Performance analysis has grown immensely in sport with data now playing a key role in influencing decisions both on and off the field of play.
In this week’s episode, Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) is joined by performance analysis (PA) expert Mike Hughes and Donald Barron, Applied Performance Analysis Lead at Loughborough University to delve a little deeper into the subject.
Mike has extensive experience in PA, having worked for England Squash, the English Institute of Sport, British Cycling (including at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games) and the RFU.
Donald – who leads the Applied Sport Performance Analysis MSc programme at the University – boasts an equally impressive CV. Before joining Loughborough, he held various roles in the Premier League and Football League with Leicester City, Coventry City and Norwich City respectively.
During the podcast, the panel discuss how performance analysis can differ from sport to sport and club to club, the different roles within PA, how data can improve performance, and what advice they would offer to those starting out in the industry.