NET GENERATION MOBILE APP ACCESS
Net Generation brings this powerful app to tennis providers so that they can directly access content from the USTA’s leading experts from around the world. Providers must be Safe Play Approved inorder to use the provider features in the app. Through this mobile app, coaches can connect with their players to send practice activities, skill badges, constructive feedback, and skill assessments. Coaches also have access to USTA coaching curriculums which include videos and coaches can also create custom lesson plans using the warm-ups, skills, games, and play-at-home activities provided by USTA. Providers can also take these custom lesson plans and share them with other Net Generation providers.
Providers will be able to receive connection requests from their players or parents of players. This connection will allow providers to interact and engage digitally with their players off the court.
Award badges to players to instantly reward on-court behavior
Assess their players to level them up (Primary Certified Coaches only)
Assign practice they can do at home
Give constructive feedback
Types of Curriculum
Our Practice and Play Plans are simple to understand and teach, and the program makes it fun to introduce tennis in your community. You can find the relevant curriculum depending on your type of program: Coaching (for certified coaches), Community, or Schools.
For Certified Coaches (USPTA or PTR Approved) only - the coaching curriculum is a comprehensive, competency-based and collaborative suite of Practice and Play Plans from Pre-Rally to Red, Orange, and Green.
The Community, Red and Orange Curriculum encompass three levels of Practice and Play Plans. It is “Learn to Play” focused, designed to engage more players in the game of tennis. The program uses modified equipment to promote early success, with a focus on challenge, skills, and play.
The School Curriculum includes Practice and Play Plans for grades Kindergarten through 6. Across all grades, it truly recognizes the important role that physical education plays in introducing students to the game of tennis in their school. Through the collaborative effort between SHAPE America and the USTA, the Net Generation schools tennis program represent a standards-based comprehensive curriculum that all teachers can easily implement.
For providers who are not Safe Play Approved you will be able to see some sample content on the app.
USPTA and PTR Certified Coaches can access all three types of curriculum. Non-Certified Coaches can access the Community and Schools Curriculum.
Custon Lesson Plan Builder
USPTA and PTR Certified Coaches can build lesson plans using the coaching currciulum.Click on the "Tools" tab on the bottom navigation and select, "Build Coach Plans"
Non-Certified Coaches can build lesson plans using the community curriculum. Click on the "Tools" tab on the bottom navigation and select, "Build Community Plans"
Share Lesson Plans
Providers are now able to share their custom lesson plans with other Net Generation Safe Play Approved providers that have downloaded the Mobile App. Go to the “Tools” menu in the provider view and create your lesson plan. After you save your plan you will see the share icon.Click on “Share Lesson Plan,” then search for the provider you would like to send it to in out “Find a Coach” search.
Certified coaches can use the quick assess tool to evaluate player's competencies. This tool can be used for coaches that aren’t the primary coach of a particular player. You can still send an assessment by using the “Quick Assess” tool by sending it through your phone’s native sharing utility via email.
Key Features of the app include:
1. Curriculum, Lesson Plans, Skills, and Videos: All providers can view individual skills, pre-built lesson plans and videos relevant to their provider type.
2. Tool Tab: We have combined the Build and Assess features under the new “Tools” tab. Providers can now create custom community plans within a recommended framework. Providers are now able to share their custom lesson plans with other Net Generation Safe Play Approved providers that have downloaded the Mobile App. Certified Coaches can customize and save lesson plans using the skills from the Coaching Curriculum.
3. Assessment Tool: Certified Coaches can use the assessment tool to evaluate players and determine when to move players to the next level. A scale is included in the app to determine when players should move, and ultimately, this is up to the coach.
Parents and Players App Information
1. How do I download the Net Generation Mobile App?
The Mobile App will be available to download from your mobile device.
Google Play for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usta.netgen
App Store for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/net-generation/id1266026628?ls=1&mt=8
2. Is the mobile app free?
Yes, this app is absolutely free of cost.
3. Do I have to be a Safe Play Approved provider to access the app?
Yes. Only Safe Play approved providers can get access to all the content on the mobile app. Certified coaches will have access to everything including the assessment tool, build custom lesson plans using the coaching practice and play plans. Non-certified providers will have access to the school and community curriculum. Unapproved Safe Play providers will be able to see limited sample content.
4. When will the community and school curriculum be added to the app?
Community and school curriculum was added to the mobile app in April. Only certified coaches will be able to access all three curriculum types. All other providers will be able to only access the school and community curriculum.
5. Is it possible to share customized lesson plans from the net generation app?
Providers are now able to share their custom lesson plans with other Net Generation Safe Play Approved providers that have downloaded the Mobile App. Certified Coaches can customize and save lesson plans using the skills from the Coaching Curriculum.
6. How do I send an assessment to a player or parent from the mobile app?
You can use your phones native sharing utility to send the assessment. We recommend sending the assessment to yourself first and then you can write a short customized message to the parent/player along with the assessment and forward it to the parent’s email address.
7. When will I be able to send assessments directly to players through the app?
We will be introducing a player and parent experience on the mobile app in September. At that time players and parents will be able to digitally connect to providers through the mobile app. Once the provider accepts the connection they will be able to send assessments and feedback directly to their players.
8. I have a net generation tablet and cannot send the assessment to an email address?
If you have one of the Net Generation tablets you will first have to download an email app so that you can use the email functionality to send an assessment to either yourself or a parent or player.
9. Will there be a Net Generation Mobile App for players in the future?
Yes. We will be introducing a player and parent experience on the mobile app in September.
10. Who do I contact for customer support?
Provider issues can be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org
11. How do I check if I am approved?
Log into your Net Generation account. Click on Providers Tools then visits the provider information tab. You will be able to see your approval status for USPTA or PTR as well as the Safe Play Program.