Welcome to the
8th International Workshop and Conference
International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS)
Main topics: Performance Analysis, Data Analytics, Technology in Sport Coaching
„Technology meets Practice and Science”
11 – 13 September 2019
A SPORT SCIENTIFIC HUB EVENT TO SHOW:
How performance analysts, coaches and software development companies should interact/cooperate with each other.
Seminars for Elite Coaches and Athletes (Team and Individual Sports)
Exhibition and Introduction of Commercial Software Companies
Faculty of Kineziology Zagreb, Croatia
Pablo Perez Aleixandre
Analyst of Valencia Football Club
Vice Rector of University of Physical Education, Budapest
Heather Cameron Whytock
Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University United Kingdom
Søren Bjerg Jensen
HUDL, FC Midtjylland Denmark
MAG. RICHARD HAUER
University of Vienna, Austria
PhD Student, IDLab, Ghent University, Belgium
PhD Candidate, University of Peloponnese, Greece
PhD student, University of Chester Lecturer, St Mary’s University Twickenham, United Kingdom
PhD student, Middlesex University, UK, Republic of Korea
Research Fellow University of Camerino Sport nutritionist – Endurance trainer, NUTRICAM, Italy
Prof. Dr. Koh Sasaki
Nagoya University, Japan
Dr. Kamala Kanti Debnath
Degree College of Physical Education H.V.P.M. Campus Amravati, Maharashtra, India
Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ), Hungary
TMG Body Evolution, Konsens Hungary/Slovenia, EU
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Emeritus Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, Cardiff Metropolitan University;
Invitation to be a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University; NTU Nottingham,UK; OvG, Magdeburg, Germany; Zagreb, Croatia; WHU, Hungary; University of California, Berkeley, USA. UPM, Malaysia, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia and the Institute of Technology Carlow, Eire.
Founder and now President, ISPAS (International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport); President of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport Asia; Member of the Coordination Council, and Chair of the Performance Analysis Group for the International Network of Sport and Health Science; Four International Journal Editorial Board positions; Ad hoc reviewer for 21 International Journals. He has published over 200 papers, over 24 books, organised 25 international conferences, a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences. Consultant to NGB’s – squash, rugby, hockey, soccer and badminton – EIS, PGIR. Accredited Level 5 by ISPAS; BASES Accredited ‘Sport and Exercise Scientist’.
Level IV squash coach, coached English and Welsh national squads, GB University squash squad. Founded the International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport.
His research interests include: Analysis of sports performance, analysis of coaching behaviour, Developing methodologies in notational analysis, modelling of sports performance, Dynamic systems and momentum in sport and Performance profiling.
Teacher of Physical Education – University of Physical Education, Budapest
Professional sports coach in basketball – University of Physical Education, Budapest.
PhD in Performance Analysis of Basketball – Middlesex University, London
Academic and coaching experiences:
10 years of academic experience – University of west Hungary
12 years in coaching education.
More than 20 years experience in basketball coaching.
Performance analysis of basketball
Identification of performance indicators in team sports
Professor in the Institute of Sport Sciences at Szombathely,
Faculty of Psychology and Education,
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE),
MSc in Sport Science – University of Sport and Physical Education, Budapest.1981 – 1985
MSc Coaching, Volleyball – University of Sport and Physical Education, Bp.1987
University Doctor in Sport Science – Semmelweis University, Budapest, 1993 – 1995
MSc in European Studies – Berzsenyi College, Szombathely, 2002- 2004
PhD Semmelweis University, Budapest, 2002-2007
Habilitation, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, 2018
Professor Dancs has more than 30 years academic experience involved in wide range of different academic activities in Hungary and in abroad (Founder/Coordinator and now General Secretary of the International Network on Sport and Health Sciences). She has developed and designed courses and also was involved in the organization of a number of international academic projects (e.g. IPPAS 2000- 2003, an international ISPAS courses) and study programs on the field of Performance Analysis in Sport. Her related lecturing subjects are: Perfomance Analysis in Sport, Notational Anaylsis, Project Management.
Michael T. Hughes
Insight Ltd. (UK)
For the last 10 years I have been working full-time in elite level sport and have had the privilege of working with some outstanding teams, including the British and Irish Lions, England Rugby, British Cycling and England SquashI was a Senior Performance Analyst on the British Lions Tour this year where the Lions won a test series for the first time in 16 years and for the first time in Australia in 24 years. I was also a part of the England management team at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
I worked as Lead Performance Analyst at British Cycling for 4 years before moving to rugby (2004-2008) and had the privilege to provide support at 10 World Championships, 14 World Cup Events, the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Through this period we enjoyed a huge amount of success and gained 24 World titles, 5 Commonwealth gold medals and 8 Olympic gold medals. From January 2004 until the Athens Olympics in August 2004 I worked for the EIS in a multi-sport capacity. I had the opportunity to work with a number of team and individual sports and provide objective video and statistical feedback using a wide variety of software and hardware. Squash was the sport I worked with most closely due to my experience as a Level 4 coach and a number of years’ experience working with them in a part time capacity before working full-time at the EIS.
The School of Technologies at Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)
Jason has worked in academia for over 20 years in the areas of Performance Analysis and Computing with particular focus on rugby union. With his work in research and teaching he has been involved in the following areas:
- Analyst for the International Rugby Board
- Treasurer of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport
- Two International Journal Editorial Board positions
- Ad hoc reviewer for 10 International Journals
- Match analyst for the BBC
- Software developer and analyst for the Welsh Rugby Union and Welsh FA.
- Over 50 refereed journal, and conference articles along with book chapters.
- 10 PhD completions
- 6 PhD students enrolled
Currently, he is acting as the Head of Learning and Teaching and Deputy Dean.
Lecturer,University of Chichester (UK)
Matt Robins completed the BSc (2002) and MSc (2003) in Sport and Exercise Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University (formally UWIC), and a PhD in Sports Biomechanics (2013) at Sheffield Hallam University. Matt worked as Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University from 2007-2011, and was programme coordinator for the MSc International Performance Analysis of Sport (IMPAS) course (2009-2011) and coordinator for the Performance Analysis pathway for the MRes Sport Science degree (2008-2011). He joined the University of Chichester in 2012 as Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics and Performance Analysis. He is the programme coordinator for the MSc Sports Performance Analysis programme. Matt is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Matt has published in the fields of both sports biomechanics and performance analysis, and is a reviewer for numerous international periodicals. Matt’s research interests include; variability of sports performance, dynamical systems theory and its application for study of individual and team behaviour, performance profiling, and, biomechanical analysis of basketball shooting.
Senior Performance Analyst
Director, English Institute of Sport.(UK)
Julia’s career started out in Cardiff, South Wales (1995-2004) providing performance analysis consultancy with Cardiff Met’s (formally UWIC) Centre for Performance Analysis team working across the years with a multitude of sports and Sport Wales. Combined with academic study this proved to be a successful combination towards gaining employment within the English Institute of Sport in Loughborough 2004.
Julia’s path continued to be diverse working across multi-sports and then evolved into a one sport focus for British Canoeing’s Canoe Slalom Olympic Programme for the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games. One of Julia’s career highlights is seeing all the team’s hard work over the years paying off with Canoe Slalom’s best ever Olympic success story to date of Gold & Silver Medallists in the men’s Canoe Doubles (C2) category.
Alongside the sports delivery role Julia became an integral part of the EIS Technical PA team which involved managing & mentoring analysts across a number of Olympic / Paralympic sports 2012-2018). In 2013 Julia also branched out to also work with the Sport Wales Institute which focused on developing and implementing their performance analysis team & strategy.
Julia now heads up a team of 20+ performance analysts across British Olympic & Paralympic sports. The role focuses on practitioner & disciple development through aligning the PA delivery to the sports ‘what it takes to win’ programme with the ultimate goal of Olympic & Paralympic success.
Rhys Long worked with Wales during the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups,
The FA has appointed Rhys Long as their new head of performance analysis and insight, and he joined the organisation on 1 February. Based at the National Football Centre, St. George’s Park, Long oversees a team of 17 analysts to support England’s national development teams – from Men and Women’s U15s through to Under-21s – leading on the provision of a dedicated technical expertise and insight service to help support team performance.
Long has spent the previous nine years working with the Wales rugby union (WRU) team, having joined them in August 2007 from London Wasps, where his role was to lead a three-man analysis team supporting not only the Wales national team but the entire elite performance structure in Wales, from national age grade sides to Rugby Sevens and elite referees.
Long said: “I would like to thank the WRU and management for the past eight years. We have enjoyed unprecedented success with the national squad and that is something I am privileged to have been a part of.
Director of Elite Sport, insight-analysis.co.uk
Mike Hughes has been working in elite level sport for over 15 years, and has had the
privilege of being an integral part of some outstanding teams, including:
• British and Irish Lions
• Senior England Rugby Team
• British Cycling
• England Squash
His experience ranges from Performance Analysis to managing a number of innovative projects across sports science such as materials development, performance demands, biomechanics, aerodynamics, software and hardware development.
Mike worked as Lead Performance Analyst at British Cycling for four years (2004-2008) working with an extremely driven, high performance inter-disciplinary team striving for the accumulation of marginal gains. Mike provided support for 10 World Championships, 14 World Cup Events, the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Through this period British Cycling gained 24 World titles, five Commonwealth gold medals and eight Olympic gold medals.
He joined PGIR, as it was then known, in 2008. Mike has designed and implemented all data collection and processing protocols from the RFU Senior team down through the Pathway. He was part of the England management team at the 2011 & 2015 Rugby World Cups, for 8 Six Nations tournaments including 2 wins and 1 Grand Slam and was part of the touring party to Australia in 2016 where England won a series there for the first time in their history. He was also a Senior Performance Analyst on the British Lions Tour in 2013 where the Lions won a test series for the first time in 16 years, and for the first time in Australia in 24 years.
Over the last five years Mike retained his connection with Olympic sport by becoming a Performance Analyst Consultant for the English Institute of Sport and UK Sport.
Academically Mike has a BSc in Maths and Sport Science, an MSc in Performance Analysis, over 25 published research papers and is accredited to Level 7 by ISPAS.
Esteem indicators include: Invitation to be a visiting Professor at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, Chair of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport, Member of the Coordination Council for the International Network of Sport and Health Science, Five International Journal Editorial Board positions, Seventeen keynote addresses at International conferences, Ad hoc reviewer for 21 International Journals. I am also External consultant for English Institute of Sport, I have 4 PhD completions, 8 MPhil completions, 6 PhD students enrolled, External examiner for 5 PhDs and 3 MPhils. Received ERASMUS funding (£164k) for Intensive programme in Performance Analysis of Sport.
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Programme Leader for MSc Performance Analysis of Sport (UWIC – 2007-2010; Middlesex University – 2010-2013). I have acted as Admissions tutor, Examinations officer, Laboratory director and served on many departmental, faculty and university committees.
Irish Rugby High Performance Analyst
Vinny is the High Performance Analyst with Irish Rugby with an applied background in Sports Management and Performance Analysis. He completed his BSc in Sports Management at University College Dublin, followed by a MSc in Performance Analysis in Cardiff Metropolitan University. In 2015, he was awarded an Irish Research Council Scholarship in conjunction with UCD, to complete a PhD in the area of performance analysis systems development within high performance sport. Vinny works predominately with the Irish national rugby team, who in 2018 were crowned 6 Nations Grand Slam champions. In 2017, he was part of Warren Gatland’s analysis team for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.
Former active handball player, coach, selector, teacher and lecturer, science project manager, editor, reviewer, researcher and publisher, technology developer and innovator in Handball and in fields of Anthropology, Sociology, Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering and Cybernetics.
Assistant Professor at the Institute of Sport Science, Szombathely, Facullty of Education and Psychology ELTE, Hungary
English FA, UK
For the past 10 years I have been working full-time in elite sport, working with some of the biggest international sports teams including England Rugby and The English Football Association. I worked as a Performance analyst at England Rugby working across the Academy and Senior England teams across multiple Six Nations and World Cups. That then lead me to taking up a position at The FA as Analysis & Insights Process Lead which managed the analytical processes within the department. Through this period I worked across European Championships and World Cups providing opposition intelligence strategies to support the success of the England teams, and enhancing the analysis and coaching process to maximise the use of video and statistical feedback to make an impact on the field. I have recently taken an opportunity at Hudl as a Senior Strategic Consultant to drive, support and enhance the analysis industry and develop technological advancements and consultancy services.