Looking to pick up a sport for yourself or your kids but can’t find a good coach or club around? You might want to consider learning it online. Sports e-Learning allows anyone to access any sports coaching and training information such as lessons and drills, via the Internet. It bridges the sports performance gap between the ones that know and the ones that don’t know due to their geographical and economic inferiorities.
A new startup called Qoach (pronounced as coach) is spearheading this sports elearning movement and hope to capture the attention of worldwide athletes and sports fans. They offer over 300 online sports courses containing more than 5,000 specially curated videos from dozens of experienced coaches across 26 disciplines, at no cost to learn. Each course targets different difficulty levels – from beginner to professional and new course materials are being added on a monthly basis.
Qoach currently covers sports like football, soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, tennis, golf, martial arts and even eSports.
“We want to discover world champions who embrace online sports learning”, said the founder of Qoach, Melvin Wong. He previously founded a fantasy sports company which was acquired in 2016. This is his second sport-related venture and he sees this as an opportunity to serve underprivileged youth. Qoach also focuses on those who wish to excel in certain sports but lack the knowledge or access to coaches due to geographic or monetary boundaries.
With Qoach, you gain immediate access to a library of carefully curated sports training contents. With hundreds of courses and thousands of instructional videos carefully arranged categorically, and easily available through search, good sporting knowledge becomes available with just a simple click. Course participants only require to follow the step-by-step instructions prepared in the course structures starting from lessons such as executing the correct stance or grip to how to perform a more advanced technique.
It does not just offer you access to various in-depth topics concerning any sports, the website covers training materials from experienced coaches, including award-winning and legendary ones. Some of the e coaches are former San Francisco Giant player – Raf Rigueiro, professional bowlers – Randy Petersen and Chris Barnes, former team director of Rajasthan Royals cricket team – Zubin Bharucha, and two time PGA Teacher of the Year winner – Adam Bazalgette. Courses are also conducted by Carlos Bilardo, the former coach of Argentine soccer team that won the 1986 FIFA World Cup and yoga master Adriene Mishler who is also a Hollywood actor. Jordan Burroughs, the American world and Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling also offers a free course on wrestling.
Some reputable online coaches are also coaching on the platform, such as Jared Montz former professional soccer player and founder of Online Soccer Academy and Peter Freeman, a tennis USPTA Certified Elite Professional.
Qoach is a unique and educational sports platform, which provides every athlete with the chance to learn a sport, irrespective of the athlete’s physical location. The inspiring success story of Olympic silver medalist, Julius Yego, popularly known as “Mr. Youtube Man”, because he learned javelin throwing on YouTube, is testament to how life-changing Qoach can be.