One of my boys has struggled a bit with batting this travel baseball season. I could tell you every single time where the ball would go–it would be a grounder to short stop! Ugh. And then he would be out at 1st. This was consistent and frustrating–both to him as a player and to us as parents.
My husband offered many tips to get his batting stance to change a bit, and it has taken a number of weeks, a lot of practice and most importantly plenty of analyzing with the help of an app that has allowed our kiddo to get back to hitting consistently to the outfield.
The replay app was key in fixing our player’s batting stance. We could record him at bat and watch it back, in slo-motion. Over and over…seeing what part of his stance needed tweaked.
This is an invaluable resource in any sport–to name a few: the serve in volleyball, the layup in basketball, the quarterback throw in football, the in track and the list goes on and on.
Best Video Apps for Athletes
There are a number of Video Analysis Apps for Athletes available, but these are our favorites.
Coach’s Eye is used to review athlete technique and game film. Coach’s Eye delivers state of the art coaching and content management tools on your mobile devices anytime, anywhere. Record your players and instantly show them how to improve, right on the field. This is the app our family uses and we love it!
What we LOVE about this app: if you are using this for a team, there are great subscription options available that allow for more storage and multiple users.
Awesome video analysis on the go. You can Instantly review video in slow-motion, zoom into the video, breakdown your videos with still shots and add drawings, voice or text notes and comments.
What we LOVE about this app: the split screen allows you to easily compare two performances at once!
Ubersense Coach (soon to be Hudl Technique)
Record. Analyze. Improve.
Athletes and coaches in over 40 sports use Ubersense to improve through slow motion video analysis. You too can use your iPhone, iTouch or iPad camera to record and breakdown your sporting technique to get instant slow motion feedback during your practice, race or game. Examples include analyzing your batting in super slow motion, comparing your tennis serve side-by-side to a pro athlete or checking your long-jump technique in precise frame-by-frame.
What we LOVE about this app: it’s FREE and has awesome features!
BaM Video Delay continuously shows you what just happened seconds ago. There is no alternating record or play phase, just continuous playback but with a given delay. This way you get fast and easy accessible video feedback so you can quickly learn on your mistakes and get better in no time.
What we LOVE about this app: basic and simple to use.
ReplayCam enables you to play back up to 60 seconds of whatever you’ve just filmed while you continue to film. Use it to check your golf swing, free throw shot, lifting technique, baseball swing or more. Simple operation using just Record and Play buttons enables easy repeat checking so that you can focus 100% on whatever you’re doing.
In the Replay mode, you can select clips for looped playback, or display live visuals in rows to compare and check movement.
What we LOVE about this app: you can post videos to social media and use clips on the computer too!
Are you a coach looking for other helpful apps? Be sure to check out the Best Score Keeping Apps available!