Discover how Audax Italiano leveraged advanced Hudl solutions to rev­o­lu­tion­ize their high-performance analytics workflow by trans­form­ing their game methodology in Hudl Sportscode, fitting their entire tactical philosophy within the code window.

                                                🇨🇱 Léelo en Español | 🇧🇷 Leia em Portugues

Football is a passion that unites millions of people around the world and, although skill on the field is still the main event, the science behind each pass and each tactical strategy cannot be overlooked. 

Audax Italiano, a Chilean football club with a rich history and a constant commitment to innovation, has proven to be a true role model when it comes to performance analysis within South America.

Innovation from the heart of Chile

Founded in 1910, Audax Italiano is a club that has been a constant presence in the Chilean Primera División for a long time. Their passion and commitment are evident both on and off the field, but what truly sets Audax Italiano apart is their unwavering commitment to innovation and high performance.

Marcelo Raya, the club’s Methodological Coordinator, guides us through his exciting journey towards cutting-edge performance analysis. The club have focused on the development of a solid and complete playing methodology, and have found Hudl to be an exceptional ally in achieving this.

Marcelo Raya (left) on the Audax training field

The Methodological Philosophy of Audax Italiano

Within the Audax Italiano methodology, four well-defined areas can be identified:

  1. Rival Analysis Area: As a team that strives for excellence, Audax Italiano undergo a thorough analysis of their competitors in the Chilean league. This analysis is crucial to understanding your own behavior in the competitive ecosystem and adapt accordingly.
  2. Own Team Analysis Area: Constant self-assessment is essential. The club uses Hudl to analyze its own performance, allowing for an accurate identification of their strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Individual Development Area: The focus is not just limited to the team as a whole. Each player receives individualized attention so they can fulfill their maximum potential.
  4. Methodological Content Generation Area: Content generation is vital to all interactions with players and coaching staff. Fluid communication and collaboration are essential.
An example of a Sportscode code window used by Audax

The Impact of Performance Analysis

Audax Italiano's innovative approach to performance analysis has had a clear impact on the team's tactical and strategic decision making. The availability of accurate and up-to-date data has revolutionized the way coaching staff and players approach the game. Decision-making processes are based on concrete facts supported by analysis.

When asked if this methodology has facilitated tactical and strategic decision making in the team, Raya explains that: "As a club, we always try to do a very thorough and consistent analysis of what is happening in the Chilean league and what our behaviour is like in that competitive ecosystem, both individually and collectively.”

“Therefore, we have a lot of updated information that we put at the service of the coaching staff and the players, through different interventions on a day-to-day basis. In that sense, we give great importance to generating trust and to have spaces for dialogue that are of quality and where all people feel heard,” Raya continued. “We constantly seek to generate a collaborative atmosphere and we believe that this allows us to make better tactical and strategic decisions.”

Marcelo Raya on the bench

Paco’, as everyone in the club calls Raya, also talks about the challenges they had when implementing this methodology and how they overcame them:

"In that respect, I believe that the main challenges are permanent, due to the dynamics of the activity, and they can be divided into two aspects: on the one hand the technical dimension, whose main challenges are to improve the observation of the game as an organization, achieve a common language and have better football conversations every day. On the other hand, the human dimension, whose efforts are focused on generating a collaborative environment, with the ability to learn, listen and, above all, generate trust among the people within the organization."

The combination of detailed data with cutting-edge technology has greatly expanded the possibilities for methodological growth for the club. In a world where high performance is essential in modern football, Audax Italiano stands out as a role model.

We do not know the reality of other clubs well enough to say if there is something that differentiates us. But what we can say is that we use the Hudl ecosystem to the best of our ability for both individual and collective improvement. In that sense, Hudl has greatly expanded our possibilities for methodological growth. Marcelo "Paco" Raya - Audax Italiano, Methodological Coordinator

Performance analysis is not simply a tool, it is a philosophy that can make a big difference in the field. Audax Italiano proves that a passion for innovation and constant improvement can drive success in football. In a sport that combines science and emotion, this Chilean club has shown that it is ready to lead the way to a new level of excellence. Their success story continues to be written, and the next page promises to be even more exciting.

Fully customizable performance analysis: Learn more about how Hudl Sportscode can take your analysis to the next level.