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How to use ChatGPT to help Coaches & Clubs :our first attempt at a VERY SIMPLE Step by Step Guide

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

We are intrigued by the developments in Artificial Intelligence especially the Large Language Model Chat GPT which is recognised as the most commonly used AI tool at the moment. ChatGPT currently has over 100 million users and when launched in November 2022 and surpassed 1 million users in 5 Days

We wondered therefore - What implications are there for coaches and clubs ?


So we thought we would take some baby steps to try and answer this question with examples from football and especially to try and find out how coaches and clubs would like to use ChatGPT


This is not a comprehensive Guide but our first attempt : it's a start !! with some examples of questions ( prompts ) we asked ChatGPT such as :

  • Can you please provide some proven solutions to attract first time teenage boys and girls who have never played football before ?

  • Explain Player Analysis ( especially Expected Goals ) and highlight how Player Analysis can help retain players

  • Recommended modified game formats for players over 50 and 60 years of age

  • Summarise Relative Age Effect for a Parents Meeting and how this can can be managed

  • We also uploaded an excel file of player registration numbers for the past 2 years for a fictitious club - per age and gender for each age range U9 - U14 and asked Chat GPT to analyse the trends, isolate Strengths and Weaknesses and generate some simple graphs !!



What is Chat GPT?

ChatGPT a FREE natural language artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI that allows you to have human-like conversations and much more with the chatbot.


In this blog we look at the following :


  • Why use ChatGPT ?

  • A SIMPLE 5 STEP by STEP GUIDE: Our advice on HOW best coaches, clubs and associations can use Chat GPT specifically to attract and retain players - with practical examples.

  • To help readers and share good practice we also have a simple 3 Question Survey here.

  1. Are you using ChatGPT?

  2. IF Yes - how are you using it ?

  3. If NO - how would you like to use it ?

To help all our readers we will keep you updated of responses and your replies can remain anonymous if you like and categorically we will not share your response without your permission ( PS we don't ask for your email !)

We have also provided in the blog a review of the Advantages & Disadvantages of ChatGPT Compared to Google Search ? AND free access to this book " Unlocking the potential of ChatGPT" to download


Please view the blog and complete the 3 Question Survey here


1. Why use ChatGPT ?

  • Saves Time -The most significant benefit of Chat GPT is that it automates various tasks and saves time

  • Brainstorm for Inspiration - set problems and scenarios and mix the responses with your own ideas

  • Personalise - ChatGPT will retain a history of the questions you ask and the answers provided: so it remembers and it helps train ChatGPT when asking successive questions

  • Translate -use the translate any language

  • Great for Learning- Using this tool, you can understand many complicated phenomena. For instance it will summarise long copy of text into simply understandable bullet points

  • Improve Content Quality - if you have written content in an ordinary language, you can ask it to improve its language, add expressions, or make it more engaging. It will quickly do it for you. That’s why content creators are in love with this tool and frequently use it to improve the overall quality of their content.

  • Open For Further Fine-Tuning- A user can upvote or downvote a particular response while also providing additional feedback. Its capabilities will improve further with the release of newer versions of the GPT model



2. A SIMPLE 5 STEP by STEP GUIDE: Our advice on HOW best coaches, clubs and associations can use ChatGPT specifically to attract and retain young players


To start set up an account on ChatGPT- It's FREE


Start by going to chat.openai.com and then use an email address or a Google or Microsoft account to sign up. You need to create an account on the OpenAI website to log in and access ChatGPT, but it is free.

If you've never created an account, click 'Sign up' and follow the prompts to enter your information. OpenAI does require a valid phone number for verification to create an account on its website. OUR BIG RECURRING PIECES OF ADVICE ARE :

  • Chat GPT will attempt to find an answer to a question you pose to it - The answer will be in seconds and after it has has trawled the all the information available on the internet.This will be very comprehensive but MAY NOT BE CORRECT INFORMATION

  • So it is imperative to follow 2 SIMPLE RULES :

  1. MAKE QUESTIONS ( OR PROMPTS ) AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE

  2. CHECK AND RE-CHECK THE ANSWERS PROVIDED BY CHATGPT

The Sports Path Recommended 'BRASS' 5 Step Guide is to use this simple formula :

Brainstorm : Create a Problem Scenario and ask for possible solutions and ask more specific questions ( prompts ) than the previous one

Research : Ask a specific research questions

Analyse : Provide data in tabular form or by uploading an excel file. Ask for a simple analysis ( e.g. Strengths and Weaknesses) and a visual ( e.g. a graph )

Synthesise : Clarify what might be considered difficult problems

Summarise : Condense concepts into simple summaries


Examples below - see the thread of prompts and the answers provided by CHATGPT. Each of the responses took ChatGPT seconds to generate !!


BRAINSTORM " In our football club we have NO teenagers who join the club as teenagers who have never played football before . Can you please provide some proven solutions to attract first time teenage boys and girls who have never played football before " - Answer here


RESEARCH : " As if you were a lecturer instructing football coaches on the key aspects of player analysis. What would you say ?" and what is the value of player analysis in retaining players - Thread of Prompts and Answers here



ANALYSIS : We uploaded an simple excel file ( below ) of the data regarding the number of registered players from a large fictitious club - Club XXX and asked Chat GPT : " Can you analyse the enclosed Excel File of registered football players from Club XYZ and highlight the strengths and weaknesses? " Graph created by Chat GPT below and Answers here



CLUB XXXX Registred Players
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SYNTHESIS: '" What is Relative Age Effect ? " How would you explain the importance of Relative Age Effect to a meeting of Parents of young football players " " How would you practically address the Relative Age Effect in a football club? " Prompts and Answers here


SUMMARISE: " To retain players over 50 years of age - How would you recommend the game formats for players over 50 years of age ?" " Do you have any other suggested modifications for soccer game formats for players over 60 years of age who may not have played soccer for sometime?" Prompts and Answers here


See FREE BOOK Offer at the bottom of this blog and also some Further Recommendations from the very experienced Australian Coach and Coach Educator Wayne Goldsmith and @waynegoldcoach


" So - if I was running a coach development program, if I was the director for coach education, if I was mentoring coaches - what would I do to help create the learning environment to develop the coach of the future?

1. Incorporate an AI unit or module in every coach education, training and development program, every accreditation / certification program from TODAY.

2. Facilitate the development of the trust relationship with the technology.

3. Rethink and re-build your coach education, training and development programs to be unashamedly about coaching coaches to coach so that they can fully utilize the extra time that AI will free up for them.

4. Don't wait for the future to come - race towards the future - or even better, why not CREATE the future of coaching yourself?"


3. How would you like to use ChatGPT ?


Please take our 3 Question Survey HERE

  1. Are you using ChatGPT?

  2. IF Yes - how are you using it ?

  3. If NO - how would you like to use it ?

To help all our readers we will keep you updated of responses and your replies can remain anonymous if you like and categorically we will not share your response without your permission ( PS we don't ask for your email !)


4. What are Advantages & Disadvanatges of ChatGPT Compared to Google Search ?


  • Generates human-like text: ChatGPT generates text that is very similar to the text written by a human. This is because it is trained on a large corpus of data and has been designed to understand the nuances of language.

  • Capable of handling a wide range of language generation tasks: ChatGPT can be used for tasks such as text completion, question answering, and language translation. This makes it a versatile tool for a variety of language-related tasks.

  • Can generate text in multiple languages: ChatGPT is capable of generating text in multiple languages, which makes it useful for tasks such as language translation.

  • Can understand and generate context-sensitive responses: ChatGPT is able to understand the context of a conversation and generate responses that are appropriate for that context.


Limitations of ChatGPT Compared to Google Search

  • Reliance on a large corpus of data: ChatGPT relies on a large corpus of data to generate text, which means that it may not be able to generate text for topics that are not covered in its training data.

  • Limited understanding of some complex concepts: ChatGPT may struggle to understand complex concepts or ideas, as it has only been trained on a limited set of data.

  • Potential for biases in the data used for training: The data used to train ChatGPT may contain biases, which can result in biased output. This is something that needs to be taken into consideration when using ChatGPT


Reference here https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/difference-between-chatgpt-and-google/



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