Some of the more advantageous youth hockey coaches leverage video to help instruct their players.
In this day and age technology has come a long way since VHS tape and the war room. Today coaches can splice up game video and send it to their players via email, text, or social media. With that being said, what different types of software are there?
First and foremost there are the in-rink live feeds. Two of the most notable are Streaming Live Games
- Livebarn.com $14.95 a month standard plan or $24.95 a month premium plan
- hockeytv.com $29.99 one month pass or $199.99 a year
- FREE - Requires a person to stream from their phone, tablet or video camera on-site
- Youtube.com FREE - Requires a Youtube account with live streaming activated. Also requires a person to stream from their phone, tablet or video camera on-site
- Facebook.com FREE - Requires a Facebook account. Also requires a person to stream from their phone, tablet or video camera on-site
Both streaming services provide HD and SD streaming options, both have PVR, archives and can be spliced as the customer see's fit. Neither service is free
Youtube has come a long way since only being able to upload. I myself take full advantage of Youtube as it's not only a free video hosting site anymore, it is now capable of editing uploaded videos and making queue points for discussing game videos. I record every game with an iPad pro from the stands and GoPro's behind each net. I then edit the video combining both to create highlight videos. The full games are used by the team's coaches for instructional purposes.
-------------------------------------------Other more high-end software, all of which are NOT ALL free
- Steva Pro - $2000 for the first year and then $900 annually
- Gamebreaker Plus - Must contact sales for pricing
- Coaches Eye - $120 per year for individual package or $240 per year for team package
- Krossover - Must contact sales for pricing
- Plaay Sports App - An app used on your phone to edit photos and videos
- Sporfie - This is an app used on your phone and it requires SPORFIE hardware which can only be purchased through them
- HUDL - An app used on your phone to edit, as well as analyze gameplay including comparing and reviewing stats
- iSportsAnalysis - Sports performance analysis - Maximize performance potential. Click the link to try for free, then choose a PAID package
- The Hockey Pro - Software to edit, as well as analyze gameplay including comparing and reviewing stats - 2 different packages $200 to $1100
- Stream Cortex - Video analysis tools with several different account options, Free to $400 per yr.
- The Power Player - PowerPlayer creates rich, deep and true profiles of individual athletes as they develop. Subscription fees range from $4.99 to $89.99
- HockeyTime App - An easy to use app for your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iPad mini. Track ice time and shifts for individual players and/or lines. $2.99 on iTunes
- Iceberg Sports Analytics - We help teams and organizations develop their players and increase efficiency by providing automated data and video analysis. Contact Sales for pricing
- Dartfish - Build a Winning Team with High-Performance Video and Data Solutions. 5 paid subscription options
- Scoutvid - Get noticed. Free
The apps and software described above are used primarily for editing videos in order to re-produce game action instruction for correction and strategic assimilation. These are great for coaches interested in providing video reviews to correct mistakes made or praise proper in-game decisions by the players on the ice.
- Hockey Coach Vision - This is an app and it's used to diagram drills and create simulated game strategy
- Ice Hockey Systems - Animated coaching system tools - Optional monthly subscription fees
- CoPlays Ice Hockey - Animated coaching system tools - FREE to start and optional monthly subscription fees
- Playmaker LCD - The end of the coaches whiteboard. This is a touch screen LCD whiteboard in which a stylus is used to map out game strategy $89.99
- DrillDraw - With more than 10,000 users, DrillDraw is used in 40 countries, from Pro teams to novice coaches. More and more associations equip their coaches with DrillDraw every year. License based starting @ $69.99 and does require add-on tools which are priced accordingly
- CoachThem - Your online coaching tool, draw, share and store drills. Subscription fee starting at $5 per month
- Hockeyshare - The most advanced drill creation, practice planning, and sharing platform. Pricing starts with a base modified free package up to $75.00 per year
- DrillBook - Ice Hockey, Football, Floorball, Basketball, Handball, Rugby, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Lacrosse and more sports. Pricing starts with base modified free package up to Pro which you must contact their sales for more info
- Hockey ClipPad - The Hockey ClipPad is an intuitively designed iPad app that provides coaches with a whiteboard, drill builder, and team lineup manager. FREE
- TechniCoach - draw drills and plays, share drills and plans with fellow coaches, export diagrams to post online, and much much more!
- TEAMGENIUS - TeamGenius Player Evaluation Software streamlines tryouts, coaches evaluations, and camps - so you can save time, form better teams, and share feedback with players and parents. FREE or very modest, (cheap) pricing plans
- SkillShark - Powerful digital athlete evaluation software. Save time and gain valuable insights on any playing surface. FREE & Contact Sales for pricing
- InStat Sports - PRECISION WINS: Stats, video & analytics — we collect data that helps to achieve results.. Contact Sales for pricing
- Project Hockey - Successful players have a plan. Our workouts are designed to make you compete while working your stick handling, physical conditioning, quality of movement, and mental focus. 3 Membership Plans
- Opendorse - Access, approvals, and analytics, all in one powerful platform. Contact for pricing
The apps and software described above are used to create dynamic computer-generated drills and tactics in animated 3D with the ability to instantly share on various technological platforms.
-------------------------------------------Team availability and roster scheduling
- SNAP 4 plans, FREE to $17.99 per month. The easiest way to manage your team or sports organization
- Hockey Clubhouse 4 plans, Free to $54.99 per year. Hockey Clubhouse is a fast and easy way to organize your hockey team for free!
- Heja FREE, *APP ONLY! Sports team management and messaging app for coaches, managers, parents and players
- SPORTS Plus APP designed for team/player management, registration, scheduling and overall arrangements. This is not free, there are 3 separate monthly plans
- TeamLINKT Share Rosters, Schedules, Player Availability, Reminders, In-Game Scoring, Live Stream, Photos, Chat and more… FREE
- GameBeast Club management APP designed for team/player management, registration, scheduling and overall arrangements. Contact for Pricing
- Bench App The Ultimate Team & League Manager. Manage your sports teams with ease and make your life easier. FREE and PRO, (Pro $9/month)
The apps and software described above are exclusively for scheduling and sharing.
-------------------------------------------Team Funding Management
- FlipGive Team Funding Made Easy. Earn cash on the things your team is already buying. Get paid whenever you shop, dine out, book hotels, or activities.