Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) September 13, 2004 -
WashingtonÂs Bellevue Wolverines shocked America by besting Concord, CaliforniaÂs De La Salle Spartans and their record-breaking 151 game winning streak 39-20, before a crowd of 24,897 in Seattle SeahawksÂ Qwest Field. Bellevue assistant defensive coach James Hasty attributed their surprising upset to a strict training regiment which included viewing extensive game footage using the LandroÂ® play analyzer. De La Salle had not lost a football game since 1991.
Hasty commented that it was a Âfantastic day for the entire state of Washington. Those kids were prepped and ready to go.Â The Wolverines stepped up their pre-game training by extending their 90-minute weight lifting sessions to three hours and starting their running program in January rather than June. They also watched miles and miles of game film. ÂOur kids understand the importance of watching film,Â Hasty stated. ÂWe sat in front of our Landro play analyzer three times a day.Â
ÂWe not only watched film, we dissected it,Â said head coach Butch Goncharoff. Studying opponent game footage gives players an inside edge by exposing clues and tendencies; more importantly, it builds confidence. ÂA lot of people said we didnÂt belong in the same league as De La Salle,Â Goncharoff said. ÂThe beauty is that our kids now think they can play with them.Â
ÂTheir coaching staff did a great job in every facet and gave us schemes we had never seen before,Â said legendary De La Salle head coach Bob Ladouceur.
Studying film is certainly nothing new to football. Hasty, who played in the NFL as a defensive back for the Jets and the Chiefs from 1988-2001, recognizes the benefits of game footage analysis all too well. ÂWhen I went to the NFL, we were still using 16mm film. When videotape came in we thought that was great, but it was really trading one hassle for another. YouÂre shuffling through cassettes looking for the right tape, then fast-forwarding and rewinding for the right spot on the tape, losing tapes Â it was really a mess.Â He added, ÂLandroÂ® puts it all in one place, so we could study ourselves and our opponents. If I wanted to see every time De La Salle ran a trap, we just called it up on LandroÂ®. You can read it all -- every move, every tendency. ItÂs awesome.Â
The LandroÂ® play analyzer is a digital "playback analysis" tool used to study game videos. Designed especially for head football coaches, it allows viewers to instantly jump to game plays without using video tape. This revolutionary device allows football coaches to analyze their plays, study player technique and expose opponentÂs tendencies 100 times faster and without the inconvenience associated with video tape. The LandroÂ® system is easy to use, multi-functional in purpose and is quickly becoming a fundamental tool in football gaming strategy across America.
Wolverine defensive coordinator Calvin Clemens agrees, ÂLandro has been, is and forever will be a mainstay here at Bellevue. The time we saved in film sessions translated into more time on the practice field and in the weight-room. It all goes hand in hand. The knowledge theyÂve gained from film, combined with the hours these kids have put in, created tremendous confidence.Â
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