whether that’s a note of encouragement or some advice that will deliver improvement in the given area. This is a great tool that you and your team will get a lot out of in a short space of time.  And the best part is the easy functionality that allows you to use this sports analysis software at any level of your coaching career.


How to get the most out of your sports analysis software using fast forward and rewind

If you come across a lull in play with nothing specific to analyse you can easily fast forward and rewind your match without lifting your hands from the keyboard. One of the biggest issues facing modern technology, particularly in Australia, is the buffer which makes it a hassle to move through videos smoothly.

SportsClipMaker, however, runs smoothly and makes it very easy for you to get to the interesting parts of your match. If you select the right arrow key on the keyboard the match will move forward five seconds at a time. The opposite happens with the left arrow key which will rewind the match by five seconds in case you want to watch a certain moment again. By selecting the up arrow key your match will advance by thirty seconds and by selecting the down arrow key your match will rewind by thirty seconds. This function allows you as the coach to get to the important parts of your game without any hassle. For more tips on Fast Forwarding and Rewinding during a game, click on this link.


How to spread your match analysis to your team by processing your clips

Once you have finished analysing the game you need to grab your clips from SportsClipMaker and send them to the team. This is incredibly easy to do and makes transferring advice to the team easier than ever before.

Firstly, make sure that you are in Review mode by selecting ‘R’ on the keyboard. That will reveal the ‘Process Clips’ button the bottom panel. Select ‘Process Clips’ and the app will merge all of your clips into one MP4 file. You will be able to access this file at any time.

You can then transfer your match review to your team. Whether that means sending the analysis to the team over Facebook, YouTube, other social media, or simply going through the clips face to face. All of these methods are easily accessible and incredibly cost-effective. The modern generation loves this form of coaching and are easily engaged by visual learning. If you need advice on how to share these clips to Facebook or Youtube click on this link to our previous blogs and videos that outline the process.


Download SportsClipMaker to take your football analysis and coaching to the next level

If you’re interested in one of the most complete Sport Analysis Apps in the world head to SportsClipMaker.com to download your 14-day free trial. You won’t regret it. SportsClipMaker has increased the viability of visual coaching tenfold by making visual learning time-effective, cost-effective, and easy to use. Football analysis software has never been better and will really take your team’s improvement to the next level. Good luck on the coaching.

Placing game vision on the computer

Before you begin with the SportsClipMaker to edit and analyse your recent team’s game, you need to prepare and save your mp4 video of your match onto your Windows 10 computer. Positioning your match files in the correct position on your windows 10 computer is vital and will help make the entire process of managing game analysis and cutting important clips from the game for review an easy one.

In this video, we will take you step by step through the process of saving each of your clips in the same folder, named specifically to find easier for later use. This preparation sets up your project before using the video analysis software, to make for a flowing transition, from full, raw game video to loading them directly into the software then to cutting and editing the specific analysed clips.

After placing the mp4 video files from your game in a folder inside videos, you can open the SportsClipMaker to easily transfer them onto the program. If your files are not mp4, no problem — you can visit our site to help you with a direct link to convert them into mp4 form, which works easiest for our sports analysis software. The video takes you through, several times for clarity, step-by-step directions from loading the files properly onto your computer, to taking the clips from the saved files on your computer to placing them directly into the SportsClipMaker for editing and processing.

Placing your game video files in the correct position on your computer is extremely important for a base starting step in the entire process of setting up video analysis software for you and your team. Following the tutorial video in its step-by-step guide and demonstration makes it easy for you to follow along and prepare your game footage to be cut and edited using the SportsClipMaker program.

We hope this video helps you prepare for the game analysis and the process of video editing and cutting using SportsClipMaker.


Uploading Clips to YouTube then Sharing with Facebook Messenger

This YouTube video shows you how to share YouTube video links through Facebook Messenger. This simple and easy-to-use coaching tool will take your team to the next level. As a successful coach, you want to be able to share videos with your players to not only help the individual player improve but the overall team. You can do this through Facebook Messenger which is free and accessible to everyone. SportsClipMaker is a cutting-edge video editing and analysis tool that you can use to your advantage as a successful coach. But, let’s break down how to share videos to help your team win in a few easy steps.

First, go to Facebook Messenger on your web browser by going to messenger.com. Then, search and go to the player’s name and click it. Copy and paste the YouTube video url in the message to the player. Just use the buttons ctrl C to copy and ctrl V to paste. The last easy step is sending the video to the desired player. So, by just using two tabs on your web browser you can send video information to your players in seconds. Another amazing feature is you can simply and quickly share a video with the whole team by following the same process of copying and pasting the url in the message and sending it in the team Messager group.

By using Facebook Messenger and your Youtube account the SportsClipMaker is the sports analysis software that will making sharing video information with your team effective and straightforward. This product will help team improvement and and overall communication so you can help an individual player to be a winner. A coach of a winning team will use the sports coaching tool the Sports Clip Maker to improve, analyze and take their teams and player to the next level.

Here is a tutorial explaining how to upload your processed clips from sports clip maker on YouTube.