Footage analysis for coaches

We all like watching the derbs, but it can be really easy to get caught up in the game and not bring it back to a purpose.  And to make matters worse, how do you pick just ONE PURPOSE?  

Nadia Kean of Get Smarty Coaching helps us narrow in on all the amazing ways we can use footage analysis to help our skaters.

Register for £8/ session.


Video Analysis to Create and Provide Skater Feedback  
OCTOBER 2nd, 8:30PM Eastern

Having general knowledge of what a group of athletes needs to improve is essential, but being too general when coaching can actually prohibit growth of the entire team.  An example of this would be when the coach says, “everyone is getting pushed forward too quickly,” or “some of you don’t drop back quick enough.” These are good observations to make, but when you can actually tell the individual athletes who are having the problems, you can really make changes.

In this session we will:

  • Utilize a combination of analyzing footage and interpreting indicators (as learned in the session on “Indicators” on Sept 4) to provide skaters with feedback that they can use to enhance their gameplay.

We will learn how to:

  • Look for comprehension and lack of comprehension of concepts in gameplay

  • Look for physical ability in gameplay

  • Find the mistakes in gameplay to help individual skaters increase their performance

You will be introduced to some quick ways to analyze footage, upload it, make it available


Footage Watching Sessions to Develop Drills & Bring new Ideas to Training
OCTOBER 9th, 8:30 PM Eastern

Sometimes pinpointing what needs to be fixed and creating drills can seem daunting. Many coaches instinctually know what they need to change, but they don’t necessarily know how to implement that change through the creation of drills.

In this session we will:

  • Watch footage together and analyze in real time what the team needs to change and modify.

  • We will use our knowledge base to create drills for the needed modifications

  • Watch footage together and learn how to help athletes “see” how the game is played in a new way for better understanding

Footage Assessment for Creating Team Strategy + Implementing Decisions

Being coach or captain does not mean that you need to make all the decisions on your own, and in fact you won’t want to. Teams that are in the habit of watching games and practices together benefit from watching and learning in real time. If a team can watch a mistake or a smart choice played out in real time, if they can see it together and acknowledge it together, they will then be able to take that knowledge base and implement strategy at practice and in game day faster and wiser.

In this session we will utilize footage to:

  • Find underutilized strategy and create new strategy

  • Watch how the team implements strategy as a unit

  • Find moments in the game where the team does respond and does not respond as a unit

  • Learn how to navigate the decision making process of implementing change


Footage watching for game prep  
OCTOBER 23rd, 8:30 PM Eastern

Game footage is a massive tool for game preparation. Watching the team that you are about to play, the team that you have just played, or two teams play one another that you have also played are all invaluable tools.

In this session we will use footage to:

  • Prepare to play another team by watching opponent’s footage

  • Prepare to play another team by watching our own footage

  • Analyze how we did by watching two teams we have played play one another

  • Learn how to watch for the opponent’s mistakes to learn how to utilize them

  • Learn how to watch our own mistakes to learn how to avoid them

  • Watch how other teams were able to shut down an upcoming opponent


Footage Watching for Individual Development
OCTOBER 30th, 8:30 PM Eastern

Having access to your individual game play is invaluable. Watching how you play can help you better understand your personal patterns, mistakes and abilities.

In this session we will use footage to:

  • Constructively watch your game play so that you can understanding it

  • Utilize your new knowledge base to help you make needed modifications

  • Look for what you do well, what you do poorly

  • Learn how to be critical in a smart, non-emotional way