For years, coaches have been using video footage to provide players feedback after a game. A few years back, the trend in football became to video tape team portions of practice to review with players. Both of these forms of feedback had immense value in that they provided visual confirmation to the players. However, both forms of feedback lost some effectiveness because time passed between the rep and the viewing of the video. Wouldn't it be more efficient and effective to provide immediate feedback to players after the rep in practice? Additionally, the video review usually only highlighted team portions of practice, not the individual time where technique and fundamentals are taught. Coach's Eye helps me provide immediate, video feedback through my smart phone.
Coach's Eye allows me to instantly analyze videos no matter where I am. More than just a video app, Coach's Eye provides the ability to replay the video in slow motion so I can provide my athletes with direct feedback on technique and fundamentals. The app allows me to draw lines, shapes, and arrows to highlight specific actions players need to notice. Additionally, I can show two videos, side-by-side, so players can compare their form to other examples. Finally, I can record my voice directly to the video. Ultimately, these narrated videos can be shared with my players. Coach's Eye has been an invaluable asset for me when training players in a variety of positions in different sports.
I first learned about this amazing app from a FootballScoop.com article dated October 1, 2015. Developed by 2 football players from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the noHuddle app acts as a remote control for Hudl. Over the last few years, Hudl has emerged as the dominant source for game video storage, sharing, and analysis. It is a vital piece of technology that our program uses on daily basis. The noHuddle remote has made using Hudl much more efficient.
What really impresses me about this app is that it was created by two students. As an educator, nothing makes me more pride than watching my students learn to solve problems. These two amazing young men saw a problem and set out to design a solution. With the Bluetooth remote from Hudl costing almost $300, the noHuddle app provides a free, functional alternative to coaches looking to have wireless remote capabilities
What apps do you use in your coaching? As a coach, what other technology tools do I need to check out? Integrating technology has made me a better teacher/coach. More importantly, technology has allowed me to help my students/players grow and achieve more than they thought possible.
The final post in this series will present an app that is revolutionizing the way that technology is used to train football players.
Have a great day!