Nacsport Courses: The Definitive Guide

By Duncan Ritchie

13-June-2022 on News

11 minute read

Official Nacsport Courses offer coaches and analysts an unbeatable opportunity to deepen their understanding and use of our video analysis software through content which has been designed entirely by us.


We have courses available for football, basketball, field hockey, rugby, and GAA games. Some of these courses have two levels (Starter and Advanced). A 3-month Nacsport license is also included in the price of the course.


We've created this guide to answer all your frequently asked questions about our courses so that you can make up your mind whether they are suitable for you or not. Let's get started...


Is the Course Online?


What's the content of the course?


How is the course evaluated?


Who tutors the course?


What's the duration of the course?


Which sports can I specialise in?


What levels are available?


What languages are the courses available in?


When does the course begin?


Does the course include a Nacsport license?


What material is included in the course?


How much does the course cost?


I'm already a Nacsport user. Do I get a discount?


Is there an Official Certificate?


How do I sign up for the course?



100% Online

Nacsport courses are 100% online. The content is downloadable from our own learning platform and you can be accessed at any time, anywhere in the world. You only need an Internet connection!


Nacsport Courses


Course Content

The content of each course compromises various modules (7 in Starter Courses and 6 in Advanced Courses) which take you through different aspects of sports video analysis. To see the full content of each course, visit the info page of the course you are interested and scroll to the bottom.


The content of each module will consist of comprehensive prerecorded videos and downloadable PDFs. There is no live aspect of the course, meaning you can work through it at your own speed.



Method of Evaluation

Each module must be completed in order as each will contain knowledge needed for subsequent modules. At the end of each module, there will be a short multiple choice test which must be passed before moving on to the next module. You will have various attempts to complete these.


In addition, there will also be two practical tests which must be passed. You will use the knowledge you learn throughout the course to create a Button Template and Dashboard containing various elements indicated by us.


The final test will see you doing a full match analysis and creating a Presentation containing various elements as indicated by us. You must submit this Presentation in order to complete the course.




An expert tutor will be assigned to you at the start of the course and will be available to answer any questions and generally guide you through the learning process.


You will be able to contact your tutor through the course platform at any time. The tutor will be in charge of marking and commenting on your practical assignments and final test.



Course Duration

You decide when to work on the course and, therefore, it is completely adaptable to your schedule. There is a maximum of 21 days to complete it.




The core content of the course is suitable for learning sport analysis in any sport. However, we offer four distinct courses separated by sport. You can choose to specialise in either Football, Basketball, Hockey, Rugby or Gaelic Games (Hurling, Camogie and Gaelic Football).


The material and content of each course has been specifically catered and adapted to each discipline.




There are three different levels, designed to meet the needs of our various users.


The Level 3 courses are not yet available but will be released in the not too distant future.


•    Level 1 (Starter). Designed for those starting out in video analysis. Gives an overview and understanding of our two beginner packages, Nacsport Basic and Basic+. Starter Courses are currently available for Football, Basketball, Hockey, Rugby or Gaelic Games (Hurling, Camogie and Gaelic Football).

•    Level 2 (Advanced). Designed for intermediate users and teaches the use of the more advanced tools available in Nacsport Scout which is commonly used in the professional world. Advanced Courses are currently available in Football, Basketball and Hockey.

•    Level 3 (Expert). Coming soon! Designed for experts, this course will cover Nacsport Pro and Elite, two packages commonly used in Elite clubs. 


To ensure complete mastery of our software, you must progress through the various levels in order. You cannot progress to Level 2 without first completing Level 1.




•    Every course is available in English.

•    All football, basketball and hockey courses are available in Spanish.

•    The Starter football course is also available in French.



Start Date

A new course starts every Wednesday of the year. In order to enroll in any of them, you must do so before the Sunday of the previous week. The absolute limit for registration is 23:59 GMT.


This does not mean that you have to start on the Wednesday. When you start depends entirely on your schedule, but the 21-day countdown for finishing will begin on Wednesday.


You will receive the password to access all the materials 24 hours before the start of the course.



3-Month Nacsport License Included

All students will receive a 3-month Nacsport license in order to practice what they have learned during the course,


The license you receive will depend on the level in which your are enrolled.


•    Level 1 (Starter) will receive a Basic+ license.

•    Level 2 (Advanced) will receive a Scout license.

•    Level 3 (Expert) will obtain an Elite license.



Course Material

You can access all the material needed for the course on our learning platform. You will be given a username and password to access this platform 24 hours before the course starts.




The course can be paid for in euros, pounds and dollars. Check our website to see the price in your local currency.



Discount for Existing Nacsport Users

If you’re an existing Nacsport user and are up to date with Support and Update Service payments, you will be entitled to a 30% discount on any of our official courses.




Upon successful completion of the course you will receive an Official Nacsport Certificate  which confirms your knowledge of program.


This is an official document which can be used in job or college applications.



How to Register

Go to the Courses page of our website, choose the course you would like to do and then click on the yellow "Sign Up Now" button. Fill in the form with your details. Once you've completed the registration process, a confirmation email will be sent to you. Remember, another email containing information on how to access the course will be sent the day before your start date.


Hopefully this article has answered the majority of questions you might have had about our courses. If we've missed anything, please don't hesitate to get in contact with us through our website or any of our social media channels, we'll be more than happy to help you out.


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