The event at Hampden Park on March 9th covered a range of data-based topics, presented by Dr John Harrison PhD.
On the evening of March 9th, Dr Harrison and the Goalkeeper xG team travelled to Scotland for a Continuing Professional Development night for coaches, managers, analysts, club executives and others affiliated to the Scottish Football Association.
Hosted at the national stadium, Hampden Park, Dr Harrison presented the work of Goalkeeper xG to a full auditorium. The evening saw discussion around the pitfalls and caveats of mainstream goalkeeper data, and how Goalkeeper xG differs with more accurate numbers covering a wider range of variables.
Dr Harrison also covered a 1 vs 1 case study, looking at how goalkeepers can maximise their chances of saving in these situations, as well as the practical application of goalkeeper data and how it can be used to inform training session structures.
Of the event, Dr Harrison commented “I was delighted to be able to present and share some of the valuable insights from our research with members of the Scottish FA yesterday.
"It was a great evening discussing the intricacies of goalkeeping and goalkeeper data with many of the SFA’s members and I am sure everyone, including myself, learnt something new!
"I must thank the Scottish FA for their hospitality and warm welcome. I hope to be back soon to deliver more of our goalkeeper educational courses.”
If you or your organisation would like to set up a similar event to last night, or want to work with Goalkeeper xG in a wider capacity, get in touch with [email protected] via email.
Once again, our thanks go to the Scottish FA and Goalkeeping Performance and Coach Education Manager Paul Mathers for hosting the event.