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CoachNow Best Practices: Unlocking the Power of the Cloud Library

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In today’s world, file management can be a bit of a nightmare.

And that’s especially true for Coaches that embrace technology and deliver their coaching feedback online.

But with CoachNow, files and media are saved automatically in your private, secure Cloud Library.

And learning how to leverage your library’s tools will streamline the organization of your posts, documents, videos, photos and more.

And of course, everything is accessible across all your devices, saving precious hard drive space and giving you access to exactly what you need, even if you're on the go.

For today’s post, we’re gonna highlight the top 3 features that makes our Cloud Library stand out from the crowd.

We'll also give you best practices for organizing and finding your content when you need it most.

Let's get to it.

1. Use Tags to Organize Your Content

Have you ever felt like you're searching for a needle in a haystack looking for a specific piece of content?

That’s where “Tags” can be a lifesaver.

Tags allow you to organize instructional posts and coaching media to make them easily searchable for yourself and other Members.

You can also create custom tags tailored to your coaching style (eg: drills, swings, practice plan etc.), making it simpler to find specific content when you need it most.

Whenever you’re creating a post, simply tap the ‘Add Tags’ button, create your custom tag, and tap “done”.
Boom! Now you can use the search icon to find all videos with that tag super easily.

2. Find What You Need With Filtered Search

Have lots of photos or videos with the same tags? Find what you need with additional search filters in your Cloud Library.

Simply tap the funnel icon at the top of the library feed.
On this menu, select what type of media you want, sort by whether that media was “captured” or “uploaded”, and even put in a precise date range for when the media was created (*down to the month on mobile, down to the day on web).
Tap “apply” to only see the media you specified.

Now when you search for a specific tag, the app will ONLY show you the tagged media that ALSO follows the parameters of the filter you created.

The filtering capability of CoachNow’s Cloud Library is super powerful. No more lost drills, video analysis, practice notes… Everything is readily at your fingertips.

3. Re-Use Posts From the Cloud Library

Whenever you post a piece of media (videos, photos, documents, etc), it’s automatically added to your library with all the tags you included in your post. This makes it super easy to re-use that content later on.

Say you’re making a post in an Athlete’s Space and you want to reference a video they posted in the past.

All you need to do is tap the big orange button, tap “Library”, and search for the media using tags or the other filters we discussed above.
Of course, you then have the option to add additional media to the post and compare them side-by-side in Versus Mode.
Another pro tip: we’ve seen coaches curate collections of videos in their library that showcase the movement of more advanced players.

In such a scenario, the coach would import the videos and give them the same tag (e.g. “model swing”). Then, when their athlete uploads a video, the coach can easily compare their movement to that of a professional.
One last thing... Did you know you can send media to all your athletes, directly from the Cloud Library?

Simply click the 3 dots in the lower right corner of your app, tap “library”, select your media, then tap “Create Post”.
Once you’re in the post editor, just tap “select location for this media”.

Then, choose the Space(s) or Group(s) you wish to post the media to. You can quickly edit if you like, and even send the post to multiple athletes at once by selecting a List.
Once you’ve chosen the destination, tap “done”, add a description, any additional tags, and tap “post”. Voila!

CoachNow makes it easy to find the files and coaching media you need, when you need it.

Using Tags and filters, you can search through everything you’ve ever posted in seconds.

And once you find what you need, you can quickly post directly from the library to anywhere else in the platform, saving you tons of time.

What’s your favorite way to use the Cloud Library? We want to hear about it!

And, as always, just let us know if you have questions. We’re here to help!
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