Coaching Eye Workshop Series

SESSION 1 - Acceleration


Motion Analysis Example

Speedworks is pleased to provide our Coaching Eye workshop series in conjunction with Binary Video Analysis. We have been working with Binary to develop a real fun but functional app for all coaches, therapists and scientists. Subscriptions to Binary can be purchased from the shop.

During this workshop:

  • You will learn how to develop a “coaching eye” for acceleration mechanics
  • The focus for Part 1 will be on initial acceleration (first 4-5 steps), which applies just as well to team sports like football and rugby
  • We will provide guidance on ‘what to look at’, understand ‘what it means’, and ultimately ‘how you can facilitate change’
  • We will share with you our rules of thumb when looking at the kinetics and kinematics of sprinting (with a focus on initial acceleration)

Come and connect the shapes that you see in the field, with the slopes you see in your data.

The app will allow you to collect your own data on step to step changes in sprinting, jumping, deceleration. Times, distances, angles and velocities of joints and body segments can be analysed. You can also manipulate what data you see or don’t see on the screen. e.g 1m split times and knee/hip flexion step lengths in the final 5m of a deceleration, or the ground contact time, step length and hip angular velocity during a flying sprint.

We have worked hard to on making Binary versatile so as to bring an elite biomechanics team to your lab track, pitch, court and clinic. Now with normative data you can start to create your own living lab, and better develop your coaching eye.

After watching the workshop, we suggest you go out and experiment. Go accelerate, sprint, bowl a fast ball or do some hops and bounds. Just 5-10m in field of view to maintain a quality picture. Record it in slow motion and have a play on the app.

Workshop Information

2 hour workshop outline:

  • Fundamentals of acceleration
  • Developing a proficient acceleration strategy
  • Motion analysis for dummies
  • Acceleration activation (practical)

Next workshops in the series:

  • Deceleration Workshop Wednesday 27th May
Buy the
  • Workshop on the fundamentals of acceleration development
  • Tutorial on using the app
  • Speedworks templates for the app


The workshop was recorded as part of live event and is now available for digital purchase.

For more information and any enquiries, please contact [email protected].