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Examples Of Information Feedback

We’ve just reviewed a lot of information about feeding back information to players. This can be conversational, video based or even statistical. It can also be weekly, after each game, blocks of games or at the end of a full season or longer period.

We’re going to look now at examples of what this might look like as you’ve been tracking performances either on your own, or by having the player involved in this process.


Single Game Feedback

We’ve seen this image already, but now we have more context around it. Here’s some example feedback sheets given to Jamie Vardy after each game by the analysis staff at Leicester City.

These are now common place in professional football at the senior and academy level. As youth & amateur coaches become more technical and analysis-educated, we’re beginning to see them appear in this space, too.


Head over to the Resources module and download the Example Trend Tracking excel sheet we’ve provided as a guide. If you’d like, once you’ve read the rest of this module, you can repeat the task we completed on Patrick Bamford to track his shooting patterns.

Multi-Game Blocks

This next image is taken from the example excel sheet we’ve provided in the Resources module. In any single game, certain targets might not be achieved, and even the world’s very best players don’t have their best game every single week.

There’s of course still a lot of value that can be found in reviewing either a positive, negative or average a single game performance with a player as we looked at in the last module.

What’s also common is for benchmarking of performances to occur over a block of games, which allows for outlier performances. Think back to the Patrick Bamford example in the Reviewing Targets module where we looked at his Premier League shooting data. If he was below par in 5 of the last 6 games, but had one excellent performance, we’d probably still be concerned about the larger trend.

There’s different ways to display information to our players, but for this example, we’ve used a ‘tick and cross’ system for success or failure. Some coaches and players may prefer a traffic light green/red/yellow, or a number of other ways to indicate targets being achieved or not.

What’s most important is we can use this information to begin to identify trends in one of our key areas already identified over a number of games.

Season-Long Evaluation

And finally, season-long performance tracking, which is an extension of the sheet above. Thinking back to our task on Patrick Bamford in the module on Reviewing Targets, we can begin to see how using this information can quickly and easily highlight areas of concern in performance, or when it’s trending in a positive direction.

If you have any comments on this module, please add them below. Do you think you’d use something like this with your player? What possible benefit could it bring?

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