Archive for Category: "Performance Analysis"

Video Analysis Starts With Asking Why?

Video Analysis Starts With Asking Why?

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 […]

Performance Analysis Mentor Programme

Performance Analysis Mentor Programme

“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 […]

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 Analysis Formats

Understanding Video Analysis 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]