So you’ve been recently appointed as the coach of your football team and congratulations are in order! It’s a big responsibility to tackle; you’ve got to keep your eyes on the ball if you want to end the season basking in the glory.
Before kick-off, you’ll need to make sure everything is in place – a chaotic team as a result of poor leadership certainly won’t be scoring goals or winning trophies. Thankfully, our app makes running a successful footie team a breeze. Here’s everything you need to know about organising your squad with Padoq!
Football Team Invites
The days of chasing strikers for a confirmation on their availability via WhatsApp are well and truly over. Set up a padoq and send out the link invite to both current and potential teammates. This way, you’ve got everybody in one space for whenever you need to post important updates on matches and try outs.
Training Everybody Can Make
Once you’ve got the final team in order, it’s time to organise those all important training sessions. It’s vital that the players stay consistent with these in order to improve their skills, stamina, and technique, so choose a day and time that works for everybody with a simple poll in Padoq.
Get Your Kit Ready
The team need to be kitted out before any matches can be won. Share a link to where everyone can quickly request their sizes. With this simple solution, there’s really no excuse for the goalkeeper to be diving around in an old gym shirt!
Your players will want to know who they’re up against and where they place in the league, so why not share any upcoming fixtures and their current points in Padoq? This will be a great resource for any half-time pep talks.
Don’t Forget The Essentials
Footballs, cones, bibs, first aid, spare kit… there’s a lot to remember when running a football team. To make sure you don’t leave anything behind, create a checklist and share it in your padoq for you and any volunteers to refer to.
Sorting Out The Transport
Distance is often a barrier when it comes to training sessions. Not everybody will be able to get to the ground easily, so it’s your responsibility to set an example and organise their transport. See if you can find a couple of car owners in the team that are willing to provide lifts every week with a quick post in padoq.
Organise Team Socials
Make the most of those post-match endorphins with a team social to boost morale and round the night off. Whether you organise an epic all-you-can-eat buffet or meet up for some casual drinks, throwing a social is a great chance for the team to get to know each other off the pitch.
Keep Team Spirit High
You could use Padoq as a support forum for your football team for whenever they’re down in the dumps. Design man of the match templates, crown a winner each game, and share motivational quotes.
Collect Any Payments
It can be hard to keep track of who’s paid when your schedule is heaving. With Padoq, you can request and track payments with our wallet feature. So if you’re chasing the last few deposits for the team roadtrip, send the stragglers a quick reminder.
Feeling ready for kick-off? Organise your football team today with Padoq – download the app here.