National Champion Basketball Coach Scores with Video Play Analysis

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“Nothing builds confidence quicker than seeing yourself ... get better,” says University of California coach Darcie Vincent. "Employing a new type of tool for video play analysis at our program has made a significant difference."

Upon her arrival at California University of Pennsylvania in July 2000, Head Coach Darcie Vincent had aspirations of coaching her new team to a National Championship. Last season she did just that. In just four years, Vincent has compiled an amazing 112-19 record and possesses an 85% winning percentage. “It’s all about being prepared,” says Vincent, “I put a lot of emphasis on getting ready and doing whatever it takes, video preparation plays a big part.”

This season Coach Vincent has recruited a new aid in that preparation, the Landro play analyzer. Landro has been a hit with football coaches and is now offering basketball coaches the same play analyzation capabilities as their football counterparts. “Landro gives coaches the opportunity to analyze plays with their team over and over without the miserable hassles of videotape.” claims Jerry Salandro, inventor of the technology and, by the way, a ‘70’s Cal U grad. “Research shows that repetition is the mother of skill,” he adds, “Landro gives coaches control of their video – it helps them make players smarter faster.” Since putting the tool to use at Cal U, Coach Vincent agrees.

“I know a winner when I see it,” says Vincent, “the first time I saw Landro I said, I’m in – let’s get it because I could see what we’d get out of it.” “When I’m reviewing tape with players, seeing it again and again is what makes a difference. With Landro I can do that over and over without ever rewinding, I just hit one button and there it is again and again.” Coaches like Vincent know that players get distracted quite easily during a film session, especially when you had to play around with videotape. “These are pumped up players,” she quips, “I don’t want them falling asleep in a session while I’m searching through tape.

Landro keeps their concentration because they’re seeing only the pertinent pieces for them.” Players’ preparation habits have changed as well, claims Vincent: “Now they’ll pop in on their own for 15 minutes to watch video because they know that in just a couple seconds they can see individual strength, progress, or simply things they want to work on.”

Football coaches have remarked that using Landro saves them time. Time they are able to use on the practice field, coach Vincent concurs. “In some respect, football coaches get a break because they have a whole week between games to review -- we do not, so time plays a big role in setting your priorities. I can do more in a 20 minute video session with Landro than I could do in 10 hours before, and it’s a hundred times easier.”

Coach Vincent’s passion for the game, along with her disciplined and structured coaching style, has proven to be her recipe for success. “We have always watched video before practice, for the first time my players are relating what they saw in the video session to the actual practice session and they can literally see themselves getting better. It’s a huge confidence builder.”

About Landro

Landro is a division of IRIS Technologies and is a privately held company that manufactures and sells products that make video easier to use. Visit for information about Landro.

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