PFSA Level 1
Data Analysis In Football
Created by a senior consultant for the leading data provider within the Premier League
Our recently launched PFSA Level 1 Data Analysis In Football course marks the beginning of our data analysis series. The course, designed by a Senior Consultant from the premier data provider in professional football and a Premier League Data Scientist, is a self-paced online program. It aims to shed light on the application of data within high-level football environments and explores the roles it generates within clubs as they continue to 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.
The PFSA Level 1 Data Analysis In Football course is 100% online and self-paced, meaning you can complete this course in your own time and at your own pace. Expect to spend 4-6 hours completing the course, with additional time spent on assessments and research.
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