Talk to the players about their training regularly!
It’s important that the players and parents understand the importance of individual training. Help them understand why they are training on their own. Be sure you let them know that you expect them to be training on their own each week throughout the year. You can always check in the Manager Portal to see who has or has not yet registered for their Techne accounts.
Be specific about what players should do.
Tell your players exactly what you expect of them. It’s most effective to set a minimum amount of time for how much players are doing on their own each week. This should be something that you know all players can accomplish, like 20-30 minutes per week. If you'd like, you can Create An Assignment for them directly through the Manager Portal.
Acknowledge players who are putting in work!
Your players want you to know they are training on their own. If you acknowledge players who are showing increased technical ability or increased confidence, not only will those who were praised feel accomplished, others will notice. If you create a culture of noticing who is working hard on their own on a weekly basis, you’ll have more players join that group! You can check the Leaderboards in the Techne manager portal to see who is training in the App on their own.