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5 Goals for Sports Science Undergrads

5 Goals for Sports Science Undergrads

For most, your academic year has come to a close. Maybe you have a dissertation to do, maybe it’s all over and you have the summer to think about what the rest of your life looks like now that you (and thousands) of others have a Sports Science degree. You dream of working in Professional […]

Combining MP4 Video Files

Combining MP4 Video Files

Short & Sweet post today. An issue that can always crop up is merging multiple files into one single file. Trying to analyse multiple video files relating to the same game can be a real pain and really slow you down. I came across this handy tool – My MP4 Box the other day and […]

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 […]

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. […]