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Wed, 06/13/2018 - 22:55

At Futbol Drones one of the most rewarding aspects of the relationship we have with our clients is the constant feedback loop. We provide the footage and bring our passion to filming matches and players but the players, coaches and organizers inspire us to innovate after each project, in a cycle of “kaizen”, or continuous improvement. 

It’s no surprise that the culture of continuous improvement, which these clubs bring to their teams would trickle even to us, from behind the lens.  After filming multiple matches, I learned that one coach (Gina) uses film and learning tools in video sessions with her teams, sometimes with players that aren’t even a decade old yet. With their pens in hand and their tally sheets the player can step back and engage in active learning and analysis of their own match – looking for effective passing and receiving, defense, providing support plans, key snap decision making, scanning the field, and applying pressure, to name a few.  It helps too if there is pizza and soda while watching!  

These clubs and the coaches that lead them each have their own approach to match analysis and it is fascinating to watch and learn the manner in which they choose to use our footage to create an experience for their players, to create a culture of “Kaizen”. 

See below for footage of a match I filmed and the template for the treasure hunt coach Gina used with her players and contact goal@futboldrones.com if you’re interested in bringing a similar experience to your team.  

Rob is incredibly precise and professional in his work. I have been extremely happy with the work he has done for the soccer teams I coach. The drone footage is an absolutely invaluable learning tool for player and team development. This technology has provided the players with the oppprtunitity to learn from their mistakes and clearly recognize areas for the continued development. As a coach, I am so happy to be able to have access to a tool that helps me to reach the players on another level and develop player/coach buy in. The footage has helped me to provide real feedback to the players about the areas for growth, form better relationships with the players and allows me the opportunity to guide them to set realistic goals for their development. Rob was very responsive to my needs and clearly has a desire to offer the best product for his clients. He also insisted on meeting with me to ensure that I was happy with the product and walked me through some ideas for possible improvements. I look forward to working with Futbol Drones in the near future and see the technology as a potentially huge breakthrough for soccer in the U.S. 

Niall Irwin 
Technical Director Tottenham Hotspurs East Bay
Head Coach 2005 Boys 

We’ve heard nothing but great feedback from your drone/film work. We very much recommend your service and look forward to carrying on with your services in our next festival slated for the end of August.

Ryan Suarez 
Sacramento Republic FC
U15 Head Coach - Development Academy

Ryan Suarez and I (as committee co-chairs of the Bay Area and Valley DA U12B Conference Festival events)  enjoyed working with you and your Futbol Drones in our inaugural event in Jan 2018. Your approach to filming the games and then following up with highlights was both professional and timely. It received high praise from coaches and clubs.

Glenn Van Straatum
Academy Director / Club Technical Director 
EBU Bay Oaks
Premier Club for Player and Coach Development

We've been extremely impressed with the work of Robert Duran and Futbol Drones.  We found Robert very easy to work with and his passion for the game really shines through.  The quality of the video exceeded our expectations and the highlight video he created of our soccer program has already helped our program tremendously in gaining more support.  He was reliable and highly responsive over the course of the project and really went above and beyond.  He took the extra time to understand not just what we wanted but who we are and how the video would best reflect that identity and mission.  This is a great service and I certainly recommend it to anyone else out there looking for special footage of their events or programs.

Nick Lusson
Soccer Director, Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs' Activities League / Sheriffs Fútbol Club
Club Services Coordinator, NorCal Premier Soccer
U14 Coach, San Francisco Elite Academy