The problem with having a great camcorder and computer video editing software is that it takes time to get the video ready for playback to athletes – a real problem if you are coaching multiple (usually 10 at Smith College) squash players, playing im multiple matches (total of 50 matches this upcoming weekend at the Wesleyan Round Robin in Middletown, CT.
In this video I tell how I will how I will use my iPhone 3Gs and FREE Twitter apps like Twitterific or TwitVid to allow my team (10 players) to watch results of their matches at the 2009 Wesleyan round robin (so 50 video clips!). They can watch their own clip individually, before or after a match if they bring their laptop, as Wesleyan has wireless (as we do at Smith) right by their courts – or if they have an iPhone – they can watch it anytime using the ATT 3G network.
Three easy steps to make your squash video available:
- Shoot (keep clips under 60 sec. for quick upload) – you can obviously record verbal feedback at same time.
- Open your FREE Twitter app – I use Twitterific, Echofon or Twitvid.
- Write your short “Tweet”, eg. player name, game score – and hit “send”.
If my player is signed up to follow “smithsquash” on Twitter, they will receive a “Tweet” with a link to the video (as will you if you sign up to follow “smithsquash” on Twitter). What I like about Twitvid is that I can go to their site and review all of the days match videos with my team later – they will all be in one spot identified by players name – so I just scroll down to the clip I want. Here is a sample clip on the TwitVid site from a scrimmage against Mount Holyoke earlier this week.
Thanks Apple and Twitter!