5 tips how to VOD review League of Legends
Looking for the best way to VOD review League of Legends? In this article we will tell you all about how to prepare a professional VOD review session for LoL.
Why VOD review is important
Compete. Analyse. Repeat. “We are what we repeatedly do”, said Aristotle.
It is no news that training is needed to improve performance, but we would like to share some additional tips on how to improve your players’ performance with VOD review. As video analysis together (and very often) with your players is used to prevent past negative habits and to maintain consistency on actions corrected.
In this article we will tell you more about the different kind of VOD reviews. There are 4 types of VOD review sessions in League of Legends:
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Team review session
This is the most import VOD review session in League of Legends. Because you play LoL in a team. Here you have 5 tips for a good team game review session:
1. Keep your review session short
In a team review don’t discuss more than 5 (big) moments. Your team loses their attention after a certain amount of time and stops absorbing information.
2. Focus on your team performance
As you are reviewing the session with your entire team, make sure you are focussing on team performance and not individual players. Save the improvements of individual players for a 1-on-1 review session.
3. Involve the entire team
Connecting is one of the most important elements of a team review. This applies in particular when everyone is online and watching the screen. The distance between you and your team is bigger as everyone is in their own environment. There is a great temptation to check something else in between. It is therefore essential that you involve everyone on your team, do this for example by asking questions.
4. Remind the players on goals set
Remind the team of the goals that were set and discuss results. This will allow improvement and involvement of the team.
5. Summarize your VOD review session
End the team session with a clear summary. Summarize what went well, what went wrong and what are our next steps.
How to prepare a team VOD review session?
Use the Enlyo VOD review tool to prepare a quick and clean VOD review session with your team. With Enlyo you can start a Group review session remotely. Create a great coaching environment where you can review together in the same sesssion, control the player buttons, visualize maps, make drawings and add notes. Get all the best tools you need as an Esport coach in one place!
1-on-1 review session
VOD review is a powerful means to make players aware of actions, processes and habits. And isn’t that the role of a coach? Certainly when the time available for training is limited, it’s important to use time effectively. We give you 5 tips on applying video analysis in 1 on 1 sessions to create awareness among your players, when you discuss certain match situations.
1. Be to the point
When reviewing with an individual player make sure you prepare a few key themes (no more than 5 big moments). As players lose their attention after a certain amount of time and stop absorbing information.
2. Be positive
Do not only discuss the negative points, but as a coach also look at what went well in the various games. What development have your players gone through in recent weeks? Name it, positive coaching motivates!
3. Empower your players
Instead of only giving feedback to the player, review the game together and have him or her create their own opinion. This opens up the conversation and will help them develop confidence in their own skills and insights.
4. Show VOD review examples
Find example videos of ‘best practise’. Studies show that an athlete who compares their video analysis to those of professional athletes doing the same skills, improves quicker than they would have from regular practice.
5. Find patterns
Merge several actions (from different games) in a playlist so the player can see in a short and clear overview what happens during all these situations. The players then see repetitions and recognize patterns, so that weaknesses and success factors become clear.
How to prepare a 1-on-1 VOD review session?
Opponent review session
How to VOD review your opponent in League of Legends? We will give you 5 tips:
1. Find habits
Find habits of your opponents by creating a playlist of several actions (from different games). You will see the same attacks more often and you will discover why they are dangerous. You may also immediately see opportunities to counter this with your defenders and take advantage of that.
2. Create structure
When analyzing your League of Legends opponent, make sure you have a clear structure. Answer for example a set of questions like:
- What do we do well / what do we need to do to beat this team?
- What are the habits?
- What are the tendencies?
With the analysis of several moments after each other, you can probably immediately write down a plan. A plan of how to play against a team or how to defend a specific player.
4. Just show highlights
When presenting this to your team you can just show (some) clips of how the opponent plays, the build-up and how we want to put pressure on it. In a maximum of ten minutes the battle plan is crystal clear for every player.
5. Empower your players
Instead of only presenting the analysis and plan, have your team analyse their opponent. This opens up the conversation and will help them develop confidence in their own skills and insights.
How to prepare a opponent VOD review session?
Tactical review session
By analysing training sessions you can immediately see if the training themes are being acted upon. Also it gives you the opportunity to see if the game concept you have come up with, works in reality.
1. Set the theme
Before starting the tactical VOD review session determine a clear theme or goal. Be clear on what you want to work on during this session. People lose their attention after a certain amount of time and stop absorbing information if it is too long.
2. Show patterns
Create a playlist of the same actions in different games. You can then, with one click, show all actions and patterns in a row.
3. Show pro’s
Find videos in Enlyo of professionals doing the same thing but right. LoL players can compare this with their own play and will improve quicker.
4. Empower your players
Instead of only giving feedback and solutions to the player, ask how they would improve the situation. This opens up the conversation and will help them develop confidence in their own skills and insights.
5. Notes, notes, notes
Make sure everyone knows what has been decided so you can continue with this tactic and review development in a next session.
How to prepare a tactical VOD review session?
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