Player quizzing has become an extremely popular coaching tool, not only to evaluate, but to teach players in the digital information age.

“Today’s Preparation Determines Tomorrow’s Achievement”

“Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance”

“It’s not the will to win that matters. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters”

“Success is where Preparation meets Opportunity”

Locker rooms all over the world are plastered with quotes emphasizing the power of preparation. Coaches watch endless hours of film, scouting reports are created, game plans are installed and the real work is all completed before the lights come on and the whistle blows. How can we, as coaches, make sure our teams are best prepared for competition? How can we know if they have absorbed the information we have given them? Answers in athletics are rarely simple, but this one is: Test them

Testing as an evaluation has been a standard in education forever. Testing also has significant value as a teaching/coaching tool.

Quizzing players is not new. Five-time Super Bowl Champion Coach Bill Belichick, has long been known to value player quizzing as a key to having one of the best prepared teams in the NFL week-in and week-out. Belichick uses quizzing as a way to stress the importance of knowing the opponent and the gameplan inside and out.

Another benefit of player quizzing is to know what they know AND what they don’t. Wouldn’t you want to know if your team fully understands how you will be defending the low post before the game and not after giving up back to back layups? By quizzing players, coaches can use the data results to direct what information needs to be readdressed or what tactics need to be covered again in practice or shoot around.

As coaches and athletes evolve, so should game preparation. Using player quizzing to teach and evaluate what players do and don’t know will help you as a coach better prepare your team.

Just Play provides a more active learning environment making your team better prepared for gameday. This includes detailed scouting reports, diagrams, analytics and PLAYER QUIZZING! Let us show you how we can help take your program to the next level. Sign up for a demo today!