Extended highlights of the 2011 Sports Analytics Conference

Rob Carroll, who operates a performance analyst site called The Video Analyst, has written a very detailed two-part summary of the Sports Analytics conference that was held in Manchester a couple of weeks ago.  Part One is available here and Part Two is here.  Highlights of the conference were presentations by Bill Gerrard on evidence-based coaching, the Manchester City performance department on the use of analysis in a major football club, and an interview with Oakland A's GM Billy Beane.  It's well worth your time to read both parts and follow the links therein.

Hat tip to the Sport Technologist (@jasonanson) Twitter feed.