Next Saturday, April 10, one of the most important football matches in Spain will be held: El Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona. A meeting of great importance, since winning will allow both clubs to fight for the league title. For this reason, the coaching staff of both teams They have been working with a LaLiga analysis app for days to prepare matches and measure performance.
LaLiga, as head of soccer competition in Spain, has been using different technologies to improve this sport for some time, such as augmented reality and drones, or a movie camera for broadcasts. On this occasion, the organization has made its tool available to the members of the technical staff of Zinedine Zidane and Ronald Koeman Mediacoach, which offers everything from reports to real-time data and videos in the cloud.
In football, the smallest detail can decide the outcome. In this sense, the Mediacoach platform saves time when collecting information and offers teams access to the most detailed data of each match, such as the position of a specific player, the distance traveled, the speed or the movements of the ball. A tool that since it was created in the 2009/2010 season has become the coaches’ best ally.
Study the rival
Facing the Classic, the technical bodies will be downloaded within the app a pre-match report with a total of 24 pages with the most outstanding statistics of the rival in the last four games. Thanks to this report, analysts and coaches will be able to study the performance metrics to, based on the strengths and weaknesses of the rival, establish the strategy that allows them to obtain the three points in this match.
Mediacoach allows you to see different statistics of the rival.
The technical bodies thus obtain access to evolutionary graphics, game style features, individual statistics of the fittest players and more data on their rivals. Once the plan to follow has been decided, the opposing team also continues to be analyzed during training.
For this, the coaches and their technical bodies use the Mediacoach Desktop and Mediacoach Vision tools, with which they carry out an exhaustive video analysis of all the technical-tactical actions to simulate and anticipate what may happen in El Clásico.
In addition, both platforms allow access any game situation, such as studying how the opponent performs the pressure at the exit of the ball, discovering how to break the high pressure or the strategies that will be found in the set pieces, see how they develop the attack actions and which are the key players.
Mediacoach also offers the video feed from the tactical camera.
The technical bodies also have access to ‘cumulative reports’ which, as if it were a chess board on a tablet, allow you to rehearse the different plays based on the players who expect to start on the opposing team.
With this they can study the situations that can occur on the pitch depending on the rival player who is on the pitch, such as the system that the coach will use or what his first movements will be.
Mediacoach too offers a wide variety of data in real time to the two technical bodies once the referee indicates the start of the match. At that time, the technical team of Zidane and Koeman will have Mediacoach Live and Mediacoach Mobile, two applications for mobile phones and tablets that allow monitoring all the metrics of the match, both individual and collective, up to 25 times per second.
Mediacoach also offers videos to review plays.
Tools that offer an infinity of parameters in real time that can be observed through the dashboards, such as heat maps with or without balloon, the distance traveled at more than 24 km / h by each player, the percentage of successes in duels or the number of passes under pressure, among others.
These applications also launch a series of alerts when a player reaches a preset value. For example, with them it is possible to notify the physical trainer when a specific footballer exceeds his average distance traveled at high intensity to communicate it to the coach and that can make the best decision about it.
On the other hand, Mediacoach also offers the video signal of the tactical camera to the staff of the teams. With it you can perform a real-time analysis when viewing a wide plane to follow the game live, analyze tactical positioning of the two blocks in each phase of play (such as amplitude or tilts) or to rewatch a play.
Videos and more data
Once the game is over, the LaLiga application continues to provide more data. For example, in just a few minutes the coaches of the two teams can access the post-match reports, consisting of 56 pages with graphs, rankings and statistics that summarize in detail everything that happened on the pitch.
This is Mediacoach, LaLiga’s tool.
To this analysis is also added Mediacoach Desktop and Mediacoach Vision, which offer thousands of video clips to see all technical and tactical actions of the match: the turnovers that have ended on the occasion of a goal, the passes that have overcome a specific number of opponents, the defensive actions that have neutralized a rival attack, the total distance traveled by each player at different intensities, the total number of actions of high offensive and defensive impact, or the attack plays that have ended in auction.
Two tools that even allow review the game plan and discover the aspects to improve for the following days. It should be noted that, in turn, all the data collected in El Clásico will be used to create the pre-match report of the next match between both teams to be able to prepare it in the best conditions.
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