SPCO231-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Introduction to Performance Analysis

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019


This course provides students with an understanding and appreciation of the development and position of performance analysis in sport. Practical skills using modern performance analysis techniques will be developed. Students will be required to track and analyse the performance of an athlete within a team sport through the duration of the course.

This course introduces basic techniques and develops skills in performance analysis. Accessible technology for tactical and skill analysis is used in a sporting context familiar to the student. Students learn basic statistical techniques and how to use Excel and SPSS to analyse data.

Course content includes:
- theory and historical development of Performance Analysis
- use of video to support Performance Analysis
- qualitative and quantitative analysis (using SPSS and Excel for statistical analysis)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the rationale and place of performance analysis as a coaching, sport science, and team support discipline;
2. Apply and critically evaluate both quantitative and qualitative methods of analysing effectiveness in sports performance with real-world examples;
3. Understand the importance in defining analysis measures and perform notational analysis in the sporting context, and present in tables and graphs including use of Excel;
4. Understand and perform primary functionality of SportsCode Pro (including code window design, timelines), Excel, HUDL Technique and GPS software in order to provide effective and timely performance analysis, including the use of Macs, Cameras and iPads;
5. Utilise self-reflective processes in the design and analysis of protocols for measuring individual performance;
6. Be able to critically evaluate, communicate and present innovative performance analysis information suitable for coaching staff and athletes using national and global best practices and literature.  Including use of PowerPoint, video editing software and SportsCode Pro.


1) 15 points in any courses, or
2) enrolment in GradCertSpC, or
3) approval by Programme Coordinator

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Putaiao Koiora 275 15 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 29 Sep
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 445 15 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 29 Sep
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 West 414 Computer Lab 15 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
02 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 West 414 Computer Lab 15 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 15 Sep
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
03 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 West 414 Computer Lab 15 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct

Timetable Note

Topics/Weekly Plan (or over two weeks) – subject to change
1. What is performance analysis?
2. Notational Analysis design & SportsCode 1 – Code Window
3. SportsCode 2 – Timeline & Presentation Basics
4. PA Workflow, Statistics and Video Clip Selection, Scouting Reports
5. Work-rate Analysis, Analytics/Big Data, Working with a Staff
6. Team Video Sessions, Athlete Context
7. Industry Best Practices, Team Models, GPS Practical
8. PA Methods, Excel
9. In-Class Presentations

Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Health Sciences Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Workshop reports 10% Due at weekly workshops.
Assignment 1 14 Aug 2019 45% Design and present notational analysis and a code window based on objective analysis of a chosen sport and provide evidence of effective practical use.
Assignment 2 16 Oct 2019 45% Design and apply an analysis protocol for an individual athlete of your choice and provide evidence of this analysis being used to influence practice.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to General Course and Examination Regulation J: Dishonest Practice and Breach of Instructions.

Assessment and grading system

Grading Scale
Grade    GPA Value        Marks

A+              9            90 – 100
A                8            85 – 89.99
A-               7            80 – 84.99
B+              6            75 – 79.99
B                5            70 – 74.99
B-               4            65 – 69.99
C+              3            60 – 64.99
C                2            55 – 59.99
C-               1            50 – 54.99
D                0            40 – 49.99
E               -1             0 – 39.99

A pass is 50 marks and over.


Due to the carefully planned learning progressions within courses and the workshop type nature of most on-campus classes, all on-campus students are expected to attend all sessions. Distance students should watch recorded sessions, and interact with other material provided by their lecturer shortly after it is made available through LEARN or other methods. This will ensure that you do not miss vital information which will allow you to make sense of the course content. If you are going to miss on-campus classes you are expected to email the course lecturer, catch up on missed work through classmates, view recordings, readings and other supplementary material provided.  In special cases, the course lecturer may provide additional support for you.


Students will be asked to complete course evaluations, and will have the opportunity to provide feedback during their courses. Surveys are conducted electronically and are confidential. The Faculty of Education will conduct regular graduate surveys.

Grade moderation

All course assessments in the Bachelor of Sport Coaching are internally moderated.  A sample of your work may be used as part of this moderation process. Regular examiners meetings monitor the distribution of final grades in courses and adjustments are made if necessary to ensure reasonable consistency and comparability of course grades.

Late submission of work

An assessment is late if it is handed in after the due date, without a formal extension.  If an assessment is submitted after the due date, 5% will be deducted from the final grade for every day the assessment is late.  No assessments will be accepted after a period of 3 days after the due date, unless an extension has been granted.


The Award regulations for the Bachelor of Sport Coaching can be found within the UC Calendar.  The UC calendar is available online at:
The specific Award regulations for the degree can be found at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/publications/documents/calendar/faculty_education.pdf
The College of Education Health and Human Development assessment guidelines, which contain specific information regarding the College grading scale, late work, extensions, submission of work, reconsideration of grades, Special Consideration procedures, academic integrity, and moderation of assessment can be found at:
The specific assessment details for each course, including assessment dates, can be found in the UC Qualifications and Courses search: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Other specific requirements

Most assignments must be submitted online. Online submission requires students to formally acknowledge that what they are submitting is their own work. Hardcopy submissions must be accompanied by a completed cover sheet (available from the course lecturer).

Requests for extensions

Students who cannot complete assessments by the due date should discuss their situation with the course lecturer. Where circumstances are known in advance, the student should discuss these with the course lecturer at least one week days prior to the assessment due date. In circumstances where this is not appropriate, the student should discuss their situation with the course lecturer as soon as possible.


To pass this course you are required to gain an overall average grade of C- (50%) or better across all assessments. No resubmissions are available for this course.

Special Consideration

Students wishing to apply for Special Consideration should refer to this link for further information: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/special-consideration.shtml

Partial Exemption from Assessment

If you are wishing to apply for partial exemption from assessment in a course (e.g. if you are repeating a course and you have have previously passed one or more assessments from within the course, and do not wish to write this assessment again) you may apply for this using the form: Application for Partial Exemption from Assessment

Where to submit and collect work

Electronic Submission via LEARN (all on campus and distance students)
All students must submit their assessment via the online assessment system in the Learn (Moodle) class site, on or before the due date.  All submitted assessment work will be screened by the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism.  There is opportunity for students to submit a draft report to monitor levels of plagiarism prior to the final submission for marking.

It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system.  Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. For ICT help call our free call number 0508 UC IT HELP (0508 824 843) or on 03 369 5000.Monday to  Friday, 8am to 5pm (excluding public and university holidays).

Hard Copy Submission for On-Campus Students
Where your course lecturer requires a hardcopy submission, on campus students’ assignments are to be submitted with a cover sheet to the Sport & Physical Education office (behind the Rec Centre) by 5pm, or by the time directed by the course lecturer, on or before the due date. Please use the drop box placed at the entrance to School office. Distance students will receive specific instructions from their course lecturer. Marked assignments will be returned directly from the lecturer.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $883.00

International fee $4,000.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

All SPCO231 Occurrences

  • SPCO231-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019
  • SPCO231-19S2 (D) Semester Two 2019 (Distance)