SPCO231-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)

Introduction to Performance Analysis

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


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)

Please note, due to this course using industry leading HUDL SportsCode software, distance students will be required to sort access to a MacBook Pro (3 years old at the most).  This software is available on Mac only.  Please liaise with the course coordinator.

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.


Any 60 points at 100 level from any subject, or
any 15 points at 100 level from SPCO.

Course Coordinator

Piet Van Hasselt


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Workshop reports 10% Due at weekly workshops.
Assignment 1 21 Aug 2024 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 2024 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.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $978.00

International fee $4,988.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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

  • SPCO231-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024
  • SPCO231-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)