Online performance analysis course

Course Purpose

Performance Analysis is a specialist discipline aimed at modelling and measuring performance across all areas of activity. A discipline based on the development of a systematic, competitive intelligence process to quantify and enhance performance.

This online sports performance analysis course is not meant to be the authoritative manual on performance analysis, but provide you with the knowledge and skills to develop a performance analysis process into your coaching. The content is a work based structure, with all assignment activities and assessments mimicking the challenges and types of activities undertaken in the real world role of a sports performance analyst. You will be required to monitor teams and individuals and analyse performance before presenting your results.

The curriculum will enable you to create a relevant model to measure the demands of your sport, set realistic standards and targets to provide an evidence-based roadmap towards performance improvement.


“Very informative and enjoyable course, look forward to completing it and then working towards the level 5”

Josh Parr. Performance Analyst, Wigan Warriors & Scotland International RFL


Mike Phelan UCFB


Who is it for?

Our Applied Performance Analysis Techniques in Sports Coaching course is designed for individuals seeking to develop knowledge across the continually growing components of Sports Performance Analysis. Within the past decade, there has been a marked growth in sports performance analysis. This course is aimed at coaches, conditioning professionals, physical education teachers etc. looking to introduce these practices into their coaching process. The course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and a vast range of resources to utilise in the field.


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What will you get?

You will get lifetime access to interactive lectures where we will reinforce the theory and demonstrate applied principles and techniques for field-based practice, along with a wide range of research and additional theoretical underpinning knowledge.

You will receive copies of some current in use resources and while you may never use them in the current format, the course combined with your own experience will give you the skills and confidence to make effective changes to meet your coaching and athlete’s specific needs.

You will be challenged to complete a range of case study performance analysis assignments to demonstrate proficiency in your new skills.


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What will the course cover?

  • Introduction to Performance Analysis

  • Hand notation, video technology and wearables.

  • Measure of Success

  • KPI’s – From Aspirations to Setting Realistic Targets and Standards

  • Principles of Sport in Context of Performance Analysis

  • Practical Video Analysis using Nacsport Software

  • Applied Technical (Skill) Analysis

  • Tools for Biomechanical Analysis

  • Research, Evidence-Based Practice

  • Applied Tactical Analysis

  • Synergetic Process Design to Understand ‘Whole’ Performance

  • Physiology, Training Loads and Analysis

  • Relationships between performance, training loads and injuries on a budget

  • Wearable technology – an insight to advanced data sets

  • Basic Excel Skills to create data models

Online Performance Analysis Course

Course content and assignments are mapped to BTEC Unit 19 – Analysis of Sport Performance and Cambridge Technical Level 3 Sport And Physical Activity Unit 5 – Performance analysis in sport and exercise. Course content also maps to units in biomechanics, fitness testing and profiling.

In order to gain the full Endorsed Certificate, students must successfully complete all assignments on the course. There are 5 deadline dates throughout the year to submit your assignments for summative assessment.


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