"The all-seeing eye"

"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.

Nacsport is also used in the United Arab Emirates

Nacsport is also used in the United Arab Emirates

On Saturday 31 July, an agreement was signed with the football club "Al Sharjah FC" which will be used by the Nacsport Elite software in the analysis of sports. Sharjah (Sharjah) is the third largest city in the UAE after Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Training on the use of Nacsport took place in the Portuguese city of Braga, which applied the tools of the program to refine the tactical moves of the team and improve the collective performance, highlighting the weaknesses and reaffirming the strengths.

Al Sharjah team, played a friendly against Braga team.

Nacsport revolutionizes the work of the technicians

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

Nacsport, new partner of the Netherlands Basketball Federation

Nacsport, new partner of the Netherlands Basketball Federation

With this agreement Nacsport supplies all the Netherlands National Basketball teams and the women basketball team 'CTO Amsterdam' with their analyzing software.

The agreement was officially ratified on Wednesday February the seventeenth of 2010 at the Netherlands Basketball Federation located at “The House of Sport” in Nieuwegein. By Nacsport signed Carlo Daniels and Jan Willem Neuberg, Caja Sport Software members, Nacsport’s distributor for Holland and Belgium and by the Netherlands Basketball Federation signed its director Jan Wim Stals.

In the words of Carlo Daniels "Nacsport is delighted to associate with the Netherlands Basketball Federation. We have many users in all other sports in Holland, this is a decisive step to grow further in basketball together with the Netherlands Basketball Federation. For us, it is as well very important further improve and develope our programs with the feedback of the users from the Netherlands Basketball Federation".

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

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.

Spanish national team’s “Big Brother”

Spanish national team’s “Big Brother”

The secret, dark and effective job: Two Venancio’s assistants record and analyze all the games and after they see it with the team.

Behind of this national team, there is much work that it doesn’t see. One of those tools is the particular Big Brother that Venancio has. The main coach has two persons who charge to record and mince all the games to present to the players the opponent’s videos.

Cesar Arcones, assistant of Jesús Velasco in Caja Segovia team, and Alberto Rodríguez, are the attendants of that job, and their great allied is the Nacsport software, used too in other sports as the field hockey, basketball or football. Teams like Villareal, Deportivo, Celta o Betis are using it.

The work with this software it’s composed by three parts: register the data, work and edit it and present it to the players. The first one it’s done in real time. In real time, the game is recorded and all the possible actions are registered.”A normal game could have between 250 and 300 registers, but the Spanish team’s register, which has an individualized following of each player, could has until 500”, remarks.

All that information is what Venancio uses to prepare the videos that he shows to the players in what doesn’t appear more than 10 or 12 situations. “We want that the players receive just the precise information. Concise information to don’t bore them.

Between José Venancio, Alberto and César have five hard disk, with around five terabytes capacity, where they safe all the data, thousand of actions from all the games in this European Championship and previous games of the Spain opponents. “To prepare a game, we analyze around the opponent’s four or five games, what means around 1.000 or 1.5000 totally actions.

Source: Marca (30.01.10)

Nacsport announced a partnership with STATS LL, Sports Information Leader

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.

Technology and football: brief description of Nacsport scouting products

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".

To see the complete article, click here

Testimonial: Hendriks, Spain's field hockey national team head coach

Testimonial: Hendriks, Spain's field hockey national team head coach


D.P. · Barcelona In spite of the technological support he uses, Hendriks never tires of repeating that technology will never be more important than people. However, science helps and will be of key importance in the sport of the future.

Is it easy to get the players used to so much technology?
The players don’t notice it that much. They only see ten percent of what we do. The rest if information which we may or may not decide to use.

But then comes the true test.
At the pre-match meeting they have to present a report about their rival. But it is more than the attackers merely describing the rival’s defence system. They have to explain how it works.

Is technology the boss?
I always say that we try to keep up with the times but we do not want to be controlled by technology. The boss is either the doctor, the physical trainer or the coach’s team.

Cruyff said that he always won 5-0 on the blackboard
If I have to sit down and say that football’s like that and that I can do no more, and not use a video, I’m insulting my players’ intelligence and motivation.

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