Takedown at the Monterey Clinic of Champions for Coaches
Early on Saturday morning, we loaded our gear into the back of the truck and drove down to the 2012 Monterey Clinic of Champions for Coaches, the 35th annual meeting of this fabulous clinic that is held on the California coast.
Usually we attend as coaches with our notepads and recording devices. This time we came as presenters manning a booth to show the Takedown app to fellow high-school coaches and to gather their feedback. We felt very lucky for all the comments and advice we received and it was great to put faces to names. There were at least 180 coaches in attendance at the Clinic, and we were pleased to have 50 of them stop by our booth.
The coaches told us that what they liked was the simplicity, security, and reporting capabilities of the iPad-based app. What we also heard was that we shouldn't lose that focus and that coaches need something that is as easy to use ten hours into a tournament as it is during the first match of the day. We really understand that !
We also showed how Takedown on the iPad can drive an ordinary external display using an inexpensive connector or using the Apple TV device. We had set up both of these on the table.
Coaches were particularly interested how Takedown reports can be used to help their kids get recruited by colleges. We'll write more in future blog entries about the use of external displays and using Takedown to help in recruiting.
Takedown by LevelChanger. Available on the App Store