Save the Staff: Free Your Assistants from Tagging Duties with Assist

Remove the busy work of tag­ging your games so your assis­tant coach­es can spend more time with the video, which will lead to more detailed game plans.

Save the Staff: Free Your Assistants from Tagging Duties with Assist

Remove the busy work of tag­ging your games so your assis­tant coach­es can spend more time with the video, which will lead to more detailed game plans.

Each Monday night dur­ing the sea­son, the staff at Pascack Valley (Hillsdale, N.J.) gets togeth­er to review the pre­vi­ous game’s out­come and scout the upcom­ing oppo­nent. The coach­es are tasked with mak­ing their indi­vid­ual obser­va­tions over the week­end, mak­ing Monday’s get-togeth­er a meet­ing of the minds.

But there was some­thing dif­fer­ent about these meet­ings after long­time assis­tant Len Cusumano was pro­mot­ed to head coach last sea­son. The coach­es had spent more time with the actu­al video and felt more pre­pared than in pre­vi­ous seasons.

Cusumano cred­its that to Hudl Assist. Instead of hav­ing to spend time break­ing down the data, Pascack Valley let our ana­lysts do the work for them. That opened Cusumano and his staff to spend more time on the video itself rather than the tedious task of tag­ging the game.

It saves hours,” Cusumano said. You can now focus on game plan­ning and what you want to do in the game that week. It also saves time for our oth­er coach­es that we used to com­mit to inputting the data. Now they can fur­ther look at film and watch film them­selves instead of doing that monot­o­nous install of the information.”

Though Cusumano is the head coach, Pascack Valley’s game plans are very much a col­lab­o­ra­tive effort. The more peo­ple who watch video, the more insights and opin­ions can be brought to the table.

And with his assis­tants freed of their tag­ging duties, they have extra time to sift through the video and bring more to the table at the Monday meetings.

Time is extreme­ly pre­cious dur­ing the sea­son and every minute counts,” Cusumano said. If you can save time by hav­ing your coach do oth­er things on the field with your play­ers and less with the break­downs, you take it. It saved us a ton of time.”

Time is among a coach’s most valu­able resources dur­ing the sea­son, and Assist allowed the Pascack Valley staff to use those pre­cious hours more effi­cient­ly. The Indians devised com­plete game plans in less time, which also allowed coach­es to spend more time at home.

The entire staff is able to uti­lize that time more effi­cient­ly dur­ing the week,” he said. With the amount of time coach­es spend dur­ing the week on foot­ball, you’re work­ing dur­ing the day and you don’t have much time after prac­tice and at night to be with the fam­i­ly. It helps in that area significantly.”

Assist has clear­ly paid major div­i­dends for Pascack Valley. If you want to expe­ri­ence the time-sav­ing ben­e­fits for your­self, click here to get start­ed.