Archive for Category: "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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Prozone at Science and Football Conference

Prozone at Science and Football Conference

Just wanted to bring to your attention some really interesting talks that have been uploaded to the Prozone Sports website recently. At last month’s Science + Football Conference Prozone hosted a series of presentations and discussions as part of the Prozone Performance.Lab. Showcasing cutting-edge analytical theory and research in football, the talks provided an insight into some of the […]

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 […]

GOPRO Camera DIY STABILIZING RIG

GOPRO Camera DIY STABILIZING RIG

Guest Writer: The PA Guy (Gunnar Mattiasson): This post originally appeared on his website www.thepaguy.com When you’ve spent a small fortune on a good camera and you find that watching the movie clips you shoot with it makes you seasick, since it’s shaking so much, what do you do then? Camera equipment can be ridiculously expensive, […]

Online Performance Analysis Course

Online Performance Analysis Course

Online Performance Analysis Course I am delighted to announce that after almost 10 years working as an Analyst and operating this site for 6 years I have now launched an Online Performance Analysis Course. I’ve lost count of the number of coaches and analysts who are starting out and want to learn more about analysis […]

Video Presentations & The Social Environment

Video Presentations & The Social Environment

I came across this really interesting paper last week via twitter (thanks @ScottDUK) and thought it deserved more than a retweet. The social environment during a post-match video presentation affects the hormonal responses and playing performance in professional male athletes. Christian J. Cook & Blair T. Crewther Abstract This study examined the social environment effects during […]

5 Great Camera Accessories You Will Want

5 Great Camera Accessories You Will Want

So much of what we do comes down to collecting good footage in the first place. Although we can put a lot of time into choosing the right camera there are a whole heap of camera accessories that we should carry in our bag to make videoing easier and better. Here is a run down […]