St Bede’s Catholic College choose Nacsport
Today, we would like to welcome St Bede’s Catholic College as one of the latest establishments to join our growing list of schools and colleges using Nacsport to enhance their coaching, teaching, learning and feedback processes. St Bede’s is a seconday school with Academy status that is located in Bristol, somewhere with a few Nacsport users now! Bristol City FC Academy and Bristol Grammar School.
Dave Johnson, who is in the PE Department at St Bede’s and is also the Head of Bell Burnell House, was originally trialling the Nacsport software and I worked closely with him to identify what he was looking to achieve so that I could show him the relevant Nacsport version and workflows which would enable those goals to be achieved. Dave was kind enough to provide his own feedback and experiences about Nacsport and working with AnalysisPro Ltd.
A few months ago I started looking into video analysis packages to help pupils studying gcse PE and BTEC Sport. I heard from a colleague who works at Bristol Grammar School about Nacsport. When exploring the package further I spoke to Josh from AnalysisPro who gave me a free trial, together with several video calls to help me build up templates and learn more about how Scout Plus worked. Once you get your head around the content you want to put into templates, the package is quick and easy to use. With Scout Plus, pupils have enjoyed comparing their performances and annotating their videos. I have also used it with KS3 pupils to demonstrate the ‘perfect model’ which they have found very useful. Once a bank of presentations are saved they can be viewed easily or even sent to pupils. Nacsport has certainly changed the way our pupils learn and has developed their understanding of how to develop their skills. It is an excellent addition to our department. Josh has given fantastic support whilst setting up the package and has always been available for any advice or quick reminders.
We would like to thank St Bede’s Catholic College for joining our growing community of Nacsport users and especially Dave for his feedback. We really look forward to working further with Dave and the College throughout the year.