Thanks to my good mate Tony Casella (who also coaches with me at the Sturt Sabres) I have recently stumbled on a game changer for Aussie basketball. This product is for all the coaches and athletes dedicated to improvement and high performance. That game changer is Krossover. I recently used Krossover to breakdown gametape of our South Australian U20 men's team National Championship winning tournament.
This is all going to sound like massive plug. I have no commercial benefit (in fact nothing I do with this site is for commercial benefit) to plugging this product whatsoever. I am incredibly excited by what it is going to do for me and my teams and therefore potentially other coaches at all levels in Australia, right up to W\NBL. One goal of www.highperformancehoopsnetwork.com is to develop our sport by sharing information to support the development of other players, teams and coaches. As such, I had to blog on this product - having said that Ken (rep at Krossover) you need to give me discount for this PLEASE!!! haha
But seriously, the quality of the product, the relative low cost compared to the hours and hours of my own time I put into manually cutting means I simply cannot go without this product. There are so many cool and rich features which will help me improve my players, my coaching and efficiently help me get video highlights and information to college coaches. It will also provide our team's KPIs more comprehensively than we have access to now. The advanced stats features are just brilliant and to be able to link that to raw footage is powerful to show players how they are doing. I'll come back to the product features.
Been able to watch and breakdown, in detail, the U20 Men and their flow, floppy loop sets I am going to update some of my own playbook for my U18 South Australia team too. I aim to show the U18 Men some of the U20 sets so they can see this very successful team running the same, or similar, stuff.
The fact they cut ALL the tape up for me is going to be massive. After spending 30-40 hours per nationals cutting tape for the www.highperformancehoopsnetwork.com platform I have decided - NO MORE. Why would I when I can have it all outsourced for a much better final product? And now I can focus on what I do best which is coaching, developing, identifying and mentoring elite South Australian kids that I have coached. It will also free up more of my and my team's time to produce better information on kids and keep building relationships with all our college coach friends out there.
Unfortunately for one of the games the 20s men wore their alternate uniforms and a few incorrect player numbers were provided by me at the time the film was uploaded, so the completed tags by Krossover were not correct. Krossover noted this and notified me via email that players were incorrectly numbered. I was able to go and check the incorrect tags and quickly update them.
Once correctly, tagged I was able to click the "A Season To Remember" button and within minutes I was sent these highlights for all the guys in the U20s team:
In addition to making highlights for our Featured Athletes we are able to quickly setup queries on tags to see specific footage on athletes. The tags are numerous so you can see things like half court sets, steals, rebounds, dunks, missed shots, made shots, assists and numerous other items.