Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
16 May 2019
Requisites for this module
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)
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.
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.
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
No additional information available.
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
||Draft Oral Presentation Plan
||Oral Presentation slides
||Formative essay plan
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Ed Hope
School Undergraduate Office, email: sres (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
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).
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