Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My website

I just finished editing and updating my website. I really enjoyed adding and taking things off as it was neat to see how quickly and easy it is to make changes. I can really see the benefit and use of this exercise, and look forward to updating the site on a more regular basis. I added a picture of the USA Beach Soccer Team that I play for, as well as links to my resume and coaching philosophy!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Plaxo & LinkedIn

I dont have much experience using both Plaxo and LinkedIn. I did find both networks easy to use, and I can certainly see how both would be useful in my professional field.

Plaxo is a great way to store contacts and addresses automatically. I often find that with email addresses I dont save them or find it difficult to access the contact's details. With Plaxo, I have found it interesting that when an update is made to a person's contacts, it immediately updates that information to the entire contact group. Pretty cool stuff!

LinkedIn seems to be a very useful and practical too to use in the professional environment. I found it interesting how easy it can be to include contact info, previous work experience, certifications, etc. I also found it interesting to research and look up various companies and find out more information about them. This could be very useful when applying for jobs, or trying to do some background research to learn more about a company in general. Very neat!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I found LibraryThing a very useful resource. Ive always found it amazing how quickly one can access a book online, and now to have a catalog and my own page for it very helpful. For coaching, I often times refer to various books for new training ideas, thoughts from other coaches, and just some tips on how to work on specific tactics. Ive already added a couple books to my catalog that will be great tools to use along the way! Very cool site.

Here is my catalog link:


Image Generators

This was a very cool tool. I enjoyed using it and editing various images. I can see this be very useful in my career, especially amongst the younger populations. This tool can allow young players to enhance and be creative with action shots of themselves, or of their favorite professional player to create their desired image. Ive always wondered how on certain packets and even club brochures how the same image was colored and changed in so many different ways. Ive always found that an interesting way of presenting the same picture, but adding so much to it. Very cool!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


I really enjoyed exploring the podcast.com page. I found a couple very usesul podcasts that I can certainly use, very informative.

The first podcast I explored was called Eric T's Lake Tahoe snow report. This report gave in depth information on the current snowboarding and ski conditions at various resorts around Lake Tahoe. That is very difficult information to find sometimes, and this was all in one report. Very helpful! This podcast also talked about how many feet fresh feet of snow occurred, as well as road conditions. Cool stuff.

The other podcast I explored was called "EPL Update" which is a soccer related podcast. This was up to date information from the English Premier League, and interview managers, players, and gave the weekly fixtures of games, and where they were to be played. It really made it simple to follow the soccer games, and current news that is going on, rather than going to 2-3 different links. I enjoyed this one!

I can see this being very useful for staying up to date with new training ideas and keeping up with the news around the soccer globe!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Another Youtube Video

This particular video has a little more meaning to me...Its me playing in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Check it out!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I am a big fan of youtube. I find it very convenient and easy to use. I was very impressed at the simplicity and effectiveness of the youtube videos that have been used for this course. Very cool! I use youtube all the time, mainly for soccer. My old sacramento knights team would put up training videos on youtube for us to do when we were not at training. So, with this, we still had a visual of what the coach wanted us to accomplish. I refer alot of my players that I coach to check out youtube, and watch some cool soccer videos. I feel this helps develop their passion for the game, as it did for me. The video I am showing here are some of the best soccer players in the world, demonstrating their abilities! Pretty amazing stuff!

Monday, February 1, 2010


This was very cool! I just spent quite a bit of time exploring Technorati and alot of the features it does. I tagged a few things: John Terry, english soccer player, and tons of relevant and up-to-date links came up all covering the most current events with him. I also thought the top 100 was interesting. I also thought it was cool how you can browse the directory and check out all the sub categories. Even explored technorati authority, which was interesting as well!


Delicious is a cool resource. I am constantly bookmarking sites that I visit frequently and really like the idea of categorizing the bookmarks to simplify the search. One feature I like with bookmarks in general is when you start typing in the address, the bookmark appears and you can click it to take you to that page. It truly makes surfing the web easier and certainly saves time. Bookmarks add up, and can be a bit congested, so this feature certainly helps.

I can already see this being useful with my coaching. I bookmark alot of sites that are for new skills and training plans, and now to be able to categorize them really helps with my organization!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Standout Jobs

I was very impressed with Standout Jobs. My career goal is to someday coach at the collegiate level, and alot of the work that is required at that level falls within recruiting. The services that standout jobs does is amazing, and the way it truly creates the environment for which you want prospective student-athletes to see is there. I also run soccer camps, and feel that using that service would help promote and inform people on my camps, the structure, training, fees, etc, and will do it in a professional manner!

Google Docs

I used google docs for the very first time today, and I must say I was impressed with the simplicity of it, as well as the effectiveness. I feel this will be a nice tool to use, especially during my player evaluation time, where I will constantly be creating word documents.

Here is a link to my creation today:)


RSS and News Feeds

I have been learning more about subscribing to news feeds and have enjoyed it tremendously. Ive always wondered how I can receive updates on my favorite soccer teams and players, and now I know! Its been a lot of fun too, adding some other things I frequently check! Cool stuff.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Social Networking

This week I have read several articles illustrating the impact social networking has had on our society, and the amount of people worldwide that use it. In the first article I read, I quickly realized was part of this 'social network'. However, my parents, grandparents, even my older brothers for that matter, have not been involved as much. Im referring to things such as facebook, twitter, myspace, classmates, etc. These are all networks that allow us to stay in touch socially with people and events all over the world.

Another article I read that I found interesting was the impact of social software in teacher education. I found it interesting that with all the current and innovate technological advances available, email still seems to be the main source of social networking online. It also lets us know that since social newtorking and social software is so common, that we also must monitor what is sent out and viewed online, especially by our youth. Just the other day, I found my 6 year old nephew searching yahoo for cars, and when cars popped up, so did a beautiful lady posing on it. Just need to be careful!

One of the other articles I read and was intrigued by referred to how technology is changing the way libraries function. I was amazed at how the different uses of social networking such as blogs, and podcasts in a library setting have evolved. Even the manner in which blogs were used to identify new books, availability, I found very interesting!

Anthony Chimienti's podcast

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Here are a few championship trophies my U11 Boys soccer team won this past month. I am very proud of the boys and their achievements. Their hard work and dedication has paid off!

Monday, January 11, 2010

1st day of coursework

Hi, its Anthony Chimienti here. Im excited to be starting my first day of coursework for Kinesiology-Physical Ed. Master's program. Ive found very many useful tools already that I will be able to apply to various parts of my career. Looking forward to the journey!