Written By: Anthony Medaglia (Director, Customer Health)
With a rich history spanning nearly 30 years, V1 Sports has been the trusted companion of thousands of golf professionals, providing them with the tools they need for a successful golf season. Over this extensive period, we have gathered invaluable expertise from some of the best coaches in the industry, and we are excited to pass on these best practices to you. As we approach the off-season, it’s the perfect time to optimize your V1 PRO application, ensuring you’re ready to elevate your coaching game for the upcoming year.
In this blog post, we’ll walk you through a comprehensive checklist to ensure you start the new year with a well-organized and optimized V1 PRO application.
1. Clean Out Old Students and Clients
The first step in preparing your V1 PRO application for the upcoming season is to declutter your list of students and clients. Remove individuals who will not be returning next season, allowing you to focus your attention on current and potential future clients. This step not only helps maintain an organized client list but also ensures that you can provide the best possible service to those who are actively seeking your guidance. Save their contact information in a spreadsheet for future reference, and keep V1 PRO focused on your active clients.
2. Delete Unnecessary Videos
Over time, your V1 PRO application may accumulate a multitude of videos, some of which may no longer serve a purpose. Take the time to review and delete any old videos that are no longer needed and are taking up space on your device. This not only frees up storage but also streamlines your application, making it easier to locate and work with essential or popular content.
3. Utilize the Cloud and Push Valuable Videos to the Locker
To safeguard your most valuable coaching resources and ensure they are accessible whenever you need them, consider utilizing the cloud feature of your V1 PRO application. Push videos to the Locker, where they will be securely stored and readily available from any device with an internet connection. This ensures that your historical coaching materials are preserved and easily accessible for reference in future sessions. This also preserves all of your videos should your device be lost, damaged, or otherwise unusable.
4. Organize Video Files with Proper Titles and Names
Effective organization is key to a successful coaching experience. Take the time to rename and title your video files with descriptive and easily recognizable names. This small but impactful step ensures that you can quickly locate specific videos when you need them, enhancing the efficiency of your coaching process. Are there Drill Videos you send to every new client? Think about naming them “New Client Warmup Drill” so you can quickly find and send the drill to the right person.
5. Create a Holiday Video and Offer a January Discount
The holiday season presents a perfect opportunity to connect with your current and past students. Create a personalized holiday video message expressing your gratitude for their support and well wishes for the upcoming year. Doing this instead of or in addition to an email will help you stand out from the crowd during the busy holiday season.
Additionally, consider offering a January discount for 2024 to entice both new and returning clients. This gesture not only strengthens your client relationships but also sets a positive tone for the upcoming season. If you’re not able to offer a discount, consider giving away a free swing analysis to every new student who signs up in January.
By following this list, you can make the most of your downtime during the off-season by cleaning up your V1 PRO application. Clearing out old clients, deleting unnecessary videos, utilizing cloud storage, creating a holiday video, and organizing your video files will set you up for a successful and productive upcoming golf season. Start the new year with a clean and optimized coaching platform, ready to help you bring out the best in your students.
If you need help or guidance on how to best organize your V1 PRO, connect with your Customer Success team, Marcela and Jackson, at [email protected].