General Advice, Performance Analysis

Video Analysis Starts With Asking Why?

4 Dec , 2014  


It’s Monday, the team I was working with at the time had suffered a heavy and humiliating defeat the day before. Despite a rare planned night off, I got a call from the manager at lunch time and I’m told all the players and backroom team will meet at 8 that night. There is no More…

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Performance Analysis Mentor Programme

14 Nov , 2014  


“Behind every successful person, there is one elementary truth: somewhere, somehow, someone cared about their growth and development. This person was their mentor.” Dr Beverley Kaye, Up is Not the Only Way, 1997 Coach Education Models often deal with the delivery of information, the tend to deal with the what to deliver rather than the More…

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Perfect KPI’s in Sport

12 Nov , 2014  


Perfect KPI’s in Sport come at a cost. In fact, it’s rare, we shouldn’t be aiming for perfect. We are trying to find a balance between risk and reward. That should be reflected in your analysis. The Cost of Perfection The problem with that is 100% will come at a cost. Aiming for 100% pass success More…

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3 Great Sports Analytics Interviews

6 Nov , 2014  


All good things come in 3’s – and so it seemed last week when 3 great interviews landed in my Twitter stream. I often don’t click on these types of interviews unless a few people start re-tweeting them. Often they contain one quote from the subject wrapped around 1,000 words. But not this week. We More…

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23 of The Best Video Analysis Apps

21 Oct , 2014  


The iPad will be 5 years old in April, still a baby in technology terms. There is currently a boom in the number of Apps being produced by the more established performance analysis companies. This can only be good news as more professional, user friendly products are now being launched. Here is a round up of 23 More…

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Are You a Lurker?

21 Sep , 2014  


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 More…

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Understanding Video Analysis Formats

18 Sep , 2014  


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 analysis 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 More…

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What’s a Performance Analysis Internship Worth

16 Sep , 2014  


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, More…

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The CV is dead… Are You Ready

10 Sep , 2014  


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 More…

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Luck, Skill and Sport – A Tricky Relationship

8 Sep , 2014  


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 More…