Are You a Lurker? Are You a Lurker?

Are You a Lurker?

I started this blog in late 2008, it took me a few articles to get 100 views for the first time, you wouldn’t believe how excited I was. Since then I have written about 200 posts and can now get around 1,000 visitors per day. The site has gained a lot of viewers since 2008 and I have […]

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Understanding Video Formats Understanding Video Formats

Understanding Video Formats

Is there anything as frustrating as trying to open a video only for it not to work? You open your analysis software of choice but the video format just isn’t supported. Below is an explanation of something that drives people mad and frankly is something that is hard to get your head around. 2 Parts […]

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What’s a Performance Analysis Internship Worth What’s a Performance Analysis Internship Worth

What’s a Performance Analysis Internship Worth

Don’t worry this is not another article about why unpaid performance analysis internships are wrong. You can read plenty about that here and here.  Instead I wanted to show how much an internship is really worth – to an employer. Some quick assumptions; Most of the internships or ‘work expereince’ roles advertised require  full-time hours, […]

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The CV is dead… Are You Ready The CV is dead… Are You Ready

The CV is dead… Are You Ready

I saw this blog post recently on Seth Godin’s blog ‘Are You willing to build a trail‘. You really should sign up to Seth’s blog – it’s a great read and in this ADD world it doesn’t take long to read, at times the entire blog post isn’t much longer than a tweet. Seth posted […]

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Performance Analysis

Are You a Lurker?

Are You a Lurker?

I started this blog in late 2008, it took me a few articles to get 100 views for the first time, you wouldn’t believe how excited I was. Since then I have written about 200 posts and can now get around 1,000 visitors per day. The site has gained a lot of viewers since 2008 and I have […]

Sep 21, 2014 21:40

Events & Conferences

The Video Analyst Webinar 3 – Jamie Hamilton

The Video Analyst Webinar 3 – Jamie Hamilton

Jamie Hamilton – Performance Analyst Canterbury Crusaders Super 15 rugby will join me for the 3rd Webinar in our Series. You can check out Webinar 1 with Brian Prestidge from Bolton Wanderers here  And the second Webinar with Ravi from Seattle Sounders.  Jamie was a professional rugby player with the Leicester Tigers before becoming their Performance […]

Jun 10, 2014 14:43

Industry News

10 Lessons from Performance Analyst – Bill Gerard

10 Lessons from Performance Analyst – Bill Gerard

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a Performance Analysis Interest Group meeting here in Ireland. It was really the first time ‘most’ of the analysts in Ireland got in the same room. Considering the size of the country and the number of analysts it’s surprising it has taken this long. […]

Jun 17, 2014 14:41

Working as an Analyst

Performance Analysis Employment – Will Jones

Performance Analysis Employment – Will Jones

This is a guest post by Will Jones, Prozone’s Head of Performance Analysis. Will is both an employee of the industry but also an employer, both internally for Prozone analysts, internships, placements & work experience students, but also for the clubs whom often ask Will to send on CVs, provide shortlists of students/potential analysts that he […]

Jul 25, 2013 13:46

Recent Articles

Are You a Lurker?

Are You a Lurker?

I started this blog in late 2008, it took me a few articles to get 100 views for the first time, you wouldn’t believe how excited I was. Since then I have written about 200 posts and can now get around 1,000 visitors per day. The site has gained a lot of viewers since 2008 and I have […]

Understanding Video Formats

Understanding Video Formats

Is there anything as frustrating as trying to open a video only for it not to work? You open your analysis software of choice but the video format just isn’t supported. Below is an explanation of something that drives people mad and frankly is something that is hard to get your head around. 2 Parts […]

What’s a Performance Analysis Internship Worth

What’s a Performance Analysis Internship Worth

Don’t worry this is not another article about why unpaid performance analysis internships are wrong. You can read plenty about that here and here.  Instead I wanted to show how much an internship is really worth – to an employer. Some quick assumptions; Most of the internships or ‘work expereince’ roles advertised require  full-time hours, […]

The CV is dead… Are You Ready

The CV is dead… Are You Ready

I saw this blog post recently on Seth Godin’s blog ‘Are You willing to build a trail‘. You really should sign up to Seth’s blog – it’s a great read and in this ADD world it doesn’t take long to read, at times the entire blog post isn’t much longer than a tweet. Seth posted […]

Luck, Skill and Sport – A Tricky Relationship

Luck, Skill and Sport – A Tricky Relationship

Luck has a very tricky relationship with sport. I remember once sitting down with a coach and mentioning the word ‘luck’, it was in relation to one of his players having won a game with a last minute shot from a tricky angle. It was a fantastic shot and lead to an exhilarating win, but […]

From House of Fraser to Performance Analyst

From House of Fraser to Performance Analyst

Guest Blog Post by Hannah Thomas, aspiring Performance Analyst. This time a year ago I worked as a Beauty Merchandiser at House of Fraser HQ. I was good at my job and had a lot of love for my beautiful, beauty obsessed colleagues – but that aside I was pretty disillusioned with the retail industry […]

Ultimate Guide to Buying A Sports Video Camera

Ultimate Guide to Buying A Sports Video Camera

Not surprisingly good Video Analysis starts with getting good footage. I am always being asked for advice on buying a camera. So I have decided to pull all the key information into one handy to read document. The below Ebook will guide you through the key pieces of information you need when deciding to buy […]

Why Unpaid Internships are Wrong

Why Unpaid Internships are Wrong

Why Unpaid Internships are Wrong … Almost all the time! Not many things are black & white in life and despite the headline of this article, there is some room for grey in this debate. However, I still believe firmly that people should be paid for their work (even the fact that you need to […]

SQL for Performance Analysis – What’s it all about?

SQL for Performance Analysis – What’s it all about?

SQL isn’t new but it it is finding it’s way into more and more job applications. If you want to separate yourself from the 1,000’s of other applying for positions having programming and SQL skills can be a big help. In fact Ben Alamar (who knows a lot about sports analytics), said in a recent […]

Do you REALLY want to be a Performance Analyst?

Do you REALLY want to be a Performance Analyst?

Do you REALLY want to be a Performance Analyst? Definitely the most common question I get asked by email. Students – future students wondering what it takes to get into Performance Analysis. The real answer is it will take a bit (maybe a lot) of luck but you need to be prepared as possible. Inspired […]