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Videoanalys – Varför då?

This post is in Swedish only…

Denna film gjordes inför ett utvecklingsläger under sommaren 2013 för 16-17 åriga rugbyspelare som elitsatsar med målet att komma med i U18-landslaget under 2014, för att de skulle få en bild av vad videoanalys är och varför vi kommer att använda oss av det som en del i utvecklingen av dem som spelare och det U18-landslag som de hoppas bli en del av.

Filmen innehåller en del rugbyspecifika termer och scener, men fungerar precis lika bra för ledare och affärsfolk i alla positioner, för att förmedla ett budskap om varför man bör mäta (och hur) för att kunna säkerställa att man rör sig i rätt riktning och med rätt fart för att nå sina mål, dvs att ta ansvar för sin egen framgång.

Simple frequency form

One of the simplest methods of gathering data is counting the number of times a certain event occurs and writing it down on a piece of paper. That’s really all there is to it. But to give that data a bit more meaning you might want to add a quality aspect to it as well, for instance if you’re counting scrums won you might want to set up a table like this:

                 Team A       Team B
Won cleanly
Under pressure

where Team A and Team B are representing the team that puts the ball into the scrum. Then you can just count how many scrums there where during the match, how many your team won cleanly, won under pressure or lost. You also get how many times you were able to put pressure on the opponents, even if they won the scrum in the end. With this data you can quickly evaluate scrum efficiency on a basic level and talk to coaches about why the numbers look they way they do. It really doesn’t get any simpler than this, does it?

Download here!

Below I’ve attached a link to a file with some basic tables for frequency counting in it. Just to get you started. Feel free to download it and change it in any way you like. Simple Frequency Form (Word-format .docx 221 kB) In it you’ll find a couple of pictures of a rugby pitch, or parts of it. You can use these to plot where you and your opponent scored tries and where on the pitch penalties were awarded. Good luck and please share any improvements, or suggestions of such, you might have in the comments below.

What’s with the name?

Coming up with a suitable name for a blog about my work with performance analysis wasn’t that simple. It sounds like it was, but it wasn’t.

Some of the candidates I had sounded way too posh and ambitious and some of them were much too difficult to remember. So I decided to go for a really simple solution…

If anyone should ask “Who’s that?” when they spot me on the sideline of a rugby pitch shooting some video, the answer would be “Oh, it’s the PA guy” if they didn’t know me by my real name already.
So… it is.

Simplicity goes a long way, hopefully. 🙂

A blog is born – The mandatory “first post”

A blog is born!

Welcome to thePAguy. where I, Gunnar Mattiasson (read more about me in the About section), will write about my work as  a performance analyst and numerous topics related to that role. For instance, processes, technology, coaching, leadership and so on. Occasionally I’ll have guest writers who will contribute with articles on topics they’ve specialized in.
Together we shall try to clarify what we do, why it’s important and how we do it.
Hopefully you’ll be able to pick up some tips or tricks, get inspired or at least find an article where you want to share your point of view with the rest of us by commenting.

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