This module will allow students to understand the application of Big Data to sports performance. The role of data analytics in modern high-performance sports in injury risk mitigation, performance and athlete welfare enhancement. The module will discuss how Big Data should be used in a real-world context, how it can assist in decision making and how it can improve the efficiency of data management procedures. Students will also be introduced to the main responsibilities of the Head of High Performance in relation to data collection management, storage and analysis.
module will address the most effective strategies to improve the likelihood of young athletes developing into high performance team-sport athletes. Important concepts like “maturation”, “early specialisation” or “talent identification” will be discussed in detail. Furthermore, this module will explain how the Head of High Performance can: 1) assist in the integration of the different departments with the goal of optimising the long-term athletic development pathway of young players; and 2) help shape a club’s identity and culture, where all people involved understand their role toward the long-term goals of the organisation and its athletes.