Football Stats supports rich team performance analysis including:
- Detailed summary statistics about passing, possession, playing speed, set pieces etc.
- Charts showing pass completion rates, cumulative possession, stress levels and more over the course of the game.
- Zone analysis (breaking the field up into varying numbers of zones) so that coaches and players can analysis patterns of play and performance in specific parts of the pitch.
- Play-by-play review of set plays (corners/goal kicks/keeper restarts/goals), scoring events and long passing sequences.
- Charts showing team performance across the course of a season.
Quickly find patterns of play leading to success and failure in set pieces such as corners, goal kicks and throw-ins. The necessary information is readily available to underpin coaching points in half-time and post-game talks.
The detailed game analysis can also be used to design training sessions around the coaches' preferred performance measures. Team-level analysis makes it easy to track those performance measures over the course of the season.
The performance analysis relies on data captured by using the app while watching the game. Simple gestures, swiping left and right, enable you to indicate first touches by the players as the action happens in front of you or while you watch the game replay on video. Tap the screen in the out-of-bounds zones to show where the ball has gone out of play. Swipe up to show where a missed shot was taken from. Swipe down to show where a keeper caught the ball. Tap and hold to capture rarer events like goals, free-kicks and various stoppages in play.
A short demo helps new users learn the small number of gestures required to capture game data. The learning curve is quick and you will be up and running within minutes. Once the gestures have become familiar, you will find it easy enough to use the app while engaging with others on the sideline. Mistakes can be quickly deleted using the event history shown across the bottom of the screen.
A detailed explanation of the data capture system is now available (https://footystats.info/#tutorial) for those who want detailed information about how to handle throw-ins, free kicks and other types of events in the game. The website also includes a Youtube video showing how data capture is done using a combination of footage from a real game and screen capture from the app.
All game-events include their time and their location on the pitch, allowing for graphic replay of the events from the start to the end of each match. The event data quickly reveals repeating patterns in play-by-play action.
At the end of the game, email your team with a game summary and a link to the website where a more comprehensive analysis is possible.
Your game data can be backed up to the cloud and can be restored to the same or different devices to mitigate the risk of data loss. Cloud access requires a Google account or an account created with your preferred email address.
Using the cloud data storage, you can share game data and performance analysis with supporters and team members. Just add them as team members, using their preferred email addresses and they will be able to download your data to their own devices (for review but not editing). They can also view game and season analytics on the footystats.info website.
The app supports both football/soccer and futsal. It can be used for teams of any size, age, and skill level, playing on pitches of any size and playing games of any duration.
The free version of the app is fully functional for the first 4 games. Thereafter, if you find the information useful, a small one-off payment provides ongoing access to data-capture functionality. The analysis features of the app remain available to all users without requiring payment.