Tried And Tested

FFT gets to grips with a video-edit­ing gizmo you can use on your smart­phone

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What is it?

Hudl is an on­line per­for­mance anal­y­sis tool, which en­ables clubs to edit and share videos of train­ing ses­sions and games, in­ter­act with stats and cre­ate high­light reels. All footage is up­loaded to an app, which coaches and play­ers have ac­cess to so they can watch clips at home and on the go.

How does it work?

Record your match or train­ing ses­sion on a cam­era, iPhone or An­droid de­vice and then up­load it to Hudl’s soft­ware. Once that’s com­plete, your en­tire team can ac­cess and re­view the footage on their smart­phone or com­puter. A range of tools helps you to an­a­lyse and edit clips, track stats and chat via the app.

Who uses it?

More than 160,000 sides are now us­ing Hudl to ex­am­ine play­ers’ per­for­mance. Their soft­ware is the anal­y­sis gizmo of choice for Southamp­ton, Crys­tal Palace and other Premier League clubs. Hudl also helped Lin­coln City win pro­mo­tion to League Two and reach the last eight of the FA Cup last sea­son.

Why are they us­ing it?

Per­for­mance anal­y­sis used to in­volve watch­ing videos and DVDs, but Hudl’s on­line plat­form means clips are now avail­able with a quick tap on a player’s smart­phone. This in­creases the speed at which train­ing footage is re­viewed and ac­cel­er­ates player learn­ing, too.

How much does it cost?

That de­pends on the pack­age your club chooses. The ba­sic ver­sion will set your team back about $380 for one sea­son, which is rel­a­tively cheap if you split the cost be­tween the squad . Try it out and you might just get your hands on some sil­ver­ware next year.

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