featured, General Advice

Do you REALLY want to be a Performance Analyst?

26 Jun , 2014  


Do you REALLY want to be a Performance Analyst? Definitely the most common question I get asked by email. Students – future students wondering what it takes to get into Performance Analysis. The real answer is it will take a bit (maybe a lot) of luck but you need to be prepared as possible. Inspired More…

featured, Industry News, Performance Analysis

10 Lessons from Performance Analyst – Bill Gerard

17 Jun , 2014  

Saracens v Cardiff Blues, Hendon 27/01/2013

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. More…

Events & Conferences, Performance Analysis

The Video Analyst Webinar 3 – Jamie Hamilton

10 Jun , 2014  

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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 More…

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5 Goals for Sports Science Undergrads

3 Jun , 2014  


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 More…

Events & Conferences, Performance Analysis

Prozone at Science and Football Conference

28 May , 2014  


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 More…

Events & Conferences, featured

The Video Analyst Webinar #2 Ravi Seattle Sounders

22 May , 2014  


Had a great chat with Ravi Ramineni in the second of our Video Analyst Webinar series. Ravi is in-charge of data collection, data integration, modeling and analysis of Sounders FC performance data from practices and matches. He works as a part of the Sports Science & Performance staff under Dave Tenney Performance Manager,  providing the More…

featured, Product Reviews

Combining MP4 Video Files

21 May , 2014  


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 More…

Events & Conferences, featured

The Video Analyst Webinar 2 – Ravi Ramineni

16 May , 2014  


I’m delighted to announce the second Video Analyst Webinar in the series. The first with Brian Prestidge of Bolton FC was really well received and I’m sure this one will be the same. Here is the link you will need to register and attend the event. https://plus.google.com/events/c37r7tn92mhtuucbk3oqt3g9e28 About Ravi Ravi is in-charge of data collection, data More…

Events & Conferences, featured

Football and Data Conference – 21st May 2014

14 May , 2014  


Analysis Marketing are running their second “Football and Data Conference – Use of Data Analysis On and Off the Field” on Wednesday 21st May in The Courtrooms, Browns St Martins Lane in London. The conference will be taking a further look at the interaction between football and data. They’ll be taking a look back at More…

General Advice, Performance Analysis

Performance Analyst Jobs Survey

8 May , 2014  


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 More…

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