TGG Live: Coach Paint Masterclass

VIDEO has become a fundamental part of the coaching process, whether in training, during games or as part of post-match analysis.

Telestration elevates the storytelling power of video even further, which is why we’ve teamed up with Tracab to bring you a COACH PAINT MASTERCLASS on Thursday March 25th.

Coach Paint, which you may have seen Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho using during presentations in Amazon’s All or Nothing documentary, has a multi-feature tool set that enables users to cut out and move players, highlight them, paint arrows and spotlights, measure distances, show formations, zoom in and much more.

In short, it enables users to draw or produce graphical content on video, to highlight and communicate their message or coaching point.

We’re delighted that Benfica Under-23 assistant manager João Nuno Fonseca will be delivering the session, showing you how Coach Paint is used in an elite football environment. The Masterclass will be interactive and follow-along and in the second half you will prepare the type of pre-match video presentation that could be shown to players.

João, who was assistant manager of Nantes and a Coaching Methodology Analyst for City Football Group before joining Benfica, has been an expert user of the software for more than five years. If you sign up to the Masterclass, you will get:

  • A 30-day trial of Coach Paint to use pre/ during and post event (we will send details of this after you register).
  • Pre-event set-up videos: 1 = how to download, log onto and use Coach Paint; 2 = how to import videos.
  • 1st half of João's session: Overview of the football capabilities of Coach Paint.
  • 2nd half of João's session: Follow along as he prepares a pre-match video presentation ready to show his players.
  • Opportunity to ask João questions.
  • Coach Paint update: The future of telestration and the feedback process.

The Masterclass will be via Zoom and will last two-and-a-half hours in total. A recording of the session will be made available to ticket holders for seven days afterwards.

Places are limited and you can buy tickets HERE.

This session will be of interest to:

  • Coaches and managers (of all levels).
  • Analytics staff.
  • Performance and medical.
  • Players.
  • Sporting Directors and other football executives.

The Computer Spec Recommendations are as follows:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 & 10 Professional 64 • Intel® Core™ i7
  • NVIDIA GPU (Kepler or newer)
  • Macbook Pro running OSX 10.13 or higher.

** Those users that don't meet the computer spec recommendations will still have access to the masterclass as view only (rather than a follow-along).

João Nuno Fonseca: What to expect on the day

João Nuno Fonseca: "Sometimes words aren’t enough to explain your ideas and messages to your players. You need video too, because pictures are powerful. Coach Paint enables people to interpret what is happening and is a really important tool for enhancing knowledge. For me, it is key in order to understand the how's and why's.

During this session, I’ll be giving you an overview of the football capabilities of Coach Paint and we’ll also use it to prepare an example for a Sunday match. We’ll prepare what we want to present to the players - what we want from them in different moments of the match and how we intend to set traps for the opponent.

The game is chaos, but if you have order in the processes and good guidelines about what you want and how you prepare the next opponent, the training sessions will be much more incisive.

For this we can use footage from our own training, from our own matches and from the opponent’s matches. You need to feel what is the best for your own environment, otherwise you are copy and pasting from other people, rather than creating your own identity.

We need to feel the culture, the people and what is best in the moment. The same moment will not happen again.

It’s really important for people to have what they want and adapt to their own context."

Telestration: 'The future of coaching & feedback'

"Coach Paint is a high-end telestration tool with a top quality-output, much like you see on Monday Night Football, with a slimline workflow packaged up on a laptop. In short, it allows you to draw or produce graphical content on video, to highlight and communicate a message or coaching point. It's tailor-made for football." Craig Inness, Coach Paint Director - Europe

“Reliance on video analysis in professional sport has grown hugely over the past few years. We are now working in a time where the analysis of video can be captured, coded, analysed and presented in real-time. Providing the opportunity to affect in-game decision making through telestration is the future of the coaching and feedback process." David Eccles, Vice President - Sports Tracab

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