Last year I started a few new habits that really improved my play-calling when it came down to video review.
1. I watched each game 2–3 times.
The first time I watched my floor positioning. The second time was for signals. The third. time if I had a crew chief that I admired, I would look how they made reposition adjustments. I would take some of their signals and add them to my game with mirror practice. Finally, I watched how they interacted with players and coaches.
2. I created two folders.
I labeled them Development and Pro-Active. In the Development folder I would clip and save plays that I missed. These were plays I missed in games and also unusual plays as well as misapplication of rules. In the Pro-Active folder I would clip and save plays that were called correctly. These were “tough plays” and plays that were the correct rule application. I also will put in this folder when I demonstrate a strong signal , or good rotation in the Lead position.
3. Game Day- Preparation before going to the Arena.
I will spend 10- 15 minutes looking at plays from the two folders. I will start with the Development Folder and will end with the Pro-Active folder. This is a great way to prepare for a game. It makes you mentally and visually ready. It also reminds you of the items you need to work on as well as the positive reinforcement of your craft.
In 2018, Ashley Moyer-Gleich became the 4th women in the NBA.
Here is more insight into Ashley’s film review process
When I am breaking down a game, I will go possession by possession. When there is a play to review I do the following:
1. I look at my mechanics. Do I make reposition adjustments? What do my movements look like? Am I fighting to get open angles? Am I leaving open angles? Am I walking into stacks? I observe my primary and secondary coverage areas. I observe the timing of my whistle, was it a primary whistle or cadence whistle.
2. I observe my signals. Are they sharp and am I exuding confidence. Does my signal on fouls match what happened.
3. What does my body language look like? Do I show poise?
4. If I have a no call incorrect, I ask myself was I out of position, was I looking in the right area?
5. Psychological Recovery– When I miss a play, do I go to the next play, or do I go into a “box”?