How video analysis changed my vision of training?
what is your vision of training? The Olympic movement defined what a coach must do:
Understand the Sport and Leads by Example
To be able to teach effectively, the coach must have in-depth understanding of the sport from the fundamental skills to advanced tactics and strategy. Coaches may have experience as athletes themselves, but not all former athletes make good coaches. Coaches must plan for the season, know the progressive nature of training adaptation, know the rules, and provide a simple, structured environment for athletes to succeed. Plan – Prepare – Rehearse – Perform –Compete are the essential tenants of good coaching. A good coach should have an official certification from the governing body for their sport. However, official certification is not all that makes a great coach. (Read more about 10 Keys qualities)
In order to developp the most skilled athletes possible, a coach transfer as much of their knowledge and experience to themthrough the following steps:
- Step 1- Watching. This term means to identify, describe, and understandan athletic movement.And what is the best way to acheive this step 1? Doing video analysis and create your own video database.
- Step 2- Action. Action consist of planning and organizing a solution to help the athlete. A good coach is always learning how to teach and adapt. Adapt your teaching to the profile of your athlete will make the learning more efficient. This profile is getting from your video analysis and other observations.
Video analysis has changed my vision as a coach. It has enabled me to learn more about effectiveness of every movement. I have found that my eyes see more details and therefore i get a more powerful visual acuity.
"See! they say, everything is there ... Yes, but learning to see, that's the big secret" Louis Delluc , french film director 1890-1924
This quotation sums up my thoughts. It's important to learn how and what to see. Because of the video, this skill changed the teaching of some coaches.