Performance Analysis

The details
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
16 May 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC C607 Sports Performance and Coaching,
BSC C608 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C609 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Placement Year),
BSC C614 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

Although relatively new, performance analysis is an increasingly important discipline within sport and exercise science. As an integral part of the coaching process, it provides athletes with objective information to help them better understand performance. This is particularly crucial, as research shows how athletes and coaches are typically only able to recall ~30% of performance correctly (English Institute of Sport).

Performance analysis can therefore help with the remaining ~70%, providing an indispensable feedback tool for performance enhancement. This process is underpinned by systematic observation, incorporating both statistical and video analysis. The following module is designed to introduce students to the various performance analysis techniques, as well as industry-relevant software and equipment.

The module also provides the opportunity to gain applied experience, working alongside our Performance Sport programmes, and nationally recognised governing bodies.

Module aims

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the various performance analysis techniques, while developing their applied knowledge and skills across a range of sports.

Module learning outcomes

To pass this module students need to be able to:

1. Identify, describe, and apply the different methods of performance analysis
2. Define, and apply recognised procedures and protocols within the field (e.g. needs analysis and operational definitions)
3. Apply industry-relevant software to design an appropriate template to analyse, compare, and evaluate performance across different sporting contexts
4. Describe and apply processes to ensure intra and inter reliability within data collection
5. Describe contemporary issues in performance analysis
6. Coherently present ideas in written and oral format

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

9 x 1 hour lectures 9 x 1 hour practical


  • (no date) International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport: Routledge.
  • (©2013) Routledge handbook of sports performance analysis, New York: Routledge.
  • (2015) Essentials of performance analysis in sport, Abingdon: Routledge.
  • M. Hughes; Ian M. Franks. (2004) Notational analysis of sport: systems for better coaching and performance in sport, London: Routledge.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Oral presentation 0%
Coursework Draft Oral Presentation Plan 25/02/2020
Coursework Oral Presentation slides 13/03/2020 40%
Coursework Formative essay plan 27/03/2020
Coursework Evaluative Review 60%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Ed Hope
School Undergraduate Office, email: sres (Non essex users should add to create the full email address)



External examiner

Dr Owen Thomas
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Reader: Sport Psychology
Available via Moodle
Of 34 hours, 10 (29.4%) hours available to students:
24 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

Disclaimer: The University makes every effort to ensure that this information on its Module Directory is accurate and up-to-date. Exceptionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to programmes, modules, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements, industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to modules may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery or assessment of modules and other services, to discontinue modules and other services and to merge or combine modules. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications and module directory.

The full Procedures, Rules and Regulations of the University governing how it operates are set out in the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances and in the University Regulations, Policy and Procedures.