Core Module Information
Module title: Performance Analysis in Football

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES09129
Module leader: Cedric English
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

On this module you will be introduced to and develop a critical understanding of various methods of performance analysis and the relationship between coach and analyst. You will be introduced to individual performance profiling and individual technique analysis, together with time and motion capture (for example, GPS tracking). As part of this you will be introduced to appropriate technologies that assist in capturing technical and tactical data to develop individual performance, while at the same time develop an understanding of the most appropriate and effective ways of identifying, analysing and presenting key data. You will also develop an understanding of your own coaching behaviours and develop the skills and understanding associated with analysing coaching behaviour and how this may influence performance.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Apply a range of performance analysis systems and an appropriate template to analyse individual player and coach performance behaviour.

LO2: Design and evaluate a performance analysis system to capture and analyse individual and coach football performance

LO3: Apply the skills and reflect on the knowledge grounded in performance analysis to improve individual and coach performance

LO4: Identify, analyse and present appropriate data to provide technical, tactical and behaviourial information to enhance future performances

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Cedric English
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
On this module you will receive a combination of lecturers, tutorials and practical classes. More specifically, during the lectures the key theoretical concepts will be introduced, while in practical and tutorial classes you will be able to gain practical experience and receive individualised feedback. Your learning will be supported through the use of the on-line Moodle platform. Each practical session will be structured to support learning for the summative assessment.

You will be asked to develop skills in identifying and presenting areas of technical and tactical importance and recommending appropriate actions to remedy those areas highlighted. You will also develop the skills in individual performance profiling with a view to identifying and presenting individual technical and tactical recommendations to improve individual performance. You will also be asked to develop your reflective skills and develop your understanding of the interrelationship of coach, player, analyst, and data.

Formative Assessment:
In week 8 you will be able to submit a draft of the performance analysis report (summative assessment 1). The draft will contain aspects of your group’s progress until that point and contain a timeline of how you expect to complete the final report. The feedback you receive from the draft report will feedforward to the summative assessment 1 (LO 1-4).

In week 12 you will take part in a mock presentation of your intervention (summative assessment 2). You will also receive feedback on your individual presentation which will enhance the learning experience by fostering peer learning and provide you with guidance for your summative assessment 2 (LO1- LO4).

Summative Assessment:
Component one: In small groups you will be asked to record and tag a match with a view to identifying areas of technical and tactical importance. You will be expected to develop an appropriate template which will allow you to collect, analyse and interpret the data. Based on this process summative assessment one will include the submission of a 1500 word report in week 10 outlining recommendations for team and individual technical and tactical areas of improvement (50%, LO 1-4).

Component two: On an individual basis you will be asked to produce a 20 min presentation. Utilising new match footage, you will identify and present areas for individual improvement, both technically a tactically and recommend an intervention to improve the areas identified (50%, LO2-4).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Independent Learning Work based learning 26
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1, 2, 3 & 4 10 , WORDS= 1500
Oral Assessment 50 2, 3 & 4 14/15 HOURS= 00.20
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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