pfsa Level 1
Data Analysis In Football
Created by a senior consultant for the leading data provider within the Premier League
The new PFSA Level 1 Data Analysis In Football course was created by both a Senior Consultant for the leading data provider and a Premier League Data Scientist. The new self-paced online course will explore how data is used within an elite environment and the positions it creates within clubs as they further invest in technology.
What is data analysis?
Data analysis in football is an approach that involves using performance metrics to communicate relevant insights to key stakeholders. When done effectively these insights will ultimately affect behaviours and change decision making across multi-disciplines.
Data analysis does not take away the need for video analysis or in person scouting, but rather supplements the more traditional methods by providing an additional layer of objective information.
When used effectively, data analysis can provide two main benefits. The first being ‘evidence-based decision making’. Using objective data to provide insights that the ‘eyes’ may not pick up on. For example – a player might rank the best in Europe for a certain action, or your next opponent might concede the most set piece goals in the league. The second big benefit of using data analysis in football, is ‘workflow efficiency’. With a solid data strategy in place, you can save hours of time every matchday on basic processes. For example, using automated data to produce team line ups, squad lists and simple rankings.
In the modern game, data analysis has now been adopted at all levels, and it’s important that staff and players have an understanding of the basic principles.
Aims and Objectives
By the end of this course you will know:
4 hours (approx.)
Teaching & Learning styles:
Self-paced including online presentations and interactive tasks, multiple choice, short answer and matching questions, review exercises and private study.
The assessment for this course will consist of satisfactory completion of the online learning tasks and exercises.
This course is available to be started anytime and completed at your own pace.
Register your interest
The new Data Analysis in Football course is 1 of 3, with Level 1 due to arrive in late August and the rest following shortly after. Please use the form below to register your interest in the new Level 1. Once live, you will be the first to be notified.