Wearable devices provide detailed data on players’ physical and technical performance. They’re essential to the work of sports scientists, and they play an important role in performance analysis too.
Based on the experience of an MLS analyst with a background in delivering wearable technology solutions to clubs, this module sets our best practice for working with these key devices. We look in detail at GPS vests, smart belts and foot-mounted sensors, and find out how to work with the data these devices capture.
This module is CPD accredited.
This model is part of a Level 2 Qualification
This Course Includes:
The information you’ll learn in this module was provided by an experienced MLS analyst with a background in delivering wearable solutions to clubs and football associations. You can visit our Experts page to see a selection of the analysts who have contributed to our courses.
Our expert analyst worked closely with the content team to create a fully-interactive course based on his expertise. Our content team are not only football fans: we have years of experience in creating digital learning for football professionals.
This module is suitable for anyone who wants to understand how wearable devices can be used to maximum effect in football. You might be an early-career performance analyst looking to get the most out of key tools, or a student preparing for your first job or placement. The module would also be very useful for anyone thinking about a career in sports science.
This module is not the ideal starting point if you’re new to performance analysis. Our Level 1 Foundation in Performance Analysis is a better starting point if you want to find out what the discipline involves and how it’s used in elite football. However, if you’re completely new to data in football, the best place to start is the Level 1 Introduction to Analysis in Football course.
Are you ready to learn how to work with wearables?
Once you’ve chosen your course, you’ll be taken to a web page where you can get started. You can take the course entirely in your browser. It’s made up of text pages with images, animations, interactive exercises and a final questionnaire. Audio narration will guide you through.
You can complete the course at your own pace. It’s yours for life, so you can revisit it whenever you want.
You can take the course entirely in your browser. You don’t need any other materials, but you might want to take notes on paper or on another device.
Our courses contain a lot of detail and hands-on interaction. This makes them difficult to use effectively on a phone or tablet. We recommend using your laptop or PC, with the largest screen you have access to.
We have done everything we can to make our courses accessible to those with visual, auditory and cognitive challenges. Please get in touch if we can support your learning in any way.
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