Video Analysis and Coaching Sports

Analyzing videos will help the coach and athlete govern the necessary technical modifications. Video sessions are most effective when the athlete understands the complex skill and knows what components need adjusting. Most athletes have many technical faults; using video will help coaches find and rank which technical areas to improve first. 

Video and Targeted Skills

As a coach, you must teach the athlete what to watch when reviewing video in practice. When viewing a video, the coach and athlete must communicate on what technical points to focus on to prevent an overload of information.

Filtering the appropriate information will help the coach and athlete develop the targeted skill. Analyzing videos will help the coach and athlete govern the necessary technical modifications. 

Video sessions are most effective when the athlete understands the complex skill and knows what components need adjusting. Most athletes have many technical faults; using video will help coaches find and rank which technical areas to improve first.

Cognitive Understanding

Watching videos improves the cognitive abilities of the athlete and enhances the ability to learn new skills more rapidly. Video feedback by modeling technical patterns after an ideal model will reduce the number of practice sessions required to improve a complex skill (Boyer, Miltenberger, Batsche & Vogel, 2009).

Video Feedback


As a coach, you must teach the athlete what to watch when reviewing video in practice. When viewing a video, the coach and athlete must communicate on what technical points to focus on to prevent an overload of information.

Filtering the appropriate information will help the coach and athlete develop the targeted skill. Analyzing videos will help the coach and athlete govern the necessary technical modifications. 

Watching videos to find the cause of the problem will direct the athlete‚Äôs attention to solving the technical concern. For more complex skills, coaches need to find the first cause of the technical issue and improve that motion. Little thought should be given to the outcome and movements after the main technical focus. Attention should be given to the cause of the issues and the solutions to fix the cause. Generally, technical problems that occur in the middle or end of a complex skill are likely the result of an earlier error. 

Fix the Issue

Video sessions are most effective when the athlete understands the complex skill and knows what components need adjusting. Most athletes have many technical faults; using video will help coaches find and rank which technical areas to improve first.

Watching video improves the cognitive abilities of the athlete and enhances the ability to learn new skills more rapidly. Video feedback by modeling technical patterns after an ideal model will reduce the number of practice sessions required to improve a complex skill (Boyer, Miltenberger, Batsche & Vogel, 2009).

Analyzing videos will help the coach and athlete govern the necessary technical modifications. Video sessions are most effective when the athlete understands the complex skill and knows what components need adjusting. Most athletes have many technical faults; using video will help coaches find and rank which technical areas to improve first.