There are many different ways you can implement video analysis into your team/club. We’ve broken down the most important factors to show you how really easy it can be.
For many DOC’s, Academy Directors, Coaches and Parents, finding the best ways to use video analysis can seem overwhelming. People in the most try to do it all and in 90% of the cases they don’t know where to start.
There are plenty of ways you can utilize video shot during the game, and many of you are probably already a lot better prepared than you might think.
Add a wide angle or fisheye lens attachment to your smartphone or tablet. usually they’re inexpensive and for $45 on Amazon or eBay you can get something that will keep high quality video your smartphone already has and the lens will allow you to capture more of the pitch for much better analysis of games.
Yes, you will have to be filming instead of watching your boy or girl playing, but with many parents attending the game, you can switch hands every quarter 🙂
What about a GoPro? It works, but because of it’s low quality video recording it is hard to edit and worthless for cropped shots. However, I would suggest that you use one for training sessions as it will allow the coach to better tailor training drills, with a much wider view of the field for analysis of tactics discussion with the team.
I’m all about finding the best creative solutions to fit my budget and needs. I personally started off saying I don’t have the resources, but all I had to do was rethink what i already have available.
It’s time to upload on your PC all the videos you’ve taken during the game…
… upload it on YouTube! Or if you want only the team to see the footage you can upload your video to the cloud so players, coaches and parents can access it from home whenever the want. You can even upload video of your coaching philosophy and share it directly with the team.
I can’t stress all of this enough: Simply get creative. Technology can be applied at every level through free apps or paid services. There’s really no reason why anybody in this day and age can’t be a video analyst.
Video analysis is the perfect tool for coaches and athletes to engage in better communication. Coaches can use video analysis to highlight particular movements in an soccer players performance, and use it as the perfect guide to enhance training sessions. This allows both the coach and the team to engage in discussion to talk about individual and team performance and the best ways to improve.
Since engaging video analysis of my son’s games I have noticed that it benefits not only him, but me as well, It’s always helping me improve the way I train and communicate with him during our 1-on-1 sessions.