In partnership with soccer coach Jim Medina, 9magnets LLC has developed a new iOS application called Coaching Wizard, designed it to be the most comprehensive and easy-to-use soccer coaching assistant on the market today.
This all in one application, designed not just for coaches, but also parents, at any level of soccer from the recreational youth level all the way up to professional level, manages everything from playing time and assisting with substitutions during a game, to recording important individual and entire team statistics, as well as assisting with e-mail communication that allows you to share all this game information with every member of the team. Simply put it makes the tough tasks of coaching simple. The iPhone application, Coaching Wizard, is available now for $4.99 in the iTunes App Store.
"As a soccer player my whole life, and now a father of 2 young boys that have started playing, I got involved with youth soccer coaching a few years ago. At this level one of our primary concerns is player development, and equal playing time during a game. I found that while coaching in a live game situation, it was very difficult to keep substitutions running smoothly, while simultaneously trying to watch the game and coach the kids. I found myself more occupied with my bench and everyone's playing time, than what was happening in the game. I told myself there had to be a better way to accomplish this and came up with the idea for Coaching Wizard. My goal with this app is to help assist coaches and parents, during a live game, with managing playing time and substitution order, while being simple enough to use, that you can keep your primary focus on the game itself and coaching the kids." — Jim Medina
In addition to keeping track of every players total playing time, Coaching Wizard, also helps organize your substitution order, and gives you a breakdown on how much time each player has played in each position.
Coaching Wizard is great for tracking individual player's statistics, including goals, shots, assists, saves and cards, as well as team statistics such as goals for and against, free kicks, corner kicks and offsides. At the completion of a game the app allows you to easily send, not just the individual and game statistics, but allows you to archive entire cumulative season statistics, and send this information to players and parents via e-mail using a popular desktop spreadsheet application.
Coaching Wizard also allows you to easily manage multiple teams simultaneously, for those coaches and parents that are involved with multiple players and teams in the same season.
"We really feel that Coaching Wizard is the tool to have for all soccer coaches, and a great example of how useful an app can truly be." stated 9magnets LLC co-founder Cameron Banga, "Soccer coaches, parents, and fans are going to love Coaching Wizard. It's the easiest way to track statistics or substitutions in a soccer game, and it's available on a mobile phone, so it's available anytime and anywhere."
Coaching Wizard is Jim Medina's first application and the first sports genre application for 9magnets LLC, who have produced over two dozen applications for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android devices. Coaching Wizard 1.0 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category.