What is Sports Performance Analysis?

What is sports performance analysis?

Sports performance analysis, or sports coding, is a technique used by coaches to record events that happen during a match.

Once the events in a match have been recorded, the data can be used to generate reports which help to show team strengths, team weaknesses and therefore help coaches to improve performances.

What is sports performance analysis?

Why would I use sports performance analysis?

Sports performance analysis helps coaches monitor and improve the form and performance of their players and teams.

Reports produce detailed views of both the home and away team performances. Comparisons show how each side played and why one side performed better than the other, demonstrating team strengths and weaknesses.

The advantages of sports performance analysis

How does sports performance analysis, or sports coding, improve my team?

You can focus on improving the behavioural, physical, technical and tactical aspects of your teams.

Sports performance analysis, or sports coding, plays an important role in measuring, optimising and improving your teams performances, thereby realising goals and producing long term results - that's why professional coaches rely on it!.

Sports performance analysis: The four key aspects


How do I use sports performance analysis

Build a timeline of match events

Sports performance analysis, sometimes known as sports video analysis or tagging, generally involves using software, like the iSportsAnalysis "Sports Performance Analysis" service, to build a timeline of events that happen in a match.

The events recorded depend on the sport being played; we have goals in football and trys in rugby. Some of the more common events might be home and away possession, fouls and red or yellow cards. Different coaches may want to focus on different events depending on their strategies.

Sports performance analysis overview

Tagging and Coding match events

A timeline of match events is created by watching the video of the match alongside a "Code window", or a "Tagging pane" which contains all the possible events you want to record in your match.

As match events happen, a button in your code window representing the event is pressed; the event is added to your timeline. You continue watching your match video adding events to your timeline; you finish with a detailed, time specific picture of how your team and opposition performed.

What to analyse in a match

Performance reports help you win!

The events in the timeline are used to generate reports demonstrating team and player strengths and weaknesses. You can use these reports to quickly see how to optimise your player and team performances.

Reports generated from sports performance analysis can be used to understand the opposing team's game-plans and strategies. If you understand your opposition's strengths you can put effective strategies in place, if you understand their weaknesses you can coach your team accordingly.

Pre-game, halftime and post-game analysis


Sports Performance Analysis in action

What does sports performance analysis look like?

Would you like to see how your sports video analysis is presented to your team members, coaches, referees and fans?
Would you like to watch a quick overview that shows how you can tag and analyse your matches?

Click play on the video below.

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Why iSportsAnalysis?

One license for your club, team or classroom

Our vision is to make performance analysis and sports video analysis available to everyone. If you are a grass roots club, a school, college, university or professional team we bring you analysis tools previously only affordable by the elite.

We don't charge for multiple licenses; if you have more than one analyst, a classroom of students or a team who you want to analyse their performances, we do not charge for multiple licenses. Once you have subscribed to our services you can have as many analysts as you want!

Share analysis online with coaches and players

Once your match has been analysed you can share the results with your coaches, team members and fans securely online. Analysis can be utilised by viewing the stats page, showing the overview of team and player performance.

Analysis can also be seen in our timeline view making it easy to see what happened and when, we have a matrix view making it easy to watch all the video clips for events and an event filter which enables you to create your own playlists of events, bookmark them and share them!

Compatible with other analysis software

Our performance analysis is compatible with all other performance analysis software. If you need to import analysis from Sports Code, Nac Sport, DartFish etc. it is a seemless process.

We understand that transferring analysis from one system to another can be an impossible process; iSportsAnalysis make it easy to import and export your analysis. If you have analysed matches using other systems you can easily centralise your analysis using our import system.


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Short video explaining performance analysis

Please click the button below and watch our video explaining how performance analysis and sports video analysis can help your teams improve performances and win more matches.

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Happy Clients Testimonials

Cristy Mullender

iSportsAnalysis have made it very easy for us to monitor and improve our team performances. The Commonwealth Games is a very important tournament for us and having the ability to analyze our games and share the results has been invaluable. Our players and coaches have been able to see their stats and re-play their matches at their own leisure, and on their own devices, making iSportsAnalysis the perfect way for our team to stay motivated and informed. iSportsAnalysis have supported us in every way and we are happy to have them as part of our team.

Cristy Mullender - Commonwealth Games - South African Netball
Tony Wakelin

The Gloucester & District Referees Society spent six months searching for an online software platform that would enable us to analyse referee performance as an aid to training and developing our match officials, and found iSportsAnalysis.com to be the perfect fit for our needs. The ability to build our own bespoke code windows within the iSportsAnalysis software, use them to tag elements of a game and then publish them on our own online channel is unique to iSportsAnalysis.com

The Gloucester & District Referees Society - Tony Wakelin
Quentin Casey

After completing University I wanted to invest in my own piece of analysis software to push on my small business in the analysis of semi-professional sports clubs. After a referral from a friend I started my trial with iSportsAnalysis and can honestly say transferring over has been the best thing that has happened to my business thus far. Anadi has been second to none in going the extra mile to ensure I have settled well with the new software. I have never met anybody as passionate and knowledge about a product as him. I can’t stress enough how helpful, understanding and hard working Anadi is. Along with this, iSportsAnalysis is one of the most forward thinking software’s on the market, and it actually feels like it was made by analyst’s. The easy to use website has everything I would ever need and so much more, at a very realistic price. I would recommend Anadi and iSportsAnalysis to anybody in performance analysis and scouting, at any level.

Quentin Casey - Second Take Sports
Theresa Rossouw

I would just like to extend a huge thank you to iSportAnalysis for the unbelievable assistance their Sports Performance Analysis software offered during the TNL league. NSA (Netball South Africa) has indeed come up with a winning recipe by making iSportsAnalysis accessible to coaches, players and umpires. For someone with limited techno savvy, and with Cristy’s assistance, I was quickly able to master iSportsAnalysis which I used daily. The software was of invaluable assistance especially because of the logistics of my team members living far apart, and their work commitments preventing us from practising during the week. This programme afforded me the opportunity of communicating with the players through "Coaches Corner" giving feedback regarding tactical work for the upcoming matches. Players, through this medium, were able to see which areas of play they need to work on and also to receive individual exercises during the week. iSportsAnalysis is an excellent aid for all passionate coaches and I would definitely recommend it to be used at all tournaments.

Sunbird's Coach - Netball South Africa - Theresa Rossouw
Lance Louw

iSportsAnalysis is a huge way forward for any sports team, for the simple fact that you have amazing people like Cristy and Thaka (South African team) making sure we get the best footage after every game. iSportsAnalysis really is enabling me as First Team Coach at Jeppe High School For Boys, to engage with performance analysis on a different level. The editing and exporting of video clips are accurate, fast and of great quality. The attention to detail on the events filter is a dream to work with. The success of the team to date and in future is all down to the amazing expertise and attention to detail that iSportsAnalysis possesses. To have access to this on any laptop and all that is needed is an internet connection, makes your company a cut above the rest. I thank you.

Lance Louw - 1st XI Jeppe High School for Boys Head Hockey Coach
Andy Miller

I think iSportsAnalysis is a huge way forward for clubs and teams, and because of the price point in relation to competitors, iSportsAnalysis really is enabling clubs at all levels, including those on smaller budgets, to engage with performance analysis. iSportsAnalysis reduces the need for costly third-party software that charges on a per analyst basis. There is no need for expensive video editing software, or hardware (I spent 1,700 Euros on a laptop I now realise I didn’t need to spend); the editing and exporting video clips is accurate, fast and of great quality.

Mayo GAA Performance Analyst - Paul Jennings
Annelie Lucas

I love iSportsAnalysis, and love what it offers to help players do better.

Annelie Lucas - Southern Stings Players and Management
Anthony Lockey

I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with iSportsAnalysis. The product suits our needs from both an academic and applied sense. The customer service is outstanding; any issues (and there haven’t been many) have been acted upon without delay to a more than satisfactory conclusion. With the continuing development of the product I can see us using iSportsAnalysis for years to come.

Senior Lecturer, St Mary's university, Twickenham - Anthony Lockey

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