FA Coach’s App
FA TAKES GLOBAL LEAD
The last number of months have certainly been ones of change, renewal and re-invention by The FA. The change of long-standing kit manufactures to world renowned brand Nike; the opening of the class-leading National football Centre at St. George’s Park and now The FA takes the lead in the digital learning environment through the introduction of the FA Coachs App. Developed, Designed and Delivered by i-Drills.
To date no other sports National Governing Body in football/soccer has created an app to allow their coaches to plan practices, structure sessions or socially share coaching content. This global first shows that the Three Lions are ready to roar and will lead the pride.
Having released Version 2.1 of i-Drills soccer in July 2012, i-Drills began rebuilding the engine that powers it’s apps. the long-standing vision of creating an integrated, socially driven coaching app meant some radical changes needed to take place. time would be required to do this and so we took this time to renew & reinvigorate the app. And this vision bore fruit when the new i-Drills Engine was completed last autumn.
Faster, cleaner, retina – the app now gives a wholly richer experience and with new features and functions added in, users will be able to get cracking on making their coaching content ready for the digital age.
SOCIAL & SOCIABLE
The modern world though has seen the rise and rise of the digital coach, willing to seek out resources from across the social and web environment. DVDs replaced by Youtube, pen and paper overtaken by the iPad generation. And embedded within these is the social underpinning of Twitter, Facebook and others. And they live right within the app too.
Having created a complete practice in minutes you can share it globally in seconds. Post it, Tweet it, Email it! And when you need inspiration, dive into the Transfer Market and download more content for your library!
However, where sharing with everyone is not to your liking, keep things close-to-hand by selecting CoachMates to share directly with. No one else involved. Collaboration in coaching has never been so easy – and that can be across the desk or across the world!
BENEFITS FOR I-DRILLS USERS
For those currently using the app, you will get some significant benefit at launch. you will still need to purchase the new app as the old system is incompatible with the new engine! However you will benefit from 6 months free Transfer Market (£9.99) and Unlimited CoachMates (£0.99). the i-Drills Soccer Version 2.1/2.2 will still continue to work in legacy but will be largely unsupported.
BENEFITS FOR FA LICENSED COACHES CLUB MEMBERS
Current members of the FA’s LCC will also benefit from the launch of the app. they too will get unlimited CoachMates and will also have access to a dedicated LCC Content Stream within the App. This will only be available to LCC members.
We are really excited with this great new venture and look forward to working closely with The FA to continually deliver an app that drives coaching to new levels, both in England and across the globe!