International Women’s Day is being celebrated today all around the world. Nacsport wants to contribute to this special date with an article including testimonials from eleven female users from different sports and countries who explain part of their video analysis workflows with Nacsport.
New Zealand Netball
'I have been the Performance Analyst for the New Zealand Netball team for over a decade now, working with many different players and coaches over the years. While we have only recently made the switch to Nacsport, it is proving to be an integral tool in our build up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
We use the software to give visual feedback to the players as well as prepare them for upcoming opposition, through both team presentations and online sharing for the players to watch, process and discuss in their own time. We have found Nacsport very intuitive and easy to pick up quickly - an important feature in a hectic environment!'
Photo credit: Michael Bradley.
“This season with the Scotland Women national team, I have been using the Nacsport Elite software, which allows us to carry out everything we require for the analysis of ourselves and opposition. The ability to create activation links when designing templates was very helpful & I have found that using the Panel Flows has made registering actions much more efficient.
For training, I capture live so that the session is available for coaches straight after. I like the option in Elite to edit and review registers live without having to leave the capture. Post training, I use the Presentation window to highlight or export any registers for further review.
In our game day set up, we use the live review workflows such as Play by Play. The review station for the coaches allows them to review the footage as they wish, and the Play by Play option is really useful for looking at more specific parts of the live game. These are both really.”
Full case study on AnalysisPro blog.
Spanish Basketball Team
“Nacsport is helping us to revolutionise not only the feedback to our teams but also analyse opposition’s structures to gain a performance edge. The simple to use, customisable category templates means that we can create templates to meet our various needs. This has allowed us to not only work on individual players strengths and weaknesses, but a much more exciting aspect is to drill deeper to look at both our own and opposition team strategies to identify common patterns of play, which has been particularly beneficial to our netball program. Being able to then quickly construct a dashboard, also ensures that the information can be produced in a quick and easily consumable format for Coaches to present to teams.
We have been working with the software since 2012 and it is a great help for us. Since I first used it, I have never stopped using it”.
Assistant to Director Girls Sport and PDHPE Teacher
Barker College (Australia)
“Nacsport is helping us to revolutionise not only the feedback to our teams but also analyse oppositions structures to gain a performance edge. The simple to use, customisable category templates means that we can create templates to meet our various needs. This has allowed us not only work on individual players strengths and weaknesses but much more exciting aspect is to drill deeper to look at both our own and opposition team strategies to identify common patterns of play which has been particularly beneficial to our netball program. Being able to then quickly construct a dashboard, also ensures that the information can be produced in a quick and easily consumable format for Coaches to present to teams.
The additional beauty about the software from a school point of view is that it is also not restricted to one sport but can be customised to meet the requirements of different sports throughout the year. With over 30 different sports running across a Winter and Summer season having the ability to utilise the software across all sports was an important consideration to help make video analysis an integral part of the feedback process for our students. Nacsport ensures that our most popular team sports such as Netball and Touch Football have an avenue to access high quality information to take the teams performance to the next level”
Lecturer and Performance Analyst
Cardiff Metropolitan University & Welsh Netball
“The Welsh Netball placement provides me with an opportunity to embrace the high performance platform, working with exceptional coaches, talented players and supporting both through the medium of analysis with statistics and video.
Supporting weekend camps, evening training sessions, attending Test matches and International competitions is the norm for the role. Live match registering combined with filming, is where I am most comfortable. A live category template developed to meet the needs of the team united with a live video stream. With a strong desire for the players to succeed, I often find my voice on video playback – screaming at the success of an interception or rebound opportunity! However, collecting data live as players perform, allows my post-match process to be even more efficient.
Following matches, the coaches can review the footage and registers gathered. Playlists and presentations are developed to provide players with feedback at post-match reviews and 1:1 sessions. Within international competitions, these sessions are coupled with opposition analysis and preparing presentations on our next opponent to present to the team.”
Full case study on AnalysisPro blog.
Meath GAA (Ireland)
“I am in my final few months of completing my MSc in Sports Performance Analysis. Whilst completing my Masters, I have been working with hurling teams mainly, providing live and post-match analysis. I have been extremely fortunate in that most of the time I do not need to worry about the camera or filming of games. This is done for me which helps with my work-flow and ensures I am ready to begin preparing for the game ahead- live analysis, category templates, dashboards etc.
This is my second year using the Nacsport Scout Plus and Nacsport Tag and go (above), which is alsoa bonus during live analysis. One thing I’ve realised in my time working in hurling as an analyst is that no time can be wasted, each time you find yourself with a moment to spare, it is a chance to improve or plan for the upcoming games or challenges. Being able to work on the go is vital and planning an efficient workflow is key. Nacsport Scout Plus enables me to do all those things, which in turn allows me to give a clear break down of the game after the match for management staff. The timeline is crucial in this, as I can bring up certain periods of the game during meetings or formulate them into presentation files to show players.
It is important to be able to design a category template that outputs the information management need and being able to interpret data for the coaching staff is a crucial part of being an analyst, particularly for a female working in a male dominated environment. I feel this software allows me to do that.Nacsport has also played a major role in my studies and I am currently using it while I complete my dissertation in ‘Turnovers and Attacking play in elite hurling’.”
Hockey Club HIC Heren 1 (Holland)
“As a former tophockey player, I know that at the top it is about details. Analysing games without video is out of the question nowadays.As a coach I feel the same. By using Nacsport I can bring my players to a higher level. I teach them both individual, technical and tactical with the help of selected videos.The tools in the software help me to make it visible what I expect from my players and the support of CaJa Sport Software is also great!”.
Real Sociedad de Fútbol (Spain)
“Nacsport is one of the tools that I use the most in my daily analysis workflows. Among the different possibilities the software offers to performance analysts, I would highlight how versatile it is when it comes to analysing different situations in a game. I can also create presentations with the most important clips, which is useful to show to coaching staff interesting information they must consider.
It’s important to mention that Nacsport also allows me to work even when you do not have an Internet connection. This provides me with more freedom when working. Your work can also be applied in both individual and team performance”
“As an assistant coach, I spend a lot of my working time analysing our own performance and the opposition. Video plays a key role to help players understand what I try to tell them. Working with Nacsport has made this process really easy and simple.
I find it useful to draw and write over frames to highlight those points we must focus on, or to tell them how to defend specific actions.
Apart from these, Nacsport allows us to store and organise our videos so we can have immediate access to them when we try to locate specific clips. This is really helpful to make tactical decisions or support our work on the court”
Club Campo Villa de Madrid y Centro de Alto Rendimiento Madrid (Spain)
“I’ve been coaching for so many years now and Nacsport has always helped me to analyse games. Thanks to the software, I can better prepare pre-match meetings including clips of the plays I want to talk about.
I can also export videos with specific clips for selected players showing them their performance during games and comparing clips with others. Players take the clips home to review them.
Also, when coaching younger players, I love to use drawings. I tell them how to move or how to generate new movements. I have such a positive experience with Nacsport that I cannot imagine myself working without it!”
Esporte Clube Pinheiros(Brazil)
“I am coach in the U15 and U17 teams of Brazilian Esporte Clube Pinheiros, a futsal team in the city of Sao Paulo. Nacsport has been my software for video analysis during the last few seasons. I can show my players their weaknesses and strengths through videos. I also use Nacsport to study and enhance my personal analysis”.