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How Basketball Coaches Can Use Sports Video Analysis Software

Basketball coaches and players strive to understand the intricacies of each shot. But using a video analysis software, that doubles as basketball shot tracking app, promises to be the Holy Grail for those seeking comprehensive insights. 

Sports video analysis software is used to track different basketball metrics.

Coaches used to spend hours on shooting drills, hoping to optimize player performance. But now, video analysis software is taking over. 

It transforms video recordings into a treasure trove of insights, empowering coaches to fine-tune strategies and elevate shooting proficiency across the board, and in half the time. We call it KINEXON COMPETE Vision.

What is Shot Load?

A video camera records a basketball practice so that the film can be uploaded into an app that will provide basketball short tracking for coaches and trainers to view.

It offers coaches a brand new way to analyze shots. It’s called shot load.”

Shot load combines shot statistics with performance metrics, creating a new dimension in basketball analytics. But what exactly is it? 

Imagine a player about to take a shot. Within the 10-second window before the shot event, KINEXON COMPETE Vision calculates how loaded” the player is. KINEXON Sports Product Manager Jonas Bohner explained it this way:

  • Low Loaded Shot: Think of a free throw. Minimal movement, calm breathing — the shot ends up in the low-loaded category.
  • High Loaded Shot: Contrast this with a defensive rebound followed by a fast break layup. High intensity, rapid movement — the shot falls into the high-loaded category. 

Shot load considers factors like intensity, movement, and physical effort. Not just, who took the shot? And did it go in?

To learn more about shot load and how tracking it can help your team, check out our free guide by clicking the link below. 

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Jonas Bohner is a Product Manager at KINEXON Sports who works with many basketball teams that are using COMPETE VISION to track shots and shot load.

Adding more and more context to every action that happens on the court— this is the main vision. Empower basketball coaches with contextualized insights, and the shot load is the starting point of that.”

Jonas Bohner, Product Manager at KINEXON Sports

Going Beyond Makes and Misses

A coach reviews the basketball analytics provided to him on a simple to use dashboard that shows him basketball shots, like 3-point shots, or points in the paint.

Bohner says that by classifying each shot as low, medium, or high-loaded, KINEXON COMPETE Vision adds a fourth layer to the shot event, going beyond the traditional makes and misses. You’ll also be able to tell which shots are contested and where a player performs best at every location on the floor. 

Now, coaches can understand not only who took the shot and where, but also how loaded that shot was, and get a better understanding of why a shot may have been missed.

The Basketball Shot Map Evolved

shot maps are more sophisticated than ever and provide coaches with context.

Every basketball coach knows the shot map — a visual representation of shot locations. But KINEXON COMPETE Vision is a video analysis software that takes it a step further. 

It doesn’t stop at shot location; it adds the load dimension. Coaches can get a better understanding of player tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses. No more guesswork—just data-driven insights.

Unlocking the Future of Basketball Analytics

sports video analysis software provides details about basketball shooting and performance metrics.

KINEXON COMPETE Vision bridges the gap between practice and games. It’s not just about numbers; it’s about context. 

If you’d like to hear more about how this video analysis software can help, tune into The Xtra Edge podcast. Bohner talks about how coaches can now focus on player development, injury prevention, and finding the best shooters. 

In short, your practice video becomes a canvas, and every action — whether it’s a make or a miss — adds to the masterpiece.

To learn more, contact us at any time. Or use our free guide to find out about four different ways you can organize a report using a shot tracking app.

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