Football Innovation Summit UK 2017 Agenda


TALENT IDENTIFICATION, RECRUITMENT STRATEGY, PLAYER DEVELOPMENT & DATA ANALYTICS

The Role of Technology And Data Analytics In Creating Effective Recruitment, Talent Identification and Player Development Programs

08.00 Registration, Tea & Coffee

08.50 Chair's Opening Remarks

'TALENT IDENTIFICATION' or 'TALENT SELECTION' HOW TO OPTIMISE LONG-TERM PLANNING IN TALENT IDENTIFICATION

09.00 Understanding How To Use Technology, Data Analysis Software And Player Evaluation Systems To Improve The Art of Talent Identification And Improve The Percentage of Players Graduating Into Senior Teams
Pascal Jansen, Academy Director, PSV Eindhoven

09.30 Question & Answer Session

09.40 Analysing How Performance Profiling Is Being Used To Determine A Player's 'Coach-ability', And Understand What Measures Can Implemented To Improve Their Capacity To Learn, Work-Rate And Future Success
Jan Van Loon, Head of Individual Player Development, Arsenal FC

10.10 Question & Answer Session

10.20 – 11.10 WORKSHOP 1 IN THE EMPIRE SUITE (FC BASEL)

10.20 "Improving Player's Tactical, Technical, Physical And Mental Development: A Holistic Approach to Implementing the Game Model at Different Levels."
Vitor Severino, First Team Assistant Coach, Rio Ave FC

10.50 Question & Answer Session

11.00 Morning Refreshments In The Networking Exhibition Area

PANEL DISCUSSION
11.30 Understanding The Player, Club & Agent Relationship & How It Can Create Positive Outcomes For All Parties
Mamadi Fofana, Football Agent & MD, Mansa Sports Management
David Seligman, Sports Lawyer, CM Solicitors
Tony Ashgar, Managing Director, Revolution Global Sports Consulting

12.00 Question & Answer Session

12.00 – 12.50 WORKSHOP 2 IN THE EMPIRE SUITE (KINDUCT TECHNOLOGIES)

12.10 Understanding The 'Socialisation Approach': How FC Barcelona Use Culture And Knowledge Management In Data Application To Improve Performance And Create A Smooth Transition Between Academy And First Team Football
Raul Pelaez, Director of Technology, FC Barcelona

12.40 Question & Answer Session

12.50 Lunch In The Networking Exhibition Area

13.50 Understanding How To Design Individualised Athlete Training Load Programs: Analysing The Technologies, Methodologies And Products That Improve Performance During High Physical Maturation Periods
Dr Russ Wrigley, Head of Academy Sports Science & Medicine, Blackburn Rovers FC

13.50 – 14.40 WORKSHOP 3 IN THE EMPIRE SUITE (GB BASKETBALL)

14.20 Question & Answer Session

14.30 Engaging The Professional Footballer In Functional Rehabilitation Using A Humanistic Approach To Mitigate Injury Frequency
Johnny Wilson, Head of Sports Medicine, Notts County FC

14.55 Question & Answer Session

15.00 The Importance Of Biomechanical Data In The Return to Play Process – Differences Between Performance Diagnostics and Objective Movement Screening
Christian Zantop, CEO and Scientific Head of the Functional Motion Laboratory Director, Return to Play

15.15 Question & Answer Session

15.20 Afternoon Refreshments In The Networking Exhibition Area

15.50 – 16.30 WORKSHOP 4 IN THE EMPIRE SUITE (NOTTS COUNTY FC)

15.50 How Cumulative And Cross Sport Data Application Can Enable Unique Player Specific Injury Profiles To Identify And Develop Specific Loading Programmes For Peak Performance
Dr Phil Wagner, CEO, Sparta Science

16.20 Question & Answer Session

16.30 Discussing The Role Of Technology And Data Application In Injury Profiling And Elite Performance Optimisation & Its Effectiveness In Enabling Bio-banding In Player Development
Kevin Paxton, Head of Academy Sport Science, Leicester City Football Club

16.50 Question & Answer Session

17.00 Chair's Closing Remarks

ELITE LEVEL CONDITIONING, LEADERSHIP, MENTAL RESILIENCE, PLAYER DEVELOPMENT & DATA ANALYTICS

Exploring The Most Effective Cross-Sport Technological, Coaching & Psychological Solutions To Improve Athlete Development, Leadership & Performance Under Pressure 

08.00 Registration, Tea & Coffee

08.30 Chair’s Opening Remarks

08.40 An Elite Approach To Academy Player Development: The Importance Of Technical, Physical & Psychological Development In Consistently Developing Highly Skilled And Qualified Footballers
Mark Allen, Academy Director, Manchester City FC

09.10 Question & Answer Session

09.20 – 10.10 WORKSHOP 5 IN THE EMPIRE SUITE (SCOTLAND RUGBY)

CASE STUDY
09.20 How The WBA Academy Effectively Applies And Integrates Advanced Technologies Into Coaching And Development Structures To Improve The Percentage Of Players Winning Senior Contracts
Matthew Layton, Academy Operations & Youth Development Manager, West Bromwich Albion

09.50 Questions & Answer Session

10.00 Understanding & Applying Specialist Recovery Strategies To Maximise Performance In Elite Football: How a 360" degree approach to diet, nutrition, sleep and wellness creates a foundation for elite performance and innovation
Julien Louis, Senior Lecturer in Applied Nutrition, Liverpool John Moores University

10.20 Question & Answer Session

10.30 Introduction to Zimmer MedizinSysteme, the German leader in physical therapy
Rainer Bolsinger, Sales Manager icelab -110 °C, Zimmer MedizinSysteme

10.30 Morning Refreshments In The Networking Exhibition Area Hosted by Zimmer MedizinSysteme

11.00 Redesigning The Talent Pathway: Innovative Approaches To Talent Identification, Performance Pathways & Education Links To Maximise The Numbers And Quality Of Athletes Playing Elite Senior Women's Football
Kay Cossington, England Women Talent Manager & National Coach, The FA

11.30 Question & Answer Session

PANEL DISCUSSION
11.40 The Science Of Football Scouting: How The Increasing Use Of Data, Statistics And Data Video Analysis Can Be Used To Gain An Objective Understanding Of Technical, Mental And Physical Potential
Jordan McCann, Head of Academy Coaching, Luton Town
Danny Dolan, Head of Academy Recruitment, Watford FC
Alastair Watson, Vice President, Keiser
Kay Cossington, England Women Talent Manager & National Coach, The FA

12.05 Introduction to Keiser UK
Alastair Watson, Vice President, Keiser

12.10 Lunch In The Networking Exhibition Area

13.10 – 14.00 WORKSHOP 6 IN THE EMPIRE SUITE (VELAMED SCIENCE IN MOTION)

13.10 Identifying Some Of The Biggest Talent Development Challenges In Rugby Union And How These Are Being Overcome To Create Positive Pathways Into The Senior Game
Russell Earnshaw, International Performance Coach, Rugby Football Union

13.40 Question & Answer Session

13.50 Recognising Some Of The Key Focus Areas In Player Observation To Enable Effective Profiling And Pathway Development
Nick Levett, Talent Identification Manager, The FA

14.20 Question & Answer Session

14.30 Afternoon Refreshments In The Networking Exhibition Area

15.00 How To Identify And Develop A Winning Mentality And Mental Toughness To Increase Productivity Of Players Transitioning Into The First Team Environment
Gareth Jennings, Academy Director, Stoke City

15.30 Question & Answer Session

PANEL DISCUSSION
15.40 Defining & Implementing A “Success” Culture – How To Ensure Player Development Continues Into Senior Football In A Culture Defined Through On-Field Success And Not Lifestyle
Gareth Jennings, Academy Director, Stoke City
Russell Earnshaw, International Performance Coach, Rugby Football Union
Nick Levett, Talent Identification Manager, The FA
Tony Ashgar, Managing Director, Revolution Global Sports Consulting

16.10 Question & Answer Session

16.20 Chair’s Closing Remarks

End of Conference

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