Why a Blog About Data in Sport Science?

Hi, thanks for visiting the blog while it’s still in its infancy. First, a little about me and my plan for the blog:

  • Background in strength and conditioning with a heavier focus on applied sport science recently.
  • Worked in both football (soccer for those across the pond) and rugby at all levels from grassroots upto senior professionals in varying roles mainly around sport science.
  • Recently leaning towards data analytics as a new interest and wanted to start up a blog to help those, like myself, starting out in data analysis but may not have the knowledge to produce everything you want.
  • The majority of this will take place through software with no cost involved for a simple reasons.
    • Everyone who reads this blog will have access to them.
  • Further down the line we may bring in more specialised analytical softwares which have a cost, however this will only occur when it is the only solution or a significant advantage to do so.
  • We will start slowly in Excel, along with Power Query or Power Pivot, and build from there.
  • R will feature once Excel basics are covered and then we can start to combine softwares to streamline our processes.
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Starting from the next post we will cover the steps you might take if you arrived in a job and there was no data collection or analysis happening previously.

Thats it in a nutshell, hope you enjoy the journey and I look forward to learning along with you!

PS – Anything I post about here is by no means the only way or even the best way of doing any of this, simply ways I have found useful and ones that work!

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