Lessons for Life
My name is Sydney Williams. I’m the founder and CEO of Stride.
People often ask me, “How did you come up with the idea for Stride?”
In a word—Coaches—folks who’ve mentored and inspired me.
If you think about the most influential people in your life, many of us would add a coach to the list.
You and a coach spend a lot of time together. You work hard for common goals, overcome disappointment, and share in success.
You find inspiration in each other. You learn to push past limits.
I realized, however, that nothing out there captures how coaches and athletes relate to each other.
And you can’t have a productive athletic experience without a healthy coach-athlete relationship.
So I created Stride.
Stride supports, improves, and measures how coaches and athletes interact. Our tools make better coaches, better athletes, and stronger, safer programs.
We define Stride as a journaling and learning management system for sports and extracurricular activities.
As we grew Stride, we realized that a coach could be a band director, theater director, or a robotics teacher.
We’re all about the mentor-student relationship.
We structure the workflow that goes into bringing students from the locker room, studio, and classroom to the playing field, recital hall, and auditorium.
Our features include:
√ Practice Plans
√ Drill Libraries
Mentors and students write down and measure goals.
They become time efficient.
They hold themselves accountable.
Students go further. They learn:
√ Social awareness
They use journaling features to solve problems.
Curriculum for Extracurriculars.
Lessons for Life.Watch the video