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Steven McDonnell Keynote - Performance Analysis: more than 'a sporting chance'


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Steven McDonnell Keynote - Performance Analysis: more than 'a sporting chance'

  1. 1. Role of Performance Analysis The Players view
  2. 2. Role of Performance AnalysisHow important is it for players• Understanding your performance• Motivation• Pen & Paper data - players dismiss the information too easy• The video doesn’t lie• Team meetings• One to one coaching points with a coach and a player
  3. 3. Role of Performance AnalysisThe coaches role in delivering feedback on players performances• The delivery of feedback on your performance from your coach• Benefits of video analysis – motivational video clips to watch before games• Seeing is believing - Highlights areas of weaknesses to improve on in training
  4. 4. Coaching and Management The difference
  5. 5. Coaching & Management• Together – They must identify a system/gameplan that will suit their squad.• Manager• Keep control and organize everything/everyone• Man management of 30-40 different personalities• Create a clear vision of where he see’s his team going• Communicate his plans• Team bond. Togetherness.• Coach• Arrange training sessions that corresponds with the gameplan• Explain every drill in full and why they are doing it• Goalkeepers, Defenders, Midfielders, Forward drills• Ballwork
  6. 6. DefendersWhat type of defender I liked to mark and what type I did not
  7. 7. Ryan McMenamin
  8. 8. Michael McCarthy
  9. 9. Karl Lacey
  10. 10. Defenders – Good & Not so goodFirst 5 minutes will tell you what you need to know about the guy you are on.• A defender that stays on his feet• Don’t commit to the tackle too soon – Timing, Near hand• Marking tight and in your face constantly• Talking to your opponent• Fast player and good reader of the game• Strong upper body• Aware of where the danger is - Needless fouling
  11. 11. Forward PlayDecision making in front of goals and movement
  12. 12. Attacking play• Being decisive in front of goals is the key• Making yourself available – 5 to 6 runs• Creating space• Ball winning ability• Simple options – Fisted point• Awareness of team-mates• 1st thought always correct• Ruthless when opportunity presents itself• Quick hands – Peter Canavan & Kieran Donaghy
  13. 13. Set PlaysSideline, Free, Throw ball, Kickouts, etc
  14. 14. Set plays• Dedicating time at every session involving all playing members• Players knowing where and what they should be doing• Other sports – Rugby, Soccer, AFL, American Football• Realizing the importance of the set play• Retaining possession – Encourage the kick• Top teams do it• Winning and losing of most matches
  15. 15. Target Setting My experiences from training,International Rules, County and Club
  16. 16. Setting your goals• What’s the difference between training goals & match day goals?• Movement• Discipline• Weaker side• Tracking back• Covering space• Blocking• Shooting• Team-player• Catching• Communication
  17. 17. WinningWhat it takes.
  18. 18. Winning• Having a clear vision as set by the manager and the player• Game-plan• Team• Commit to improve – Extra sessions• Confidentiality• Self belief• Positivity• Knowledge of opponents• No obstacles• Tunnel Vision