7 ideas for optimising the organisation of your online sports classes

7 ideas for optimising the organisation of your online sports classes

More and more ath­letes are dis­cov­er­ing that sport is not reserved for prac­tis­ing out­doors or in a ded­i­cat­ed room. A num­ber of dis­ci­plines can also be prac­tised at home. That’s why we’re detail­ing how to organ­ise online class­es in this arti­cle. Opti­mise your sports class­es by fol­low­ing these 7 ideas, from com­mu­ni­ca­tion and loy­al­ty build­ing to reg­is­tra­tion and choice of tools.

Sum­ma­ry

  1. Find your stu­dents
  2. Man­age your online reg­is­tra­tions
  3. Set up dai­ly and week­ly ses­sions
  4. Choose a video­con­fer­ence tool
  5. Get to know your stu­dents before start­ing the class­es
  6. Com­mu­ni­cate before each train­ing ses­sion
  7. Retain your stu­dents

1. Find your students

Friends, col­leagues, for­mer gym part­ners, fam­i­ly mem­bers… There are no real rules for how to find the first stu­dents for your online sports class­es. You can even ‘infil­trate’ Face­book, Insta­gram or YouTube com­mu­ni­ties to offer your ser­vices and see what attracts your poten­tial stu­dents the most, be it fit­ness train­ing, HIIT, strength train­ing, cross­fit, car­dio, etc. Be aware that you won’t get a large num­ber of reg­is­tra­tions quick­ly if you’re start­ing from scratch. Your progress in stu­dent num­bers will advance accord­ing to your expe­ri­ence and your net­work.

2. Manage your online registrations

Using an online reg­is­tra­tion solu­tion will give you many advan­tages. First of all, you’ll present a pro­fes­sion­al image to your poten­tial stu­dents and you’ll be offer­ing them secure pay­ment meth­ods. You will also have pre­cise infor­ma­tion about each of those reg­is­tered, allow­ing you to car­ry out tar­get­ed mar­ket­ing cam­paigns via email and on social net­works — see point 7, ‘Retain your stu­dents’. Final­ly, you will be able to eas­i­ly sched­ule ses­sions and set prices accord­ing to the val­ue of your var­i­ous class­es.

To ben­e­fit from all these fea­tures, cre­ate your first event on Weezevent and struc­ture the prices of your dif­fer­ent online sports class­es. If you have a web­site, inte­grate your reg­is­tra­tion mod­ule into it with just a few clicks. You can also share the link to your Weezevent min­isite via all your com­mu­ni­ca­tion chan­nels, includ­ing Insta­gram, Face­book, YouTube, What­sApp, and so on.

3. Set up daily and weekly sessions

Giv­ing online sports class­es requires care­ful plan­ning, since not all your stu­dents will be avail­able on the same days of the week or at the same times. With Weezevent, you can sched­ule ses­sions in the blink of an eye and accord­ing to your needs. Divide your dai­ly ses­sions by lev­el — begin­ner, inter­me­di­ate, advanced — or by dis­ci­pline — work­out, yoga, Pilates, gym, stretch­ing, etc.

4. Choose a videoconference tool

Among the var­i­ous tools at your dis­pos­al when organ­is­ing online sports train­ing ses­sions, a video­con­fer­ence appli­ca­tion is essen­tial. Zoom, Google Meets or Hang­outs, YouTube… the options are end­less. Choose the one that best suits your needs for giv­ing online sports class­es, espe­cial­ly accord­ing to the dis­ci­plines offered, such as fit­ness train­ing, body­build­ing, HIIT, strength train­ing, etc.

5. Get to know your students before starting the classes

Do you have all the tools need­ed to man­age reg­is­tra­tions for your video­con­fer­ence sports class­es and are you keen to get start­ed? Don’t for­get to ask your atten­dees essen­tial ques­tions. Why do they want to take online sports class­es? What are their goals? How old are they? Have they ever been injured while prac­tis­ing this dis­ci­pline or anoth­er? How long have they been prac­tis­ing it? What oth­er phys­i­cal activ­i­ties do they do on a dai­ly basis? These are just some of the areas to explore, but they’re essen­tial if you want to adapt your ses­sions and lim­it the risk of injury. Even from a dis­tance, you are respon­si­ble for the health of your stu­dents.

Tip: Ask for this infor­ma­tion when your atten­dees reg­is­ter by pro­vid­ing your stu­dents with a cus­tomised form. Adapt it accord­ing to the dis­ci­pline. This will ensure you have mate­r­i­al to dis­cuss and will help you get to know your stu­dents bet­ter before the first ses­sions.

6. Communicate before each training session

When your stu­dents reg­is­ter for one of your online coach­ing class­es, they will auto­mat­i­cal­ly receive a con­fir­ma­tion email. We advise you to take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to remind them of the pro­ce­dure to fol­low to take part in the class on D‑day. We also rec­om­mend that you send a final reminder in the last 24 hours before the start of the online coach­ing class. With Weez­Tar­get, our email­ing and mar­ket­ing tool which is direct­ly linked to your reg­is­tra­tion sys­tem, all you have to do is sched­ule an email to be sent auto­mat­i­cal­ly, which takes no more than a few clicks. You can plan this in advance by select­ing the rel­e­vant ses­sion and the desired send­ing sched­ule. All atten­dees reg­is­tered for this ses­sion will receive the email.

7. Retain your students

Weez­Tar­get allows you not only to send reminder emails, but also to sched­ule tar­get­ed reten­tion cam­paigns. Cre­at­ing qual­i­ty online sports class­es is a min­i­mum; you’ll need to com­mu­ni­cate fre­quent­ly with your stu­dents and oth­er con­tacts if you want to keep your activ­i­ty going. To do this, design emails aimed at each type of tar­get audi­ence: loy­al atten­dees, ‘dropouts’, prospects, etc. Analyse your open rates and espe­cial­ly the sales made fol­low­ing each email cam­paign. In just two clicks, you can even mon­i­tor the turnover linked to a spe­cif­ic Face­book post.

Are your shoelaces tied, your sports shorts on and your web­cam ready? It’s time to launch reg­is­tra­tions for your online sports class­es. Dis­cov­er all our solu­tions and their dif­fer­ent fea­tures by click­ing on the but­ton below:

Plan­ning class­es

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