How to coach a team with the Samsung GALAXY Note II

Harlequins' step by step guide to winning

Harlequins players and coaches explain how they use the Note II on the field

It's time to take the next step in coaching techniques, and the Samsung GALAXY Note II is here is make sure you get the best out of your players.

Sport is advancing technically and to be able to keep up with the opposition you need the latest tools at your disposal to create a winning formula and stay one step ahead of your rivals.

There's a whole host of applications that can make this process easier, and with the Samsung GALAXY Note II you have the perfect touchline companion, be it on the training ground or on match day.

The power of the quad-core processor, accuracy of the S Pen and quality of the 5.5-inch display on the Note II means you've got a match winner in the palm of your hand before you even leave the dressing room.

Training – Coach's Eye

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Technique is key in any sport and perfecting the right motion can be the difference between winning and losing, but it's difficult to explain to someone how they can improve, or what they are doing wrong.

Luckily if you have a Samsung GALAXY Note II in your pocket with Coach's Eye (£3.15) installed that all becomes a lot easier.

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It allows a coach to video a player's technique through the Note II's 8MP camera and then replay it, frame by frame to see the exact body shape and motion of the player.

You can also use it to film a group of players performing a drill or playing out tactics, with instant on screen review allowing you to make changes to formation on the fly, without having to go inside and watch on a TV.

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With Coach's Eye and the S Pen that comes with the Samsung GALAXY Note II, a coach can easily click through the frames of the video and apply annotations on screen to highlight certain aspects to others.

The accuracy of the S Pen coupled with the generous display on the Note II means even a group of players can see what the coach is doing on screen.

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This allows the whole training process to become more efficient and in-depth, with coaches able to react immediately to what's happening on the training ground without having to go away and review footage before feeding back to the players.

Voice notes can also be added to the footage and then emailed from the GALAXY Note II to support staff for further analysis on various techniques, training methods and tactics.

Training – GoPro

Go Pro

If you fancy getting up close and personal with training sessions, but don't want to actually get in the way then the GoPro cameras are a great tool for getting a player's eye view of the action.

The handy thing about the GoPro offering is its dedicated app, which allows you to remotely control the cameras from the Samsung GALAXY Note II, and with its generous 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display the live video streamed is crystal clear.

With coaches able to switch between cameras and start/stop recording at any given point only the best footage is captured, which saves time when it comes to reviewing it as you don't have to wade through the unimportant parts.

Analysis – Dartfish EasyTag

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The Dartfish EasyTag application allows you to process data in real time, be it from the training ground or live on match day.

The program has been traditionally used on laptops, but thanks to the power of the GALAXY Note II's quad-core processor you can now use the system on the phone, making it far more convenient for those sitting in the dug out, or standing on the edge of the pitch.