Soccer video analysis software

Soccer video analysis software is not the same as generic sports analysis software in the same way that soccer is not the same sport as the other popular sports like American football, basketball, and baseball.

Because soccer is unique, to perform soccer video analysis, the software needs to be unique as well. Soccer video analysis software needs to be purpose-built and not simply a derivative of another sport’s video analysis software system with a “soccer” label added and sold as a soccer video analysis tool.

Let’s explore a few of the things that make a good soccer video analysis software system:

  1. Built for soccer – This cannot be stated often enough. If a video system is built specifically for soccer, it’s going to be better than a video analysis system built for another sport.

    Just as a pick-up truck is better for hauling trailers and a sports car is better at going fast at the race track, the software is better when it’s purpose-built and then used for that purpose. Sure, there are fast pick-up trucks but none of them will achieve the lap times of a purpose-built sports car.

  2. Easy to use – Good workflow tends to follow product design. When the soccer video analysis software is built from the onset with a singular purpose, it’s common sense that the most important features will be easy and accessible without the clutter and complexity of a general-purpose system with “soccer features” added into the software platform.

  3. Handles massive video files – 90 minutes is an average soccer game but many games run longer due to injuries, delays, etc. This means an already massive video file is going to become even “more massive” so the video analysis software needs to be able to handle these large files without bogging down.

    In contrast, American football really has only 5 to 10 minutes of actual video action so the files are much smaller and the software does not need to be as robust.

  4. Functional sharing – YouTube makes it easy to share a video so anyone can watch the video. While convenient, this can be a huge detriment when there are people i.e. competitors, that you do not want to view your team and obtain scouting info.

    What you really want is a system that allows you to not only share the video, you want to retain viewing controls and you want to be able to share the video so others can use the source video to create their own videos.

    This allows parents and players to create highlight videos for college recruiting from the same source video that you use for your coaching analysis.

  5. Remote Coaching – Time is always short during the season so your soccer video analysis software must allow other designated people to help you with the work and lighten the load.

There is really only 1 soccer video analysis system that checks all these boxes and best of all, it’s 100% FREE forever!

SocrPro soccer video analysis software was built from the ground up, from day #1, to be a dedicated soccer software platform and its fulfilled this mission to become the most loved soccer platform available.

If you need to do soccer video analysis, you’re going to love the SocrPro free coaching tools and your players will love the feedback they get from you.

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There’s a “free soccer billing software” scam being used by almost all

There’s a “free soccer billing software” scam being used by almost all the top players in the sports billing software industry today but this scam is 100% legal. Whether it’s ethical is a different story but there’s a lot of gray area to be debated.

The truly shocking aspect of this sports industry billing scam isn’t that it exists… after all, it’s 100% legal… the shocking part is that this type of billing scheme was uncovered and all but eliminated 17-years ago in the e-commerce world.

Used and promoted widely in the early 2000’s, it was quickly replaced by a more cost efficient model and once this other model was in place, nobody was willing to go back to the “loan shark” rates charged by the “old school” e-commerce billing systems.

But just as “get rich quick” schemes seem to reappear in different venues, from the back pages of magazines to the high-tech venue of the internet, and then back to direct mail… this insane billing scam has reappeared in the sports industry without anyone really noticing.

I suppose it’s not that surprising since soccer coaches are not known to be e-commerce experts and e-commerce experts are typically not running sports businesses. I’ll admit that I had no idea this even existed any longer and was shocked to discover the scheme still lived in the far corners of the sports industry.

Worst of all… there are still many that actually like this billing model, even when they’re paying exorbitant fees, for a commodity service.

Many believe that since these fees are added onto the “back-end” of the transaction, that their customers (i.e. sports parents) do not even notice that they are being charged above and beyond what they agreed to pay.

Nothing could be further from the truth. They all “notice” but they do not blame the billing software for the extra fees, they blame the soccer club because that’s show they think they’re paying.

The end result is that the soccer club receives the “hate” for the fees but the billing software receives the money… not a good deal for the soccer club!

But there is a better way if you can spare 9-minutes!

Soccer clubs can easily follow the exact same model that all the online e-commerce businesses follow. Investing 9 minutes of work -1 time – into setting up their billing system will allow them to dramatically reduce those fees and keep that money for the club versus giving it to another company.

Are you ready to drop thousands of dollars of profit onto your bottom line?

Call us and we’ll not only show you how to do it, we”ll set it up for you so you can just enjoy the benefits of keeping all that cash in your soccer club.

“Free soccer billing software” scam being used by almost all

There’s a “free soccer billing software” scam being used by almost all the top players in the sports billing software industry today but this scam is 100% legal. Whether it’s ethical is a different story but there’s a lot of gray area to be debated.

The truly shocking aspect of this sports industry billing scam isn’t that it exists… after all, it’s 100% legal… the shocking part is that this type of billing scheme was uncovered and all but eliminated 17-years ago in the e-commerce world.

Used and promoted widely in the early 2000’s, it was quickly replaced by a more cost efficient model and once this other model was in place, nobody was willing to go back to the “loan shark” rates charged by the “old school” e-commerce billing systems.

But just as “get rich quick” schemes seem to reappear in different venues, from the back pages of magazines to the high-tech venue of the internet, and then back to direct mail… this insane billing scam has reappeared in the sports industry without anyone really noticing.

I suppose it’s not that surprising since soccer coaches are not known to be e-commerce experts and e-commerce experts are typically not running sports businesses. I’ll admit that I had no idea this even existed any longer and was shocked to discover the scheme still lived in the far corners of the sports industry.

Worst of all… there are still many that actually like this billing model, even when they’re paying exorbitant fees, for a commodity service.

Many believe that since these fees are added onto the “back-end” of the transaction, that their customers (i.e. sports parents) do not even notice that they are being charged above and beyond what they agreed to pay.

Nothing could be further from the truth. They all “notice” but they do not blame the billing software for the extra fees, they blame the soccer club because that’s show they think they’re paying.

The end result is that the soccer club receives the “hate” for the fees but the billing software receives the money… not a good deal for the soccer club!

But there is a better way if you can spare 9-minutes!

Soccer clubs can easily follow the exact same model that all the online e-commerce businesses follow. Investing 9 minutes of work -1 time – into setting up their billing system will allow them to dramatically reduce those fees and keep that money for the club versus giving it to another company.

Are you ready to drop thousands of dollars of profit onto your bottom line?

Call us and we’ll not only show you how to do it, we’ll set it up for you so you can just enjoy the benefits of keeping all that cash in your soccer club.

Free Soccer Billing app

Free soccer billing app… or free sports billing app… it really doesn’t matter because they both end up robbing your soccer club of valuable funds without you even knowing it’s happening.

Let’s back up a minute and I just want you to think about what you could do with and extra $2,000, $5,000 or even and extra $12,000 without having to do an extra minute of work. Quite literally, you can save this amount of money with 10 minutes of effort 1 time and then never do anything more… not ever.

The weird part of this story is that I had no idea this soccer billing practice even existed because it was basically banished from the e-commerce world 18 years ago. Discovering that this archaic soccer billing practice existed, much less thrived, was a massive surprise to me.

My goal is to educate as many people as possible so I can help you keep that money in your club so you can afford to buy new equipment, provide more scholarships or just make sure your club can stay afloat through these tough times.

Let me explain the sleazy part of soccer registration billing and then provide you with the simple solution.

When you use one of these “other” free soccer apps for billing, what they’re doing is drastically overcharging for the credit card processing fees and charging as much as 10X for transaction fees. These outrageous overcharges might seem like they’re getting passed off to the parents paying for their kids but in reality, the club could just as easily keep those fees to better fund the club.

Parents do not care if they’re paying a surcharge to you or to the billing company, they just know they are paying more, they’re bottom line costs have gone up.

So what’s the solution?

In SocrPro, our registration and billing system was set up based upon modern e-commerce practices so you get to add your own credit card processing account into our system. This is literally a “copy and paste” operation and we’ll help you to make it done correctly.

Once it’s set up, you’ll never need to touch it again!

From a user standpoint, they never see the back end systems and all they see is an order page with your name and logo. It works the same, or better, than the billing system you’re using today but with a massively lower cost to operate.

Yes… your operational cost of registration and billing will drop significantly because “free” is not really “free”!

This might seem complicated but I assure you that it is extremely simple and once you have this set up, you’ll never touch it again. There is nothing to maintain and nothing to service. Just “set it” and then “forget it”!

Call one of our service reps today and we’ll get you set up very quickly and easily.

Plus, you’ll have all the other tools as a “bonus”. You’re going to save time, save money and win more games – I guarantee it!

What makes a great soccer app?

This simple question can set off a firestorm of different opinions, and there are all types of soccer apps for many different niches, but in the end I think the answer is really simple.

There are video streaming soccer apps for watching Premiere League and MLS games. These fall into the classification of “passive” soccer apps because you’re not really doing anything “functional” with them. They’re simply “feeding” you information but you’re not really an active participant in the interaction.

On the flip side of the coin are the soccer apps where you are an active participant in the interaction and you actively contribute as part of the usage of the app.

For the purposes of this discussion, we’ll be answering the question of “what makes a great soccer app” in the context of a “functional app” because watching games is going to be the same no matter what soccer app you choose to stream the video to your computer or phone.

The simple answer is a “great soccer app is an app that’s all about soccer.”

But what does this really mean?

To begin with, a soccer app should be built specifically for soccer instead of a generic app built for 100s of sports and other random activities (think apps like TeamSnap for example).

Secondly, a great soccer app should handle all of the things a soccer team /club needs to run efficiently. It should save time for soccer club administration and save money for the club.

Thirdly, a great soccer app should help coaches save time so they can spend more time on the pitch and less time in front of their computers.

Lastly, a great soccer app needs to help a soccer coach win more games. Winning is fun, winning keeps players interested in the sport and parents reward clubs that win with their money instead of “club hopping”.

Not that winning is the only thing that matters but shouldn’t a great soccer app help you win “more”? After all, nobody puts in the effort to practice hard to lose.

So what soccer app actually does all this?

SocrPro.com is the one and only soccer app that was built from the ground up specifically, and only, for soccer and because of this focus, is the only soccer app that can actually help a team / club save time, save money and help it win more games.

Let’s start from the winning perspective and work our way back to the saving time issue.

It’s a proven fact that coaching video not only helps the players gain soccer IQ, it actually helps soccer coaches become better coaches as new insights regularly present themselves. When you step back and see the whole field, in slow motion, frame by frame, or back and forth, suddenly things you never notice in the excitement of the live game become obvious.

Since I’ve never met a soccer coach that had “too much time” on their hands, it’s important to see how the Scheduling System, Session Planner, and Player Evaluation System will save a massive number of hours for coaches.

Some clubs are large enough to have dedicated admin staff but no club is large enough that even with these helping hands, the coaches are not still actively involved when it’s time for travel, tournaments, and showcase events. Even ensuring the committed players actually make it through the registration process will usually fall onto the coach’s shoulders.

Having an automated registration system reduces time commitments and complexity from the start of the onboarding process and makes it monumentally easier to collect payments… especially if your club is not a “rich” club and needs to offer payment plans to ease the burden on the player’s parents.

In summary, what makes a great soccer app is an app built for soccer and an app that saves time, saves money and helps win more games.

The #1 soccer app, and the only app, that actually does all of this for soccer is SocrPro.com.

Built for soccer and only soccer. You will see and “feel” the obvious difference the 1st time you log in to SocrPro as a soccer coach, admin, player and even parents.

Should Youth Soccer Players Dribble More …or Less?

Should Youth Soccer Players Dribble More …or Less?

Dribble more and the kids have a better touch on the ball and more accurate passes when they do release the ball.

Dribble less and the speed of play increases with more movement on the pitch.

It’s an age old debate amongst soccer coaches, players and even parents. One group shouting “pass it” while the other is yelling “control the ball”.

Certainly this is all conditional and in some cases you want your team to pass as quickly as possible and in other cases you want them to slow things down, to control the ball and dribble more and pass less.

I’ll tell you what I’ve learned from hundreds of hours of SocrPro.com video analysis and 1st hand experience in our SocrLabs technical development center.

“Youth soccer players pass too much”

In the majority of cases, youth soccer players are passing too often and too early and soccer coaches should encourage their players to dribble more and pass less.

Let me explain why I take this position and then see if you agree or disagree.

A. 1-Touch Passes are Inaccurate – Passing quality and accuracy spikes up dramatically when players take a touch, a dribble or 2, and then pass the ball versus 1-touch passes. Settling the ball with a touch removes 3 of the 4 variables every player needs to account for when making a pass.

B. Listen to Pep G – Ball movement needs to move the defense. Dribbling and passing are both necessary to force the defense to move and when players pass too early, the defense is allowed to sit back and look for the pass interception. I want players to draw the defensive pressure to them and then pass past this pressure. I want defenders to commit and then need to recommit and I want to maximize the distance they need to move in a game to wear them down as much as possible.

C. Players Will Self Regulate – I’ve never met a player that likes losing the ball while dribbling. When players dribble too much, they will lose the ball to the defense and they will get tired of having the ball stolen and will start to pass more often.

D. Video Fixes the “Non-Regulators” – Some players learn when to pass “slower” than others (I call these “ball dancers”) but you can easily show them in video game review that they are holding the ball too long. It’s a lot easier to show a player when they lost the ball while dribbling than it is to show them that they lost the ball because they passed too early.

E. Mindless “Hot Potato” – Passing for the sake of passing with no real purpose or intent. The last time I read the soccer rule book, there are no bonus points for having the most passes in a game yet there seems to be a pervasive mentality that a team that makes the most “quick passes” is the best team. I’m not a fan of this idea.

Those are the main reasons I think youth soccer players should dribble more and pass less… do you share my opinion and have other ideas?

**SocrPro.com is the world’s only “purpose built” soccer specific system for all your soccer coaching, player management/recruiting and club business needs