Tomas Axnér is a well-known name in the world of handball and has worked with video analysis for many years. This season he has access to unique video analysis material thanks to the Spiideo system installed at Lugi’s home arena. It delivers footage both from the long side (as a wide angle Virtual Panorama view), and from the roof providing a bird’s eye view of the goal areas. In particular the tactical top view cameras are very appreciated, since those are views Tomas normally doesn’t get.
“It’s completely unique, since you now can see the target areas much clearer. It also becomes easier to discuss with the players and get a better picture of how big a certain gap actually is” Tomas Axnér says.
Tomas also provides individual feedback to players and sends video clips from matches and training sessions to players’ phones.
“Sometimes we have very different experiences of the same situation, depending on where we have been standing etc. and here video feedback is an excellent tool”, Tomas continues.
The technology and app is so easy to use, Tomas explains, that he can now show an attack or defense situation in a timeout immediately after it happened. He is using the technology in Lugi’s home games as well as during all practice sessions. When Lugi earlier this fall defeated the Swedish champions IFK Kristianstad at home, the system was used for the first time during a match.
“We tagged key sequences from the first half, which we then quickly could discuss together with the individual players in halftime”, says Tomas Axnér.
In addition to the direct match and training analysis, the club sees this is a way to easily create instructional videos for all Lugi youth coaches to benefit from. In addition, there is an opportunity to use the system to broadcast the club’s own training matches.
Below is an example of what the experience looks like when Tomas uses the system in Sparbanken Skåne Arena in Lund.