Use Nacsport Dashboards to Analyse Action in Different Areas of the Field

By Nacsport

25-January-2018 on Tips

4 minute read

As we already stated in previous articles (Part 1 | Part 2), dashboards allow users to turn clicks into visual stats. In this blog, we show you how to create a dashboard to identify actions in different areas of the pitch.

Designing dashboards is a simple task and you can get awesome results. You won’t need scripting at all and you won’t spend hours in front of your computer to create them.

The example attached was made for football and we are looking for the following data: where did our team lose and recover the ball in different areas of the pitch and from where our shots and our opponent shots were taken. Of course, this is only an example and you can adapt this dashboard to your sport or to the data you are trying to find.

In the attached video you will see a dashboard already finished and its real use for video analysis purposes, in a La Liga match between Real Madrid and Valencia CF from the point of view of Valencia analysts.





As you can see, in the "field of play" dashboard we can see how many times Valencia CF lost the ball in different parts of the pitch. Also, we can see where and how many times the ball was recovered. Below, there are another two areas showing the origin of both our own and opponent shots.

By double clicking any of these numbers, we can open a video showing clips that correspond to those actions. Along with that, you can edit their length, delete clips or add them into a presentation.

How to Create this Dashboard

We are going to show you the process we’ve followed to create this dashboard. We remind you that dashboards are available in all Nacsport products, but for this specific dashboard you will need a Basic+ licence, as Nacsport Basic does not allow descriptors.

  1. Create Categories for each of the items you want to analyse (shots, recovered balls, lost balls...) and descriptors for each area of the pitch (this is up to you and your needs, for the previous example we used 17 different areas). Each clip must have one of these Categories and one of these Descriptors.

 

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2. Once the observation is finished, create a dashboard (it can be also created before registering, but always after the template).

3. Add a background picture simulating the pitch or any other space to analyse. This is not a mandatory step, but it certainly helps visually. For this example, we have added one background with two pitches (to easily review lost and recovered balls) and two boxes (to show where shots were taken from).



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4. One label for each area of the pitch must be created showing one combination of results: shots + outside the box, lost ball + midfield right, etc.



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And that’s it. If you have made a good template and your game has been correctly registered, it’s really simple from there. Make the most out of your dashboards to review and analyse your games easily!

This is only one of the multiple applications of how to use dashboards. There are many other possibilities!

The limit is your imagination and of course your analysis needs!

 

If you have any other questions regarding this or any other Nacsport process, contact us at media@nacsport.com and we'll help you out!

 

Thanks for reading!

 

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