Posting to Your Team's Feed
Included with the new AthleticAPP is a suite of communications tools to help coaches communicate with their athletes and parents. In addition to the Conversations feature, which allows one-on-one and small-group communications, coaches can also post to their team pages. Creating posts on a team page allows a coach to make posts that are visible to all, such as team schedule and events, or posts that are only visible to members of the team (both athletes and parents), such as what time the bus is leaving, or when uniforms are due to be returned.
The key advantage that AthleticAPP has to any third party communications platform is that your roster already exists on Athletic.net. Additionally, you'll notice that many of your athletes are already shown in AthleticAPP as requesting access to your team, and only need to be connected to the team using your team code. Onboarding athletes is a very simple process. They simply need to create an Athletic.net account. During the account creation process, they'll be prompted to claim their athlete bio. Once they do that, all you need to do as a coach is share the team code with them. See Connecting Athletes to Your Team Using the App for more information.
On the next screen, you'll need to choose which profile you'd like to post to. You'll see options to post to your personal profile and each team profile you coach for. If you coach a team through multiple seasons (such as Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, or Cross Country), you'll see the team listed multiple times. Select the correct sport as well as the correct team.
If you post to your team's profile, you'll have the choice to make the post either public or private:
- Public: The post will be visible to the public on the team's page on Athletic.net, and will appear on coaches', athletes', parents' and followers' feeds, making it an effective way to make public team announcements and get the information in the hands of people that matter immediately.
- Team-Only: The post will be visible to coaches, as well as athletes and parents who have connected to the team using the team code. This is an effective method of making private announcements that need not be shared beyond the team. For more information regarding connecting athletes and parents to your team, see Connecting Athletes to Your Team Using the App.
Start posting today and make AthleticAPP the center of your team's communications!