I think the folks at SPA named their new product just right,
in that it unbelievably assists a coach in
analyzing his or her team’s performance!
— Dennis Chighisola
Actually, for a coach like me, it’s also an awesome tool (and toy)!
Now, this special hockey software program will easily help you compile stats. However, that’s not all it can do…
- track team offensive and defensive tendencies
- help teach players visually
- quickly and easily store all of your team’s important statistics
- identify development gaps in your hockey program
- create plays & drills based directly on live team play
- reinforce in-game strategy from lessons learned in games and practices
Want to design plays and convey them — ahead of time — to your assistant coaches or players? Here’s a sample of one you could draw on your SPA whiteboard…
As a coach, my mind is racing as I experiment with my SPA! I mean, here are just a few things I found I can study or plot with the Performance Analyzer…
- Shot locations
- Shot locations on Net
- Blocked Shots
- Hits (w/locations)
- Plus/Minus Stats
- Specialty Unit Stats
Just thinking… With our seasons now winding down, it’s a good idea to look ahead — right now — to the ways we want to do things different and better next year.
As for me, I’m thinking of enlisting a volunteer or two to use the SPA during each game. (I might even drive them crazy with the kinds of input I’d like to use for our kids’ sakes!)
I’m also thinking I’ll build an area on our team website so that my players (and their parents?) can have access to certain things that will help their game.
If there’s drawback to this program, it is a little pricey. Still, I can see every junior, college and pro team NEEDING a Sports Performance Analyzer program (if they want an edge on their opponents). And, the SPA might even be within reach for some high-powered high school teams. Then, there are those over-the-top youth coaches like yours truly who can’t do without this kind of advantage. (Oh, thankfully, SPA does offer payment plans for coaches, teams, parents, or players who wish to purchase the software.)
Despite all I’ve said, though, you really ought to have a look for yourself (I’ve only touched upon a few of the things one can do with this amazing software). Just click the link below to visit the Sports Performance Analyzer website…