MSc Sports Performance Analysis with funded Premier League Work Placement
We have two full-time places on the MSc Sports Performance Analysis programme at the University of Chichester, involving a funded full time work placement within a Premier League football club (Tottenham Hotspur FC).
Closing date for applications: Monday 15th April 2019
Interview date: end of April/beginning of May 2019
Work Placement dates: July 2019 - June 2020
MSc course dates: September 2019 - August 2020
The MSc Sports Performance Analysis programme of study is designed for graduates seeking to develop specialist knowledge in Sports Performance Analysis. The MSc Sports Performance Analysis programme is carefully aligned to employer needs and aims to provide the knowledge, skills and experience to successfully pursue a career in the area of Sports Performance Analysis. The processes and theories underpinning performance analysis are explored, together with key practical competencies, all delivered in conjunction with a dedicated, intensive work placement offering invaluable industry relevant experience. The course benefits from innovative assessments, excellent staff support, strong emphasis on theory to practice, and provision of a Macbook with SportsCode Elite (Review) for the duration of studies. The academic, personal and professional development opportunities afforded by this programme have yielded exceptional graduate employability.
Course tuition fees: GBP 7040 (University of Chichester alumni are eligible for a 15% discount). Full fee information can be found using: https://www.chi.ac.uk/study-us/fees-finance/tuition-fees
The work placement will take place at a Premier League football club (Tottenham Hotspur FC). The two successful candidates will each receive GBP 700 per calendar month for the duration of the placement.
Performance Analysis Work Placement
The role runs alongside the studies of an MSc in Sports Performance Analysis, University of Chichester, and is under the guidance of the Head of Performance Analysis, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. This is a broad role rotating across all aspects of the department from a first team to academy and covering both match and training analysis.
MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITLIES
To ensure all first team training sessions are recorded to meet the needs of the Performance Analysis department and First Team Coaching staff
Support the production of post match reports of all THFC games in line with the club''s Performance Analysis philosophy
Update statistical databases post game for trend analysis
Help update video databases for things like Premier League goals and set pieces
Support First Team Performance Analysts with pre match analysis protocols
Update training databases and logs post each session
Assist with U23 and U18 match day analysis protocols
Film matches and training sessions across varying age groups within the academy
Code and edit match footage post game across various age groups
Edit video post game, on players or on coaching / development themes
Help produce content for classroom sessions and team de-briefs
Keep up to date video databases in line with academy philosophy to be presented as best practice examples
Ensure the upkeep of all filming and video capture equipment
Attend Performance Analysis department meetings and in-service events
Any ad hoc duties as requested by Management.
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
* A high level of football knowledge and professional experience
* Experience of filming football matches
* IT Literate - has very good IT skills/ video-editing skills
* Able to learn new technology quickly
* Creative presentation skills
* Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills and experience
* Knowledge of SportsCode, OPTA, Tracab and Wyscout
* Numbers and Keynote skills and experience
* Experience with video editing programs such as Final Cut
* Drive and enthusiasm to balance a full time MSc degree with a full time work placement within professional football
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (team, coach and player interaction)
* Good Team player
* Excellent written skills
* Proactive attitude within the role
* Highly organised and able to manage multiple tasks
* Quality Focus - takes responsibility for ensuring a high quality of work
* Drive and Energy - demonstrates enthusiasm and is personally committed to achieving objectives set
* Self Development - is receptive to feedback about own behaviour, strengths and areas for improvement
How to Apply
This opportunity is ideally suited to those wishing to undertake postgraduate study in Sports Performance Analysis whilst also undertaking an intensive, funded work placement within a Premiership football club.
Informal enquiries/questions should be sent to Dr. Matt Robins (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Lecturer in Sports Performance Analysis, University of Chichester.
To formally apply, please submit a CV (2 pages maximum) and Cover Letter (2 pages maximum) to HR@chi.ac.uk, with the email subject "MSc Sports Performance Analysis_Tottenham Hotspur FC". Please name your files SURNAME_CV and SURNAME_Cover Letter. Your cover letter should specifically outline how your knowledge, skills and experience make you suitable for; postgraduate study, and, for a work placement within a Premiership football club.