Introduction

What is hoplu?

Build skills and connect your athlete support team using hoplu, the app that creates individualized sports binders in the cloud. Getting started with hoplu is easy. As soon as you signup you begin connecting with your coaches, co-coaches, athletes, parents, or observers. Once connected you will be kept up to date on athlete progress and coaches’ plan, all while using hoplu’s powerful tools to start skilling it! Athletes collaborate with coaches to set up to 3 skill goals at a time, and are armed with a binder full of tools to help focus practice for achieving the skill goals. Coaches and co-coaches provide media help for athletes’ skill goals, evaluate athletes on customizable criteria, and keep all of their communications in one place. Observers and parents view athlete skill goals and evaluations for reinforcement and to keep informed on athlete progress. This enables ultimate focused support on the athletic journey.

How do I use it?

hoplu is a universal web app, so use it on any of your devices. For example you can check it quickly on the court/field or at a tournament on your smartphone. View and show hoplu content to others on a tablet for easy collaboration at practice. Power users can use a laptop or desktop to manage lots of players and upload large files.

Set up

hoplu works on all devices as a UNIVERSAL web app.

For best web app experience use Safari or Chrome web browser.

Enable full screen mode:

iPhone

  1. Go to your hoplu sign in screen
  2. Click the (square with arrow)/”add to home screen
  3. Name it hoplu
  4. Press Add
  5. The hoplu icon will now appear on your home screen
  6. Tap icon to open the app

Android

  1. Go to your hoplu sign in screen
  2. Check off “Remember me”
  3. Press Menu then select Bookmarks
  4. Long press any bookmark and click Add Shortcut to Home screen
  5. Name it hoplu
  6. Press Add
  7. The hoplu icon will now appear on your home screen
  8. Tap icon to open the app

Skip sign in screen on any device (unless logged out)

Check the “Remember me” box when signing in.

What if it looks like a web page with tiny text on my Android phone?

Download and/or use Chrome web browser on your device.

General

Edit profile

  1. Select profile from slide out menu (upper left corner)
  2. Select edit

Add a picture

  1. Select Profile/Subscriptions from slide out menu (upper left corner)
  2. Select “Choose File” under the icon (icon)
  3. Choose a picture
  4. Press “update avatar”

View / Send a message

  1. Tap message icon (icon) in lower right of screen.
  2. Select one recipient by “Send to” or multiple at “Show additional recipients” (choose recipients from the drop down menu and tap the names of each person you would like to send the message to)

View Alerts

  1. Tap alert icon (icon) in lower right of screen.
  2. Select one to take action or erase by tapping the red “X” to the right of alert

Athlete

View my current skills in progress

  1. Tap the Practice icon (icon).
  2. Select the individual skill by tapping the number to the left of the title

View my evaluations

tap on the practice icon

scroll down past the skills and press the evaluations button

to expand a specific evaluation tap on the date of the evaluation

Log my Practice

  1. Go to “Practice”
  2. Select the skill you practiced by tapping the number in the circle to the right.
  3. Below each skill is where you log skill practice.
  4. Each dot represents the number of min/reps indicated on the red and green dot.
  5. Tap the green dot to indicate time practiced
  6. Tap the red dot if you need to erase practice time

Log my Matches/Games

  1. Go to “Binder”
  2. Select “Result Log”
  3. Select “+” sign in upper right corner
  4. Then fill in information in the form

Goals - “Quick Goals” & “Goal Plan”

( Quick Goals are three short term goals that athlete can set to have a date countdown.)

Add a quick goal

  1. Tap the plus
  2. Use drop down menu to set goal type and countdown date
  3. Name the goal in the last box
  4. Tap green set goal button

Complete a quick goal

  1. Tap the goal
  2. Tap the (checkmark) to complete the goal and add it to your history

Edit a quick goal

  1. Tap the goal
  2. Tap the (pencil icon)
  3. Edit goal using using drop down menus
  4. Tap green set goal button

Delete a quick goal

  1. Tap the goal
  2. Tap the (x) to delete the goal from the page

Is a quick goal deleted if not completed by countdown date?

No

Goal Plan is a full list of your goals from all lengths and categories, it acts like a roadmap

Add a goal to goal plan

Tap the plus

Add a video to a skill (This video has a built in feedback feature)

  1. Tap the plus sign (+) located below the progress indicator on the page of the skill.
  2. Tap video (V)
  3. Select from camera roll or record.

Edit profile

  1. Select profile from slide out menu (upper left corner)
  2. Scroll down and select edit

Reminders are up to five (5) things to focus on during competition.

Create reminders

  1. Open reminders (icon) found in the “Binder”
  2. Press “Add Reminder”
  3. (If all 5 are filled out…remove one to add one)

Edit reminders

Press “x” to remove one in order to add one.

Print Reminders

Press the print button.

Team (This is where you create your team)

  1. Press “Team” icon
  2. Enter the email address of the person you want to connect to your team in the correct spot (Coach, Observer etc.)

Can I add dots to my skill goals?

No, your coach is in charge of this.

Observer

If signing your child up for hoplu please be aware each email address will have a role on the team. (If your child uses your email address when signing up as a player…the same email

address can not be used as an observer for the parent.)

Can I upload media?

In the role of an observer you may only view a player’s profile, their progress, and “Binder” information entered

Usage of app for athlete under age 13?

Yes, as a parent. In order to comply with regulations the parent has to sign up, manage,control the app and the info on their phone. Think of it as information you might receive from the school...you’re in charge of it and can choose to relay the information to your child

( http://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/rules/rulemaking-regulatory-reform-proceedings/childrens-online-privacy-protection-rule )

Coach / Assistant / Mentor

The Assistant coach and Advisor coach can edit progress and upload media but this must be approved by Coach before it’s displayed in the athlete app.

Add new athlete

Accept an invitation from a player

  1. You will receive an email with a link prompting you to accept or decline an athlete’s invitation
  2. Follow the link and click on the green accept button

or

  1. Tap the + (plus sign) in the top right corner of the My Athletes ( C ) Page.
  2. Use your credits to invite or invite for them to join by purchase.
  3. After receiving their invitation follow the above steps for accepting an invitation

Create new practice skill

  1. On athlete’s page tap the drop down menu named “ Select or create a new skill “
  2. Select a previously created skill or create a new skill
  3. Select previously created category or create a new category

You will be asked if you wish to add the skill, note that once a skill is added it cannot be removed except by completing it. To continue tap OK.

Can I build my media library before I connect athletes?

Yes

Change the value & number of practice dots on each individual skill page.

Tap the Edit symbol ( q ) located below the Skill Practice Log, to change the interval length and interval number.

Edit the name of the skill

Tap the skill name at the top of its page. (You can also edit the description here.)

Add a video to a skill

  1. Tap the plus sign (+) located below the progress indicator on the page of the skill.
  2. Tap video (V)
  3. Select from camera roll or record.

Add a picture to a skill

  1. Tap the plus sign (+) located below the progress indicator on the page of the skill.
  2. Tap picture (i)
  3. Select from camera roll or record.

Add text to a skill

  1. Tap the plus sign (+) located below the progress indicator on the page of the skill.
  2. Tap text (i)
  3. Select from camera roll or record.

Add audio files to a skill goal (Video without image)

  1. Tap the plus sign (+) located below the progress indicator on the page of the skill.
  2. Tap video (V)
  3. Select record.
  4. Record a video with your phone flat on a table camera side down to create a blank video with audio

Add Media from library to a skill

  1. Tap the plus sign (+) located below the progress indicator on the page of the skill.
  2. Select file type to add
  3. Select from “Library items” located below where you provide a name and description of file (the file selector and input fields).

Get a picture or video from another app onto hoplu

  1. Save your picture/video to your camera roll
  2. Open hoplu and attach file as usual

Can I add web links within hoplu?

No. In order to keep our users and the product safe this feature currently doesn’t exist.

Set Access to Media files

Press the “Access” link on created media file and deselect recipients you don’t want to see the file.

By default ALL recipients will receive the file. For sensitive material-Create file without content- deselect unwanted recipients-Press “edit skill(icon)” and input information.

Create an evaluation

  1. Select “Evaluation” button below the athlete skills or follow reminder link in “Alerts” by tapping the green alert box with message.
  2. Select “+” and fill out your evaluation of the athlete.

(note: to input or edit your own traits (the different things you want to rate the athletes on) select the “add/edit Traits” at the bottom left of the first attempted evaluation or select the drawer in upper left corner on home screen to find “Evaluation Traits” for set up) These traits will pertain to all your evaluations.

View athlete profile

Select athlete picture (avatar) above their skill goals

Create a group

  1. Select groups (icon)
  2. Tap "+"
  3. Name the group and add group details.
  4. Find athletes and tap "add"

Add athlete to a group

  1. Select group (icon) from home screen or in drawer
  2. Tap group
  3. Tap add an athlete

Move or remove athlete from a group

  1. Go to the group
  2. Tap “Move athlete”
  3. Move to desired group
  4. Tip: Create a group named “Individual” where you can place all athletes not currently in one of your groups.

In Common (the common things players in your group are working on)

  1. Go to the group
  2. Tap “Practice”

Approve Assistant or Mentor Rating updates

  1. See rating change request by one of the skills
  2. Open the skill and approve or reject

Approve Assistant or Mentor Media uploads

  1. See uploaded media file right below all files within a skill
  2. Preview and approve or reject