Microblogging has become a crucial tool in education as well as athletics.  My first experience with Twitter was in 2011 when I became the Head Volleyball Coach at Chesapeake College.  One of my players asked to follow me, and I had no idea what she was talking about.  She explained to me it was an easy way to stay connected with teammates, as well as see what other coaches and professionals were experiencing or tweeting about.  Through microblogging I have made important connections with other coaches, become more aware of what developmental programs were available, and have been able to keep an eye on my players.
 


05/14/2013 11:50pm

Hello Jordan,

I also am a high school health and wellness teacher and head volleyball coach. Coaching is my passion! Most kids wanted to be a professional athlete when then grew up, but I knew from when I was 6 years old that I wanted to grow up and be a coach. :)

I use twitter as a tool for my team. I have a volleyball program for all the girls, their parents and even local newspapers. I update everyone on what is going on from open gym times, conditioning exercises, game reminders and score updates. I find this very useful especially when I am trying to quickly send out a reminder and do not want to send out an email to everyone.

I look forward to reading more of your blogs.

Kilynn Woods

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05/15/2013 9:29am

Jordan,

Congrats on all the success so far in your coaching career. I had no idea what microblogging was before I started this class. Personally I have never really been one of those connected individuals plugged into the social media world but I do realize the benefits of being connected. The professional world is very social and it is so important to make connections "its not what you know but who you know". As I progress into my coaching career I have no doubt social media tools like twitter will help keep my team and I connected and organized.

continued success,
Travi Babin

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05/20/2013 11:15pm

I think microblogging can be useful as well. I like to stay connected to my family and know what's going on in the sports world too. I have found it to not be as distracting as I originally thought and have noticed it has been quite helpful from a day to day perspective. Information is displayed and read so fast. I like that.

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