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March 2019
Go travelling with West Bromwich Albion Academy’s Head of Player Development and Talent ID, Paul Gardiner

Go travelling with West Bromwich Albion Academy’s Head of Player Development and Talent ID, Paul Gardiner

As Head of Player Development and Talent ID for West Bromwich Albion Academy, it’s safe to say I love my job. Taking the boys on tour multiple times a year, it’s very important for us to conduct a pre-tour visit to check out the facilities and make sure everything is ready for the arrival of the teams.
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Welcoming a Premier League Player on board as a Director: An Interview with Nick Cook

Welcoming a Premier League Player on board as a Director: An Interview with Nick Cook

We’ve had the absolute pleasure of getting to know Nick Cook over the last few months as he’s brought his club (now known as Jack Wilshere’s NCF Elites) on board with Coacha. Chatting to Nick on a daily basis and getting to know him and his club more, meant that we were absolutely over the moon for them when they rang to tell us they were welcoming Premier League player, Jack Wilshere on board as a Director.
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February 2019
6 reasons your members and parents will love Coacha

6 reasons your members and parents will love Coacha

You can’t please everyone and the customer is always right. These are cliché phrases that most of us roll our eyes at through our lives. And the irony is, when we’re wise enough to understand them, we realise they could actually have a point…
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How to save money using sports club membership software

How to save money using sports club membership software

We speak to sports clubs every single day. Regardless of whether they’re charitable or profitable, the majority of club owners we speak to all tell us that their biggest frustration is losing or spending more money than they would like or can afford.
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January 2019
How much do you value your time? 3 ways to spend your time more wisely

How much do you value your time? 3 ways to spend your time more wisely

We can spend months, years, even decades stuck in the same old routine. And why? Because it’s familiar and therefore feels safe. There comes a time in life when you have to accept that the times are moving on. Although you may not want to, embracing change can be important to future success.
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December 2018
Paper-Based Admin VS Sports Club Management Software

Paper-Based Admin VS Sports Club Management Software

It’s nearly time for a new year and a fresh start. Many clubs we speak to at this time of year are determined to make a change. They've spent the last 3 - 4 years breaking promises to themselves to take the leap from paper-based admin. They've decided that enough is enough.
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November 2018
  5 signs that your spreadsheets are causing you more hassle than help

5 signs that your spreadsheets are causing you more hassle than help

A huge proportion of new Coacha users arrive to us spending far too much time on club admin. Many of them having gone around in circles for years. Over the years, they've broken many promises to themselves about finding a new way to run their club. When they eventually arrive to us, they're ready to make a change.
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5 tips for retaining sports club members

5 tips for retaining sports club members

It’s inevitable, not every athlete who joins your programme is going to remain a member. Sometimes it can't be helped. But when does losing members become a problem? When it’s regular. When you aren’t getting feedback. When you are getting feedback… but it’s not good.
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October 2018
Who to Follow in Sport: A Social Media Special – Part 2

Who to Follow in Sport: A Social Media Special – Part 2

When we started compiling accounts and researching for Part 1 of this series (exactly one month ago – how quick is time flying this year?!), we had definitely underestimated the amount of amazing accounts, organisations and resources we would come across.
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A GDPR tool that clubs can use

A GDPR tool that clubs can use

The ICO have a great new little tool (launched on 10th Oct) which is aimed at small business owners and sole traders. Sole traders are people who run a business and are not a partnership, limited company or a charity. And small business owners, are … well, small business owners!
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