DRIVN Helps Top Athletic Programs Improve and Win by Enabling Better Team Connection and Culture

Several Top Teams including Boston College, Boston University and Providence Men’s Hockey Teams Use New Mobile Coaching App to Fuel their 2015-2016 NCAA Championship Runs

BOSTON--()--DRIVN, the mobile platform for the sports and fitness industries, today announced that Boston College, Boston University and Providence College are among several teams to bring its unique solution to some of the country’s top collegiate coaches, administrators and athletes. DRIVN is a mobile app that improves team performance through tools and data visualization aimed at greatly improving communications and accountability. The collegiate hockey superpowers are all using DRIVN’s platform to improve team performance for the 2015-2016 season that kicked off just a few weeks ago.

Coaching elite athletes has never been more challenging. Student athletes struggle to balance their athletic, academic and social lives and this challenge is exacerbated by coaches’ use of non-integrated communications tools such as text messaging, spreadsheets and written records. DRIVN offers a central platform that can be accessed by coaches, administrators and athletes to make sure everyone is on the same page at all times. By solidifying intra-team communication, implementing customizable performance and lifestyle trackers and delivering real-time player data, the DRIVN platform turns communication from a nuisance to competitive advantage.

“In the time we have been using DRIVN, the app has been a valuable tool in improving our all-around communications and ability to coach beyond the rink,” said Boston College Hockey’s Associate Head Coach Greg Brown.

“The gap in communication between coaches, teams and administration is something that can make or break a team. Our student athletes’ schedules are jammed so having a mobile app that allows us to communicate quickly with our athletes to help them stay on top of all of their commitments and put their best foot forward whether that be on the ice or in the classroom is essential to the team’s success,” added John Hegarty, BC’s director of hockey operations.

DRIVN’s mobile platform creates a central location where a team can find all of their useful and important information. Travel schedules, meeting times, conditioning programs, message boards and player notifications are all available from any device. Once coaches and trainers establish DRIVN as the communications platform of record, they are able to set customizable trackers that allow them to make data-driven performance decisions through advanced reporting tools within the platform.

“From DRIVN’s inception, our goal was to create a tool to impact athletes and coaches of all kinds. We believe that developing good habits is at the core of this mission. Throughout my collegiate and professional athletic career, I gained a deep understanding of the impact this can have on the overall success of a team,” said DRIVN Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist Matt Lombardi. “The DRIVN app’s functionality provides coaches and athletes with the ability to link effort and performance which unlocks new opportunities for elite athletic programs.”

Key features of the platform for coaches and administrators include:

  • Communication – Whether it be coach-team, coach-player or even intra-squad groups, DRIVN’s functionality enables in-app group and individual messaging for content and video files. Players receive notifications and updates to their calendars in real-time on their mobile devices while coaches can view read receipts to ensure the entire team reads important messages.
  • Trackers – Coaches can track as many – or as few – player activities as they choose. Potential trackers include conditioning activities, sleep, hydration and extracurricular reps.
  • Workouts - Program detailed workouts and capture data in season and out. Coaches can import data from Excel or Google docs.
  • Video - Upload, manage and distribute game and training videos your athletes can watch right from their phones. Send notifications and pointers track which players watched the videos.
  • Visualization – Coaches are able to view individual player and aggregated team data with just a few mouse clicks while athletes can view snapshots of their weekly progress on any metric.
  • Integration – The DRIVN interface pulls from apps, services and devices already in use, thereby creating a network effect to drive adoption amongst players and coaches. DRIVN allows users to easily send and receive player data related to various department initiatives and connect entire organizations through one central application.

“The stakes have never been higher for coaches and administrators of college and professional teams yet they rely on antiquated communications tools to get the most from their athletes,” said DRIVN CEO Chris Heidelberger. “Our platform modernizes the coaching experience by allowing them to reach athletes where they spend the majority of their time: on their mobile devices. Clear communications and powerful analytics provide coaches and administrators with powerful tools that provide insights that lead to wins.”


DRIVN is the mobile platform for the sports and fitness industries. The company’s flagship product streamlines communication between coaches, administrators and players enabling elite college and pro teams to achieve a higher level of performance.


Tim Morin, 617-399-0635

Release Summary

DRIVN announced that Boston College, Boston University and Providence College are among several teams to bring its unique solution to some of the country’s top collegiate athletic programs.


Tim Morin, 617-399-0635