Servette Hockey Club is one of the foremost hockey clubs in Switzerland and has been in existence for well over 100 years. We spoke with Head Coach Xavier Santolaria.
In most coaching scenarios athletes are passive recipients of the coach’s knowledge. Coaching in the UK is very often technically-focused with knowledge being passed down to players.
Compare hockey with any other team sport and you will discover a sport that is always pushing the boundaries – in terms of player development, strategical awareness and the adoption of technology.
Merchiston Castle surprised many at the St Joseph’s Rugby Festival recently, down in part to the structures put into place by DOR Roddy Deans.
Back in 2014 I put together a series of Blog posts with some tips on Equipment and Software to get started in Videography and applying those in the world of Sports filming to help get the most out of your video analysis for your chosen sport.
With the advent of modern technology and an increasing thirst for sports coaches to consume ‘data’, the desire for sports team analysis continues to grow. With so many products, apps, software, platforms and price points available, making the right choices for your team’s specific context can be somewhat challenging.
Although I would be the first to admit that a 15 second sports video clip won’t provide the exact ‘magic formula’ for your team success, much gold dust exists for you to transfer into a live practice environment with your players.
Even though the adoption of a video analysis workflow in sports has had an incredible rise the past couple of seasons, many coaches still fear it will end up creating more work for them in the long run.
The coaching landscape is changing. With the rise of smartphone adoption, a growing demographic of digitally savvy athletes, easily accessible recording tech and an ever-connected web environment.
The recent festive period and break from active work, afforded me some much needed time for reflection on, not only my coaching, but that of sports coaching practice in general. A 5,500km Australian family road trip can take much of the credit for this!
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