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Diametrically Opposed, but Inextricably Linked: What are we trying to achieve? What do students need to learn?

Posted on 30 May 2012 by Huw Wiltshire

As Programme Director for the MSC Performance Analysis at Cardiff Met, I have seen a buck to a recent trend. With any new intake of postgraduate students, it has become very apparent that a pattern has emerged where some students experience accelerated learning in terms of applied process skills and receive employment opportunities far earlier Read more [...]

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Effective Post Performance Feedback Tools

Posted on 27 May 2012 by Daniel Milton

Working as a rugby coach for Cardiff Met RFC (formerly UWIC) we have the opportunity to use SportsCode as well as other analysis systems to develop video feedback for teams and individuals. We have been trying to engage with players and analysts to improve our workflow processes to offer them the most comprehensive level of feedback available Read more [...]

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Darrell Cobner – Workflow Evolutions

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Posted on 20 May 2012 by Darrell Cobner

*Video below* As a performance analyst, it is critical to source, manage and maximise budget, resources and time.  When people have thorough knowledge of the process and the products they can operate effectively and efficiently to be as productive as possible. It is important to explore and implement new ideas/products to construct powerful Read more [...]

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SportsCode V Dartfish

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SportsCode Vs Dartfish: Graham Cobden Review.

Posted on 19 May 2012 by Graham Cobden

As a former student and recent graduate, the 2 main performance analysis programs that I (and i'm sure lots of students) used were Dartfish and SportsCode. I must admit I was a SportsCode guy for most of my university but once learning the ropes with Dartfish, I must admit I had a Dartfish phase, although they both have their strengths and Read more [...]

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Part 4: Visualising Analysis with Excel

Posted on 15 May 2012 by Mark Davies

This week we will create a dynamic graph that shows the changing costs for each region over the years. The key element of this graph is to create an additional series for the region in focus, which changes when the user selects a different region. Output 2 The graph is in the Output 2 tab on the Excel workbook here, members can access the Read more [...]

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Warwickshire CC

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Tips for gaining experience!

Posted on 13 May 2012 by Graham Cobden

As somebody who is still climbing the performance analysis ladder, I know what it is like trying to get experience to hopefully gain employment in the future. I have found that over the years it is hard to get experience, but the hard work you put in trying pays off in the end......I mean the experience I gained prior to applying to Warwickshire Read more [...]

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Part 3: Visualising Analysis with Excel

Posted on 09 May 2012 by Mark Davies

Hi again. Last week we prepared the first output report from our sample data. You will recall that the engine for the output is in the ‘set up’ tab and is repeated below. Cells D2 through to D17 is the table of years I created. Cell D1 is linked to the year chosen in Output 1, in the above example this is the 13th item Read more [...]

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Bargain Hunt – Pardew vs Redknapp

Posted on 08 May 2012 by Graham Cobden

  There have been many discussions about who is the buy(s) of the season, and in my opinion, the buys of the season have been at Newcastle Utd and Tottenham Hotspur respectively .........however it isn't just this season where these two teams have bought and sold cleverly.   In terms of this season, many names at Newcastle Read more [...]

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