You’ll learn all the basics from understanding expected goals to analysing opposition tactics. This learning can be successfully applied to a role in professional football analysis, assist you with a future role or simply provide learning material to help develop your knowledge of data and analytics in football. This course contains five core lessons, with each tuition video lasting between 30-50 minutes.
What you'll learn
Our curriculum is crafted to give you a structured and relevant understanding of how best to leverage football data. Everything you need to get going is covered in this course, whether you’re a professional analyst, coach, or just a passionate hobbyist.
1) Welcome to the Course
An overview of this course from StatsBomb Director of Football, James Yorke.
2) Expected Goals (xG)
Get a deeper understanding of what plays into football’s most popular metric.
3) Types of Attack
Using data to understand, analyse, and craft the different types of attacks in football.
4) Set Pieces
What data reveals about how to score and defend with set pieces.
5) Defensive Choices
How do you protect yourself against the different kinds of playing styles?
6) Team/Opposition Analysis
Data can lift the veil on a team's playing style.
7) Wrap Up
A short summary of everything learned in the course, and some suggested next steps.
8) Course Survey and Resources
More resources to continue your learning journey, and the chance to feed back to us.
Why StatsBomb courses?
Classes led by experienced football experts who have helped the best clubs in the world.
Your courses can be accessed from via laptops, tablets, phones and smart TV's.
For anyone, on and off the pitch
This isn’t for practitioners only. Our training is accessible to anyone with a serious passion for football data and analytics.
Our course is taught by our CEO and Co-founder Ted Knutson and Director of Football James Yorke. Ted and James have both been heavily involved in using data for pro clients for more than 20 years combined.
Hear from our students
Not sure yet? These are some reviews from students that have already completed this course.
Fantastic introduction to football analytics
I probably can’t overstate how much I learned from this course. Not only from the amount of detailed material covered, but, perhaps more importantly, how it got me to think about using analytical football data.
Great way to get started with football analytics!
A good place to start if you’re new to football analytics, but also useful if you’re already familiar with some of the concepts. Definitely worth the money for me.
A Great Introduction
This course was a really great primer for those looking into how to think about analytics in the world of football. While staying away from anything that requires a Masters in Data Science, James and Ted do a really great overview of how teams are starting to look at integrating data into their decision making. Excited for more!
Insightful and very useful
A great introduction into analysing football, opening your eyes to a different way to look and appreciate the game. A great module that takes you through all parts of the game, especially being of great help to understand data and recognizing team styles and patterns of play. Very insightful and has given me a different way at looking at the game and especially evaluating shots.
Very helpful and insightful
I gave this course a try as I'm looking to move into an analytical role within football and this course is a great place to learn the basics and help you to understand it easily, I would highly recommend it.
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