Research — The Video

By: Thevideoanalyst  05/12/2011
Keywords: Measure Performance

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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 [..]

Why Cricket Needs it’s Moneyball Moment I have played a bit of cricket in my time (rare enough for an Irishman I can assure you). I was always intrigued by the stats surrounding the game; averages, strike rates, 50′s, 100′s and 5 for’s. But I always considered them a rather crude instrument to measure performance on [..]

Does Sacking the Manager Improve Results? It is a long held belief, among owners and fans, that sacking the manager will have an impact on playing performance. It seems in no other walk of life is the manager held so responsible for the results of his underlings. There are a couple of factors that make [..]

Analysing The Coach I haven’t written anything for the site in a couple of weeks. I have been busy working on an assignment and the site slipped down my priority list.  The assignment I have been working on is called the ‘Coaching Process’ and involves analysing the coaching style of a particular coach. While I’m not going [..]

Rugby Analysis: Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage In the Northern Hemisphere it’s International Rugby season again. 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. In 2007 the laws were changed and [..]

This Month in Research Oct 2010 1. Who Deserved the 2008-2009 Belgian Football Champion Title? A Semiparametric Answer Belgian Champion should have been the team which had ended the season on top of the ranking, but a very unlikely event happened: the first two teams, Sporting Anderlecht and Standard Liege, completed the season with exactly [..]

Bill James & Sabermetrics Bill James started a movement in Baseball, a movement that changed the game, how it was perceived and how scouts, management and staff did their jobs. But Bill James is not a coach, in fact he never really even played the game. He is simply a man dedicated to understanding Baseball [..]

What Geeks Don’t Get: The Limits of Moneyball I was passed on a link last week and although it took me a little while to get around to it. I knew by the title of the link that I would be interested in the content. The title of the link was the title of this [..]

Harvard Sports Analysis Last week I went Googling, looking for some new material for the site. I was immediately intrigued when I cam across a site called the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective(HSAC). The reason I started was because I always felt there was no central place for sports analysis to be discussed online, so [..]

This Month in Research August 2010 1. 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. To assess kicking performance in a game-like manner, kick direction to the left or [..]

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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.


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.


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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. 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.