Note: for the prelude to this post, read Part I: The Obstacles of Coaching
In Part I I explained some of my background as a tennis coach and the obstacles I have faced in my experience. Now you know who I am, so you understand why I want a solution to these problems. This is what inspired my teammate and I to develop goalop.
goalop will be an asset to coaches, fitness trainers, and individuals because it keeps the above questions in mind. The free initial version we have developed will allow coaches and individuals to collaborate outside of training sessions.
The Beta version offers a clean web site where a coach or fitness trainer can connect with their clients through their email address. From there they can rate practices or performances; leave feedback on what was good or needs to be improved; share relevant articles, videos, documents; and organize and share their events and goals on the calendar.
Individuals using goalop will be able to see the feedback their coach or fitness trainer has left for them, but the individual will also be able to set their own goals. These goals (and their “achieve by” dates) along with any scheduled events will appear in the organized layout of the calendar. Your progress and improvement can be planned, organized, and tracked.
In the future goalop will expand on this foundation to offer more tools. Coaches will be able advertise themselves by uploading their information such as: Name, Location, Certifications, Specialties, Awards, etc. Individuals looking for a coach or fitness trainer will be able to browse for coaches and read authentic feedback from happy (or unhappy) customers to decide their best fit.
At its core goalop offers a social and fun way to organize training, track progress, and collaborate outside of training sessions to reach the goals you set.
goalop – The Social Network for Sports Training
Coming August 2012!
For more information check out www.goalop.com
The goalop team