Coach's Eye App
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 App sets itself apart from standard videotaping features of a smartphone in a variety of ways. Video can be added to the app from multiple sources: recording from the app, uploading video from Youtube, or even live stream and import videos wirelessly from a GoPro camera. What really sets this app apart are the variety of analysis features offered.
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.
Prior to the noHuddle app, a coach would need sit behind the computer to operate the various functions of the video from the mouse of the computer. These features include speed up, slow down, and replaying the video. The noHuddle app allows a coach to do these very same things from his phone using a very simple interface.
The final post in this series will present an app that is revolutionizing the way that technology is used to train football players.
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