Football Innovation Summit 2020 Agenda

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BIG DATA: FILTERING THE NOISE TO INFORM BEST PRACTICE IN PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS, TALENT ID, DEVELOPMENT AND INJURY RISK MANAGEMENT

8.00 Registration Opens - Tea and Coffee Served

8.50
CHAIRíS OPENING REMARKS
10 MINUTE

FIRESIDE CHAT with a first-team manager/head coach
● Creating an elite performance environment, how leaders create buy-in and buy into you
● Approaches to data, recruitment, developing talent and creating player pathways
● Managing player loads and balancing injury risk with the need to win

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 2 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Evolution of technology and how it can bring competitive advantage to clubs of all sizes
● Overview of past, present and future developments of technology in football
● Integrating technology to allow knowledge to flow through and remain in your club
● How we identify, monitor and develop talent through technology

Daniel Stenz Technical Director, Shandong Luneng Taishan FC
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A


SESSION 3 PANEL DISCUSSION
Focus on live analysis: How do other sports do it
● Analysts from multi-sports share experiences and influences shaping their live operations
● Strategies and objectives of live analysis, use of technology, communication, dashboards
● How technical and tactical staff merge to learn from each other and develop together

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A


SESSION 4 PRESENTATION
Modelling first-team play to create a club-wide philosophy
● Identifying key metrics to contextualise a playing philosophy
● Importance of developing the analyst/coach relationship
● Delivering actionable data across multi-disciplines
SPEAKER: Alex Kleyn - Southampton Lead Data Scientist
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A


SESSION 5
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
How the MLS uses player performance data to support player and coach development
● Setting and achieving goals for coaching practices
● Identifying key measures of performance
● Relating the data back to evaluate coaching goals
SPEAKER: Fred Lipka - MLS Technical Director for Youth Development
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A



SESSION 6
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
The art of coaching: How Olympique Lyon take talented teenagers and develop them into first-team players
● Creating a challenging and supportive culture that promotes youth
● Preparing players for the demands of senior football
● Developing mental skills alongside technical, tactical and physical attributes
Jean-Francois Vulliez Academy Director, Olympique Lyon

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 7 PANEL DISCUSSION
Now we understand the influence of PHV, how to implement actionable plans from the numbers
● Focus on what can be done rather than what should be avoided
● Integrating monitoring strategies across multi-disciplinary teams
● Innovative solutions for supporting player development through their PHV

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 8 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The importance of effective learning teams
● Creating an environment and processes for knowledge sharing
● Building in context to data to make it actionable for coaching staff
● Making the most of technology to deliver actionable insights

Andrew Meredith - Analysis Operations Manager, Manchester United
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 9 PANEL DISCUSSION
How can club/academy structures evolve to maximise the potential of players and skills of backroom staff and coaches
● Methodologies that develop coaches as well as players
● Identifying specialist roles that will benefit player development
● Key attributes required to be a successful development coach

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

17.50 CHAIRíS CLOSING REMARKS
10 MINUTES

18.00 DRINKS RECEPTION AND NETWORKING

INDIVIDUALISED APPROACH TO PLAYER INSIGHTS, DEVELOPMENT, PERFORMANCE AND WELLBEING

SESSION 1 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Building better player development strategies through understanding female physiology and the effects of menstruation on elite level athletes
● Understanding and managing the different phases of the menstrual cycle
● Tracking menstrual cycles to individualise training programs
● Understanding female physiology to create beneficial exercises and drills
Georgie Bruinvels, USWNT/Chelsea Women, Orreco
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 2 PRESENTATION
Talent ID, player development and wellbeing: How neuroperformance measures, tracks and optimises players' cognitive skills
● Baseline testing and development of cognitive states and capacities
● Measure visual process, creativity, reaction time, learning speed
● Pre-game/half-time routines to increase focus and concentration levels
Tom Nugent, Vice-President Elite Performance, Platypusneuro
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 3 PRESENTATION
Utilising genetic profiling to enhance individual player development programmes
● Ethics and developments in genetic testing
● How understanding muscle types can better inform evaluation of player development
● Discovering and testing genetic markers in sprint performance
Bruce Suraci Head of Academy Coaching and Development, Bournemouth
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 4 - PRESENTATION
Inter Milanís Grassroots Model for developing U12-14 players
● Creating a nationwide grassroots model for player development
● Maintaining quality and level of technical know-how across key pillars
● Defining the role of coaches and setting targets
SPEAKER: Paolo Migliavacca - Technical Director U12-U14, Inter Milan
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 5 - KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Understanding the nature of millennials to develop and progress the influential players of tomorrow
● Philosophy for identifying and developing individual talent
● New challenges to keep players and benefit from their development
● Importance of identifying playersí needs to create appropriate pathways
Pedro MarquesTechnical Director Youth Football, Benfica
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 6 - PRESENTATION
How the ECB use longitudinal studies on player insights to train their scouts
● Using machine learning analysis to identify Ďgame changingí factors
● Produce and implement an integrated model of talent identification
● Methods to profile young players against benchmarked indicators
Ben Jones, Performance Pathway Scientist, ECB
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 7 PRESENTATION
Evidence-based recommendations for the management of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture
● Early reconstruction vs exercise therapy vs delayed reconstruction
● Exercises for treatment/delayed reconstruction of acute ACL injury
● Structured rehabilitation for acute ACL injury
Dr Steph Filbay, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 8 - PANEL DISCUSSION
Position specific scouting: the use of data and scouting network to identify talent
● Identifying key metrics to understand your clubs needs and to find and evaluate targets
● Scouting network structures and hierarchies in decision making process
● Identifying and developing specialist scouts

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 9 - PANEL DISCUSSION
Loan management: The importance of club partnerships and understanding a playerís individual needs when arranging loan moves
● Building a multi-disciplinary team to support players on loan
● Key elements of creating successful inter-club partnerships
● Evaluating the four corners to produce and monitor individual loan goals
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 10 - PANEL DISCUSSION
Future Concerns: Managing players as outside influences increase
● Influence of agents, family, entourages and technology
● Growing trend of personal coaches and effect on load management
● Adapting coaching methods to meet cultural shifts
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A


17.00 CHAIRíS CLOSING REMARKS
10 MINUTES

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