Video Analysis

Introducing Burke Mountain Academy’s JP Daigneault

Burke Mountain Academy (BMA) is a leading ski racing academy located in Vermont, USA. BMA differentiates itself on the strength of its community, enabling it to focus on providing passionate ski racers the ability to pursue their academic and athletic potential. Burkies focus on hard work, and the school challenges students to risk failure and learn from success. Burke Mountain Academy has an accomplished and talented staff, recently hiring a friend of ours – JP Daigneault – as Head Coach for the Men’s FIS program earlier this year. Daigneault has previously worked as Program Director at Northwood School, and has held high-level coaching positions at Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS), BC and Quebec Provincial teams in Canada.  Daigneault had a pretty outstanding athletic career of his own having been captain of the Dartmouth Alpine Ski Team and a four-time All-American NCAA Division I skier, in addition to racing for the Canadian team at World Juniors…

Sprongo Video Features – Overlay, Side-by-Side, Merging, Trimming & More!

Sprongo has many video features on its platform to help you analyse and compare your videos. There are quite a few of them so lets break them down for one by one and explain how and why you should use each feature. Side by Side This Tool allows you to view two videos at the same time, effectively helping you determine differences and similarities of techniques and movements between the two videos. To use the tool, simply click on the ‘VS’ icon that appears at the bottom right of one of the  videos you want to compare. Clicking on ‘VS’ prompts you to select a second video you want to compare and will bring you to a page the views both videos side by side. This is where you can play both videos at the same time, increase or decrease the speed and overlay your videos. Overlay The Overlay Tool…

Video Analysis Checklist – How to take your videos to the next level

I think we can all agree that videos are at the heart of video analysis (If it isn’t obvious already!). So making sure that your videos are taken efficiently, appropriately, and avidly are essential in getting the most out of video analysis. Carle Valle of SimpliFaster helps us explain a few things we should check off our list in order to capture videos that help us do this: Invest in a good camera Now, this is not to say that you can’t use a smartphone, however, for efficiency purposes, investing in a good camera can go a long way. Although having a good quality camera allows you to capture better quality videos, this isn’t the main reason why you should invest in one. It actually allows you to be both the coach and videographer at the same time – without having to be in two places at once. Most good…

The Ontario National Ski Academy (NSA)

NSA The National Ski Academy (NSA) in Ontario in Canada use Sprongo to develop and improve their students. NSA was established in 1986 and is a non-profit registered charity. They aim to provide an environment where student athletes can maximize their potential through alpine ski racing excellence, personal growth and academic achievement. In 2010 they became a Ministry of Education inspected private school. They can grant high school credits in grades 9 to 12. Holistic Approach They deliver their vision through a holistic approach. This builds on the individual students addressing three core development areas. These are academics, fitness and ski racing. NSA has a winter home in Collingwood and a summer home is Saas Fee Switzerland. Each home provides the full facilities, professional coaches, teachers and trainers the students need to succeed. They are the only high school credit granting academy in the whole of Canada that provide this holistic program.…

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