Yesterday, I went to YouTube to get some ideas for my week of soccer practices. Of course, I quickly found a nice collection to check out. But here’s what happened.
I started with a video about teaching possession. Then I watched one about possession with a diamond midfield. Then I saw one with one of the best players of all time, Johan Cruyff, explaining the how he played in the diamond. I had to watch that one.
Then it all broke down. One of the videos YouTube thought I might be interested in was “Fans vs Football Players, Craziest Fights.” How thoughtful of them. That led me to “Greatest Hockey Fights of All Time,” which brought me to “Craziest Moments in Sports, and then “The 10 Hardest Positions in Sports” (spoiler alert, it’s goaltender in hockey).
At that point, my tiny attention span had been exposed, and I hadn’t even touched anything to do with poker or music. I had spent close to an hour by then, and since roughly 300 videos are posted in YouTube every minute, there were 18,000 new ones just waiting for me. I realized I was lost, a long way from my intended subject. So I started again, more determined than ever to focus on my initial subject.
But I couldn’t help but wonder what kind of video maze my players find themselves in when I send a link. Their attention span, after all, is shorter than mine, and I know they can’t resist puppies.
Sending YouTube links to players is a very popular way for coaches to prepare players for training sessions. For example, coaches send a message telling players to watch a particular practice exercise they will do that day. Perhaps the note should say, “Here procrastinate for a while.”
DRIVN has eliminated the problem. When a link from YouTube is sent through DRIVN chat, it becomes embedded in DRIVN. It doesn’t go to YouTube. It opens up right in DRIVN. The players can only watch the one you sent. And while that takes care of issues regarding attention spans, it is also extremely helpful to someone like me, who coaches teenage girls.
It’s comforting to know that I don’t have to worry about inappropriate content finding its way into something that comes from me.
Find out what else DRIVN can do for you by watching a six-minute video. You won’t be tempted to watch anything else.