Archive for Category: "Events & Conferences"

Performance Analysis Webinar Brian Prestidge

Performance Analysis Webinar Brian Prestidge

Last week I hosted the first (of hopefully a series) of webinar’s with Brian Prestidge, Head of Analytical Development at Bolton Wanderers. Bolton are one of the pioneers of analytics thanks mainly to Sam Allardyce and the staff and culture he left behind. It was an absolute please that Brian was the first one up, […]

Sports Analytics Conference Season

Sports Analytics Conference Season

There is a lot happening in Sports Analytics at the moment. The Geekfest that is Sloan Sports Analytics has just ended but this side of the Atlantic the big conferences are happening in the next few months. I thought it would be a good idea to have a round-up of everything that is going. Science […]

3 Lessons From the Opta Pro Forum

3 Lessons From the Opta Pro Forum

Thursday 6th saw the first Opta Pro Forum (#optaproforum). A mix of clubs, bloggers, stattos and exectutives were present to hear 9 presenters take to the stage and present their research findings. The 9 presenters had to beat off some stiff competition to get to the stage. Judged by Ian Graham (Liverpool FC Director of […]

Sports Analytics London Conference

Sports Analytics London Conference

“Winning in Sports Through Performance Analysis” With a title like that it’s hard to look beyond this conference. They have also lined up some of the best speakers this side of the Atlantic. By all accounts this was a great conference last year and really looks like a rival to the Sloan Conference which I […]

Sports Analytics Innovation Summit

Sports Analytics Innovation Summit

Just before the Christmas break I wrote about the need for clubs to invest in people not things and for you to invest in yourself. While I’m not a big lover of conferences they are the most popular method of development. Often it’s the conversations had in corridors before and after the talks that are […]

ISPAS 2014 Performance Analysis Workshop

ISPAS 2014 Performance Analysis Workshop

The International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport would like to invite you to submit abstracts for the 2014 Performance Analysis Workshop 6-8 April 2014 Hosted by the English Institute of Sport at Bredburyhall Hotel, Manchester, England Invited speakers include Michael Hughes, Lead Performance Analyst, English and British Lions Rugby Union and Grant Abt, Section Editor for […]

ISPAS Events 2014

ISPAS Events 2014

I have written previously here and here  about ISPAS (International Society of Performance Analysis in Sport). They have recently launched the details of some upcoming conferences and workshops. I’ve never go to attend one of their events before but by all accounts they are some good days. International Conference on Performance Analysis 2014 Venue: Langlawi, Malaysia Dates: 21-24 […]

World Conference on Science & Soccer 4

World Conference on Science & Soccer 4

About The 4th World Conference on Science and Soccer (WCSS) will be held for the first time in the United States in 2014. Given the popularity of soccer and the need to identify best practices to support soccer development, the scientific community in the U.S. is poised to collaborate with leading scientists worldwide who conduct […]

Opta Sports Pro Analytics Forum

Opta Sports Pro Analytics Forum

Late last week Opta announced details of a very interesting conference they are running in early 2014. Called the Opta Sports Pro Analytics Forum, this event hopes to bring some of the best minds in Football Analytics together in one room where abstracts will be critiqued and no-doubt some great discussions will take place.  Unlike […]

2013 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

2013 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

At the beginning of March, Boston played host to the 7th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The conference attracted analysts, team executives, sports journalists and many more from the sporting world. Having originally been based on discussing analysis and issues surrounding America’s favourite pastime, baseball, the conference has developed massively into a global sports […]