The only way to effectively analyze sports movement is with digital
video analysis. Most sports movements occur too quickly for the
human eye to discern the fine nuances of movement, angles and body
position. Still photography belies the movement - preceding and
succeeding the moment the movement was captured.
We will cover everything you need either to start using this technology
with your athletes or to refine your use. We've been video taping
and analyzing triathletes for years. Our first analysis was done
in 1971 with a 16 mm film camera. The technology has come a long
way since then.
We will provide you with a set of procedures to capture a swimmer
or a runner, record their movement, and store the digital video.
We will cover the equipment and software we have found to be the
most helpful in capturing, analyzing and presenting the movement.
We will discuss how to present your analysis to your athlete in
the most effective and efficient manner.
Finally we will review the analysis process - what to look for
- with swimmers and runners.
We will take raw digital video and produce a final produce during
the workshop. There will be ample time for questions.
Neil L. Cook
As Asphalt Green's MultiSport Program Manager and MultiSport Head
Coach, Neil works with adult endurance athletes at all levels from
beginner to world team members, and all distances from sprint distance
triathlons to ultra marathons. He works with triathletes, runners,
cyclists, swimmers and cross country skiers. His programs and coaching
are geared to helping endurance athletes reach their goals and remain
injury free. As director of the very popular Tri Stroke Clinic at
Asphalt Green, Neil has coached close to 200 swimmers of all levels
annually in open water, triathlon swimming. Neil also conducts one-on-one
swim sessions (well over 200 per year) in the pool at Asphalt Green
and in local open water locations. Neil also provides swimming and
running video analysis. Neil's belief in the fundamentals of sports
is as direct as his coaching style: "the basics of athletic
achievement cannot be taught. They are part of us all. We just need
to discover them for ourselves and develop them to the best of our
Neil has been an endurance athlete for most of his post-college
life, having completed 33 marathons, 15 ultras and close to 1,000
other endurance races. Neil has degrees from Springfield College,
Adelphi University and Columbia University in physical education,
motor learning and neurophysiology. Neil is also a member of the
Northeast regional Board of Directors for USA Triathlon.