Q&A with LiveBarn’s COO Ray Giroux: Introducing Live Tagging

The MYHockey Rankings’ team was fortunate enough to catch up with Ray Giroux, former NHLer and the current COO of LiveBarn, for a quick Q&A session. Ray touches on the youth hockey season, LiveBarn’s new Live Tagging product and much more. Check out the whole interview below!

How is the start of the season going for you… both hockey and LiveBarn?

From a personal point of view – my youth hockey teams – the season has started with our teams being a little inconsistent, both individually and collectively. The goal of the season is to improve throughout the year, so I always try and focus on being where we need to be in January and February as opposed to September and October. From a LiveBarn point of view, we’ve added 300 more ice hockey surfaces. We’ve also significantly expanded our footprint in other sports, providing hockey families with more value for their multi-sport athletes. We are also busy on the product side of things as well. We recently released our new Live Tagging feature. In September we started to roll out digital scoreboard solution and we have even more things in our pipeline that will benefit our subscribers.

Live Tagging by LiveBarn

Welcome to Live Tagging (formerly My Highlights). This feature has a significant place on our product roadmap as we work towards adding features around intelligent game clips, personalization and player analysis.

Live Tagging is a game-changer with respect to shortening the amount of time and effort to review games and pull together clips and analysis. Gone are the days where you have to use your phone or tablet in hopes of capturing the key plays, usually a minute too late with a lot of meaningless excess video clips. Coaches no longer need a pen and paper on the bench to document plays to later track down on VOD.

Live Tagging allows you to set up events on our website or App, and then once in-venue, tag plays while watching live. You can tag (and name) up to 25 clips per event. After the completion of the event, you receive an email with a links to condensed reel and each individual, named clip.