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The Analytic Turn

The volume and quality of sport analytics writing fills me with awe. Each day I try to aggregate, curate and share examples from this analytic...

Wandering and meeting Sarah, Edouard and Ludovico

This week, I found a link to David Ranzolin's The Data Analyst as Wanderer: Pre-Exploratory Data Analysis with R. In it David considers "answering...

Actionable insights: sport analytics

  Introduction A post by Mary Hamilton (2017) about her time at The Guardian has sent me off thinking about actionable insights in sport analytics. In her...

Guy Griffith

Earlier today I wrote about A Guide to the Classics: or How to Pick the Derby Winner (1936). My post focused on one of...

Optimisation: Flemington Style

My talk at the AIS last month had optimisation of performance as an important theme. I believe optimisation is an interdisciplinary process in high performance...

Supporting Learner Experience: Re-imagining Coach Education and Development

Introduction I have been thinking about what coach educators do in the context of Joi Ito's observation: Education is something that is done to you. Learning...

AFL Round 8: Reflecting on counter-predictive outcomes

Introduction Thirty-six years ago, George Lewis and Jonathan Lewis wrote about negative evidence in social research. In the introduction to their paper, they wrote: In social research,...

Seth, Charles and Norman: science and magic in analysing performance

Seth Partnow 's mention of Charles Goodhart's Law sent me off looking for Norman Scotch. The line that prompted this search was Seth's observation: we might...

Ile de Bendor: Coaching Conference

I have spent the last three days on the Ile de Bendor at the Six Nations' Rugby Coaches' Conference. The Conference brings together coaches from...

Learning from Noma

Introduction I am profoundly interested in the flourishing of performance analysis and the development of a growing community of performance analysts. I am fortunate that I...