England Netball’s performance team has launched a new Performance Analysis Development Programme, which aims to improve the quality of content captured by a Performance Analyst at each netball game.
A Performance Analyst is primarily responsible for capturing footage of training and competitions, from this statistical reports can be produced from a game and these statistics can be used to improve player performance and analyse the performance of the opposition.
As part of the Development Programme, all Netball Premier League (NPL) Teams have loaned a Performance Analyst kit directly from England Netball, including a camera, tripod and memory card to ensure an improved quality of game footage.
The Development Programme kicked off with a successful webinar, which focused on teaching Performance Analysts how games are filmed and coded throughout the league via Sportscode so that standards can continue to be improved. In addition to this, the webinar provided an excellent opportunity to share and learn from each other’s experiences as each participant came from a different background and had different levels of experience.
Emma Shaw, Wasps Netball Performance Analyst, said: “The webinar was a well-run and helpful session to understand the use of Sportscode within England Netball. Being able to have this session gave me more depth and understanding of the role of a Performance Analyst and what would be needed from me for the coming season.
“It allowed the Performance Analysts to connect and know that if there is an issue we could go to each other and ask for help. We can become a huge team that can work together to make it a success within our individual teams and as one.”
Pippa Baldrey, England Netball Pathway Performance Analyst, said: “The webinar was a great start to our Performance Analysis Development Programme, which has been introduced to improve the filming standards of our Analysts and allow them to use a simple code window for the next season.
“There was also time during the webinar for an in depth discussion about the role of a Performance Analyst as well as the ability to share learning experiences with each other.
“It is essential that we start increasing the quality assurance of a Performance Analyst within the pathway competitions for everyone, so launching this Development Programme was key in this progress. We are looking forward to seeing the progression of our Analysts and to hopefully running more successful Development Programmes in the future.”