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The benefits of coaches keeping training journals

Many coaches seem to underestimate the benefits of documenting training sessions and keeping training journals. From improving technique and boosting efficiency to providing clear direction for lessons, training journals are extremely helpful for both coaches, as well as athletes. Geoff Twentyman, who was Liverpool Football Club’s Chief Scout between 1967 and 1985, began using this method by making meticulous notes after each scouting and training trip he made during his career. The method was passed down to his peers, with coaches noting down different aspects of their work, from training, recovery, and tactical approaches in varying situations. The journals eventually became the reference point whenever the club was faced with similar situations, allowing them the luxury to judge whether to take a similar approach or not. Top coaches have been keeping training journals to aid them in improving team performance and efficiency. Bottom line is – every coach should be…

How to: Use Sprongo’s Video Analysis

Our goal here at Sprongo is to help athletes improve technique and performance with the help of video analysis. This is why we’ve created an easy-to-use platform that allows you to share and analyse videos to achieve performance excellence. And to help you do just that, we’re going to take you through how to use our analysis tools! Check out our platform screenshots and their corresponding arrows below to learn their functions.  Arrow A By clicking ‘1x’ on your video, you can adjust the speed from normal to 6x faster, or .25 slower. This allows you to deeply analyse specific moments of your video. Here, you can also access drawing tools to emphasize any movements or techniques., and VS which allows for side-by-side video comparisons. Arrow B Here, you can type your comments at a specific point of the video. The comments will then appear on top of the video,…

How to: Create a Team Page

If you haven’t created a team page on Sprongo, you’re missing out on some awesome ways to improve your teams performance. Team pages are a great way to connect coaches with their students to use video analysis to help analyse technique and performance for the whole team. Check out how to create a team page in a few simple steps. 1. Choose to ‘Create Team’ Once logged in to your account, click on the (+) button. Here you can choose to upload videos, playlists, and create team pages. 2. Input your team name Here you can input your team name and choose who can be invited to the team. By selecting ‘Open to Everyone’, people don’t need to be invited to your team page, it is open to anyone who would like to join. By selecting ‘Approval Required’, members must be invited via email. 3. Invite team members Now it’s…

How to: Build your Sprongo video library & playlists

With Sprongo, you can save and upload countless videos to your very own library. It’s a great way to archive videos that will help you improve performance. It could be a video of one of your favourite ski champions’ downhill run, or a video of your own swimming technique. These videos can then be analysed for you to get a visual understanding of where you may need to improve your form and technique. This week, we’ll be taking you through how to build your video library and create organised playlists. 1. Create a new playlist When clicking on your profile you can view your video library full with all of your playlists. To create a new playlist simply click on ‘New Playlist’ on the top left corner. 2. Create a name for your Playlist Now it’s time for you to name your Playlist. Keep it relevant to the types of…

How to: Sign up & personalize your Sprongo profile

Wanting to improve your athletic performance, but aren’t quite sure where to start? Not to worry, the Sprongo platform is all about helping you boost your game!

Through video analysis tools such as slow-motion, side-by-side and overlay comparisons, Sprongo works as a partner with you and your team to advance performance and achieve success.

We’ll be taking you through each step to guide you on how to use the platform to your best advantage.

How world class athletes are improving their performance with Sprongo’s new feature: playlists sharing.

As you all know, the team here at Sprongo love to constantly update and add new features and tools to provide you with the best possible video analysis software to help train and educate your athletes! For coaches, Sprongo is a great tool for quickly and efficiently providing consistent and comparative feedback to your athletes, and for athletes, we provide the tools that aid overall and comparative performance assessment and improvement. Practice makes perfect, so we know that it’s important to collect that recorded practice is one easy to manage place: playlists. We’ve been helping athletes for years improve their technique and skills through video playback support and have just released an exciting new feature, that makes sharing your videos a whole lot easier and more enjoyable! Playlist sharing is the new, easy way to share entire playlists of videos and useful data both through the web and on our…

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