To start off this new blog blast for hot hints of the week, we want to focus on sport and feature mobile apps that may be of interest to coaches.
What apps are great for analysing sports technique and performance?
- Coach’s Eye – allows players to be captured on video and motion can be slowed down. Video can be annotated to track technique – videos can be contrasted side by side. Including audio commentary and more. (Apple download) (Android download)
- Dartfish – Capture video or import from your device. Video can be slowed, contrasted side by side with two videos. Drawings and labels, angles with voice and text notes. (Apple download) (Android download)
- Soccer Coach – Team Sports Manager – Manage football teams, create coaching sessions. Player profiles, practice and training, team management and statistics. (Apple download)
- Coach Tactic Board: Football – Create tactics and drills, training modules and exercises, drawing tools, create teams and players and more. (Apple download)
Gym and fitness
- MyFitnessPal – log your exercise, track steps, extensive food database, recipe importer, calorie counter, goal setting, diaries and more. (Apple download) (Android download)
- Ab & Core Workouts – video guides on core strengthening and back strength exercises. (Apple download) (Android download)
- Simply Yoga – video tutorials for different levels, audio instructions and routines. (Apple download) (Android download)
- Fitness: Workout for Gym-Home – provides workouts and routines and effective plans for power workouts, interval, crossfit and home. (Apple download)
- Ultimate Stopwatch – enables the use of multiple stopwatches in one place. (Apple download)
- Educreations – interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool – easy to annotate and narrate and save/record instructive videos. A very versatile app and it’s free! (Apple download) (not available on Android)
- Visual Anatomy Lite – Interactive anatomy referencing app with images of every aspect of anatomy. Features quizzes, highlighting tools and more. (Apple download) (Android download) (Windows)
The above apps are only a small selection that could enhance training & development as well as management. What do you use, what’s your approach?
Mobile devices have often worked well with a flipped learning class and can provide an extensive range of options in terms of analysing performance and tracking health.
Flipped learning and its definition are described quite well by the Flipped Learning Network as:
Flipped Learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.