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Shapers show body position

Shapers show orientation (body position) clearly and unambiguously

Shapers without numbers

Shapers are available without numbers, for both Football and Futsal

Custom colours / designs

For a minimum order of 15 sets, Shapers can be customised to school, club or association colours

 

Body position is critical

Coaching young players to understand the importance of body position in team sports is critical to them being able to play quickly, and at the highest level. Studies vary on the actual percentage, but it is commonly reported that 65% of the population are visual learners (Mind Tools, 1998)  while some studies suggest that up to 80% are NOT oral learners. Yet 80-90% of instruction is delivered orally.

One of the visual aids at your disposal when coaching young players is the magnetic whiteboard and whiteboard magnets. While there have been massive advances in how we coach young players in all sports, there has been little or no evolution of the humble whiteboard magnet.

The evolution of whiteboard magnets

The evolution of whiteboard magnets

We started with coloured discs, added numbers, made bigger discs with bigger numbers, but to date there have been minimal attempts to show orientation or body position.

Until now ...

 
 

Testimonials

Ron Smith

Ron Smith

I have finally found the best magnets in the world to depict the body shape of players on a white board
— Ron Smith, Professional Coach / Consultant / Performance Analyst
 
Oscar Gonzalez

Oscar Gonzalez

This is the best, most innovative and simple idea I have seen with respect to coach / player education in the last 10 years. Finally, a way to show, not tell players how important the position they take up on the field is. I have used this with both children and adults and the level of engagement is exactly what you seek as an educator.
— Oscar Gonzalez, FNSW Coach Education Manager
 
Tim Thorne

Tim Thorne

Shapers are the best coaching and development aid in years. Prior whiteboard sessions which involved basic positional and tactical information have now become engaging, hands on sessions where players show us they understand. Being able to precisely show between the lines, body position and combination plays has enabled visual learners to clearly see the picture. Coaches are able to convey technical/tactical information and decision-making at a higher level.

We use Shapers to plan sessions, at training and on game day. I cannot recommend these highly enough to coaches at all levels.
— Tim Thorne, Former WSW FC Football Development Manager & GHFA TD
 

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Gallery

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Romeo Jozak, Technical Director Croatian FA

Romeo Jozak, Technical Director Croatian FA

A course for the Catalan FA

Kashiwa Reysol coaches

Sydney Academy of Sport

GHFA Regional Conference

Kashima Antlers coaches

Matt Nash - Mariners GK coach

FNSW Futsal Course - 2016

GHFA Regional Conference

GHFA Regional Conference

Ryan Hayes, Head Coach Purdue Northwest

JEF United coaches

Sergio Mullor - assistant coach of Qatar National Futsal team

FNSW Futsal Course - 2016