Digital coaching to put athletes on track

Participa8 chief executive Paul Prior. Picture: Kristie Lim
Participa8 chief executive Paul Prior. Picture: Kristie Lim

A BAYSWATER company is urging junior sporting clubs and governing bodies to use its newly-launched digital coaching tool.

Participa8 enables coaches to assess, track and communicate with players on their skill development.

There are also player profiles generated at the end of the season, which has a comment section for coaches to provide messages and set goals for the next season.

Ryan Turnbull and Chad Morrison’s WA Female Football Academy, the WA Football Commission, AFL Victoria, AFL NSW, football clubs in Noranda, Mt Lawley, Swan Hills, Claremont and Melbourne, and netball clubs in Perth and Melbourne are using the software.

The company is also working with UWA to evaluate and report data to ensure it has a positive impact on junior sporting participation.

Participa8 chief executive Paul Prior. Picture: Kristie Lim

Chief executive Paul Prior said research from the software showed children wanted to have fun, improve, contribute to their team and have good relationships with coaches.

“Participa8 allows junior coaches to assess players across a range of skills for the sole goal of using that information to demonstrate improvement in the player and the team.”

Mr Prior said the software would help keep children involved in their sport.

He said lawn bowls, water polo, cheerleading and soccer clubs, and national and state sporting bodies were in discussions to use the software.

For information, visit Participa8.com.au.

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