A brilliant insight to how Owen Coyle from Co2 Sports Management and The England Amputee Football Association use data to drive high performance.
Players Individual Plans
The staffing team at The England Amputee Football Association National Team work very closely with one another to create a strong multidisciplinary team, they most important aspect within this is the communication levels between the various departments.
We implement individual SMARTER targets based around performance within a number of key areas of performance including: Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological. The players individual targets will create the framework within their bespoke performance programme which feeds into the wider unit and team objectives/themes of work.
The data which is collected comes in a variety of ways from analytical date from training/games provided by our technical analysts covering in-game statistics but also; player self-reflection performance report, coaches performance reports, performance psychologists report and physical data which collected by our sports science team.
The data collected across all departments helps gain a better understanding of how to create/adapt our ingame strategies so ensure tactical fluency with all players and staff having a good knowledge to implement the adaptation in the moment, particularly under pressure.
We work closely with our technical analysts and psychology performance team around how players can implement these strategies during major tournaments and fixtures without hesitation.
The data collected to support with this is vast and gives us a good insight to our players knowledge and aids the coaching team particularly to support with the effective messaging to ensure the team are able to follow the game-plan against a wide range of opposition and styles.
Impact On Coaches
The data which we collect on an individual, unit and team level supports the delivery within our sessions. We have a different approach to the traditional ‘four corner model’ in which we prioritise psychology within all of our sessions accompanied by one of the other three traditional focuses; technical, tactical or physical.
Stats relating to positives and areas to improve around the theme of work. Opposition stats and data where appropriate.
Performance psychology – Individual SMARTER target data to ‘bullseye’ specific individual players and also data around team areas to improve such as communication, interpersonal confidence or re-focusing.
Sports science team – Data relating to load, heart rate and distance.
Medical team – Player injuries relating to load/deload
The detail within all of this can be vast on a collective and individual basis, but is important for our coaches to gain a good knowledge of each area to deliver a high performance session which in turn improves our individuals, units and the overall team.