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  • Josh Bryan

Premiership Champions Exeter Chiefs continue to grow with Nacsport

We are really pleased to once again be counting on Exeter Chiefs as Nacsport users. We have worked with the Chiefs and their Academy setup since 2013 and last year we brought you a similar story. At that time last year, Exeter had narrowly lost out in the Premiership Final, but that wasn’t the case this year. The Chiefs beat Wasps in a tense final where they got into extra time with 90 seconds left of normal time, and finally won with a kick just before the end of extra time to win 23-20 and be crowned Premiership Champions for the first time in the club’s history.

The Exeter Chiefs Academy setup makes great use of several Nacsport licences which have again been renewed to ensure that the Academy and College teams can benefit from the latest features and workflows possible in the ever evolving Nacsport software. They have also got some KlipDraw licences to integrate with the software to add professional drawings over their videos for more enhanced feedback and presentations. You can see more about the KlipDraw integration into Nacsport by clicking this link.

We are delighted to continue working with the Chiefs and Josh is looking forward to delivering another training day to the club next week. Gareth Elliott has again provided an overview of the ongoing relationship between ourselves and the Chiefs which you can see below. We would like to thank Gareth and the club for their continued support and wish everyone in the club the best of luck for the upcoming season.

Moving forward with Nacsport after several years working with the software as an academy, we will have more coaches and players using the system and providing more detail for the analysis we will be delivering. Our college sides at Truro and Exeter are now using the software to code their games and young athletes are gaining an understanding of using the software to tag some of their own actions, which is a brilliant way for them to look at their game in detail and at the same time picking up IT and analysis skills. Furthermore, we are really excited to start taking advantage of the new KlipDraw system, which creates really helpful and professional visual aids for players to learn from. In terms of advances in the way we use TPE, we are really pushing forward with our use of simple functions such as the calendar, which is helping the academy as a whole keep up-to-date with what’s happening at different locations. We are also further developing our questionnaire system to keep track of the stress and demand put on young athletes, in line with our long-term athlete development. Having a system where we can interact with academy players away from the club is so important to get out information to players about fixtures and training, as well as feedback on their matches, educational videos and documents for both on-field and off-field elements of being a young rugby player. It is brilliant to do this with a professional platform, rather than using social media or other forms of communication.

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