Archive for Category: "Performance Analysis"
I have always found that there is something peculiar about the role of a Performance Analyst. While most other sports science disciplines can be left to their own devices, the role of an analyst is so ingrained in the coaching process that I often wonder should analysis just be something every coach does and not a separate discipline? A strength and [...]
Ever heard of Business Intelligence Tools? If not it’s time to get googling as they are/will be common place in performance analysis very soon. As Big Data becomes a buzz word around the business world it is having some great knock-on effects for Analysts. Business Intelligent (BI) tools are one of the main advantages. BI [...]
Twitter is a fantastic resource for following analysts, data experts and visualization wizards. Sometimes thought you can skip past good content so here are 5 interesting things you might have missed. [<a href="http://storify.com/thevideoanalyst/5-stories-from-twitter-you-might-have-missed" target="_blank">View the story "5 Stories From Twitter You Might Have Missed" on Storify</a>]
Late last week I received an email from somebody I know through this site. The person involved wanted to remain anonymous and didn’t want to name (and possibly shame) the clubs involved. Below are his thoughts on working as an intern in the Performance Analysis industry. I think there are some excellent points made here, especially about the [...]
Following on from the discussion last week on twitter about paid/unpaid internships in performance analysis, Paul Brand (Head of Performance Analysis at Blackburn Rovers) wanted to offer his thoughts on the Blackburn’s Internship Programme. I sat down with him earlier this week and asked him to explain the scheme at Blackburn and to get an idea [...]
It’s not very often we see research into the actual use of Performance Analysis and even rarer to see research conducted like the following. “An analysis of elite coaches’ engagement with performance analysis services (match, notational analysis and technique analysis)” by Craig White, Steve Atkins and Bryan Jones. This research was published in the latest [...]
I have my own thoughts on this topic and I will do something longer on it next week. But in the mean time I thought it was worth highlighting the debate that went on Twitter on Saturday. It all started with this response to 2 intern positions being advertised.
There is a saying going around the internet at the moment stating that ‘If you’re not paying for it, you are the product’ , think Facebook, Google, Twitter etc… As most of you will have heard Manchester City and Opta have released an extremely comprehensive data set – FOR FREE. From the outset this initiative seems to be more about philanthropy than [...]
Being a Freelance Performance Analyst: Optimum Sports Analysis – 1 year on. This is a follow up article written by David Taylor – Optimum Sports Analysis. If you haven’t already read it I would encourage you to check out the original here. Since our last article for this website back in August 2011 a lot [...]
When I started in this industry the role of an analyst was quite simple. He was the guy or girl who recorded the game from some dodgy bit of scaffolding went inside and tagged or coded the video. He made a little highlights video package for the manager and the players and then set about [...]