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From House of Fraser to Performance Analyst

27 Aug , 2014  


Guest Blog Post by Hannah Thomas, aspiring Performance Analyst. This time a year ago I worked as a Beauty Merchandiser at House of Fraser HQ. I was good at my job and had a lot of love for my beautiful, beauty obsessed colleagues – but that aside I was pretty disillusioned with the retail industry More…


Ultimate Guide to Buying A Sports Video Camera

21 Aug , 2014  


Not surprisingly good Video Analysis starts with getting good footage. I am always being asked for advice on buying a camera. So I have decided to pull all the key information into one handy to read document. The below Ebook will guide you through the key pieces of information you need when deciding to buy More…

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Why Unpaid Internships are Wrong

10 Jul , 2014  

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Why Unpaid Internships are Wrong … Almost all the time! Not many things are black & white in life and despite the headline of this article, there is some room for grey in this debate. However, I still believe firmly that people should be paid for their work (even the fact that you need to More…

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SQL for Performance Analysis – What’s it all about?

8 Jul , 2014  


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 More…

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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…

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10 Lessons from Performance Analyst – Bill Gerard

17 Jun , 2014  

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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…

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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…