Filming and after?
Filming a performance and after?
With an easy access to technology, every coach should use video analysis during the training. Mostly, using a smartphone and doing a short video feedback. Like 65% of athletes are visual learner, you think it’s a great thing. In a certain way, I would say no. It’s the same for individual or team sports, the coach organizes different kind of trainings, depends the moment of the season we are. These specifics sessions are prepared and scheduled to developp all aspects of the athlete(s). If you do one video analysis sometimes, like every two or three months, what will be the follow-up for your athlete?
Film. Analyze. Repeat.
It could be another motto for Perform'Live. Another idea to explore: Why not filming a performance and doing a video feedback, then after the training doing a deep analysis with a follow-up scheduled. To explain this idea, the best is to use an example. Let’s introduce Marianne* 14 years old, figure skater level A in a Swedish club. Deliberately, this example has been summarized. It happened over a period of 5 months.
First video training, make an assessment of her double axel. After this session, the most interesting question was What she should improve? And how could we achieve that.
Second part, define her technique, and show her many elite skaters who are using her technique. That’s the coach part you must do after the video training. With the most complete database that Perform’Live offers, it took few minutes to determine the jump technique used. The most interesting part was to let her watch by herself these videos ( a short playlist is recommended) and asked her what are the most common moves. At this point, it is important to guide the skater in his thinking, by questioning for example.
Third part, plan and schedule each step. In the case of Marianne, her technique asks her a certain positioning of her upper body. As she is jumping her axel with a long move of her free leg, she must put her upper body more forward to compensate the lever force created by the free leg during the take-off. To achieve that, we defined and worked an efficient backward position but also a smooth transition (Backward position to forward position). In extra, we defined a specific off-ice training plan. It ‘s necessary due to the technique used.
Note that in this example, it's possible to work remotely or on the site.
Maybe you are wondering why you didn’t decide to change the technique. For example, there is four different kind of way to jump axel. Coaching is making decision. Sometimes it’s easy. When you teach a move to an athlete, there is a kind of interpretation. He ‘s taking for himself the move according his body profile, coordination motor skills and many more criteria that a coach can’t control.
*Marianne is an alias