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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 […]

Funding You Performance Analysis

Funding You Performance Analysis

Outside of the very top clubs in world sport, funding your performance analysis department can be difficult. Constantly going back to the powers that be looking for more money is time consuming and difficult. But are there ways you could finance some new equipment without asking the club for more money. I think there are, […]

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 […]

3 Great Resources To Improve Your Presentation Skills

3 Great Resources To Improve Your Presentation Skills

We all end up presenting at some stage in our careers. While I dreaded the thought of it through there came a point when public speaking was just something I was going to have to do. Whether it’s a public speaking event or simply talking in a dressing room it is a skill worth developing. […]

Buying Sports Performance Analysis Software

Buying Sports Performance Analysis Software

Which software should I buy? Not that I actually add these up but this is one of the most popular questions I get asked via the site. While there is no doubt this question needs to be answered, at some stage, it’s never where I would start. If you are new to a job or […]

Excel is dead long live…

Excel is dead long live…

I came across an interesting tweet a few weeks back from @data_monkey , it read “Very interesting times for analysts! Those stuck with only MS software experience will seriously regret it in a few years.” Excel is dead long live… For the better part of twenty years, Microsoft Excel has been the most popular spreadsheet […]

Sports Performance Coaching Tour

Sports Performance Coaching Tour

The All Blacks have a saying that is ingrained in their philosophy that Better People make Better All Blacks. With that in mind I am pushing to find ways to learn new things (not always sports related).  As I wrote here and here the need to invest in yourself is crucial and if done correctly […]

10 Performance Analysis Tweets of The Week

10 Performance Analysis Tweets of The Week

Rather than go into to much detail here I just list the 10 most interesting sports analytical tweets of the last week. 1. Learning From Failure Learn From Failure from IDEO on Vimeo. 2. Opta and Data-led Video Analysis 3. An Internship Wishlist 4. Tech Invades Sports 5. Statistics on the high frequency of Sport […]