The Transition to Hudl Sportscode with Saint Louis University

The Transition to Hudl Sportscode with Saint Louis University

With the new Hudl Sportscode now car­ry­ing the fea­tures teams know and love with Sportscode v.11, it’s eas­i­er than ever to upskill, make the tran­si­tion and enjoy all of the new capa­bil­i­ties on offer.

Saint Louis University of NCAA DI Basketball are enjoy­ing the tran­si­tion to the new Hudl Sportscode and their video and ana­lyt­ics coor­di­na­tor David Pavlakovich talked us through the ben­e­fits of work­ing with a more pow­er­ful and intu­itive tool.


When con­sid­er­ing the tran­si­tion from v.11 to the new Hudl Sportscode, the first thing you will want to assess is, of course, the improved func­tion­al­i­ty and fea­tures. For Pavlakovich and his team at Saint Louis, there were a num­ber of fac­tors that aligned with this approach.

One of the biggest issues with Sportscode in the past is drop­ping frames dur­ing cap­ture and this has all but been erad­i­cat­ed in Hudl Sportscode,” said Pavlakovich. Also, with v.11, I was always con­cerned with check­ing all of the cap­tures at half­time. Hudl Sportscode gives me enough con­fi­dence to let it run, so now, I can be in half­time dis­cus­sions and become a bet­ter coach as a result.” 

Saint Louis players Jordan Goodwin and Hasahn French. Credit: @saintlouismbb Twitter.

It’s not just the improved fea­tures that stand out at Saint Louis, it’s also gen­er­at­ing increased trust between the analy­sis staff when han­dling cap­ture responsibilities.

With Hudl Sportscode, I am com­plete­ly com­fort­able let­ting my man­agers deal with the cap­ture and all I have to wor­ry about is what is hap­pen­ing on the court,” said Pavlakovich. It has final­ly put my mind at ease for cap­tur­ing. The cap­ture in Hudl Sportscode is so smooth, I’m afraid it’s going to steal my girlfriend.”

When touch­ing on the more tech­ni­cal side of the improved soft­ware, much-loved fea­tures from v.11 such as script­ing, out­put win­dows, tog­gles and reports have all had remark­able improvements.

One of the biggest issues with Sportscode in the past is drop­ping frames dur­ing cap­ture and this has all but been erad­i­cat­ed in Hudl Sportscode” David Pavlakovich - Video and analytics coordinator for Saint Louis University Basketball.


Hudl Sportscode exe­cutes high-lev­el scripts almost instan­ta­neous­ly, allow­ing our coach­es to ana­lyze out­put win­dows effi­cient­ly, it’s the per­fect oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn script­ing. It will take you and your team to the next lev­el,” said Pavlakovich. Using tog­gles for out­puts in line­up effi­cien­cies and sets suc­cess is even faster in Hudl Sportscode, allow­ing for quick­er analysis.” 

Time-sav­ing is also exem­pli­fied for Saint Louis in the cru­cial stage of report­ing, and there’s also one new fea­ture that Hudl Sportscode brings to the table.

We use out­put reports for every aspect of scout­ing, and Hudl Sportscode cuts our time in half,” said Pavlakovich. We com­bine all oppo­nent games into one pack­age for these out­put reports, and with the quick­er data­bas­ing process, every­thing is much smoother. The new sorter is great as it makes it eas­i­er to label oppos­ing team’s sets for these out­put win­dows. All I have to do is change the name of the play, and it’s ready to go.”

The 10,600 capacity Chaifetz Arena - home of the Saint Louis Billikens. Credit: @saintlouismbb Twitter.

When tran­si­tion­ing to the new soft­ware, there is always going to be a learn­ing gap, espe­cial­ly for first time users to the prod­uct, which was the case at Saint Louis. Hudl’s sup­port staff made a great impres­sion on Pavlakovich and his team dur­ing the edu­ca­tion process.

Support has always been avail­able not only to help with issues I may be hav­ing, but to keep me updat­ed on fea­tures that will or will not be com­ing to Hudl Sportscode,” said Pavlakovich. Starting a pro­gram on Sportscode from scratch would not be pos­si­ble with­out such stel­lar sup­port. Hudl offers a lev­el of sup­port unmatched by any com­peti­tors and the most impor­tant aspect of Hudl and Sportscode is their support.”

David’s Twitter: @DPavlakovich



Click here to learn all you need to know about tran­si­tion­ing to the new Hudl Sportscode.

In the mean­time, you can use our free online Hudl Academy cours­es to up skill in Hudl Sportscode and Hudl Sportscode script­ing