This article originally appeared in a digital publication of Thinking Bigger Business Media Inc.
Kansas City’s Just Play Sports Solutions has teamed up with the American Football Coaches Association to be the exclusive provider of drill and play diagrams for AFCA publications in 2018. “This is AFCA Magazine is the AFCA’s official magazine and “AFCA Weekly” is the organization’s email newsletter.
Just Play, founded in 2014 by Austin Barone and Andy Wachter, provides interactive teaching tools for football and basketball coaches at all levels. Using the Just Play platform of digital coaching tools, coaches can streamline their workflow and prepare playbooks, game plans, scouting reports and quizzes. An interactive app allows coaches to share information with players and also track players’ activity and progress.
Barone said, “The American Football Coaches Association represents the gold standard in football coaching education, interaction and networking. This is just the first step in providing much more comprehensive content solutions for coaches.”
Barone and Wachter are two former college athletes who spent time as Division 1 athletes and also helped to support their football and basketball coaching staffs. Being both athletes and coaching assistants helped the two understand not just the player experience but also the workload of coaches. Just Play streamlines a coach’s workflow and allows coaches to better teach their teams. The platform is currently being used by hundreds of football and basketball coaches across the country.