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 workflows in working practice. However, the key questions to reflect on are:
- Do you maximise the tools you have access to?
- Are you aware of small investments that can have large impact on your outcomes?
- Do you organise people to enable each to contribute to the process?
Consider a scenario in the field where multiple people are available as a resource at a live performance. Firstly, quality footage is key, so a designated videographer is required to film the match in a bespoke fashion to ensure it is fit for purpose. Using this feed, an analyst can register actions, through ergonomic templates, to generate the required visual and statistical information. Beyond this, how can more people be incorporated into the process, such as a coach identifying key clips for recollection or an additional analyst supplementing the coding?
This associated video provides an idea of how this can be achieved using readily available peripheral devices. The templates used will be made available through the Members Lounge.
Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC)