Why use game film?
Using game film can almost assure you more success as a coach as it gives you the opportunity to critique your team more specifically than you would have been able to without it. It can help you in reviewing individuals and reviewing the team as a whole, and can give your player's video tutorials to help them better understand where their own areas of strength and weakness are. There are also ways to ensure that you get the most out of your game film by following certain techniques while filming. Here are a few tips that we found on Winning Youth Football's website to help you get better shots of your game:
- Use a tripod - Tripod's are great for making sure a film is stable, not shaky, which not only makes it easier to watch but also helps the camera to focus.
- Shoot from the sidelines rather than the end zone.
- Start filming the moment the players are moving towards the line of scrimmage, not from the point of the snap.
- Film from further up in the bleachers in order to be able to view as many players as possible.
- Always follow the ball during the play.
- Give commentary if necessary. Talk about what down it is, how many yards there are to go, where the team is positioned on the field and what players are involved.
Game Film Tools
RII Sport's Technology have a number of products available for helping you break down game film. Our Gamebreak Scan is able to work alongside film breakdowns from other companies like Hudl or Krossover to give you an in-depth competitor analysis breakdown that can help you to predict the tendencies of teams from 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 or even 100%. The RII Sport Dashboard is another great product that gives you an interactive display of all of your opponents tenancies based on the game film provided. Combining your game film with products from RII Sports Technology can prove to be exactly what you need to improve your success as a coach. If you'd like more information about RII Sports Technology you can click here now.