Athlete Analyzer

As a judo coach you probably have many athletes wanting your precious feedback from various competitions. Sometimes you have seen the matches live which makes it quite easy (at least if you remember them from an often chaotic environment ;).

A larger problem arises when you haven’t seen the matches and need to watch them afterwards. First you have to get access to the match videos, often in various places and formats which could be a challenge in its own. Then you’ll need to sort out the match order as it may have affected the performance. Hopefully you’re now ready to start watching.

After watching the match videos it’s time to write feedback. It takes time as you have to refer to different matches and to different situations in them. When you’re done you can send the feedback to the athlete or sit down and talk about it. Great!

If you’re responsible for many athletes you will have go through this over and over again. As we all know it’s important to give the feedback shortly after the competition and it could be a problem as time flies due to the administrative work above.

Athlete Analyzer Judo keep track and notifies you of new reported competitions by your athletes. You can watch the match videos whenever you want, wherever you are. Write feedback directly to each video with automatic time stamps to each situation you want to comment. The feedback is viewable for all coaches around the athlete which is very practical. Sometimes the club coach write feedback, sometimes the regional or national coach do. Everyone collaborating for the benefit of the athlete.

You asked and we have delivered!

We have got quite a few requests from our users regarding the possibility to tag match videos already uploaded on YouTube. We have of course listened to you and are now happy to announce that this new exiting feature is released for our Athlete Pro users!

It’s very easy to use this feature too. Just add the link to the video and tag the match events like you’re used to. It works for all videos based on YouTube technology that you have access to. No matter if the videos is several hours long as it can be when a whole competition is in one video or if you have access to single match videos. Just add the link, find your match, and tag the match events.

Please beware that we can’t guarantee the videos lifetime on YouTube. Your tagged data will stay forever in Athlete Analyzer Judo though, for all analyzing purposes that you and our other users love.

See how to link a YouTube video here.

 

This weekend many international fighters are gearing up for the European Open circuit in Sofia for men and in Lisbon for women. Some of the European top athletes are coming to the capitals to fight for 100 points and the medals. Meanwhile most of us have had their first event. This weekend also the Belgian Open will take place for men and women, usually a good warm-up for the Grand Slam in Paris, the big one where 15,000 fans will be packed in the Arena.

Last week many national championships took place and you have probably already been on training camp to get ready for this season’s goals. If you want to reach your personal goals, you will all analyse your judo style, your skills. Why don’t you contact some of your friends to give them the best tool available. They can subscribe for free, test Athlete Analyzer and who knows your coach and club are interested to get the best out of our system.

If you want to start your season with full analytics, then poke your friends for a free randori.

Win fancy prizes if you bring in multiple free subscription. This won’t be your biggest challenge of the season.

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Your personal Ippon Highlights

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.

Any requests?

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.

Collaborate within your organization

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!

Check out our price plans and compare versions here: https://athleteanalyzer.com/pricing/

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.

New Navigation

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.

New Dashboard

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.

Updated graphs

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.

New Player

The new player both loads faster and contains some new features such as frame-by-frame and more playback speeds.

Resumable Uploads

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. 

More Storage

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.

Nicklas Björklund

Public Pages for judokas, teams and coaches

by Nicklas Björklund on

Why public pages?

There are many benefits to display your public pages in Athlete Analyzer Judo. Public pages are for judokas, teams, coaches and most of all – your fans and supporters.

The public pages works similar for everyone. Set it up once and let the system update your careers automatically. Here’s a short breakdown of the features and benefits with Athlete Analyzer Judo Public pages.

Public pages for athletes

Write a short story about yourself, your goals and what motivates you to take your judo to the next level. Add a nice profile picture and optional some great action photos on the tatamis. If you have any sponsors make sure to add their logos and links to their website. Next step is to add your other channels you may have as Facebook, Instagram, JudoInside, Judobase and so on. You can choose which of your coaches you want to be displayed giving them a little attention as well.

You can also add a Paypal “Donate button” making it possible for fans to contribute so you can focus even more on your quest to be number one. PayPal takes a small transaction fee but the rest is yours – we know how hard it could be to finance a judo career.

Every time you add a new competition the result will be updated on your public page without any additional work which makes your pages always up to date. It’s easy to share your page on social media giving more attention to you and of course your sponsors. This makes it real easy to have your fans and sponsors updated without any additional work from your side. Yes, you know why – so you can focus even more on your quest to be number one without leaving your fans behind.

Public pages for teams

The public pages for teams works about the same as for athletes. Add some information about your great organisation and your logo,some nice pictures, social networks and your sponsors. You can add a PayPal Donate button making it possible for your team to get some well needed additional funding’s.

Every athlete’s results will be displayed on your team map automatically. See your the results from your team spread out over the world and make sure to spread the word by sharing your page frequently.

Public pages for coaches

This is a new one – public pages for coaches. Why’s that? Well, many coaches do an awesome work putting down their skills and often a lot of their time helping their athletes to achieve their goals. We think it could be a nice thing to put them in the spotlight as well! How it works? To put it simply – quite similar as for the team pages. All your athlete’s results will be added automatically and you will soon be amazed over how many results there will be. You can even add your own PayPal Donate button and who knows, maybe get some funding for that coffee between your athlete’s contests? 😉

 

Well, that’s the main functionality of the profile pages. The focus for us have been to make it as easy as possible to create as much attention and impact for our beloved sport Judo in general and your career in particular. We hope that you will love it and make sure to share your pages as much as possible and remember – sharing is caring 🙂