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
CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS
10 MINUTES


SESSION 1
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
SPEAKER: TBC
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 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
LiveTracking: Building a real-time analytics infrastructure to impact in-game decisions

● How live analytics assists coaches' decision-making during & post-gam
● Visualisation of live data improves players' understanding & compliance to practitioners' strategies
● Real-time infrastructure requires cross-departmental project management & process implementation
Alex Kleyn, Lead Data Scientist, Southampton
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 4 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
Duncan Locke, RFU/Insight Analysis,
Nick Roberts, Red Bull F1,
Andrew Meredith, Analysis Operations Manager, Manchester United
CHAIR:Arjav Trivadi, Lead Data Scientist, Arsenal
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 5 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
Alex Kleyn, Lead Data Scientist, Southampton
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A


SESSION 6: 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
Fred Lipka, Technical Director for Youth Development, MLS
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 7: 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 8 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
Matt Allen Head of Academy Physical Development Tottenham
Ben Bradley Head of Academy Sports Science Bournemouth
Nick Irwin Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine West Brom
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 9 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 10 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
Huw Jennings Academy Director Fulham,
Mike Smith, Head of Coaching, Fulham
Jan van Loon, Head Coach, FC Utrecht
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

17.50
CHAIR’S 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, Research Scientist, Orreco (USWNT/Chelsea Women)
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
● Understanding the brain’s role in elite sport and how we can quantify it
● 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, AFC Bournemouth
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 4 - PRESENTATION
Inter Milan’s Grassroots Model for developing U9-14 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
Paolo Migliavacca,Technical Director U12-U14, Inter Milan
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 5 - KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Benfica’s Academy: pillars for a successful and sustainable talent development model

● Investment on Youth Talent ID as a key starting point
● Promoting an effective multidisciplinary methodology focused on the individual
● Matching the competition towards players’ development needs and building opportunities into professional football
Pedro Marques, Technical Director, SL Benfica
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 6 - PRESENTATION
How the ECB use long-term research insight to train scouts and inform player development

● Developing a research framework which aligns with the wider performance strategy.
● Applying advanced analytics to identify and model the 'game-changing' factors.
● Profiling pathway players against the benchmarked indicators of potential.
● Spotting and developing future potential - guidance on 'what to look for' and 'what to do'.
Ben Jones, Consultant 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) injury

● Early reconstruction vs exercise therapy vs delayed reconstruction
● Recommendations for rehabilitation and return to sport after ACL injury
● Which athletes are most at risk of a poor outcome after ACL injury, and what can be done to reduce this risk?
Dr Stephanie Filbay, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A


SESSION 7 PRESENTATION
CONSTRUCTING A FRAMEWORK FOR RETURN TO SPORT IN ELITE FOOTBALL
Mark Taberner, Former Head of Rehabilitation, Everton
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
David Webb, Sporting Director, Huddersfield
Rob McKenzie, Head of Recruitment, OH Leuvren
Mark Cartwirght, Former Technical Director, Stoke City
30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

SESSION 9 - PANEL DISCUSSION
Loan management: The importance of inter-club relationships and understanding a player’s 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
Matt Miller, Lead Psychologist Norwich
Guy Branston, Loan Manager Leicester
Seyi Olofinjana Player Loan and Pathways Manager Wolves
David Webb, Sporting Director, Huddersfield
CHAIR: Gareth Jenning, Head of Technical Leadership Programmes
FIFA
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
Jan van Loon Head Coach, FC Utrecht
Pedro Marques Technical Director, Benfica
Gareth Jenning, Head of Technical Leadership Programmes
FIFA


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