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The 3 essential tools for Video Analysis

If you haven’t started video analysis for your team yet, it’s time to start now. Video analysis is a crucial part of training, giving athletes and coaches a platform to help improve their performance and development. To get the ball rolling, here’s a few essential tools you’ll need to start video analysis for your athletes.  1. A functional camera One of the main things you need to start capturing videos – a camera. This is the first step of video analysis. Whether you’d like to start off using your smartphone, or are wanting to invest in a high-quality camera, having a device that can record videos is essential. However, using a smartphone can often limit your ability to coach. The benefit of having an actual camera that can be fitted onto a tripod means that you can be both coach and videographer at the same time. 2. A stable tripod…

The many benefits of Video Analysis

Video analysis is all about improving athletic performance through careful analysis and evaluation of an athletes performance. Using video to analyse movements of an athlete can help coaches pick up on where an athletes can improve in terms of technique and approach.

How setting goals can benefit athlete performance

Goal setting plays a huge part in helping athletes achieve optimal performance. The goal-setting process helps them understand where their performance is currently at, and also where they want to improve, and how they’re going to go about it. It’s important for an athlete to set systematic goals that are focused on the process and performance, rather than being focused on the outcome of competition. While winning is a great goal, setting goals that are based more around self-development, learning, and improvement are much more effective in boosting athlete performance and skill. Here’s how goal setting can help athletes improve their performance. It boosts athlete motivation Setting goals is a great way for athletes to become more motivated and driven . Having a goal in mind – rather than training mindlessly – gives them a better sense of direction. It makes them more persistent and motivated to achieve that specific…

3 ways to start building a positive and empowering team culture

As a coach, your role within a team is not only to be a mentor, trainer, and guide, but it’s also to create a positive and empowering team culture. This is important because a team’s culture has a huge impact on the way your athletes perform, interact, and contribute to the team as a whole. We like the way League Network puts it – identifying your teams culture goes beyond the want and desire to win a match. It’s more about what your athletes beliefs, attitudes and values are. To start building a positive and empowering team culture, here’s where you should start. Reach out to your team We’re talking about ‘team’ culture here, and that means it shouldn’t be defined just by you as a coach, it should be defined by the whole team. So to determine what your team culture is all about, you’ll need to have a…

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