Periodisation of Analysis

Brian Fitzpatrick @brianfitzp10

Cross-Discipline Amalgamation

”All ideas grow out of other ideas” – Anish Kapoor

Although not a revolutionary idea in planning your analysis for the long term, it is something that is scarcely written about to date.

Cross-discipline amalgamation is a great way of developing new theories and adapting them across to your own discipline. Given a large percentage of people in analysis have a sports science degree or related and that the strength and conditioning industry in many ways was the analysis of 20 years ago, it makes a lot of sense to adapt what they do and apply it to what we do in analysis. Continue reading “Periodisation of Analysis”

IPAX – What’s it all about….

Alan Swanton @aswano23

The Irish Performance Analysis Exchange was created late last year on the back of a PA workshop which was hosted as part of the Sport Ireland Institute HPX conference.  We would like to thank Keith Lyons for giving us (myself, Johnny Bradley & Denise Martin) the nudge we needed to get this off the ground.  At the time of setup, we committed to having a fresh post every Friday.  Our first target was achieved but then the clock turned to 2018 and now 6 weeks in the year we are looking towards the most appropriate next steps. Continue reading “IPAX – What’s it all about….”

Tool for Coaches to Audit their PA Practice

Alan Swanton @aswano23

At the close of every season most coaches review, reflect and evaluate the success of the processes they have put in place to support athlete learning and development.  One of these supports is performance analysis (PA), whether the coach is delivering this themselves or has the luxury of an applied analyst to help.  This post explains how coaches can use a simple audit tool to consider their practice in the various aspects of PA. Continue reading “Tool for Coaches to Audit their PA Practice”

Towards the Optimum Visualisation – Cutting Through the Haze…

Alan Swanton @aswano23

I continue to be fascinated by how we can display the data and information we collect on a daily basis in different ways to help us tell a better story of competitive performance.  Not long after my last post on this site, l came across this –

On first glance scrolling down through the home page l was taken by the sheer volume of different options available, some all too familiar and others inquisitively interesting.  The search function across the top of the page grouping the charts by family, input, function and shape provided me with a useful filter through which to explore further.  Continue reading “Towards the Optimum Visualisation – Cutting Through the Haze…”