By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
September 25, 2018-The ability to analyze performance and provide vital visual feedback to soccer players has a crucial role in both player and team development. Advances in video and computer analysis technology now provide the opportunity to develop performance more quickly and effectively than ever before. However, the cost of accessing this technology has always been a major barrier for coaches.
So the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is delighted to announce a unique agreement with Performance Innovation to provide their globally popular Focus video analysis software to all of our member coaches at a heavily discounted cost.
Focus is already used by coaches in more than 80 countries and is utilized at every level of the game from international and pro teams, to Academy, club, college and high school programs. The technology has powerful, easy-to-use game analysis, player analysis and tactical analysis capability. At the grassroots levels, Focus enables the opportunity to provide young players with crucial visual feedback.
Our aim is to ensure that Eastern New York coaches have the opportunity to access and benefit from these powerful coaching tools. The cost of the Focus software is normally $1,225 but through this unique partnership, all Eastern New York coaches can now access the Focus technology for only $150.
There are versions of Focus for Windows, Mac, iPad and Android users and each of these versions provide the same range of powerful analysis and visual feedback tools.
The Focus software allows you to add your game or practice video and quickly add (tag) any important moments (events). The real power and value of Focus is that once you have entered your events, you can then instantly access and interactively view any aspects of performance that you are interested in (e.g. every corner kick, attack, turnover, pass by a specific team or individual player etc.).
ENYYSA Director of Coaching Instruction Tim Bradbury believes that making video analysis technology available to more coaches is a big step forward.
“Our aim is to always provide opportunities for coaches to improve, and the Focus software certainly does this. The ability to analyze performance and provide more effective feedback to players is crucial and we are therefore delighted that our coaches can now access this technology at an affordable cost,” Coach Bradbury stated. “We are also very excited to announce that all members of our staff instructor team will have access to Focus on the Coaching Education courses, further enhancing the learning and development experience for our member coaches.”
Ian Donnelly, Managing Director at Performance Innovation, welcomes the chance to work with Eastern New York.
Donnelly explained, “Eastern New York soccer has a great reputation in coaching education and development and we are very much looking forward to this opportunity. We are excited at the prospect of their coaches, working at all levels, being able to integrate powerful video analysis technology into their coaching programs for the first time.”
Click here for an overview of the program: https://youtu.be/n2UHWECRXrg
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With over 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with nine leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Children With Special Needs. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log onto http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.