Welcome one. Welcome all. It is with great pleasure that we invite you into our brand-new course – Introduction to Football Analysis. While the word “introduction” finds itself placed in our course title, this opportunity is suitable for anyone with any degree of analytical background – from beginners to experts. The important part is that you are here to learn. You are here to take your footballing knowledge, your footballing craft, to the next level.
Whether you want to become a Performance Analyst for a pro club, a top level tactics writer, or simply just expand your knowledge to show your friends how much smarter you are in conversation, this course will teach you everything you need to know. In fact, I’m going to be teaching you EVERYTHING I’ve learned in the past decade working in the game – as a coach, analyst, technical director, podcaster, writer, and website CEO. That my friends, is priceless; and will be a huge time saver toward your development. But who am I?
INTRODUCTION TO FOOTBALL ANALYSIS – AN ONLINE COURSE WITH RHYS DESMOND
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Introduction to Football Analysis – Online Course with Rhys Desmond
Do you want to work in football analysis, either for a website or professional club? Do you want to enhance your tactical and analytical understanding, and develop your craft on the quest to becoming a football expert? Then this course is for you! Course attendees will achieve the following rewards and benefits!
-> Develop a greater understanding of football tactics, and the various forms of analysis.
-> Learn strategies for conducting top-tier football analysis, and how to separate yourself from the pack in creating insightful pieces in performance analysis, scouting & recruitment, match analysis and data analysis.
-> Set yourself up for a career in analysis and learn valuable tips for getting started in the industry.
-> Gain new networks and connections within the football industry, while learning from a leading expert in the field.
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What’s this new fancy word you’ve been hearing floating around the football industry, you ask? A ‘performance analyst’ is someone who lives and breathes the tactical and analytical side of the game, who may not even ever enter the football pitch itself. They are interested in analyzing anything that has to do with performance, whether that be through quantitative (such as data, statistics, numbers, etc.) or qualitative means (opinion-based insights).
Microsoft Excel is one of the most commonly used platforms in businesses around the world, particularly for inputting and analyzing data. As an analyst, it will become a useful tool for you to keep information in one place, and create stunning graphs and charts on the data you find. It’s used so much so that most platforms you will find (FBRef, Wyscout, etc.) even have the ability for you to download their statistics for your own purposes on Excel. Let’s jump into how to use this well-known platform to your benefit when conducting football analysis.
I’ve relied almost entirely on my ability to create stunning graphics through one of the most basic tools in existence – Microsoft Powerpoint. With the tips I’m about to present, you could do the same on the well-known platform, or similar tools such as Keynote or Google Slides, without detracting from your analysis.