FA Wales expand use of MyTPE and MyTPA following Euro 2016
In our blog released on Monday, we showed how the Scottish Rugby Union are using MyTPE and MyTPA across multiple teams in their organisation at different levels of performance. Today, we are very pleased to announce how the Football Association of Wales (FAW) are also doing the same!
The National Squad first started using MyTPE and MyTPA back in April, in the lead up to their very successful Euro 2016 campaign. Wales topped Group B with 6 points, then beat Northern Ireland and Belgium to make it all the way to the semi-finals, where they played eventual Euro 2016 winners Portugal. We proudly supported the Welsh team throughout this period and were very glad that the team enjoyed using our solutions to help their analysis and review processes.
Since that time, the FAW have expanded their solution with a larger storage amount so that multiple teams in the organisation can benefit from using both MyTPE and MyTPA. These are the different teams that are using the powerful online file sharing, communication and analysis platforms:
- National Squad
- U21 Squad
- U19 Squad
- U17 Squad
- Boys’ Development Squad
- Women’s National Squad
- Women’s U19 Squad
- Girls’ U17 Squad
- Girls’ Development Squad
- Futsal Squad
- Deaf Futsal Squad
- U19 LD Squad
Esther Wills is the Head of Performance Analysis at the FAW and has kindly provided this description of how MyTPE and MyTPA are used throughout the organisation:
The FAW invested in MyTPE to use with the National Squad at Euro 2016. The system itself is very easy to manage from an administrative point of view and the process for uploading and sharing content is simple and quick. Whilst we have a number of team and unit meetings with players when we are together with the squad, MyTPE allows us to share further analysis work with players for them to view and absorb in their own time.
Following the successful use of MyTPE at the Euros, we have now invested in the system across all of our National Squads, including men’s and women’s age group squads and our futsal squads. The buy in from players has been good and it has proved a useful tool for remotely communicating with coaches in the build up to squad camps. There are many aspects of the system which we have yet to fully utilise. The questionnaire and reports sections will be invaluable in the future on the Sports Science side (e.g. for players to complete daily wellness questionnaires) and due to the flexibility of these sections, there is unlimited potential for their use.
We have also invested in MyTPA, which we are now starting to use in particular to allow coaches to undertake coding before sharing video clips with individual players on MyTPE. It is also a good tool to use in conjunction with our Nacsport or SportsCode licences, to share the analyst’s game coding via the XML import function.
We have previously trialled a number of different online video-sharing platforms without finding a system that was truly appropriate to our needs. We are really pleased with our investment in MyTPE and MyTPA and look forward to utilising it to its full potential with all our squads across the coming seasons.
We would like to thank Esther for providing this great overview of how MyTPE and MyTPA are used within the FAW and of course, we also want to say thanks to the FAW for committing to using our online solutions!