“Hey Coaches, are you doing video analysis during your training?”.
In my opinion, coaches cannot do video analysis during ice training. First, the session must be dynamic not to get the skater freezing. Yes, of course, he can rest. Second, to do video analysis, you must have a reference point. A model. Then it asks time to use this model.
Because, typically, when you do an analysis, you must collect information/data. With this global picture, you can understand why it is not working. The next step is to define which data is essential to improve or change. Then, you can think about the what and the how. What to change or improve and how to achieve this—the how requests coaching skills and experience.
That’s why I think that is confusion in people’s minds between doing video analysis and using video during the training. What most coaches do is a skating course with video support. They film and do instant video feedback with a smartphone or a tablet. There are apps dedicated to this with slow motion and drawing features.
It means you give information more effectively to your skater with video. Remember that 65% of people are visual learners (according to the Social Science Research Network.)
When I finish the video capture, I sit in my office and study the skater’s jump. I always use the Golden circle rule (Why/ What / How). Depending on the complexity of the problem, I can create a Stromotion or make a side-by-side comparison with key positions. Using data to explain the problem is a good way but also good to refer to his jump-specific technique. Having a database where each technique is categorized is a real plus.
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