More Insights with Less Work: That’s the Power of Assist

Assist cut one Wisconsin coach’s post-game work­load in half while sup­ply­ing him with NBA-lev­el stats.

More Insights with Less Work: That’s the Power of Assist

Assist cut one Wisconsin coach’s post-game work­load in half while sup­ply­ing him with NBA-lev­el stats.

As a father of six, Kevin Orr doesn’t have much spare time. The boys head coach at Rice Lake High School (Wisc.) is always search­ing for ways to free up a few more hours to spend with his family.

So when he heard about Hudl Assist and the sched­ule-alter­ing ben­e­fits it has giv­en oth­er coach­es, he jumped at the chance to try it. But even he couldn’t imag­ine how much it would alter his workflow.

My work­load was prob­a­bly cut in half,” Orr said. That pro­vid­ed me more time to spend with my fam­i­ly. It freed up time because instead of spend­ing hours upon hours break­ing down film, Hudl Assist does it for me.”

Before Assist, the bur­den of break­ing down each game fell on Orr or one of his assis­tants. Friday nights after games became marathons of tag­ging the con­test, watch­ing each pos­ses­sion and cre­at­ing playlists to send to players.

Assist removed the busy work from the equa­tion. It allowed Orr to jump right into steps that would improve his team, a time-sav­ing move that helped Rice Lake post an 18 – 6 record last year.

You’d have to watch the whole game and cut it up accord­ing­ly,” Orr said. You had to do every­thing your­self. That took a lot of time to do that, and then if you want­ed to cre­ate edits for your guys to watch, you had to do that. All that takes quite a bit of time to do. With Assist, with­in 24 hours, and typ­i­cal­ly I found it faster, you have all your offen­sive pos­ses­sions right there. Maybe you just want to watch the defense. That’s all bro­ken down for you.”

But spare time wasn’t the only ben­e­fit Assist pro­vid­ed Orr. It also gave him advanced stats that helped him either con­firm his thoughts on a game or learn more about his team. With one click, Hudl pop­u­lat­ed playlists to view every play asso­ci­at­ed with that statistic.

There is so much ana­lyt­ics that you can use from Hudl,” Orr said. You can find your best line­ups. You can play three to five games and it’s going to show you what your best line­ups are. The Value Point System is going to show you which kids are pro­duc­ing the great­est results. I think all that stuff is awe­some. You can real­ly look at cer­tain things and find cer­tain areas that you need to work on. If we’re turn­ing the ball over too much, how are we turn­ing the ball over? You can click on your turnovers and see them all.”

You’re crazy if you don’t take full advan­tage of Hudl. This is what NBA teams are doing. You’re going to save time, which you can invest in prepar­ing for prac­tice or scout­ing purposes.”

Assist proved to be a major game chang­er for Orr and Rice Lake. Could it do the same for your team? Find out today.