Last week, we virtually welcomed Jake Philips from Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. Jake gave an insightful seminar on the use of video analysis in a professional sporting environment, showing us how his job works and explaining the equipment that he uses and how this benefits the players that he works with.
Jake plays a key role in allowing players to take a critical look at their performance to improve skills and prevent injury. Recording a player’s performance allows you to catch small details and techniques that are often missed when watching a live match. This also shows the players what they have done in the game and gives them their personal stats. Jake will also get personal information on the clubs that they will be facing in the next game, analysing how they play and what can be expected from them. After the presentation, we had an opportunity to have a Q&A asking questions about the speaker’s past experiences and going into more detail on certain aspects of the technology that Jake uses. Jake generously shared his experiences and his thoughts and opinions on what video analysis is like and what routes to take if we want to pursue video analysis as a career choice.
- Alastair (Lower Sixth)