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"The all-seeing eye"

Juanjo Vila has brought from Deportivo tactical analysis program live far more advanced

Nacsport, live strategist


Valencia has a gun without their biggest rivals, Real Madrid and Barcelona. The coach Juan Vila, signed this summer from Deportivo, has brought the system live-art analysis of the market, Nacsport. "coach Unai Emery is open to new things, is restless and absorb knowledge that can help" explains Juan Vila and his business partner, Mikel Jauregui.

The availability of coach and the fact that those responsible for handling the NAC are certified technicians are prerequisites to get all the performance collective tactical software that have very few football clubs in the world. Villarreal, Zaragoza and Espanyol recently purchased this tool it also succeeds in countries accustomed to technology such as the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. But, in Spain, Vila is a pioneer in the use of Birth

The NAC can "control virtually all" and make work easier Unai tactical, individual study of each player-work of the second Mr. Juan Carlos Carcedo-or Otxotorena training and advice to the doormen. A powerful tool to support both parties as workouts. "In the games from the top, more calm and no disturbing elements, we can see everything. The tactical position, the opponent's weaker side, the player more vulnerable, mistakes and successes in strategy, in the markings ... It is an aid. Emery read correctly matches, but with more eyes, more possibilities. When Lotina was removed and put up with me, saying that football is easy from up here, "recalls Vila.

The main thrust of the program is interactive analysis, almost seconds after the moves occurring in the game. Older software, such as the 'Match', which also owns the VCF-offered the option of digitizing the images and begin the study ended after the crash. Therefore, see Juan Carlos Carcedo working on the raw digitized planes after games became common technique last year.

Now, however, can claim Carcedo Unai and instant and on-demand and receive on your PC on the bench, the big plays of the game and edited, and receive the default actions prior to the start-fouls, corners, cross, etc. -. "We have a camera that records in HD (high definition) and, unlike the serial television offering, includes plans 'goal on goal', to capture the movements basic tactical and strategic positions. Program features a timeline that allows back to back without stopping the recording and digitization of the game in real time, "argues Vila.

Another substantial advantage is the ability to see the video the first time during the break on a projector that exists in the locker room with all sorts of individual and collective tactical details already published. That if, despite that one mistake can make clear to a player, Unai Emery is always in favor of correcting the imbalance from 'positive psychological reinforcement. "The ultimate responsibility for the images to use is always the Valencia coach.

Valencia and Ajax already working at full pace with a program that initially was tested in the world of hockey, especially, to analyze the penalty corner. A tactical and strategic move very complicated when defending. It is a sort of mini-corner which ends in shots on goal. "In the stands of the hockey stadiums of a tower exclusively for analysts' indicates Vila.

In turn, the true origin of this type of study tactics in the stands is in the American Football-NFL, where every team has at present six technical assistants with the video, who divide their analysis on their own team, opposing team , defense, attack and quarterback. Among the highlights Nacsport users of Spanish basketball Team, which next week begins the World Cup.


"Coach Unai Emery is open to everything new, is restless and absorbed all knowledge to help"
"Faced with the" Fiore "We saw a block worked in tactical and competitive"

"We can see the position, the weaker side, the most vulnerable player, strategy, ... all"


The VCF has signed two technical experts in image processing. Vila is the title of national coach and UEFA pro license. For five years he taught tactics, coached ten Galician and Third latter two tactical analyst Depor. Jauregui is a national trainer, dedicated mainly to the base and has been coordinator of the Football Elkartea Hondarribia.

Tactics and dissection of rival

The work of Vila and Jauregui extends beyond weekly work parties. The system was used in the preseason in Slovenia and occasional training in Paterna. Both published and dissected Valencia planes for tactical work-group of matches and training, always under the supervision of Emery. They also conduct a first filter for individual study of each player itself and rival Carcedo task.

In the final product is the player with a video of 3 or 4 minutes to know the strengths to exploit in their face to face with the opponents very useful material when it is an unknown opponent, from other leagues.

Finally, Juan Vila is responsible for spying on rival each week with the DVD provided by the recording department, which has one of the most comprehensive film libraries in Europe. Of their work are born videos of the talks, after the final okay and Carcedo Emery. The recorded product from other teams scouting serves the technical secretariat.

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Nacsport revolutionizes the work of the technicians

Louis van Gaal’s famous notebook has its days numbered. Nacsport is working to replace old pencil and paper methods. A picture speaks louder than words. The video analysis software developed by this Canary Island company now enables us to immediately go over the critical moments in a match or any other event with just one click. "It works just as well with a school match as with an Olympic final”, say its developers. The mechanism is certainly not complex: a camera recording the match, a personal computer or laptop and the software.

"During the match, we just have to identify the moment that we wish to review later”, explains engineer Alberto Rodríguez, for whom the speed at which the images are processed is very important. "At half-time, the coach can see a summary of specific actions and moves of a single player or the entire team, hence its potential”, highlights Rodríguez, who not only developed the program but also accompanies some professional teams in its practical application.

However, Villarreal, Tenerife, Racing, Las Palmas or Ajax, among a long list of elite football teams, have purchased the program, which was initially tested on the hockey field, particular to analyse corner penalties. "It is also a great success in futsal, volleyball or basketball", adds Alberto, who received a call from the Spanish Futsal Team coach, José Venancio.

Nacsport is a Canary Island company with international perspectives. From Canada to Japan, including Qatar, its computer program is distributed in nine languages, costs less that its competitors and offers more possibilities. "We are now preparing an amateur version, called Basic, that costs 150 euros", says the marketing manager, Frank Gornés. "This is a good market because we realize that not everyone can afford the Elite pack at 6,000 euros", he adds. There are simple demos explaining its full potential on the website.

Present at the last world hockey championships

The growing importance of Nacsport for Spanish sport can be seen in two details: during the last world hockey championships played in India from 28th February to 13th March, the Spanish team used it as a priority tool on a daily basis. Impressed by its utility, the Argentinean and Indian coaches also made use of the program. And that is not all: whoever wants to take on the job of national basketball coach now has to be familiar with Nacsport. Such as been its growth that federation instructors believe that it is a fundamental tool for all new professionals. Other disciplines can also be expected to follow this example.

Source: Diario AS

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Great acceptance of the Nacsport’s speech at the Coaches International Congress

The speech “Applications of new technologies at futsal tactical analysis” imparted By Nacsport at the International Coaches Congress happened in Santiago de Compostela has had a great acceptance in the more than 300 coaches from more than 15 countries who assisted to it.

At first place Alberto Rodríguez did a quick presentation of the company and the Nacsport software possibilities. Following, it’s organized an roundtable with Miguel Rodrigo (Japanese futsal national team main coach), Eduardo García (Miki), (Benicarló F.S. main coach), and José María Pazos (Pulpis) (Thailand futsal national team main coach), where it had been analyzed the semis games of the previous day, using to do it the Nacsport software.

During all the weekend many coaches demand more information about Nacsport products thinking to incorporate it in them way of work, because they got a great surprise with the software possibilities.

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Nacsport announced a partnership with STATS LL, Sports Information Leader

Nacsport, a leading provider of video analysis tools for championship teams and leagues, announced today a partnership with STATS LLC that will incorporate Spanish La Liga play-by-play data into its video analysis software.

STATS, the world’s leading sports technology, data and content source, will provide in-depth data feeds for a range of Nacsport video products including its Basic, Scout, Pro and Elite analysis software. Key data points such as formations, shot type, goal zone location and situation types are integrated with video and allow for analytical study of player and team tendencies and performance.

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Technology and football: brief description of Nacsport scouting products

On this occasion, Fútbol 11 sports magazine says the following:

"A group of Canary Island computer experts has developed an administration and multimedia software edition tool for football.

With endless different applications, it is a tempting tool for coaches, analysts, technical managers or even players".

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A Canary Island company develops advanced sports software


The English may have invented football, but it was a Canary Island company that put it in a computer program.

Five years ago, Guillermo Gil, a teacher of Physical Education Science, Jorge Dabanch, a field hockey coach and Alberto Rodríguez, a Telecommunications student, started to consider

the possibility of systematising the movements of both individual athletes and teams. Two years ago, this led to the creation of Nacsport, a company that develops software focusing on the observation, recording and audiovisual analysis of sport.
"We work alongside whoever orders the program", Rodríguez explains. “They tell us what we have to focus on, not the other way around. Each coach is different and it is not our place to tell them how to do their jobs".

The amateur programs cost 150 and 900 euros and the professional programs 2400 and 6000 euros. "The price is no problem, especially when the difference between winning and losing is often reduced to 1%", adds Rodríguez.

Once the program has been purchased, Nacsport teaches the club staff how to use it, although there are some exceptions. "The national field hockey team’s coach and his assistants are accompanied by one of our cameramen, who films whatever the coach wants him to". This has helped Maurits Hendriks become a huge fan of the technology.

Under the Dutch coach’s management, Spain was European champion in 2005.

Another advantage of Nacsport is that it can be applied instantly, even at half time. "In the case of field hockey, corner penalties are very important (there are several per match). We can film how our rival defends his goal, the coach watches the film and then a player is shown how to shoot in the second half".

Nacsport is starting to be applied in other sports. The first was football (around ten Spanish clubs use it, but not the national team), and this was followed by roller hockey and water polo. And it is now used in volleyball, basketball and handball.

The latest is the Nacsport 3D Tracking program, with 2D and 3D audiovisual information plus statistics. "This program not only shows space-time information about objects on the pitch, but converts an actual game into a virtual match, with a picture much like a video game", says Rodríguez. "You can see a penalty through the goalkeeper’s eyes".

Source: El país 08/06/2006