Performance Analysis — The Video - performance analysis

By: Thevideoanalyst  05/12/2011
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This is a follow on post from yesterday. If you haven’t already you should check out Part 1. 5. Dr. Fergus Connolly: The 5 I’s of Information Management. Fergal is a consultant to sports scientists, performance directors and coaches in elite sport. Fergal had a very well designed presentation – it was actually a movie/slideshow [..]

Last Wednesday I was very lucky to blag an invite to the first Sports Analytics Conference held in Manchester Business School. This is the first time a conference like this has been held in the UK. The day was action packed with talks and networking opportunities and while I can’t do the talks justice in [..]

This is just a collection of some of the articles I have come across in the last few weeks that are well worth a read over the weekend. I won’t go into too much detail but the links are worth following. 1. Let’s Play Moneyball - It started as a conversation and became the book that [..]

3 Business Lessons for Performance Analysts It is often the case that when famous managers retire they start speaking at numerous business events. Telling business managers how to create that winning team, be a good motivator and generally how to apply the lessons of high-performance sport in the boardroom. While there are certainly many lessons [..]

A Model for Managing Performance Analysis I am always (pleasantly) surprised by the people who visit the site and I enjoy it even more when comments are left. Last week I wrote a piece calling on the software suppliers to improve their usability/visualization of information. A few hours after publishing the piece I was left [..]

The Importance of Usability Anybody who has been watching Sky Sports (UK) lately will have noticed a relatively new and pretty cool gadget they have. Sky used this during the Ryder Cup and now on the Monday Night Football show. If you haven’t seen it you will see a demo in the video below. The [..]

Performance Analysis Innovation Innovation can often come from the most unlikely of places. True innovators tend to see the world differently and invent products nobody thought possible. Sometimes you can be so caught up in a job that you can’t see how it would be any different. One of my favourite quotes of all time [..]

Is Technology Always Better I was reading a book recently when I came across a very strange picture (similar to the one on the left). Although my image is photoshoped together this was a genuine product sold in Japan in the 1980′s. As pocket calculators become cheaper and cheaper people began to use them more and more moving away [..]

Video Analysis Homework I’m sure in most organisations video analysis takes the form of player/manager meetings held to debrief from last weeks game and probably another session looking at next week’s opposition. Often in these meetings new concepts, formations or game plans are explained. It can de difficult to measure, but how effective are these [..]

The Impact of Kenny Dalglish Guest Blog Post – Emily Clark, Sports Scholary Emily has kindly given me permission to republish an article from her site. I would encourage everyone to check out her site which you can find here. There are some excellent and insightful articles on their already and I’m sure there will [..]

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Product Reviews — The Video

While videoing team sport events is a fairly straight forward affair; Get plenty of height to video from, a standard video camera and maybe a wide angle lens are all you really need, videoing technique can be very different. Endzone v’s Hi-Pod Guest Article written by Dan White, Bristol I have been fortunate to have access to both the Hi-Pod and Endzone video systems during my time as a video analyst.


Events & Conferences — The Video

I am delighted to announce that and Out of Play are joining forces to run a Performance Analysis conference specifically aimed at those wanting to know more about, or trying to break into professional performance analysis. World Congress on Science and Football 2011 You may or may not know that the World Congress on Science and Football was held in Japan in late May.


Book Reviews — The Video

Pay as You Play, Book Review As billionaire ‘super-benefactors’ fight for the right to own English Football clubs, Pay As You Play takes a detailed look at the correlation between success and transfer spending. Performance Analysis Books Although there are not a huge selection of books on the market to deal with Performance Analysis in Sports I wanted to give a brief outline of some of them here.


Research — The Video

Bilateral clearance punt kicking in rugby union: effects of hand used for ball delivery Clearance kicking for distance is a pre-requisite skill in first-grade Rugby Union, but is seldom performed equally well on both sides. As all you rugby followers will know there has been a lot of controversy about the interpretation of the laws recently but one aspect of play that really intrigues me is the Scrum.


Working as an Analyst — The Video

Video Analysis on a Budget Performance Analysis often conjures up images of specialist coaches working on laptop computers and, where the budget allows this will usually be the case. There is however everyday equipment available, that won’t break the bank, that can be used to provide useful information to help players and teams identify areas.


Performance Analysis — The Video

Endzone v’s Hi-Pod Guest Article written by Dan White, Bristol I have been fortunate to have access to both the Hi-Pod and Endzone video systems during my time as a video analyst. How Long Should a Presentation Last In most of my analysis work I have tended to work with different teams and different sports at the same time.