From House of Fraser to Performance Analyst 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 […]

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Ultimate Guide to Buying A Sports Video Camera 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 […]

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Why Unpaid Internships are Wrong 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 […]

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

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Performance Analysis

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 […]

Jul 8, 2014 14:54

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

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 […]

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. […]

5 Goals for Sports Science Undergrads

5 Goals for Sports Science Undergrads

For most, your academic year has come to a close. Maybe you have a dissertation to do, maybe it’s all over and you have the summer to think about what the rest of your life looks like now that you (and thousands) of others have a Sports Science degree. You dream of working in Professional […]

Combining MP4 Video Files

Combining MP4 Video Files

Short & Sweet post today. An issue that can always crop up is merging multiple files into one single file. Trying to analyse multiple video files relating to the same game can be a real pain and really slow you down. I came across this handy tool – My MP4 Box the other day and […]

Performance Analyst Jobs Survey

Performance Analyst Jobs Survey

Getting a Performance Analyst Job There is so much talk about jobs in the performance analysis industry that I thought it would be worth getting the views of those that do the hiring. Below are the results of a survey I conducted asking for the views of those responsible for hiring the next wave of […]

Diary of a Performance Analyst – International Rules

Diary of a Performance Analyst – International Rules

The following article is based on my time working with the Irish International Rules Team. Hopefully it gives you a run-down of the work I did with the team and my reflections on the whole experience. Forming The Backroom Team The manager Paul Earley was selected early in 2013 for the 2 test games played […]