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Member Drills Database Improvement Feb 2015


THE NEW AND IMPROVED MEMBER DRILLS DATABASE

 

Well, we asked for your ideas and feedback on the Member Drills Database and you certainly let us know with more responses than we ever imagined. You came up with lots of good ideas. Thank you so much.

Check out the video below for all the exciting details.

 

 

The common themes that were mentioned in the majority of responses were the following in no particular order.

1.  More content…weekly if possible

2.  A better way to search

3.  Content in a different format

4.  A community where coaches can share and discuss ideas.

And we have listened…and come up with some great solutions that will make the Member Drills Database even better.

More Content

We will increase the sessions we upload.  We will now upload a new drill/training session EVERY WEEK (as well as the usual monthly WCC Magazine).  We will alternate a complete training session one week and a small-sided game the next week.

New Authors

We have three great new coaches who will write the articles.  All three coaches have great experience having previously published work as well as extensive coaching backgrounds.  See the video for more details on the three authors.

Different Format

The new weekly articles will be posted directly as blog pages making them easier to find, search and for us to index into topics for you.

Search Function

The current format of the Member Drills Database has a powerful search function.  Check the video above to see it in action.  Plus, the different format of the weekly articles should be easier to search and navigate.  However, we have our IT team looking at various options for us on how we can improve the search function in a big way.  And although we can’t get this done right away, we are definitely working on it and hope to have something done soon.

Invitation-Only Coaching Community

We heard this about as much as anything and so we have created an invitation-only Facebook group just for Member Drills Database subscribers.  Here you will be able to discuss the weekly drills and training sessions and come up with your own ideas and thoughts on them.  You can also ask for advice from your fellow coaches…and to make this group special, many of our most experienced coaches and authors have agreed to be an active part of the group.  So this will be a good opportunity to seek advice from coaches with high level qualifications, international experience, decades of top level coaching experience and more.

Explosive Shooting and Finishing, Rotational Warm-Up and More

We have just published the November issue of the WORLD CLASS COACHING Magazine and uploaded it to the Member Drills Database.  Included are the articles below.

Please Note – We have made a decision to end the special offer of a $50 coupon when you subscribe to the Member Drills Database at midnight on November 27.  So if you have been holding off or sitting on the fence, now is the time to act and subscribe.

November Issue Articles:

  • A rotational warm-up from English FA coach, Colin Reid
  • Jimmy Gilligan shares some explosive shooting and finishing exercises
  • A movie of Jimmy Gilligan’s shooting and finishing exercises
  • The life of a U13 player at the SC Braga Academy, Portugal
  • Five warm-up stations of the NEC Nijmegen Academy

Just in case you are counting, we have now added over 1000 pages of new content to the Member Drills Database in the last three months. There’s a reason that coaches like Anson Dorrance, Randy Waldrum and Phil Roscoe of the Liverpool Academy praise our Member Drills Database.

Check out the movie preview of the November issue below.

Have a good day.

Mike Saif

August Issue of WORLD CLASS COACHING Magazine Uploaded to Member Drills Database

Yes we have uploaded even more content to the Member Drills Database. The August issue of the WORLD CLASS COACHING Magazine has just been uploaded. Included are:

  • A timely article by Kendall Reyes on how Barcelona have mastered the art of attacking
  • Some Dutch defending drills from Jan Pruijn
  • A lively six-goal small-sided game that your players will love from the Aspire Academy, Qatar
  • A soccer conditioning article that looks at the importance of research
  • Some fun games for young players from FineSoccer

NOW WORKS ON ANDROID – I’m excited to announce that this July issue and all future publications from this date forward will now work on Android devices as well as iPhones and iPads. All existing publications will be updated over the next few months.

Here is a testimonial from Craig Scriven of USSSA. We have recently completed an agreement for all 4,000+ USSSA coaches to have unlimited access to the Member Drills Database. Check out the other testimonials from the likes of Anson Dorrance and Randy Waldrum below.

“One of my main goals as USSSA National Director is to find ways in which our association can help all USSSA coaches and players. With the Member Drills Database, WORLD CLASS COACHING has provided this opportunity; we can now supply every single coach in our leagues with quality and specific training sessions. By doing so we create a learning environment for all players and coaches that will help develop the individuals in our programs. The Member Drills Database offered by WORLD CLASS COACHING has significantly added greater value to USSSA and is a massive benefit for our coaches and players.”Craig Scriven – USSSA National Director Scriven

And remember, we currently have a special offer when you subscribe to the Member Drills DatabaseWE GIVE YOU A $50 COUPON

Here is a short movie clip of a preview of the newly uploaded July issue. You can see more information on the Member Drills Database below.

 

 

Best Wishes,

Signature

Mike Saif

President

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February Issue Just Out

The February, 2011 issue of the WORLD CLASS COACHING Digital Magazine has been uploaded to the Member Drills Database.  It has some great material.  Below is a short movie that gives a preview of the February issue.

And don’t forget, the Member Drills Database not only gets updated every month with a digital issue of the WORLD CLASS COACHING Magazine, but it is the world’s largest online searchable database of soccer drills and exercises.  And for a limited time, when you subscribe to the Member Drills Database, we will give you a $50 coupon.

$50 Off Your Next Purchase

Warning.  This blog includes a blatant plug for a $50 coupon.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, the Member Drills Database is now fully operational.  And we’ve been getting tons of great feedback.  We’ve also had lots of questions so let me try my best to break it down.

The printed WORLD CLASS COACHING Magazine is now a digital publication.  The last printed issue was Jan/Feb 2011.

The digital version of the WORLD CLASS COACHING Magazine is now published every month and is part of the Member Drills Database.

All subscribers of the printed magazine will be automatically changed over the digital magazine and the Member Drills Database.

The Member Drills Database is the world’s largest online searchable database of soccer drills and exercises.  It contains the last five years of the WORLD CLASS COACHING Magazine plus another 25 publications covering every topic you can think of including age group specific sessions.

The Member Drills Database is updated every month with a new WORLD CLASS COACHING Magazine and we plan to add more publications on a regular basis.  For instance, we have new age group publications that are almost ready and we are working on the 1998-2005 issues of the WORLD CLASS COACHING Magazine.  This plus other publications like the notes from our recent coaches tour to Italy and upcoming International Coaching Seminar will be added making it something like an additional 1,000 pages of content over the coming year.

The benefits of the Member Drills Database are:

  • You can access them 24/7
  • Print as many pages as you like
  • Updated with a new issue of the WORLD CLASS COACHING Magazine every month
  • Easy and Quick keyword search for sessions and topics of your choice
  • Access them on your iPad or smart phone

Like I said, here is the plug for a $50 coupon.

We are launching a very special promotion for the Member Drills Database.  We don’t plan on doing a regular promotion every two years like we did for the magazine.  This is just a special introductory promotion.  We feel that the Member Drills Database sells itself…we just need to ensure as many coaches as possible actually take a look at it.

The offer is pretty simple.  Register for the new Member Drills Database and we will send you a $50 coupon to use on your next purchase.  It’s that simple.  This is good for new subscribers and current subscribers…we will just add another year to your current subscription.

Click here for more info.

Have a great weekend.

Here’s To a Great 2011 Both On and Off the Field

It’s a few days late, but happy New Year to everyone.  I hope it is successful on and off the field for you.

We here at WORLD CLASS COACHING have a lot going on to start the year.

1.  First and foremost we are getting lots of customer questions about our new Member Drills Database.  Basically, the Jan/Feb edition is the last issue of the printed magazine.  The printed magazine will now become a digital magazine with an issue every month (instead of every two months).  The new digital magazine will also now be part of the Member Drills Database that includes over 30 different publications and thousands of pages of drills and exercises.

We are getting great feedback about the Member Drills Database, we are excited about it and feel that it is a groundbreaking addition to our books and DVDs.  Quite simply it is the world’s largest online searchable database of soccer drills and exercises.

2.  We have some excellent new books and DVDs that are ready to be released in the upcoming weeks.  From a coaching perspective, I always enjoy reading new material to get me energized and motivated for getting back to the outdoor game after spending the winter playing indoor soccer, and I think our new stuff will do the same for you.

3.  We are preparing for our trip to the NSCAA Convention in Baltimore.  We always enjoy the Convention and visiting with our customers.  So please stop by the booth if you will be in Baltimore and say hi.

4.  The start of the year always means more work finalizing details for our International Coaching Seminar.  This years seminar has a Dutch Coaching Methods theme and features Jan Pruijn of Ajax International.  We are again partnering with John Walker and hosting the seminar at the University of Nebraska on February 11-12.  Oh, and don’t forget that if you register now…before January 11, you will save $20 with the early bird discount.

So it’s a pretty hectic time for us and it’s usually only after our coaching seminar has concluded that we can take a deep breath and get back to some kind of normality.  Not that I’m complaining, our mission is to provide top quality coaching material to all levels of coaches, and provide that material in platforms that our customers want.  As always, please feel free to let us know if there is anything we can do to improve what we do.

Here’s to a great 2011.

Happy Holidays

Well, it has taken plenty of time and effort, but we have finally got our new Member Drills Database up and running.  I wrote about this in last Friday’s blog.

If you subscribe to the printed version of the WORLD CLASS COACHING Magazine, you already have instant access to the Member Drills Database, so take a look and let us know what you think.

The Member Drills Database contains thousands of pages of drills and exercises and it also includes the entire last five years issues of the WORLD CLASS COACHING Magazine.  We also plan to add the previous seven years issues of the magazine over the coming years so pretty soon the Member Drills Database will include every single issue of the WORLD CLASS COACHING Magazine.

We are really excited about this new development.  It is only at the beginning stages with lots more to come.

On another subject, preparations for our coaching seminar in February are coming along and it promises to be another great weekend.  Don’t forget that if your register now and take advantage of the Early Bird Discount, you will save $20.

That’s the shameless plugs out of the way.  We will be taking a few days off over the holidays, coming into the office occasionally.  so the next blog will be in the New Year.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and safe holidays and a healthy and successful 2011.

Exciting New Developments

We have some exciting new developments that we can share with you in the next week or so. Some of you have already connected the dots and seen our new database of online drills and exercises. It is actually the world’s largest online searchable database of drills and exercises and we are very excited about it. It is 99% completed and ready for release, however, there are so many small pieces that need putting together for the final 1%, it is impossible for me to give an actual release date. As I said, it will likely be sometime in the next week or so. Regardless, I will send out a special email newsletter with all the details once it’s ready.

In a nutshell, we have put together thousands of pages of soccer drills and exercises that you can access 24/7 from anywhere there is an internet connection. It uses the same digital eMag format as the Free Drills and Exercises. Only the Member Drills Database has tons more material and many more publications in what will be the world’s largest online searchable database of soccer drills and exercises.

As well as being able to print as many pages as you like, the main benefit is that it has a “live Bookmarks” function. Quite simply, when you click the Bookmark icon, it will bring up a list of sessions in that publication and when you click on them, it will take you directly to that session within the publication. There are other benefits as well like being able to access on your smartphone, a search function, page magnification and others.

There are currently over 30 publications ranging from the usual topics like, Attacking, Defending, Systems of Play, Condtioning as well as publications like Italian Sessions, Dutch Sessions, Italian Sessions, Pro Academy Sessions and various age group publications.

We plan to add material to the Member Drills Database every month as well as adding new publications throughout the year.

We are really excited about this about this new ground breaking venture. It’s not set up yet, nor fully functional but you can get an idea of what the Member Drills Database is all about here.

Have a great weekend.