NU men’s soccer team is trying to get ‘an APP up’ on the coming season

By Yushun Wang

Tired of watching game films in the locker room, how about watching them online and commenting with your teammates? Northwestern’s men’s soccer team is trying a new method to make game analysis much more fun.

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V-Loop is a web app that allows teams to upload videos and collaboratively comment on every detail.

“We are trying to present the information to young players in a way that is familiar to them. You know commenting on this [V-Loop] is really like commenting on Twitter or Facebook,” said the team’s goalkeeper coach Jeff Oleck.

Photo at top: Analysis is a big part of the modern sports world. The team’s performance analyst is using heart rate sensors to track the Wildcats. (Yushun Wang/MEDILL)