Who doesn’t love to look at great Ippons? We all do, especially our own Ippons! 🙂 Now we have a real treat for our valued customers as we’re introducing Ippon Highlights!
Athlete Analyzer Judo is a professional software for all ambitious judokas and their coaches but sometimes we just want to have fun and look at some of our proudest moments!
How does it work?
Just log in and your latest Ippons in Nage Waza will greet you in your dashboard. If you don’t see any Ippons you have to wait until you have tagged one, so start uploading your match videos and start tagging. The video playlist is created automatically when you have tagged an Ippon in an uploaded match video.
As a coach, you’ll have to click on view on your athlete to see their dashboard.
Stay tuned as we will soon release more fun features on the same theme, both for athletes and coaches. If you have any suggestions about further functionality regarding video or something else don’t hesitate to contact us.
Athlete Analyzer Judo is all about having all coaches around each athlete collaborate and help the athlete to reach her or his next level, throughout the career. The purpose with our new price model is to make it easier for our customers to bring in more of their coaches and judokas on different levels into the system.
If more coaches within an organization use the system they can more easily collaborate in order to support the athletes even more. One coach can focus on the judo training and another coach can be focusing on strength and conditioning. Your physiotherapist can add rehab plans for injured athletes so every coach can follow the progress. Other coaches (or even parents) can help out with film the contests and upload them to Athlete Analyzer. Our new Price Model makes it possible for our users to bring in all (up to eight! coaches) to collaborate in their organization.
We also want to make a contribution to the judo community by introducing a FREE version of Athlete Analyzer Judo for athletes.
Team Coach Package: Up to eight coaches within the same organization for only 24.99 €/month (or 249 €/year). Unlimited access to unlimited number of athletes.
Athlete Free: This is a free version of Athlete Analyzer for athletes. This subscription comes with the basic functionality of Athlete Analyzer but has little less features and less video storage than Athlete Pro. Athlete Free also contains ads. Athlete Free is a good choice for younger athletes to start with before they need the more advanced features offered by Athlete Pro. We recommend that you start with Athlete Free from 13 years of age and then upgrade to Athlete Pro based on the athletes’ ambition level.
These new subscriptions make it possible for an entire organization to start up with Athlete Analyzer Judo for only 24.99 €/month!
This new version of Athlete Analyzer Judo is a major update. We have been working on it for more than six months and it has literally hundreds of enhancements.
We want to express our deepest gratitude to all our users that have shared their thoughts and ideas with us. There’re many different ideas and approaches among different countries in our judo community. In this new version of Athlete Analyzer Judo we have tried to cook down these ideas and bring you the best possible tool for all your needs concerning planning and analyze judo. There’re too many new features to write about in just one blog post so we’ll explain them more in detail in the weeks to come. We also want to thank our Beta testers who have shared their valued feedback. THANK YOU!
Are we done, is the system complete? Not in any way, our to-do list is full of exciting features to come!
New User Interface
Athlete Analyzer Judo comes now with a brand new User Interface. We have implemented a new modern color theme and enhanced the readability.
The navigation in the system has got a major update. It’s easier to quickly change between different parts of the system. This affects in particular the coach version. It’s now much easier to change athlete without going through the coach dashboard. Go directly inte each athlete’s calendar with one click.
We have updated the dashboards for booth the coaches and the athletes. The dashboards have shortcuts so it’s easier to get where you need to go.
We have updated and even replaced the various graphs in the system. This in order to enhance the visual experience and make important data to stand out even more.
New video tag editor
We have listened carefully to our users feedback and focused on making the video tagging even easier to use. It’s now even possible to zoom in at the timeline for those contests with many events close in time. All events are easily editable in the new event list.
That’s a question that we get quite often when we’re meeting interested coaches and athletes. Often, we end up in quite interesting discussions. Some of our visitors think that Athlete Analyzer Judo is for the very top elite level judokas and their coaches. That’s not the case and during our conversations, they often change their minds and think quite different.
We recommend that judokas start using Athlete Analyzer Judo from 13-14 years and up. In this age, the judoka starts to reflect more about his or her judo and is quite often also changing their judo accordingly to their body growth. Athlete Analyzer Judo makes it easy to highlight both their strengths and weaknesses and that is a strong motivational factor for further training. It’s also easy to spot unwanted patterns like picking up unnecessary shidos during contests. So, it’s a good thing starting as pre-cadet to form a baseline for future training and analysis. But, this is of course quite depending on the ambition level of the judoka.
As the judoka mowing up through cadet and junior level the system makes it easier to get new insights. Some techniques that worked well earlier gets a lower efficiency, new techniques prove to work more efficiently during contests. They also increase their complimentary training making the training plans more complex than before. In this age, they are also more likely to have more coaches around them then before. Maybe they enter a regional team or hopefully even the national team. If the judoka has used AAJ since before the new coaches will have a veritable goldmine of information and can very quickly help the judoka towards their next level.
What about the coaches? Well, AAJ makes collaboration between coaches easier as they can help each other. One coach can plan judo sessions, another coach can plan the strength training and another the cardio within the club. All in one place and easily shared with the judokas. It’s also possible to collaborate between different levels. For instance, a cadet national coach will of course share the training plan to the national cadet team but the coach he can also share the same plan to club coaches. The club coaches can easily adjust the plan accordingly to suit the club and then share it to all cadets in the club. In this way, it’s easy to spread “best practice” among clubs in a country. It’s not always necessary to invent the wheel over and over again.
One thing we all agree on – you never stop learning judo, whatever your current level. There’s always something that can be improved even further and Athlete Analyzer Judo makes it a lot easier as it let the coaches support all their judokas a lot more, in less time.
Listen to Neil Adams talking about the importance of keeping a training diary and the benefits doing so with Athlete Analyzer Judo. With Athlete Analyzer Judo, coaches can create and share training plans to all their athletes. Whenever they need and wherever they are. It’s easy to adjust the plan when needed for a group of athletes or for an individual athlete. All data can be analyzed at any time by both the coach and the athlete. Neil also talks about the problem regarding over training for some athletes. In Athlete Analyzer Judo there are built in charts covering this in “Training Insights”. Read more about Training Insights here.
If you’re several coaches in your team you can collaborate when managing the plans. One coach can add the judosessions and another coach can add the strength and conditioning sessions. Your physio terapeut can add rehab sessions when needed. Updated training plans are instantly updated in your athletes calendars.
You can read more about training plans in Athlete Analyzer in our help pages
We have now released a completely new video solution that contain many new improvements.
The new player both loads faster and contains some new features such as frame-by-frame and more playback speeds.
It is now possible to resume a failed video upload. No need to start from the beginning just select the file again and it will continue from where you left. Even better, if you upload from the App you can now pause and resume uploads whenever you want. Don’t forget to update your App.
Select Video Resolution
You can now choose if you want to store your videos in HD or SD. If you choose to store them in SD, you will be able to store roughly 4 times as many videos than you can with the HD option. Go to your profile and select what resolution you want to use. This setting will only affect new videos. The default setting is SD.
With the new solution we have increased the storage for all users. To save storage we recommend users to use the SD option for videos which is sufficient in most cases.
Collaboration between coaches and athletes on different levels like national, regional and clubs can be really complex and time consuming. There are many aspects to consider like training plans, technical and tactical improvements but also competition planning and a lot of other things. All information have to be distributed between the levels to make it possible to collaborate.
Even just in a club with several coaches this could a hurdle and take away the some of the focus from what actually matters – the athletes.
Most organisations on different levels have created different administrative routines to manage their work. Often with office software like Word or Excel distributed via home pages or email. Many organisations have one system for reporting training, another system for match analysis and different routines for setting goals and do follow ups regarding technical and tactical aspects of their athletes. Each organisation has created it’s own solution and it’s hard to get an optimized information flow that simplifies collaboration between different levels.
Most of you will probably recognize the situation illustrated in the picture above. It’s difficult and time consuming to gather all needed information and even more harder to analyze it efficiently. In fact, that’s why we decided to create Athlete Analyzer – a complete judo software to keep everything needed in one place and enhance collaboration.
Training plans & diaries: The coaches create training plans and the athletes reports each workout. If the athletes uses the app they can report their training as done with one click. That’s quite straight forward and forms the base for the training plans and diaries.Coaches can also collaborate while creating plans. One coach can update judo sessions and another coach can update the strength and conditioning sessions. They can also add other events like camps or competitions in the same plan. Every update in the plan will instantly update all athletes calendars. Another collaboration feature is that for example a national coach can share a basic plan like “Build up period Cadets” to club coaches. The club coaches can then share that plan to all their cadets in the club. This saves a lot of time and also spread “Best practices” from national level down to club level.
Match videos: One decision we made early on was to let the athletes analyze and tag their contests by themselves. There are several reasons for this. The athletes need to watch their contests and reflect on what happened. It makes the athletes more engaged and makes it also a lot easier to discuss the situations and the outcome with their coaches. And to be honest, a coach with let’s say ten athletes saves a lot of time if the athletes tag their own contests. All coaches connected to the athlete can then easily analyze the contests and provide valuable feedback. All feedback are displayed below each video in a thread format making it easy to read the other coaches’ feedback.
Development plans & Goals: Coaches and the athletes themselves can set goals for basically every aspect in the system, for example “More Harai goshi from right neck grip”. The system keep track of all tags done by the athlete from the videos and when the goal is met all coaches gets an notification automatically. It also makes it very clear for all coaches around the athlete what they should focus on during future training sessions.
We have made a short video explaining how Athlete Analyzer works. Don’t forget to turn up the volume and please share it among your judo friends.
Life as a judo coach is very intense where you are responsible for planning, practices and competitions. What can be very time consuming is all the travelling to different training camps and competitions.
One of the biggest advantages with Athlete Analyzer is that I can still follow my pupils progress in training camps and competitions through the video analysis though I am not present on all the events. Its a great tool where I in my obscence still can manage to deliver feedback and also receive information to modify our training methods at home.
Gabriel Bengtsson, Head Coach, Borås Judo Club
In Athlete Analyzer all coaches connected to an athlete have access to the athlete’s match videos. It’s easy to give feedback and also create bookmarks in the video for direct access to match situations.
Give access to your plans to the other coaches. Several coaches in your team can help build the same plan. One can plan all the judo training, another all the strength and conditioning and a third all competitions and camps.
Use week planning. Individual training sessions can often be planned on a week level instead of a day level. Doing so means that you no longer have keep track of your athletes’ weakly schedule and the athletes can plan their week according to their own schedule.
No need to plan everything at once. Athlete Analyzer is built for continual planning and any changes you make to a plan will become available for every follower instantaneously. Plan a only few weeks ahead and then continuously add training sessions by time.
Individual planning. Don’t create training plans for single athletes. Instead go directly to their calendar and plan their training. This saves time for both you and the athlete.
We have recently released “Structured goals” in Athlete Analyzer enabling coaches and athletes to set goals based on their analysis from training and competitions. Having clear goals are highly motivating and also help coaches to collaborate for the benefit for their athletes.
With Athlete Analyzer it’s very easy to analyze an athlete’s scoring in Nage Waza and see their patterns regarding every aspect like throwing directions, kumi kata and much more. The data comes from the tagging of match events in the match videos done by the athletes.
It’s possible to create goals on every aspect regarding scoring in Nage Waza but in this example we can see that the athlete lacks throws at the direction North West and want to set a new goal for increase throws in that direction
We create a fairly straightforward goal of more (3 during the period) Osoto gari at North West using a right neck grip:
The judoka will now have this new goal:
All coaches with a relation with the athlete can see the goal and can focus the technical training for the athlete on Osoto gari in the dojo.
When the athlete has managed to throw with Osoto gari at North East in a competition the goal starts to be fulfilled:
When the athlete reach the goal the athlete will receive a badge and all coaches around the athlete will get a notification. This makes it very easy to collaborate between the athlete and all his/her coaches.
“Structured goals” in Athlete Analyzer gives you the possibility to set very detailed complex goals regarding Nage Waza, Ne Waza, Competition results, training and other more general goals.