A series of engagement days have been staged to support coaches’ use of the Premier League’s Performance Management Application (PMA) and assist all practitioners and clubs to gain the greatest possible benefit and value from the system.
The PMA is the powerful IT platform which has been developed to support the Premier League’s Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) and help academies to produce more and better homegrown players.
Coach Engagement Days
Three separate days were staged in the North, the Midlands, and London. Club representatives including coaches, analysts, and fitness trainers attended the event nearest to them. They were also joined by representatives of our partners from EFL. The events were hosted by the Premier League, with education content delivered by The Sports Office team.
The Sports Office designed and built the PMA and provide ongoing support and servicing. Each day was broken-up to different elements which provided excellent insight and guidance for all users. These included practical ‘how-to’ sessions about:
- Coaching Session Management – how the PMA can enhance Planning, Reviewing and Reporting of coaching sessions.
- Fixture Management
- PMA tools to support the Player Review Process
- Custom reports – how best to use the PMA to create a wide range of custom reports
The first event was held in Manchester, with guest speak Gavin Levey providing insight into Aberdeen FC’s Academy and match operations.
The following day Client Managers, Premier League staff and coaches gathered at Villa Park to hear insight and guidance on the system. Joe Lydon, Head of International Talent ID & Development for the Irish Rugby Union discussed his experience with ‘The Rugby Squad’ and on the parent/child relationship Irish Rugby adopts with its provincial teams and clubs.
At the London-based engagement day, Inter Milan’s Head of Academy Roberto Niccolai and Southampton’s Academy Data insight Technician Ben Creswell each made presentations about their use of the system.
In Roberto Niccolai’s case, this related to Inter’s use of an entirely separate but comparable system, The Football Squad, which is also supplied to them by The Sports Office.
Andy Gorski commented, “These collaborative events are a great way for the coaches using the PMA to understand the many options for using and benefitting from the coaching program on the system.”
Excellent and user-friendly support for coaches, analysts, fitness trainers, and sports medicine staff is available from The Sports Office client team, on an ongoing basis. Our client managers can be consulted on the above areas and many other important aspects of maximising usage of the system.
Get in touch with The Sports Office team now for any support or information on the athlete management systems for elite sport.