Football Innovation Summit Agenda

Networking and tea and coffee served in the exhibtion area 

      Creating purpose and language that is universal across the MDT and playing squad

      Designing sessions that reflect your playing culture

      Promoting group ownership and understanding the social needs of individuals

 

 

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

• Approach to connecting the meeting room to the pitch
• Opposition Analysis that strikes a balance with Club Philosophy
• Match-Day processes from analysis to coaching staff

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

● Incorporating match demands into an individualised training microcycle
● Communicating across the MDT to best support individual player development 
● Managing the transient nature of player pathways across the professional development phase

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

● Structure and Lines of communication in a live analysis team
● Use of Analysis and Data Modelling to Create Strategies
● Filtering Data to Provide Effective Communication with Decision Makers

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

• Creating psychologically informed learning environment
• Provide players with the tools they require to thrive under pressure 
• Understanding the need to challenge and support players and staff on a daily basis

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

Lunch and nextworking in exhibtion area 

● Understanding your values to create the work environment
● Developing relationships, evolving shared purpose
● Balancing developing individuals with the need for winning football matches

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

 

● Understanding which foods trigger the brain and when it is appropriate to use them

● Cultural challenges of to creating periodised nutrition strategies 

● Match-day fuelling strategies

 

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

● Demonstration of movement quality screening tests and neuromuscular warm-up exercises  

● Understanding the implementation and uses of Movement Screening tools

● Use of the Hip and Lower Limb Movement Screening Tool in Youth Players

 

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

● Individualised approach vs generalised team movement programme 
● Approaches to creating and maintaining physical robustness
● Communicating across the MDT to minimise injury risk and maximise player fitness

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

 

● Challenges and benefits of delivering individualised training programmes 
● How creating ‘buffet style options’ create player buy-in 
● MDT structures to support player-centred development programmes 

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

 

● Best approaches for understanding the needs of your club
● Tailoring analysis needs to individual age groups
● How longitudinal player data and video analysis can better support scouting networks  

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

 

● Creating an environment and processes for knowledge sharing 
● Building in context to data to make it actionable for coaching staff
● Making the most of technology to deliver actionable insights

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A  

 

● Understanding the value of direct feedback and embracing it as a coach and learner 
● Embracing your blind spots to be receptive to learning through others 
● Approaches to introducing regular feedback among coaching staff

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

 

● Use of data to match needs of the player with an appropriate club
● Approaches to preparing players physically and mentally for a loan move
● Monitoring player performance and wellbeing through a loan 

 

● Impact of geographical constraints and sociological challenges on Academies
● Identifying and learning from failings in development process to engineer solutions
● Merging playing methodology with your Talent ID programme

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A 

 

● Evaluating Physical Data from Raw GPS
● Evaluating Tactical Context from Optical Tracking Data
● Communicating the results through video

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

 

● Understanding the brain and nervous system of Academy players
● Recognising behaviours of players and yourself to enhance communication and relationships
● How Implementing Neuroscience Can Aid Learning and Performance 

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

 

● Structures of Elite Academies and Support Networks
● Blurring the lines of boys and girls Academies
● Creating Environments That Support Young Players Through Their Journey And Beyond 

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

● Tuning into yourself to be open to coaching and relating to players and colleagues 
● Key to discovering and being your true-self in all situations 
● Alignment of thought-word-action/behaviour to lead through authenticity  

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A

 

● When and how to use instructional and ecological approaches
● Emotionally Intelligent Coaching Teams   
● Constructing coaching courses that evolve skills not just tick boxes

30 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A