Summer Series On-Demand: User Roundtable

Summer Series On-Demand: User Roundtable

As a part of the Ice Hockey Summer Series, this User Roundtable brings togeth­er video coach­es and ana­lysts from elite ice hock­ey orga­ni­za­tions. These indus­try lead­ers dis­cuss cut­ting-edge tech­nol­o­gy, and how they are pow­er­ing their pro­grams with inno­v­a­tive solutions.

The three-per­son pan­el con­sists of Emily Engel-Natzke (University of Wisconsin, NCAA Men’s DI), Matt Prefontaine (Winnipeg Jets, NHL), and Johnny Lehmann (Chicago Steel, USHL).

For a sport that is as fast-paced and dynam­ic as ice hock­ey, elite analy­sis is prov­ing to be the great divide for good teams” and great teams.”

Analytics are not going away. If you’re not [using ana­lyt­ics] in some capac­i­ty, you’re going to fall behind.” Matt Prefontaine

Knowing how to lever­age tech­nol­o­gy prop­er­ly comes with time and expe­ri­ence. Engel-Natzke says focus­ing on improv­ing cen­tral orga­ni­za­tion­al work­flows is vital.

What prob­lems can you help them solve?” Engel-Natzke said. What is some­thing they real­ly need help with? And how can you make them better?”

Hudl Sportscode is the plat­form of choice for the pan­elists in due to its adapt­abil­i­ty with their unique coach­ing strategy. 

It allows you to have that flex­i­bil­i­ty to real­ly cus­tomize to each coach, and make their life easier…so video isn’t some­thing they dread doing. They’re ask­ing for more.” Emily Engel-Natzke

The pan­el said the soft­ware is sim­ple but can han­dle com­plex infor­ma­tion to help them sup­ple­ment the needs of the team.

Sportscode only gets as com­pli­cat­ed as you want it to. You can do a lot of sim­ple stuff and be effec­tive with Sportscode,” Lehmann said. It allows you to be real­ly cre­ative.”

The speed and effec­tive­ness of Hudl Sportscode stand out among oth­er analy­sis solutions.

Sportscode is the pre­miere per­for­mance, video and coach soft­ware in the world,” said Prefontaine. It’s all about prob­lem-solv­ing and being able to respond to dif­fer­ent situations.”

Building and expand­ing a video and data sys­tem can be daunt­ing, espe­cial­ly as the amount of infor­ma­tion grows with each game. But there’s no rush­ing elite lev­el analysis.

Start sim­ple. The real­ly great thing about Sportscode and Hudl is you can real­ly build up a foun­da­tion,” Engel-Natzke said. Really talk to your coach­ing staff to see what’s most impor­tant to them. Making sure you have those five to ten tags that are absolute­ly essen­tial. Then from there, you can start adding labels and code but­tons as you get more com­fort­able with the software.”

Don’t let your team fall behind.

Level up your Hudl Sportscode work­flow by sched­ul­ing a one-on-one expert chat now.

Or, learn more about how Hudl’s suite of solu­tions can help your orga­ni­za­tion by con­tact­ing a rep­re­sen­ta­tive.