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Video/Performance Analyst

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Job Description

Due to continued growth and expansion of new services we are looking for A-players who want the opportunity to grow, learn new skills, change lives and be an integral part of a fast growing company with a bright future.

Soccer Assist is a scholarship agency that supports student-athletes in securing soccer scholarships at American universities, and the Soccer Assist Academy is a 2-year full-time football and education programme based in Milton Keynes. Students study towards their Level 3 Sports Extended Diploma, alongside playing regular high-level football. Our mission is to become a full service soccer agency that runs academies, secures scholarships, and works with pro athletes.

We’re looking for someone who is a team player, organised and has the ability to learn quickly. Your eye for detail and organisational skills are important to ensure the quality of service we’re delivering to our clients and student-athletes is to a high standard. You must also possess the ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously, without compromising on the quality. We need someone who will embody the Soccer Assist ethos with a strong passion for helping others.

Within the world of football, we’d like to think we’re one of the better companies to work for and we believe we’re going to revolutionise the experience and process for our clients and student-athletes.

Mission for the Video/Performance Analyst:

To support the scholarship and academy team by recording events and games, and provide relevant key performance information to athletes and coaches during and after performance. You will also be expected to edit and create individual highlight reels, and analyse opposition strengths and weaknesses too.

That being said, the role is not all sunshine and roses – there is some good news and some bad news.

Let’s start with the bad news:

  • This is a full time role that requires you to manage multiple projects, work towards deadlines and maintain a high level of quality. You will need to be comfortable taking ownership, using your own initiative and managing your time effectively.

  • Your success in the role will be measured based on clear metrics that you will be made aware of if you join us, but you’ll be given the support of the management staff to meet targets. This can mean working long hours from time to time as you may have periods where you’re dealing with multiple deadlines that require your attention. There will be times when you’re under pressure to perform, so you’ll need to be prepared for this.


Now for the good stuff:

  • This role would require you to be at our Academy site in Milton Keynes for the majority of your working week, with some time working from home too. You will also be required to travel to games and events outside of Milton Keynes.

  • As a company we like our people to take ownership of their part of the business and as you progress in your role you will be given more flexibility and autonomy over your work schedule.


You’ll get to work on exciting projects we deliver, which presents excellent opportunities for travel throughout the UK and abroad with our tours and experiences.

  • You won’t be alone in this role. You will be joining a team of experienced professionals who will help and support you throughout your time to ensure you grow and achieve your potential.

  • As our business grows we want our people to grow too, so there will be opportunities to progress in your career within the company. You can go on to build and manage your team or suggest new ideas and have autonomy to bring it to life.

  • We work hard on the pitch and enjoy ourselves off the pitch! As a team we regularly organise meals, activities and get togethers to create those lasting memories.


Roles and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

Recording

  • Film and capture training sessions, and home & away fixtures

  • Film and capture US showcase events

  • Film and capture other educational content when suitable and necessary for the academy students

  • Attend individual client fixtures (infrequent)


Analysis

  • Create individual and team highlight videos, from both recordings captured as well as sent in by players

  • Provide direct tailored performance analysis reviews for the staff and players

  • Provide thorough reviews of training and match performance

  • Analyse opposition match footage providing insights to relevant coaching staff and creating detailed reports to facilitate game plan creation

  • Conduct 1-to-1 sessions with players to analyse footage together and provide continuous feedback for development


Performance & player development

  • Be responsible for the management and regular usage of player data equipment (e.g. Playermaker and Catapult)

  • Support coaches with creation and delivery of individual player development programmes and aiding player pathways

  • Continually maintain individual player development databases for use in tracking and benchmarking players throughout the academy

  • Deliver informative workshops to staff and student-athletes with data analysis findings

  • Contribute to the development, expansion, and management of the best practice video libraries for use of all staff and players

  • Sharing of relevant video, data and other resources with staff, players and parents using various technology platforms

  • Conduct 1-to-1 sessions with all coaching staff to ensure you are aware of the team’s goals and ambitions on a weekly basis

  • Manage and organise a database with individual player portfolios and folders


Reports

  • Provide regular feedback and updates to coaches and management team

  • Provide coaches with insights that will make a positive impact on the performance of the team

  • Provide players with advice based on positioning, tactics, understanding of the game and their roles

  • Compile regular reports (both individual and team) to ensure the management team is always up to date

  • Ensure CRM is updated throughout the process and scholarship team are aware when footage is ready for promotion

  • Maintain the speed and quality required throughout role

  • Provide feedback to US scholarship clients with what their highlight reel may be lacking, prior to their next showcase event


Every job has its requirements. These are ours;

Knowledge: the level and breadth of knowledge to do the job.

Essential...

  • Excellent understanding of football tactics, games management and talent ID

  • Coaching methods, structure and execution

  • High levels of information technology past, current and future hardware, software


Desirable...

  • Sports-Science methods, structure and execution.

  • Appreciation of sport Psychology, profiling and individual learning styles.


Technical/work-based skills: skills specific to the job.

Essential...

  • High level of computer competency (MS office essential), knowing to best apply this to the role and
    the department's needs.

  • Highly efficient in using equipment to capture key content

  • Highly competent in using various analysis software and methods of presenting

  • Video editing skills


Desirable...

  • Competency in using Veo

  • Competency in using Hudl

  • Competency in video animation tools (e.g. adobe toolset)


General skills and attributes:

Essential...

  • Excellent communicator, both verbal and written

  • Manor appropriate to work with children of these ages

  • Excel’s in a group working environment

  • Highly creative and open-minded

  • Proactive and driven to succeed

  • Able to run projects professionally

  • Attention to detail

  • Dedicated to the role and the extra hours needed outside a standard working day

  • Always put in the activity in order to get the results expected - no shortcuts!

  • Take ownership and be accountable for your actions


Experience: proven record of experience in a particular field, profession or specialism.

Essential...

  • Coaching and/or teaching experience at similar level and/or ages


Desirable...

  • Use and appreciation of psychological profiling and learning styles

  • 3+ years of football support within coaching or analysis at either senior or desirably youth level and ideally with these age groups


Qualifications: the level of educational, professional and/or occupational training required

Essential...

  • Degree educated or above in either Performance analysis, Sports-Science and/or coaching.


The Package:

  • Starting salary: £20,000-£24,000

  • 28 days paid holiday entitlement + additional Birthday holiday entitlement

  • Company NEST pension scheme

  • Paid travel expenses

  • Monthly team activities

  • Opportunity to progress within the company


Application Process:

  1. Initial exploratory phone call with the Directors (to be completed by end of December 2022)

  2. Individual task presentation (to be completed by end of January 2023)

  3. Final questions and reference checks (February 2023), with an aim to start March 2023.


Summary:

This role is crucial in creating growth for the business. We believe in growing our people with the business and allowing them to enjoy a level of freedom and autonomy that not many people get to experience at work.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to email.

Job Detail

Deadline12/16/2022
Job TypeFull time
LevelAcademy
Salary£20000-24000
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