51 minutes | Nov 20, 2020

Episode 123 - Brian Fitzpatrick - Performance Analysis and Effective Organisational Structure

In this episode, David is joined by performance analyst, Brian Fitzpatrick. Brian Fitzpatrick’s expertise derives from over a decade of working many teams across a variety of sports and levels in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Brian has always been passionate about sport and whilst studying a Sports Science Degree in University, he completed his dissertation with the Welsh Rugby Union in 2014. This investigated the intervals between high intensity activities in tier 1 rugby internationals which led him to take an internship in Ireland working closely with many of Ireland’s biggest teams, including the Dublin Senior Hurlers. Brian then accepted a role with the London Irish Rugby Club as the Academy Analyst. During this time, Brian was part of the U18 premiership winning support staff in his first season, before being promoted to Academy Analyst and Administrator. The pair discuss: - What is performance analysis and how has it's role changed over the years - How to effectively integrate performance analysis into coaching and with other streams of sports science - How organisational structure can massively impact the effectiveness of data flow and efficiency in a team
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