Analysing the Director of Analytics

In his fourth column of a series for Training Ground Guru, David Slemen explains why for any club with ambition to learn something new, the Director of Analytics is a “non-negotiable” role.

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Feeling Inspiring by Peers

“In our world ‘multi and interdisciplinary teams’ are mentioned many times a day, and yet it’s amazing how siloed people can feel without peers in the same role to share their thoughts and challenges with. Which is why it is so important that bodies like The Football Association bring together those in similar roles…”, by David Slemen.

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Recruiting 8 Year Olds?

“As a panelist for The Football Association’s Level 4 in Talent Management, Strategy and Leadership final assessments, I have spent two days with Rick Parry, Alun Powell, Matt Richardson and Phil Church discussing a very different type of recruitment…”, by Anna Edwards.

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Baroness Sue Campbell: A Case-Study in Leadership

The Telegraph’s article about Baroness Sue Campbell stood out for me after the work we did together to find the England Women’s Senior Head Coach at the beginning of last year.  Because in this job it is so easy to spend time discussing an idealised view of leadership. But so much harder to come across a live example of that leader…”, by David Slemen.

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The Art and Science of Head Coach Recruitment – by 21st Club

“Hiring managers in football should be one of the easiest recruitment tasks in the world. Whereas organisations in finance or law rarely get the chance to obtain a full view on prospective candidates, football coaches operate in a highly visible space with very clear performance outcomes, and therefore allow prospective employers to gain a near-complete understanding of their ability and suitability…”, by 21st Club.

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The Importance of Trust in Your Intuition and Understanding Results

“Working on a head coach appointment over the past few weeks I have watched the subtle dance between the objective and subjective in a way that has re-framed my view of the role of data in our game…”, by David Slemen.

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The Highlights 2019 Edition #2

The Highlights is a regular publication sent out to the Elite Performance Partners audience. It features our news and observations, partner information and valuable sports sector insights.

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The Highlights 2019: Edition #1

The Highlights is a regular publication sent out to the Elite Performance Partners audience. It features our news and observations, partner information and valuable sports sector insights.

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