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Australian Eco Systems in Peril

I spent much of yesterday following up on the High Performance Plan, The Winning Edge, announced by the Australian Sports Commission. Towards the end...

Guest Post: Greg Blood on Human Performance, Sport Science and Technology

Introduction I am an enormous admirer of the staff in the National Sport Information Centre at the Australian Institute of Sport. I think Gavin Reynolds...

Tactical Insights Day

Leicester City will host a Tactical Insights Conference at the King Power Stadium (link) on Wednesday 19 February, 2020. This is the second Insights...

Ian Franks and the Centre for Sport Analysis, at the University of British Columbia.

Introduction I am delighted to introduce Ian's account, in his own words, of developments at the University of Brirish Columbia during his four decades there....

Employability and Credentials

Introduction I have been interested for a long time in micro credentials (link). This week, I came across Beverley Oliver's work (link) on employability in...

Early days at Liverpool and the emergence of analysis

Introduction in the 1970s, Liverpool Polytechnic was at the heart of the debate about sport science. Vaughan Thomas, Tom Reilly and Frank Sanderson were right...

John Robert Wooden: the coaching process

Alexis Lebedew (link) alerted me to Marv Dunphy's Doctor of Education thesis on John Wooden. Alexis kindly shared a pdf of the thesis with...

Player Insights Scientists

The Football Association has advertised two positions. One is a Player Insights Scientist (link). The second is a Player Data Scientist (link). Player Insights Scientist The...

Technical Direction

The Daily Mirror reports that "Manchester United are stepping up their search for a new technical director" (link). The search for United's first ever...

Thinking about options and failure

We spend a lot of time in sport seeking optimal performance. We tend to be very optimistic about the processes that contribute to this...