With 70% of what happens in a game being missed and the evolving dynamic of learning styles, performance analysis has become an integral part of the coaching process.
Ulster University School of Sport and Performa Sports have teamed up to host a seminar on the evolving role of analysis as a coaching tool to enhance performance improvement and athlete learning in Sport.
Three-time All Ireland winner Peter Canavan, UEFA A-License coach Kyle Ferguson and respected coach educator Tandy Haughey both from Ulster University School of Sport will share their experiences of putting analysis into practice. The event will be presented using case studies as examples of technology, processes, workflows, and communication, from both the Player and Coach perspectives.
6.00pm - 6.25pm Registration
6.25pm - 6.30pm Welcome and introduction: Prof. David Hassan, Head of School of Sport at Ulster University
6.30pm - 7.00pm Player Analysis v Match Analysis: a coaching perspective: Kyle Ferguson, Ulster University & elite youth development squads
7.00pm - 7.30pm Case Study: Tyrone U21 Gaelic Footballers - applying performance analysis to the coaching process: Peter Canavan, Tyrone GAA
7.30pm - 8.00pm Reflective practice - a teaching and learning tool for sport: Tandy Haughey, Ulster University & Netball NI
8.00pm - 8.30pm Panel Q&A
8.30pm - 9.00pm Networking
Developments in technology now mean that Sports Science is readily available at all levels of sports performance. According to Head of School of Sport Prof. David Hassan “Ulster have created an environment of sports innovation bringing together researchers, business entrepreneurs and sports coaches/players to establish services which inform and integrate sports science within coaching to improve performance.”
Performa Sports’ Marketing Director Joseph Turley commented “we are continuing to see the emergence of coach-analysts or inquisitive coaches, these are coaches who want to measure the effect of what they do through data and base their coaching on facts.” He added that “achieving potential through analysis and learning is fundamental to who we (Performa Sports) are and we’re delighted to be working with Ulster University in this regard.”