Performance after a Bye Week in the Regular AFL 2017 Season

Each team had a bye week in the regular AFL 2017 season.

My visualisation of the momentum of the teams from their Bye Week is:

The same chart with a legend:

The extremes of these momentum lines are Sydney and North Melbourne:

My rank order for momentum after a Bye Week is:


One of my interests in doing this work is to imagine the kind of conversations that might be occurring in performance departments during the post-bye period.

Pathways to and from the AFL 2017 Finals

Each AFL season I monitor the progress of teams in the regular season towards the end of season finals.

I have a very basic measurement of ‘momentum’: win +1; defeat -1; draw 0.

My record for all 18 teams in the 2017 regular season is:

For the top 4 teams:

Teams 5-8

Teams 9 to 13


Teams 14 to 18

Photo Credit

After the game kick and catch ( Michael Coghlan, CC BY_SA 2.0)

#Abbotsthon17: creating an autoresponse resource

I have spent a week developing a MailChimp autoresponder campaign for #Abbotsthon17 in Dublin in October.

My interest in autoresponse emails was encouraged by my experience of an Open Badge campaign. I have written about my thoughts about the microlearning opportunities of autoresponse in this post written last month.

The #Abbotsthon17 campaign comprises 8 emails, 8 blog posts and a variety of hyperlinks to the OERu Sport Informatics and Analytics course.

I have piloted the course with some educational technology colleagues and have used their insights to refine the course. I am looking forward to sharing the course in the next month as an introduction to the meeting in October.

I am keen to hear of anyone else’s use of autoresponse design.

Photo Credits

Chariot of Life (Keith Lyons, CC BY 4.0)

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