Eliminate the Season’s Grind with the Ultimate Time-Saving Tool for Coaches

A California coach was shocked at the amount of time saved and fatigue avoided thanks to Hudl Assist.

Eliminate the Season’s Grind with the Ultimate Time-Saving Tool for Coaches

A California coach was shocked at the amount of time saved and fatigue avoided thanks to Hudl Assist.

Coaches live for basketball season, but even the most devoted hoop heads begin to run out of steam at some point. Fatigue typically sets in around late January/early February — the buzz of the season’s beginning is gone and the excitement of the playoffs has yet to arrive.

That’s when Tray Meeks really saw Hudl Assist do its most impactful work. The head coach at Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, Calif., was used to inputting stats for at least two hours after each game, so he typically didn’t get to bed until 1 a.m. With Assist breaking down his games for him, Meeks reinvested those two hours in rest and his family. He awoke refreshed with the data he needed.

Multiply two hours per game by 30 games and… well, we’ll let Meeks explain.

“That’s a couple of days worth for both your mind and your body,” he said. “Just having that as a benefit was really, really effective for me.”

The breakdowns not only refreshed Meeks, but they helped him and his assistants get on the same page quicker. The other coaches work with the freshman and JV teams and sometimes wouldn’t watch Friday’s video until just before Saturday’s 3 p.m. practice. But Assist expedited the process, so everyone synced up much earlier.

“Now they’re getting the stats in the morning and they’re sending me information back,” Meeks said. “They’re talking about the game during the day. That helped me put together the practice plan. Basically, four heads are better than one.”

With Assist in tow, Bishop Alemany went 24-6 and advanced to the second round of the CIF State Boys Basketball Championship last season. The stats Assist provided unveiled some weaknesses that Meeks worked hard to turn around.

The run graphs showed the Warriors typically started games sluggishly before finding their rhythm in the third quarter. Meeks eliminated the slow starts by emphasizing high energy and execution early in practice, which translated to the games.

Bishop Alemany’s shot charts clearly displayed the team’s hot spots and cold zones. With this data, Meeks sculpted practice drills and shooting sessions to try and improve on the Warriors’ weaker areas.

“The stats helped us shape what we wanted to practice and work on going into the next game,” Meeks said. “We really told our team, ‘We own the third quarter, so come out and play like you know you can.’ It really gave us an advantage mentally. Without those run graphs, we really wouldn’t have had that information.

“Having that analysis gave us an advantage when it came to the next practice and the next game.”

Assist helped Bishop Alemany improve while helping Meeks and his coaches avoid late-season fatigue. If you want to gain that extra energy, check out what Assist can do for you.

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