6 Pre-Season Time Savers for Video Coordinators

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The grind of fall camp is only a few days away.  As a video coordinator, this is your version of getting taped up before a game.  You want to make sure that you have all of your video technology completely buttoned up and coach-proof at this point of the year.  So what can you do in advance to make sure you minimize the number of late-night frantic calls from coaches?

Your friends at the XOS support team have your back.  We’ve put together this checklist of 6 easy ways video coordinators can save time in the pre-season.

CHECKLIST: 6 PRE-SEASON TIME SAVERS FOR VIDEO COORDINATORS

1) UPDATE TO THE LATEST VERSION

You already have enough going on so the last thing you really want to do is a complete network update mid-season.  Before camp even starts, make sure you’re running the latest version of Thunder 2017.

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Need to schedule your Thunder 2017 upgrade? Contact XOS Support.


2) BROWSE THE APP STORES

You have all these mobile tools, like ThunderCloud, that coaches and players will be relying on.  Take a few minutes to check out the Apple or Windows app stores and ensure that you’ve already downloaded the most up-to-date versions of all your apps.

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Want to see what’s updated on the new versions? Check this out. 


3) REVIEW ALL USER SETUPS

Between players and coaches, a typical program has more than 100 ThunderCloud users.  They all want to make sure they have seamless access to their video.  Use some of your downtime before the season to log into SSO and make sure that all your ThunderCloud users are set up correctly.  Spending the time now is sure to save you when the pressure is on in-season.

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Want a reminder of how to log into SSO? Here’s how.


4) GET PREPPED FOR ROAD TRIPS

As a video coordinator, you already know all the basics.  Make sure all your equipment is charged, packed, etc.  That stuff all happens right before you leave.  But what can you do in advance to make your life easier?  Go to Manage Travel Folders in Thunder and make sure that everything is ready to go to when it’s time to hit the road.

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Need to be refreshed on how to Manage Travel Folders? Check this out.


5) LEARN WHAT’S NEW FOR COACHES

Every year we take feedback from coaching staffs and add-in functionality that makes coaches’ lives easier too.  Knowing all about those features before the season starts will save you time answering questions from coaches later on.  This year we’ve made upgrades to the voice notes on ThunderCloud, updated resolver tools, and improved performance on the video analyzer.

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Want to learn about all the new features? Look here.


6) HAVE RESOURCES READY

If you have not already joined the XOS Thunder Football Users Group, definitely do that.  We have also created a great library of resource materials you can use anytime, day or night.  Check out our XOS Knowledge Base for the latest tutorials and troubleshooting tips for Thunder and ThunderCloud.

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Check out the XOS Knowledge Base here.


DID YOU KNOW?

Each week more than 150 NFL and NCAA football teams rely on XOS Digital’s suite of products to make sure they’re prepared for game day.  Want to learn more about all the technologies that can help your organization be its best?

 

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