Three college athletes stop at a bulletin board outside their locker room. They notice several sheets of information tacked on the board. There’s results of recent testing, a notice about upcoming travel, and information about a community service event.
The athletes grab their phones, take pictures of the board and go on about their day. Now, the information they need is tucked safely away in their phones for later viewing.
By the way, why do we still call them “Phones?” The phone, according to an article in Forbes, is the fifth-most used app on your “phone.” And we get a little annoyed when people use it to call us.
So, what’s the best way to send important information to your athletes? There are several ways.
For one, you could email it. Emails allow attachments, which is helpful. But from the same Forbes article, we learn that over 205 billion emails are send every day, which translate to 29 emails for every man, woman and child on the planet. Emails get buried and deleted because college-age athletes assign a low level of urgency to anything that is emailed.
You could send a text with an attachment. Texting is the preferred method of communication with 68 percent of 17-to-24-year olds surveyed by Forbes admitting to “texting a lot” every day. Like emails, though, texts can be buried and go un-read.
If you want to make sure your athletes get the information they need, you should have a method of communication strictly for you and them, a place where messages, documents, videos, scouting reports, practice plans, announcements and anything else you want can be sent and stored in a safe place.
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Or you could text the whole team and tell them to stop by an take a picture of the new stuff on the bulletin board.