Feb 19 2024

Technology is always evolving, and it shapes the way we experience life and understand the world around us. Taking this into account, we can’t expect that Gen-Z athletes (born between 1997 and 2012) understand things in the same way that Millenials (born between 1981 and 1996) or even Gen-X (born between 1965 and 1980).

The Gen-Z athletes grew up with a screen in front of them: computer, smartphone, TV, tablet, etc. Thanks to video games and social media, everything has to be immediate. Otherwise, they lose their interest and focus on something else.

This philosophy is translated to every single aspect of their life: the way they learn, how they use their spare time, how they relate to each other, etc. So, if you’re a coach of this generation or the following ones, you need to adapt your methodology to them.

This is when Coach Paint Lite and Pro can be your best ally: Gen-Z athletes are characterized as having shorter attention spans and a preference for short, simplified, and visually engaging pieces of information. Video analysis meets these educational demands with players’ ability to recall information significantly enhanced by this visually-stimulating format of learning.

Research published by Sports Innovation Journal and Training Ground Guru concluded that telestration holds considerable promise within the performance analysis and coaching process. It enhances the knowledge of players and provides match-winning information. You can learn more about this research here. They compared a group of athletes who experienced telestration, with others that don’t:

– Participants in the telestration group achieved overall recall rates of 84% compared to 52.57% for the non-telestration group.

– When it comes to recalling set pieces, the telestration group achieved 86.86% of information recalled, while the non-telestration group recalled only 48%.

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