What is Nacsport?

By Nacsport

03-May-2023 on Tips

11 minute read

So, you’re interested in video analysis, right? You’re wondering what exactly Nacsport is? Well, we’ve got the answers for you…

 

Nacsport produces a range of sports analysis tools used by coaches, clubs and analysts all over the world to improve sports performance.

 

Nacsport users can analyse athletes, teams and opponents using a large suite of analysis tools which give them the power to analyse, strategise and win.

 

These tools have been developed by the company New Assistant Coach Sport SL, which is based in Spain, but operates internationally, with teams in the United States and France and a network of distributors worldwide.

 

At the moment, the software is used by more than 10,000 customers in over 60 countries in a multitude of sports.

 

So, let’s take a closer look…

How Does Nacsport Work?

 

Before answering this question, it’s important to realise that Nacsport is not a single product, but rather a range of products which are available for both Windows and macOS. There are five main software programs and a handful of complementary tools that all focus on specific areas of sports analysis.

 

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Here, we’ll focus on the five main products, which offer video analysis software for all different levels and budgets. These are, from starter to flagship, Basic, Basic+, Scout, Pro and Elite

 

How are they different? Well, they’re essentially the same product, but the higher versions have many more tools available and allow you to do much more, faster and better (see comparison here). Obviously, the price also increases the higher you go too. These five tools are intended for different types of users, from beginners to professional analysts. 

 

The Nacsport workflow can be, basically speaking, split into three stages: data collection, data analysis, and presenting insights.

 

Stage 1: Data Collection

 

The workflow begins with collecting game video and data. The video can either be filmed by you or obtained from another source, such as a TV broadcast or an online platform. Likewise, the data can be collected by you, by tagging the game video, or imported from 3rd-party sports data providers.

 

To collect game data, you create a tagging window, a series of buttons which relate to different parts of the game, such as goals, shots, passes, players, area of the field, etc.

 

As you watch the video, you click these buttons when you see them happening during the game. This tags the video, creating a series of short clips plus related data that can be accessed for detailed analysis in the next stage of the process.

 

Stage 2: Data Analysis

 

In the second stage of the workflow, you filter and work with the data and video you have collected. You can select key moments, create reports, draw on videos, compare actions, create a graphical dashboard, and many other things.

 

If you are using an external data provider, you can actually skip the first stage and go straight to this one. You can also combine external data with that you have collected yourself for a truly unique analysis and insights.

 

It’s important to note that both stage 1 and 2 can be done post-match or live. The second option means that you can gain valuable insights into the game that can affect the strategy of the team during the game.

 

Stage 3. Presenting Insights

 

The last phase consists of sharing your video analysis conclusions with players and fellow coaches.

 

Nacsport makes it very easy to create professional video presentations which can be shown directly from the software, exported as a standalone video, or even uploaded to our online platform for easy sharing.

 

So, in a nutshell, this is what Nacsport can do. Obviously, there is much more to each stage of the process, but for the moment, this brief overview should give you a fair idea of the workflow. 

 

If you want more information, we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to get in contact with us at any time.

 

 

 

What Sports Can Be Analysed with Nacsport?

 

Any sport can be analysed with Nacsport. The software is fully customisable and can be molded to the particular needs of any individual or team sport.

 

As we mentioned in the introduction, the software is used by coaches and analysts in over 30 different sports.

 

This includes some of the world’s most popular sports, such as football, ice hockey, basketball, rugby, or field hockey, but also some more niche sports, such as water polo, korfball or GAA.


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The Benefits of Using Nacsport

 

There are many benefits to using Nacsport. These include:

 

Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses

 

Nacsport allows you to analyse games and training sessions to identify strengths and weaknesses.

 

Identifying these areas in your own team will help you to develop training sessions in order to improve the overall performance of individual players and the whole team.

 

On the other hand, opposition analysis will help you to develop game strategies to get the upper hand and win more.

 

Improving Technique

 

By analysing videos with Nacsport, you can get detailed information about motor movement and technique. This allows athletes to make small adjustments and, again, improve overall performance.



Developing Stategy

 

Nacsport allows you to analyze the video of games and training sessions to identify patterns and trends in the game. 

 

With a better understanding of how your opponents play and how your team performs in different situations, you can develop strategies to win more games and improve your performance.

 

More Effective Communication

 

Nacsport allows you to share your analysis insights with teammates, coaches and fellow analysts.

 

By having access to the same information, everyone can be on the same page and work towards improving team performance and achieving common goals.



Save Time

 

Nacsport allows you to quickly find specific actions and events that you want to analyse in game videos.

 

This saves you a lot of time as you don’t have to manually review the full video.

 

In addition, all the interactive tools on offer allow you to analyse and strategise extremely quickly. Perfect for busy coaches and analysts.

 

In summary, Nacsport is a powerful tool which allows you to improve sports performance. With its advanced video analysis features, you can identify areas for improvement, learn new techniques and strategies, and work together with your team to achieve goals in any sport.

 

How to Get Started with Nacsport

 

Download a Free Trial

 

Try the program for free for 30 days without obligation. This is a completely unlimited trial, so you’ll be able to use all the tools in the version of the program you choose for the full trial period.

 

On the home page of our website, click the Free Trial button to get started.

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Quick Start Guide

 

This tutorial provides an overview of the initial steps you should follow in order to get moving with Nacsport. You’ll see all the main environments in the software and get a good idea of the workflow. You can watch it on our YouTube channel now, where you’ll also find more in-depth tutorials on other tools in the program.

 

 

Official Nacsport Courses

 

The best and easiest way to learn how to use the software is to do one of our Official Courses. You’ll get a thorough grounding in how to perform a video analysis with Nacsport with experienced tutors.

 

You’ll also get a 3-month Nacsport license included in the price and an official certificate of completion.

 

Want more info? Click here.

 

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More Questions?

 

Ok, so that’s a quick overview of what Nacsport is, but there’s much more to the software and video analysis in general.

 

We’d invite you to browse through this blog and our website to get deeper into it and, if you’ve got more questions, we’d love to hear from you.

 

You can contact us through our website our through any of our social media channels and we’d be happy to point you in the right direction.

 

Until then…

 

Thanks for reading.

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