How to use Football Analysis Software to Fast Forward Your Team’s Improvement
One of the biggest issues facing today’s sporting coaches is getting to grips on how best to coach while adapting to both the competition and the increasing shift toward technology. Not knowing quite what will best benefit your team or best combat your next opposition is always an issue. We’ve all faced that problem, but with my football analysis software, SportsClipMaker, I believe I have found the answer.
As an Australian Rules Football coach in Australia I originally developed the app for my sport. But the software can and does cater for any and all sports.
Why visual teaching is no longer a hindrance to your football coaching
Every single major sporting competition in the world coaches with vision. You see visual analysis on the television, and you see visual analysis online, whenever you check in on your favourite sport. But why has visual coaching not taken off beyond these major competitions?
The three main reasons against visual learning I have heard from other coaches are:
- I don’t have the time.
- I can’t afford it.
- I’m not tech savvy.
These were all once reasonable excuses against using sports analysis software. Yes, we are all time poor. Yes, some of the football analysis software out there can be expensive. And yes, it isn’t always easy to make that leap into the tech world. But times have changed. Technology has made this kind of software much more accessible. With SportsClipMaker, and these blogs, I can show you how easy and affordable football analysis software has become. And with that knowledge you will have another weapon to coach your team to further success.
Make your match analysis easier than ever before using voiceover on SportsClipMaker
The best feature on SportsClipMaker is the ability to use the inbuilt voiceover function to create a match review over your video. This function is incredibly easy to use and will save you a lot of time when producing your match analysis.
To use the function, make sure you are in Code mode (press ‘C’ on the keyboard) and then find your way to the ‘Record a Voice Over’ button on the bottom panel. The button will then be highlighted in red to indicate that it is active. From there you speak into your mic and give your match analysis of that moment. Once you have finished giving your analysis simply click the ‘Voice Over’ button again and a ‘Match Review’ will appear in the top-right corner of your screen, with the applicable time stamps.
To listen to the ‘Match Review’ ensure that you are still in Code mode and select the Review that you require. Then press ‘P’ on the keyboard and the software will play your voiceover over the clip.
You can use this function to overlay a match review whenever you see a matter of interest that you want to point out to your team. Whether that’s a note of encouragement or some advice that will deliver improvement in the given area. This is a great tool that you and your team will get a lot out of in a short space of time. And the best part is the easy functionality that allows you to use this sports analysis software at any level of your coaching career.
How to get the most out of your sports analysis software using fast forward and rewind
If you come across a lull in play with nothing specific to analyse you can easily fast forward and rewind your match without lifting your hands from the keyboard. One of the biggest issues facing modern technology, particularly in Australia, is the buffer which makes it a hassle to move through videos smoothly.
SportsClipMaker, however, runs smoothly and makes it very easy for you to get to the interesting parts of your match. If you select the right arrow key on the keyboard the match will move forward five seconds at a time. The opposite happens with the left arrow key which will rewind the match by five seconds in case you want to watch a certain moment again. By selecting the up arrow key your match will advance by thirty seconds and by selecting the down arrow key your match will rewind by thirty seconds. This function allows you as the coach to get to the important parts of your game without any hassle. For more tips on Fast Forwarding and Rewinding during a game, click on this link.
How to spread your match analysis to your team by processing your clips
Once you have finished analysing the game you need to grab your clips from SportsClipMaker and send them to the team. This is incredibly easy to do and makes transferring advice to the team easier than ever before.
Firstly, make sure that you are in Review mode by selecting ‘R’ on the keyboard. That will reveal the ‘Process Clips’ button the bottom panel. Select ‘Process Clips’ and the app will merge all of your clips into one MP4 file. You will be able to access this file at any time.
You can then transfer your match review to your team. Whether that means sending the analysis to the team over Facebook, YouTube, other social media, or simply going through the clips face to face. All of these methods are easily accessible and incredibly cost-effective. The modern generation loves this form of coaching and are easily engaged by visual learning. If you need advice on how to share these clips to Facebook or Youtube click on this link to our previous blogs and videos that outline the process.
Download SportsClipMaker to take your football analysis and coaching to the next level
If you’re interested in one of the most complete Sport Analysis Apps in the world head to SportsClipMaker.com to download your 14-day free trial. You won’t regret it. SportsClipMaker has increased the viability of visual coaching tenfold by making visual learning time-effective, cost-effective, and easy to use. Football analysis software has never been better and will really take your team’s improvement to the next level. Good luck on the coaching.