The Masters School girls basketball program captured their first ever NYSAIS title this past season, their second training and playing with PlaySight SmartCourt technology.
We sat down with head coach Nick Volchok to get a behind-the-scenes look at their season and how he uses technology as a coach.
What was the biggest hurdle your team faced this season?
Volchok: Staying healthy and out of foul trouble. Our teams’ depth was very limited in terms of experience so making sure our top players were on the court in key moments was critical for our success.
How was your second season with PlaySight?
Volchok: Our second season with PlaySight was awesome. The ability to live stream our games was a great recruiting tool for college coaches as well as allowed our international players visibility for their families.
How did PlaySight help in your practices and game preparations?
Volchok: PlaySight’s capabilities played an active role in our film sessions as we made many corrections to our defense and offensive mistakes. The ability to slow down action and zoom in really helped us to fix the details.
What did the players enjoy about having PlaySight this season?
Volchok: Our players enjoyed PlaySight for its live streaming as well as for its editing capabilities, which allowed us to really improve on our mistakes.
Do you think having PlaySight gave your team an on-court advantage this season?
Volchok: PlaySight was definitely helpful throughout the course of our season. Our film sessions always left us knowing who we were and what we needed to improve on.
How will you use PlaySight to help with college recruiting for your players?
Volchok: I constantly use PlaySight for our players who are being recruited. Coaches had the ability to watch us live or it was a very easy process of sharing links to previous games.