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.
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:
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.
Add a picture
View / Send a message
View my current skills in progress
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
Log my Matches/Games
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
Complete a quick goal
Edit a quick goal
Delete a quick goal
Is a quick goal deleted if not completed by countdown date?
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)
Reminders are up to five (5) things to focus on during competition.
Press “x” to remove one in order to add one.
Press the print button.
Team (This is where you create your team)
Can I add dots to my skill goals?
No, your coach is in charge of this.
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
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
Create new practice skill
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?
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
Add a picture to a skill
Add text to a skill
Add audio files to a skill goal (Video without image)
Add Media from library to a skill
Get a picture or video from another app onto hoplu
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
(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
Add athlete to a group
Move or remove athlete from a group
In Common (the common things players in your group are working on)
Approve Assistant or Mentor Rating updates
Approve Assistant or Mentor Media uploads