Kevin, who are you and can you present us your club, your team ?
I’m Kevin Pistilli, I coach the U17 women’s championship of France at Handball Féminin Montpellier. We are a high level club which works with other partner clubs to develop women’s handball.
The club has four teams (National 1, National 2, U17 France, U15 D1 Occitanie) composed of players from the whole department. Our U17 are at 90% in youth academy or center of improvement. They train five times a week.
Currently they are first of the high group in the French championship and we work on the preparation of the final phases.
Did you take statistics before using Steazzi? If so, how?
Yes, I was using another application, but it was more complicated to use results. I had to report everything in an excel file to share with players. The interface was austere and didn’t appeal to the players/parents who took the statistics.
I have been using steazzi since 2020.
What are the most useful features for you during the game?
The goalies use it live to note the impact of the opponent’s shots. I also do a quick study at halftime of our shot impacts to see where we’re doing the best.
What are the features you use the most after the game?
Before I even leave the court, I love to watch the “timeline” and see when the game turns around. Seeing if my feelings match the numbers.
I don’t care about the post-game stats (number of goals, shots etc). I could go further if we were to do the defense record, to get an “impact on the game assessment” like the NBA does in basketball.
What works well, however, is the video analysis that comes from it. And that’s where the statement makes sense. Gone are the Sundays in front of the computer when it took me three hours for a one hour game with the individual file of each player etc…
Today, players do the analysis and present it to the group. I complete it if necessary but they are starting to be very, very relevant!
We have two times of work:
The first one in the days close to the match. We focus the work on us first because in U17 it is the training that is important. The goalkeepers look at their placement on the shots, the players their offensive and defensive errors.
The second time comes before the return match: we look at the opponent. The goalkeepers rework their preferential impacts. We identify the game plans that work best offensively and we dissect the opponent’s game plan in order to possibly adapt to the defense.
Once the analysis is done, the group in charge of the analysis composes a playlist for the others with a maximum of 5 actions representative of our game plan.
While the analysis of the opponent does not seem useful to me for the U11/U13, they like the self-analysis part a lot and it gives very good results.