The industry of sport science and high performance in football codes requires practitioners to be aware of - and proficient in - many different areas of knowledge. Among them, video analysis is experiencing a period of incredible growth, due to the improvements in technology allowing coaches and sports scientists to film, code and analyse games or training sessions with relative ease. This unit aims at providing students with an advanced understanding of the requirements for video analysis in elite football settings by engaging with world-leader industry partners and by interacting with professionals in all major football codes in Melbourne. At the end of this unit you will be an accredited video analyst with theoretical knowledge of performance analysis, technical expertise, and in tune with how video analysis is used in sport science research.

Important Note: this unit will require the use of a specific video analysis software that operates only on Apple Mac. Please contact the unit coordinator to discuss available options if you do not own a Mac and if you cannot get regular access to one for the duration of this unit.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Implement an industry recognised best practice analysis program to exhibit fundamental video analysis skills in the football codes;  
  2. Deconstruct theory, technical and tactical elements of a game, categorise patterns and analyse results; and  
  3. Critically reflect on the game analysis and present to an interprofessional audience.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Online-based Quizzes to test knowledge of the basic elements of Video Analysis in Football. 25%
Project Coding and analysis of pre-recorded football games. 25%
Presentation Video-based presentation of the results of the project. 25%
Practicum Set-up a live recording and coding session during a game. 25%

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