Pennsylvania Coach Gets His Saturday Mornings Back with Help from Assist

Paul Romanczuk was tired of sifting through entire games for the most important plays. That’s not an issue anymore.

Pennsylvania Coach Gets His Saturday Mornings Back with Help from Assist

Paul Romanczuk was tired of sifting through entire games for the most important plays. That’s not an issue anymore.

Saturday mornings became an annoying Groundhog Day for Paul Romanczuk during basketball season. After giving himself some time to decompress after Friday night games, the Archbishop John Carroll (Penn.) head coach would spend Saturdays searching the video for the exact moments he wanted to watch and/or share with the team. It was a tedious process, but one Romanczuk considered far too valuable to cut from his workflow.

That was before Hudl Assist. With Hudl’s analysts now breaking down his games, every relevant moment is only a click away.

“We all have other jobs. We have limited practice time and limited use of video that we want to get in and out,” Romanczuk said. “Putting time back in our pockets and in our hands is huge.”

Instead of watching the entire game hunting for specific plays or sequences, Romanczuk simply selects the stat with the linked video he wants to review. Hudl populates a list of those plays automatically. From there, all the veteran coach has to do is select which plays to share with the team, allowing for quick, effective adjustments.

“Once the film comes back with stats, I can zoom right into problem areas,” Romanczuk said. “Let’s say it’s turnovers I want to look at because we didn’t take care of the ball the previous night. I can go right to those turnovers and not have to search through the film. When I’m watching the film with the team, I can go straight to certain plays instead of searching for them and wasting time.”

“It’s been a huge time-saver. I can just strictly focus on improving my team and not have to waste steps and waste time.”

There’s a reason the Patriots have won at least 20 games in each of the last nine seasons. Romanczuk is a smart coach who embraces any edge that helps him win — he long ago realized the power of video and how it could improve his team.

“We all learn differently, and for kids to hear that constructive criticism in practice is one thing,” he said. “But then for them to actually see it and visualize the error or what can be fixes is just invaluable. I think that helps continue to grow the complete player.”

And now learning from video is easier than ever. Thanks to Assist, Romanczuk got his Saturdays back to focus on what really matters — improving his team. Want to know what that feels like? Give Hudl Assist a shot.

“When I was trying to get my assistants to help me with the breakdowns, they just didn’t have time,” Romanczuk said. “I have been thrilled with it and I couldn’t think of now going backwards and not have this information available.”

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