Dynamo Select were looking for a way to track team statistics and analyze those stats post-match to develop their players and plan training sessions.
The club also needed to track playing time for each individual player to ensure equal playing time for the coach, and to communicate this data to the player's parents. Andrew Naudin is the manager of Dynamo 95-96, a Division 2 U15 boys soccer team from Houston, Texas. He came across Statzpack at the end of 2009 and hasn’t looked back.
“As well as tracking performance measures, a very simple output that the system gives us is a record of the amount of time each player has on the field. It’s calculated automatically. It’s very important for me as a coach, the players and the parents that we have this information and with Statzpack it’s all there for you, you don’t need to manually input the info, no pen and paper, or spreadsheets.”
says coach Andrew.
For the 2009-2010 season, Andrew purchased an iPhone and subscribed to Statzpack. According to Andrew, Statzpack, with it's easy to use interface and ability to customize stats collection based on Dynamo Select 95-96's needs, made it easy to track and share data with individual players and easy to show parents stats and information on their child’s progress as a player.
“After a few practice sessions with the App we quickly became familiar with the user interface. The support team at Statzpack dealt with all our questions, and importantly listened to our ideas for the App. With the data being sent up to the website done in the background, it was pretty cool to see the data build up on the website. We have saved hours with this system.”
Not only does Statzpack enable Andrew to track the teams stats live on the field, it also automatically syncs with the Statzpack.com website where the data is presented in charts and tables, making it easier for players and their parents to understand. All the tables and charts are produced for you. With Statzpack each individual player can be given a login and the Dynamos intend to use this feature next season so that players (and their parents) can log in and see their own stats. For Andrew and the Dynamos team, Statzpack not only addressed their issues regarding stats recording, the automatic syncing of the data with the website also allowed players and parents to become more involved with and gain a deeper understanding of player performance.
So we asked Andrew what his most favorite features of Statzpack were, and here’s what he told us:
1) Ability to use the product on the field in real time.
2) Records playing time for each individual player
3) Individual player login allows players to view their own stats
4) You can create custom actions, allowing him to record whatever stats they want.
Statzpack wishes the Dynamos 95-96 U15’s Div. II team the best of luck for the upcoming soccer season!
Take a look at the results and data collection that Dynamo obtained by using Statzpack, by clicking on the images below.