How to code a game with the Statspro rugby analysis...


How to code a game with the Statspro rugby analysis...
How to code a game with the Statspro rugby analysis program
The Statspro rugby analyses program was created specifically for the school, club
and small union market. Our goals were to make the program user friendly and the
stats easy to use and understand.
To register the program, please send an e-mail to [email protected]. Please
specify the following:
 At which school, club or union are affiliated with.
 What teams you intend to code.
 Your capacity in the team.
 Your cellphone number and email address.
 What you want as a username and password.
 Your ID number.
After registration the Statspro office will activate your profile. You will then be able to
use your login information to log in to the website and analysis program.
Create a player profile for each player
Login at client login on and go to the create player profile page.
On this page enter each player’s data. This will be used to create a squad sheet with
all relevant information that can be used by management to contact players.
Video file
After the program is installed and user have successfully logged in, the next step is
to create a wmv video file of the game. This video file must be named as per the
following example: WYNvPRG2012050719A.wmv
The 1st 3 Letters WYN indicates your prefecture given to you by the Statspro
This is followed by a small v that is short for versus.
Followed by your opposition 3 letters.
Followed by the date. Year / month / date
Followed by the team 19A in this case.
Click on file and then navigate to the game file on the computer.
Team selection
Click on player list and select the team that played in the game. Save and close.
Also click on upload player in this game on the right of the application.
Button Layout
Before you start coding a game, familiarize yourself with the layout of the buttons
and their functions.
In addition to the team event buttons the following buttons can be found on the
Us and Them buttons.
 This indicates possession, the team with the put in or that was awarded the
 Certain player short cuts will automatically change the us or them buttons.
 For example the tackle short cut will indicate that the ball is in opposition
hands while the carry shortcut indicates that the us button must be active.
Step, play pause
 The video control buttons
Type box
 The area where shortcuts are fed into the program
Export Clip
 The video creation tool.
 Select the coulomb or event
Select to Mpeg
Under to Mpeg in the mpeg type box select DVD Pal
Select convert
To create a video file of a players’ involvement in a game tick the “play
Colom” box and click on the position. Then click on export clip.
To create a video file of one of the player involvements untick the “play
Colom” box and click on the position. Then click on export clip.
Save Data
 To save coded data
 To upload data to the database in order to view stats.
Frame step
 With the frame step bar to the left few frames are skipped at a time.
 With the frame step bar to the right a lot of frames are skipped at a time.
You are now ready to start coding a game.
Coding a game
The Statspro coding system works on a combination of buttons and short cut keys.
It was developed to make coding fast while still being user-friendly. Here are a
couple of key notes on coding rugby with the Statspro rugby analysis program.
The Statspro rugby analysis program has the following functions:
View video clips of team and player stats that were coded into the application.
View team and player stats on our password protected website.
Create video files of all team or player stats. For example make a video file of
everything that player 9 did in the game.
How to code
Coding is done by going through the game once and recording or “coding”
information into the program as the game goes on. There are 2 different aspects that
we look at namely team and player stats.
Coding a team stat you need to indicate a start and an end time while a player stat is
only indicated by the entering of a shortcut key.
Team Stats
Remember to indicate Us or Them at the start of each phase. Some automation to
track us and them is built into the program so that when a game is coded properly
there are only a couple of instances in a game that you need to correct us and them.
This mainly happens after the ball is kicked and the possession is turned over.
If it is our lineout the us button must be activated, similarly when a penalty is
awarded to us it is indicated by the activating the us button
Coding a team event you need to indicate a start and an end time. Click the
appropriate event button at the start of the event. It will go red. You can now put
information about that event into the type box by using relevant shortcut keys.
Remember to indicate the end of the event by clicking on the button again.
We indicate the area in which the team event happened while the event button is
The area codes works as follows:
If the team that you are coding plays from left to right D1 will be at the top left
of the screen.
The field is divided into 4 areas.
Own try line to own 22. = D
Own 22 to half way line. = C
Halfway line to opposition 22. = B
Opposition 22 to opposition try line. = A
Block A is then divided into 4 areas
A1 = touchline on the left to 15m line
A2 = 15m line to the posts
A3 = The post 15m on the right
A4 = 15m on the right to right touchline.
Playing from right to left the areas looks as follows
It is important to note that opposition event areas are coded in the same
areas. For example if they have a scrum on the left in your 22 the area code
will be D4.while if you have a scrum on the left in their 22 the area code will
be A1.
Playing from left to right the areas looks as follows
In other words the area code is always determined by your teams playing
direction. D being a defensive position and A being an attacking position.
 1 is far left and 4 is far right.
If for example we are playing from left to right and have the put in to an attacking
lineout on the right hand side of the field we will click US then LINEOUT then click on
the A4 and if the lineout was not lost we will click the LINEOUT button again at the
end of the lineout.
The following team stats are coded by clicking on the corresponding button at the
beginning of the event:
Kick at goal
Try Scored
Kick in Play
To code any additional information use the Mark Clip button. You can also write a
comment at any stage. The comment button opens a box in which one can write a
comment. These comments can then be added to a video file when exporting the
comments to a video file.
The kick in play button is used when analyzing future opposition to see in what area
the ball is kicked. This is done by typing AA, BB, CC, DD into the type box while the
kick in play button is red.
Additional Team Stats Commands
The next principle that we use to simplify coding is to say that a team event is always
won unless it is lost. In other words you only have to indicate team stats that are lost.
All the others will be taken as won.
We indicate a team event as lost by typing the relevant shortcut into the type box
while the event button is red.
The shortcuts to indicate the loss of a team event are as follows:
Scrum Lost = SL
Lineout Lost = LL
Ruck Turned Over = RT
Kicks at goal
The match score is calculated by adding the tries from the tries scored button to the
successful kicks.
The following shortcuts must be entered after the kick at goal button is activated.
Conversion kick = CO
Penalty Kick = KPE
Drop kick = DR
Kick Successful = YE
Kick Not Successful = NO
Player Stats
Player stats are recorded by typing shortcut keys into the type box at the time of the
event. The program then gives us a lead and lag time of 5 seconds each. Each
player event will thus be a 10 second video clip starting 5 seconds before and ending
5 seconds after the shortcut was typed.
A player shortcut is typed by 1st typing the number of the player followed by the
event. For example 15p will be player number 15 passed the ball.
The player shortcuts we use are as follows:
Carry = C
Pass = P
Offload in contact = O
Kick = K
Tackles Made = T
Tackle Assist = A
Tackles Missed = M
Handling Error = E
Ruck = R
Line Break = B
Turnovers Made = S
Penalty Conceded = Q
Kick Fielded = F
Try scored = D
General Notes
To delete a mistake highlight two rows and press delete.
Remember to save your work every so often.
After the game is coded save again and upload the data to our database in order
for you to view the stats on our website.
On the website go to client login and after you have logged in
select to view team or player stats.
Select your game from the dropdown list and press the load button.
For any further questions contact
Riaan Barnard
Cell: 0722565136
Mail: [email protected]
Skype: statspro1