Coaches and players at the academy learn all about video analysis to improve football training and matches.
Soccer Inter-Action has invested heavily in technology this summer by equipping the entire sports facility with cameras to record football matches and training sessions.
Along with this, a new training and viewing room has been set up, fully computerised with the latest technology, and this year our coaches and technical staff at the school have a system for recording all matches and training sessions. We have the best fixed cameras to record football matches.
Why did we need a camera system to record football matches?
Within the working model of our academy, high performance analysts and coaches need to start the first part of their work by collecting information. Cameras are for us our main source of information gathering. If you don’t have it, the data you will have is reduced to your direct observation (or what third party sources can tell you). At the moment, this is totally insufficient. You need a camera to record matches, yes or yes. The official football school of FC Porto in Spain is positioned as one of the most technological and best equipped in the Valencian community.
The recording of training sessions is another practice that is becoming more and more widespread. In professional teams, it is already fully established and is one more task of the analysts on a daily basis. Our international academy, considered among the best in Europe, incorporates this technology, even more so with the management of our third division team U.D. SIA Beniganim, making it totally indispensable.
The benefits of using a camera to record training sessions are many:
– See how the players perform on the field. Both individually and collectively.
– Correct tactical aspects before the match.
– Analyse the success of the specific task, so you can modify it and adapt it to your needs.
– Cut up the different exercises to have your own database of exercises over the years or within your own club/department.
– Distribute the different tasks to the members of the coaching staff (physical trainers, goalkeeping coaches…) for their specificity analysis.
– Justify your decisions as a coach on the basis of tangible and recorded facts that happen in training.
How is the recording system we have at Soccer Inter-Action?
They are IP cameras. IP cameras are a new form of recording that is being introduced into the world of sports. Traditionally used in security recording systems, as the live signal can be distributed to computers for monitoring by surveillance equipment, the main feature of IP cameras is that they can be controlled remotely.
They are usually fixed in stadiums and high performance training grounds, and you can operate them from an office, from your home or even from your mobile phone, having the live signal on your device. This is the technology that all companies and online analytics solutions are using today, and we believe that this is where the future is headed.
The main disadvantage is that, although many claim to be transportable, they are more practical if they are fixed, installed in a permanent location. And it is an expensive solution that few teams can afford.
Longomatch video analysis courses
This week we have started training courses on the video analysis software that helps FC Porto Dragon Force football school coaches, analysts and athletes to improve their performance.
What is the objective of the football school in completing the video analysis courses?
– Having a better understanding of video analysis allows you to apply it to scouting, performance improvement and injury prevention.
– Our coaches will be able to generate video projects and analysis panels to tag their team’s actions.
– Football coaches will learn how to zoom, insert comments, drawings and annotations for better communication with their team.
– We will teach them how to get the most out of the multi-camera function.
– Coaches will learn how to create playlists and presentations and share them with their team or coaching staff.
– Reports will be generated with match and player statistics.
– They will learn how to use their mobile app and how to synchronise projects with the LongoMatch desktop application.
What will our coaches and players learn to do after the video analysis course?
Import videos of the match or
capture it in real timel
RECORD YOUR MATCHES IN REAL TIME
Once you have connected the recording device, you can start recording and analysing the match in real time and share your analysis of the play, even before the first half is over.
IMPORT THE VIDEO FROM YOUR COMPUTER
With the purchased LongoMatch software you can import videos in the most common formats on the market: mp3, mp4, avi, mov, you can even import videos in 4K, from your Mac or Windows computer. Once the video is loaded, you can start analysing the match.
IMPORT DATA FROM OTHER VIDEO ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
If you use another video analysis software that allows you to export to XML format, you can easily import this data into LongoMatch.
Analyse the match and the best tactics by tagging events
CONFIGURE AND CUSTOMISE YOUR ANALYSIS PANEL AND YOUR EQUIPMENT
LongoMatch allows you to customise the analysis panel and adapt it to your needs, as well as create your own panel from scratch, to code your matches. You can also add essential player information using the team management tool.
CODE YOUR MATCH AND ADD PICTURES TO THE EVENTS
Analyse your live or pre-recorded match and code the events; these will be automatically recorded by event type (defence, attack, penalty, goal, etc.). With the video analysis software, drawings can also be saved on any fragment of the match video.
USE UP TO EIGHT DIFFERENT CAMERAS FOR YOUR ANALYSIS
Thanks to LongoMatch, you can analyse the match using up to eight videos at the same time. If you have recorded the match with several cameras and want to analyse the events from a different angle, this function will be useful, allowing you to change the angle as many times as you want with a single click.
ZOOMING IN ON AN ACTION WITH THE ZOOM TOOL
LongoMatch’s zoom tool allows you to enlarge the image by a factor of up to four times the original and to observe the events in detail. This function is available during the video analysis and when using the drawing tool.
Share your video analysis with your team and sports coordination.
CREATE PLAYLISTS AND PRESENTATIONS
With LongoMatch, you can create playlists and filter them by type of event or player, or create presentations that include a range of matches from one to several seasons. These playlists can be exported to a new video file, making it easy to share them with your team or players.
GET ADVANCED STATISTICS
The programme provides a variety of statistical information regarding the project and the events encoded during the video analysis. These statistics include: field areas where most events occur, specific player information, possession, number of fouls, assists and corresponding percentages, etc.
EXPORT TO EXCEL OR UPLOAD TO THE CLOUD
Export the data you have generated during the video analysis of the match with LongoMatch to CVS, XLS or XML files so that you can analyse them in more detail in Microsoft Excel®. If you prefer, you can share your analysis on cloud platforms such as Coach Logic or Videobserver.
Example of analysis of set pieces that we can do with the new system.
The technical staff will integrate the figure of an assistant who will help to work specifically on set pieces in attack and defence.
The set pieces are the restarts of the game from the stopped ball and can be both offensive and defensive. They allow us to design a very clear strategy to deceive the opponent if we are in attack and to propose different opposition strategies when we are defending an action.
We count the following set pieces both in attack and defence:
– Corner kick- Lateral foul
– Centred free kick
– Goal kick
– Indirect free kick
– Penalty kick
In each type of set-piece action we will have a different strategy to help achieve the success of that play, being corners, side kicks, throw-ins and penalties those actions in which we can be closer to scoring or conceding a goal and we have to have a greater preparation.
In attack it is important first of all to have good specialists in these moves, that is to say, good shooters who dominate throws from the right and left and specialists in aerial play to dominate the area, from there the coach and his assistants will draw up the plan to follow giving the team different moves to deceive the opponent and have the option of scoring a goal.
Defensively, a plan will be prepared to suit the characteristics of the team and the coach’s ideas in order to defend these actions correctly.
We can differentiate between various types of marking:
– Individual marking: each player is in charge of an opponent and chases him all the time.
– Zone marking: each player is assigned a zone in which he is responsible and will act whenever the ball reaches that zone.
– Mixed marking: has characteristics of the two previous types of marking. Each player is in charge of defending a zone but when an opposing player enters his zone he will follow him until the play is over.
– Combined marking: This is the most commonly used nowadays. It is a mixture of players marking in a zone and players marking individually. This marking allows us to defend well the most dangerous finishing areas and to defend individually those players who are potentially more dangerous in these moves.