Rugby coaches without the financial clout of the Aviva Premiership are able to bring technological assistance to their own clubs with the help of the iTeam app for iPhone. Advancements in technology have put a wealth of statistics and data at the disposal of the game’s professional coaches. Those further down the rugby ladder can now get insights into their team on Apple’s smartphone.
iTeam allows users to view fixtures for the remainder of the season, past results from the current or previous seasons and scoring stats for each player. Coaches can give players a snap rating on a 5-star system to make sure they remember who impressed them. The app is proving hugely popular with mini and junior teams. Many youth coaches are finding that sharing the data and ratings with their players enthuses the youngsters, who are familiar with similar basic statistics from video games.
After entering the details of players, fixtures and opponents, iTeam gives coaches the chance to record the number of tries, conversions, penalties and drop goals scored by each player in every match. The app uses a clean design and friendly interface, which is almost identical to the iPhone layout for Contacts, iPod and Email.
Download the iTeam app now from iTunes for £1.79.