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It’s that time of the year in the States when a lot of students and teachers are bracing for the impact that is the first day of school! This transition can be rough on everyone. We thought this would be a good time to ease the tension some by sharing just a few visual examples of how students and teachers are using Coach’s Eye to get back in the swing of things!

Marching Band Practice

Super Slow-Motion Ball Drop

Chemistry Experiment – Don’t try this at home!

Cheer Camps

Creating a football highlight reel!

As you can see, Coach’s Eye is a great way to compress the feedback loop for virtually any activity. What’s even better is that schools participating in Apple’s EDU Volume Purchase Program can get the app at half price and use it in numerous classrooms. At $2.49, you get Coach’s Eye for the price of a pack of dry erase markers!

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Master Coach John “Shrek” McPhee The Sheriff Of Baghdad (S.O.B)

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The Sheriff Of Baghdad

We can all agree that coaching is an art and a science. Very few times in your life do you have the opportunity to witness a master craftsman. John “Shrek” McPhee is one of those craftsmen. He blends his knowledge and experience to deliver a coaching style that even the best coaches in history compare to. With twenty plus years in the military, John has cultivated a style of coaching that is unparalleled and can be applied to anything. A style that is transforming the way shooting is taught and learned. From a non-shooter to an special forces unit, John will sculpt you into a better marksman.

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If you spend one day with John you will understand what it takes to be a master coach. John has learned over countless years of trial and error in the military what makes a good shooter. Continue reading

It’s not what you may think. You don’t need to be raised with firearms, you don’t need to have 10,000 rounds under your belt, and you don’t need to have been in the military. What you do need, is to check your ego at the door and open your mind. John’s coaching theories are backed by leading research. Check out Better Than Conscious: Decision Making, the Human Mind, and Implications for Institutions which parallels some of John’s philosophies. John’s coaching is based off of the notion that conscious decision making, limits performance severely and that subconscious training in appropriate tasks dramatically increases performance. He’ll be the first to tell you about times he would be clearing a house, where some of the squad members cannot recollect pulling the trigger. Their shooting technique would be operating subconsciously, so that the conscious mind could focus on tasks at the forefront such as moving, direction, time, spacing, etc. This is no different than the way a football player holds the ball, or baseball player fingers the seams of the baseball, or a basketball player shoots. However, there is a “best” way to do things. A way in which you go from 70% skill efficiency to 90%.

Some coaches can give you this improvement over the course of years with traditional methods. Really good coaches can get you there in months by constant physical correction. Master craftsmen find a way to do it minutes.

Interested in custom content and tutorials from John? Let us know!

On The Spot Shooting Analysis

You won’t find a better video analysis coach. Well maybe, we’re open to submissions, but you’ll never forget your first analysis with the S.O.B! For beginner shooters, there are three points of performance. Each of which he critiques meticulously. Within minutes John can take any shooter and improve their technique. Take a look at two of the points below.

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Video has added a level of scrutiny not previously sought after in the shooting industry. It allows him to “show” rather than talk. John says, “often you have shooters with big ego’s who will make the same mistakes over and over again…they’ll tell you they aren’t doing it. When I show them the video, there is no denying it!”

Interested in custom content and tutorials from John? Let us know!

Remote Coaching: Gunfighter University

“You can teach someone the basics of shooting without even holding a gun”. This statement alone turns more heads than John’s night vision, but it’s true. Here’s the proof:

His remote coaching service Gunfighter U is coming soon! Previously John’s online instruction was exclusively word of mouth. With the upcoming launch of Gunfighter U, anyone from anywhere in the world can send a video to John for analysis and feedback. Each shooter receives detailed instruction with four 1-2 minute analysis videos covering the points of performance. Visit the Sheriff of Baghdad website to contact John and learn more about his online instruction.

Specialized Training  and S.O.B Classes

On top of his video analysis John also hosts classes around the continental U.S. Where he trains different individuals at varying levels of skill. His initial process for evaluating a shooter is the same, whether you are a Navy SEAL or Heidi Montag Pratt. To find a schedule of the S.O.B tour, visit the Sheriff of Baghdad website and learn more about his classes for law enforcement, special operations, and beginner shooters.

The Coach’s Eye team had the opportunity to participate in a condensed beginner shooting course that John teaches.

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John instructs the proper gip and position when presenting the firearm. We couldn’t have asked for a better day on this private range in North Carolina.

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After each point of performance John takes us through our technique frame by frame to provide valuable feedback.

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After each review session we practiced what we just learned by seeing the our frame by frame analysis in Coach’s Eye. One thing is for sure, you’ll improve your game with John “Shrek” McPhee

Look for more content, videos, general badassey, and action from The S.O.B in Coach’s Eye. Be sure to leave a comment or fill out the form and let us know what skills and awesomeness you’d like John to show off in Coach’s Eye. 

If you’re interested in custom content from John submit your info here.

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Camera Delay, Mute, Upload Progress, Revamped Video Library, And Much More With Coach’s Eye iOS v4.4

Coach’s Eye iOS version 4.4 brings a whole slew of new features. Available right now for iOS devices running iOS 7 or later.

The Android version also received an update that included the camera delay and mute buttons when recording new video!

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New library layout

UPDATES

• Added persistant upload progress indicator.
• Added “fix it” upload error button.
• Added “clear all” notifications button.
• Added “retry all” failed uploads button.
• Added delayed recording to the camera—perfect for recording yourself.
• Added collapsible tools palette to Analyzer.
• Added active tool indicator to tools palette.
• Revamped video library view.
• Added mute button to camera.
• Auto-remember last position of video in Analyzer.
• Generate thumbnail for videos last position in Analyzer.
• Added multi-select to Locker view.
• Added album view to Camera Roll video selection view.
• Fixed corrupted / blurry thumbnails in video library.
• Misc. improvements / bug fixes.

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Camera recording delay and mute

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Look for iOS v4.4.1 in the App Store very soon. Thanks for all of your support!

Coach’s Eye iOS v4.3 Brings Exclusive USA Track & Field Content to App

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We are very excited to announce a first-of-a-kind partnership with USA Track & Field. Exclusively in Coach’s Eye you can now analyze USATF gold medalists and world champions frame-by-frame or in side-by-side comparison with other athletes. We have always dreamed of connecting the best athletes in the world with young athletes on their way up. This release of Coach’s Eye marks a significant milestone on our journey to bridge the gap between the elite and the aspiring. We can’t wait to see what you do with it.

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  • New exclusive USATF premium video content available.
    • Gold medalist & World Champion Ashton Eaton Pole Vault.
    • Gold medalist & World Champion Allyson Felix Sprints.
    • World Champion David Oliver Hurdles.
  • Import at original framerate and higher quality. (e.g. 120FPS GoPro / native camera video).
  • Auto-backup switch now defaults to on for new VIP members.
  • New custom video picker for imports.
  • Misc. improvements and bug fixes.
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Ashton Eaton – Pole Vault Comparison

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Let the games begin!

Dust off your vuvuzela (but please leave it at home), slap on some face paint and celebrate the world’s greatest football tournament with the Coach’s Eye team. Whether you’re making the trip to Brazil or are watching the games from the comfort of your own couch, join us for the athletic pandemonium.

For the past four years, sports fans worldwide have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to cheer their country onto victory and watch their favorite football athletes compete for the ultimate title – world champion. With a few matches down, including an upset or two, the tournament has kept us on the edge of our seats.

Here at TechSmith, the excitement is building, and we want you to join us in the fun!

Coach’s Eye Contest – Play like a Pro

Have you mastered a bicycle kick? Can you breakdown the Ronaldo Chop? We want to see!

Take a quick Coach’s Eye video that shows us your favorite football move and ENTER HERE for your chance to win the ultimate sports package, including:

  • Coach’s Eye VIP Access for 1 year
  • 1 Coach’s Eye Swag Pack – complete with a Coach’s Eye t-shirt, water bottle, stickers, and logo patch

Coach’s Eye will be accepting submissions through Sunday, July 13th and a winner will be selected the following week.

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Coach’s Eye will be accepting submissions through Sunday, July 13th and a winner will be selected the following week.

 

Announcing Coach’s Eye Android Release 4.3

Our Android development wizards have done it again. Another lightning fast release of Coach’s Eye full of goodies that increase the efficiency and pleasure of video performance review. Make sure your Coach’s Eye is honed to perfection. Update now.

Coach’s Eye for Android 4.3 Release Notes

  • Back by popular demand—added widget that launches directly into the Coach’s Eye camera.
  • New pricing based on usage. Use the app frequently and look for your chance to save.
  • Auto-play videos when selected (Explore).
  • Auto-fullscreen when device is rotated to landscape during playback (Explore).
  • Added blurred image background during playback of pillar boxed videos (Explore).
  • New theming for KitKat devices.
  • Misc. bug fixes and performance improvements.

Coach’s Eye 4.3 Update

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