Recap: Coach Vass Offensive Roundtable

We showed you how an elite foot­ball coach­ing mind thinks and ana­lyzes data, and some tips on apply­ing it to your Analysis work­flow, in our lat­est live webinar.

Recap: Coach Vass Offensive Roundtable

We showed you how an elite foot­ball coach­ing mind thinks and ana­lyzes data, and some tips on apply­ing it to your Analysis work­flow, in our lat­est live webinar.

How can you infuse the right data with your game plan every day dur­ing the season?

Coach Vass and three revered offen­sive minds from around the coun­try — St. John Bosco (Calif.) offen­sive coor­di­na­tor Steven Lo, Ben Davis (Ind.) assis­tant coach Alex Kirby, and NZone Football mas­ter coach Keith Fagan — took us through every step of the week­ly process, in last week’s live offen­sive roundtable.

Past con­ver­sa­tions leaned into X’s and O’s talk. This time, our pan­elists took the audi­ence inside their minds. We learned how they think and how they approach their biggest chal­lenges with data, from eval­u­at­ing future oppo­nents to mea­sur­ing pass pro­tec­tion to fill­ing out your call sheet — and how the data lets you go off-script.


As Fagan notes through­out the webi­nar, Data dri­ves every­thing.” Watch the full recap below to see how:

Analysis Feature: Updates and High Praise

Hudl Product Manager Nate Patterson demon­strates the lat­est fea­tures added to the Analysis beta. Vass and Fagan also laud­ed the new feature’s effi­cien­cy over tra­di­tion­al reports.

The game’s over. Now what?

The pan­el talked about how they eval­u­ate their play­ers’ per­for­mances once the game’s over, includ­ing best prac­tices for lan­guage and how to orga­nize them in your library.

You’ve broken down the game. What’s next?

What should you be doing between that first time you look at your next opponent’s scout film and that first plan­ning meet­ing? The pan­el dis­cussed where — and how ear­ly — they start.

The big Sunday meeting

Some coach­es loathe that, big, long Sunday game-plan­ning meet­ing (Kirby loves them). The pan­el talked about how their research on the data and film affects those sessions.

Building to game night

The pan­el talked about what they’re doing each day of the prac­tice week lead­ing up to game night, and the role data and film plays in each part of the process.

Evaluating pass protection

Charting tells. Creating cus­tom columns to mark indi­vid­ual play­er move­ments. Lo’s vaunt­ed pass pro matrix”. There’s a vari­ety of ways our pan­el goes about decid­ing what kinds of pass pro­tec­tions they’ll use in a game.

Let the numbers guide your play calls

What scout data tells you will deter­mine how you put togeth­er your call sheet. And as Fagan notes, it’ll also tell you when to improvise.

Lightning Round: Audience Q&A

The pan­el tack­les left­over ques­tions from the view­ers in rapid-fire succession.