GAME ANALYST IN PROFESSIONAL SOCCER (CAS)

  • Flexible alongside sport & job

  • Top lecturers from the Bundesliga & European soccer

  • Prestigious certificate in German-speaking soccer

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GAME ANALYST IN PREFESSIONAL SOCCER
(CAS)

  • Flexible alongside sport & job

  • Top lecturers from the Bundesliga & European soccer

  • Prestigious certificate in German-speaking soccer

Starts in July 2024 in Munich/Ismaning
incl. free test license from Athlyzer

Starts in July 2024 in Munich/Ismaning incl. free test license from Athlyzer

EXPAND YOUR SKILLS AS A MATCH ANALYST IN THE PROFESSIONAL SECTOR

You are already working as a game analyst in professional soccer and want to communicate your skills in visual communication of your analyses and ideas on the highest level? Do you always want to be technically up to date? And generally develop yourself further in your position to have a decisive competitive advantage over your rivals?
Then now is the time for you. In the program, which is specially designed for professional football, you will lay the foundation for your successful future as a competent advisor to the coach, as well as to the entire coaching team.

We notice it in all our conversations with the top people in the industry: The importance of a well-founded game and tactical analysis as well as systematic and qualitative game observation is constantly increasing. Only through professional work in the area of game and tactics analysis can the development potential of a team as well as individual players be increased in both the short and long term.

Thanks to the unique semi-virtual study concept (e-learning and attendance phases), you can complete our modern training and further education program to become a game analyst while working.

Important: The offer is limited to a small group of participants. Our motto is: From professionals for professionals.

It is therefore best to register immediately for the next certificate course.

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TOP LECTURERS FROM GAME ANALYSIS

OUR PARTICIPANTS RATE US

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Quality of the lecturers

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Individual support

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Learning Platform/Virtual Phase

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Overall impression of the face-to-face event

OUR PARTICIPANTS RATE US

Grade 1,51 Ø

Quality of the lecturers

Grade 1,71 Ø

Individual support

Grade 1,96 Ø

Learning Platform/Virtual Phase

Grade 1,66 Ø

Overall impression of the face-to-face event

Your advantages: You create trust with all decision-makers with your know-how

As you are probably aware, every professional club now employs one or more people who are responsible for the area of analysis.

However, it is only over the past few years that a clear job description has developed. Advanced training opportunities now existed for all persons with expertise of a coaching team, except for the game analyzing person. For this reason, we launched the first training program for match analysts in soccer in 2015, have been running the program annually since then and are now looking in detail at the increasingly important data analysis in professional soccer. Excellent speakers guarantee a program at the highest level.

In addition to data analysis, you will deal intensively with the scientific fundamentals of match analysis, video technology, match preparation and follow-up, soccer theory and scouting, and much more.

You will acquire know-how specifically geared towards professional soccer, which is of great importance for the entire sporting sector and thus creates confidence among all decision-makers in the club or association. Furthermore, match analysts now work directly with soccer players and therefore have an influence on the technical and tactical development of each individual.

  • EXCLUSIVITY
    Deepen your expert status in soccer & set yourself apart from your competition thanks to exclusive learning content

  • NETWORK
    Benefit from our relationships with key decision makers in top-level soccer & expand your personal network

  • SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE
    Learn from top people with expertise from the Bundesliga, DFB and European club soccer

  • FLEXIBILITY
    Use modern e-learning & educate yourself comfortably besides sports & job

  • PRACTICALITY
    Gain insights into the daily challenges of people with expertise & use these insights for your daily work routine

  • PRESTIGE
    Secure a nationally recognized certificate that enjoys a high reputation in German-speaking soccer

SHORT PROFIL OF THE CAS “GAME ANALYST IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL”

  • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    University entrance qualification or vocational training and at least three years of professional experience
    People without a university entrance qualification can also be admitted to the CAS under certain conditions (more under target group)

  • RANGE OF SERVICES
    18 ECTS points (creditable)

  • LEARNING CONCEPT
    Blended learning (online + face-to-face)

  • COURSE FEES
    3,465 € (including 199 € registration fee)
    Per month 577,50€

  • TARGET GROUP
    Game & tactics analysts, coaches, assistant coaches, scouts & club managers from professional soccer

  • CONTACT PERSON
    Andreas Giglberger

  • PLACE OF STUDY
    Munich/Ismaning

  • REGISTRATION DEADLINES
    until June 30, 2024

  • STARTING DATE
    July 01, 2024

  • COURSE DURATION
    6 months (3×3 attendance days)

  • COURSE DATES*
    Module 1: July 16 – 18, 2024
    Module 2: September 02 – 04, 2024
    Module 3: November 11 – 13, 2024
    *Expected dates – subject to change

  • STUDY MODEL
    Part-time

TARGET GROUP OF THE CAS “GAME ANALYST IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL”

The CAS is a Germany-wide training and further education program and is aimed at employees from professional soccer who are already working as game analysts or in scouting.
For coaches and co-trainers from professional soccer, too, the content taught represents an enormous added value, because it expands their own competencies in an important decision-making field and further develops their analytical skills.

The experience also benefits active and former professional soccer players who want to put their practical knowledge into practice and possibly pursue a future career in the soccer industry.

The profession of match analyst has become an integral part of professional soccer. Match analysts play a central role not only in squad planning and opponent scouting, but also in the development of a team’s tactics and in soccer strategy research.

When it comes to the back four, positional play, movement play, counter-pressing, interface passes, changing sides, player transfers, passing patterns, game formations and game systems, they are in demand.

Prerequisites for participation in the CAS are a university entrance qualification or completed vocational training in a recognized profession that is conducive to the course, at least three years of professional experience that is conducive to the course, a keen interest in soccer and match analysis and experience in professional soccer.

Applicants without a university entrance qualification but with a professional qualification can also be admitted to the CAS under certain conditions. In these cases, an institute certificate is issued instead of a CAS certificate with ECTS points.

EXPERIENCE REPORTS & GRADUATES’ VOICES

“I consider it absolutely sensible to continue my education in the increasingly complex topics of match analysis and scouting in a scientifically sound manner. The practical relevance and the quality of the lecturers, who are among the top experts in the industry, are two essential aspects that made me choose this certificate.”

„For all those who are hungry for further development and interested in game analysis, I can only say – definitely do it! It’s a top education that is guaranteed to take you further.”

„Der Mix aus wissenschaftlich fundierten Fakten der Fußballforschung und praxisbezogenen Erfahrungen fachlich kompetenter Referenten vermittelte einen sehr guten Einblick in das spannende Aufgabenfeld eines Spielanalysten. Mit den gewonnen Erkenntnissen werde ich nun innovativ die Bedingungen schaffen, um den Fußball weiterentwickeln zu können.“

“One of the most important points for me that led me to register here was, above all, the area of quantitative game analysis. Of course, this is an area that is constantly growing and offers many new possibilities. More and more is being added, it is important to keep up to date and here you have a great opportunity to learn from experts about the latest trends, the best methods and the most current working methods and possibilities. That was my main motivation. That was completely fulfilled and I am very happy with the result.”

„Das Zertifikat bietet den Teilnehmern die Möglichkeit, sich auf höchstem Niveau außerhalb des eigenen Vereins mit Fußball zu beschäftigen und dabei viele neue und spannende Erkenntnisse zu gewinnen. Hinzu kommt, dass man absolute Top-Referenten sowie interessante Kursteilnehmer kennenlernt und so die Möglichkeit hat, sein eigenes Fußball-Netzwerk zu vergrößern.”

„In jedem Modul wurde durch die ausgezeichneten Dozenten sehr viel Inhalt vermittelt und es fand immer wieder ein reger Austausch zwischen den Teilnehmern und den Dozenten statt. Es war für mich eine Bereicherung und Weiterentwicklung auf dem Gebiet der Spielanalyse.“

“The areas of match analysis, scouting and squad planning are not only becoming increasingly important in professional football, but also more and more complex. That’s why a scientifically sound continuing education programme is immensely important for me in order to be best prepared for the growing demands in these areas. In this respect, the IFI, together with the lecturers, has succeeded in implementing a course designed as a face-to-face event in the virtual space without any noticeable loss of quality.”

“The job as a head coach in the youth sector of a professional team is becoming more extensive and more challenging every year. Moreover, it is simply a dream and an opportunity at the same time to be allowed to work in this field. For me, it is therefore essential to remain constantly innovative as a coach and to be able to inspire people. Especially the topic of match analysis – match and opponent preparation, as well as match follow-up – has become extremely important in recent years. A very time-consuming topic in the regular weekly planning for a trainer. Once again, the IFI succeeded in providing the participants with important knowledge in a very practical way and in equipping the coaches and/or analysts with the crucial tools to be able to further develop a team in the field of match analysis week after week.

I was able to benefit from the content I learned in a very short time in my self-employment at the Munich Football School and as head coach at the youth secor of 1860 München and have been able to apply it in practice ever since.

Moreover, it is a privilege to be able to exchange ideas with professionals in football. That is simply elementarily important for me to constantly move one step further. Here, too, the IFI creates an ideal basis and platform.”

“With the certificate Match Analyst in Professional Football, the IFI manages to combine fundamental scientific background with state-of-the-art practical match analysis and to convey it in the course. In addition, the exchange with the diverse field of participants and the lectures by the outstanding lecturers make it a very good opportunity for further education in the increasingly complex field of match analysis.”

YOUR LEARNING IN THE CAS “GAME ANALYST IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL”

Those who go through the CAS recognize the necessity of modern game and tactical analysis in order to optimally prepare their own team for the opponent as well as to analyze their own game.
The program also underpins the fact that there are clear roles and responsibilities within the club and that this re-quires the appropriate knowledge and skills, which participants can acquire in this program in a theoretically sound but practical manner.
The content is taught exclusively by top people with expertise.

The CAS specifically addresses the requirements, challenges and individual solutions for active and prospective match analysts in professional football. Starting from scientific basics and data analysis in soccer, the participants deal intensively with video analysis, individual and group tactics as well as scouting and squad planning in the individual modules.

Modul 1: Football Analytics & Technology 

The Football Analytics & Technology module initially deals with the categorisation of match analysis in the context of training science.

Various training science models and methods are explained and the immediate practical adaptation and feasibility are discussed.

In this topic area, participants learn the difference between quantitative and qualitative match analysis, how to recognise and define key performance indicators in football and how these can be mapped automatically using event and position data. In addition, participants in this module will gain a deep insight into market-relevant hardware and software solutions based on a workflow in match analysis.

Starting with the selection of the optimal equipment, through practical tips on the best possible creation of scouting feeds, various software tools for editing video material, to animations in the moving image, such as perspective changes through camera flights, the participants learn the tools for creating high-quality match analyses.

MODUL 2: QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS & MATCHPLAN TRAINING

In addition to the basics of tactical and technical assessment of match situations in match and tactical analysis, the module focuses on current trends and special features in a national and international context.

Modern game principles and game systems are discussed, which broaden the horizon for abstract but application-orientated game analysis.

Detailed aspects are thematised and discussed on the basis of a structured differentiation in play against and with the ball, in the respective transition phases and in standard situations. In addition to the data-based approach in the first module, the analyses in this module are implemented using the qualitative analysis method.

Based on the technically sound findings from the self-analysis and opponent analysis, the participants learn to identify core elements for the training week in a subsequent step. A key focus of the module is on developing skills in the area of practical training implementation. This is an essential process step in order to be able to transfer the solutions developed in football theory to the players in blueprints and adapt them if necessary.

Modul 3: High Performance Workflows

In this module, leading analysts with expertise from top national and international clubs provide an in-depth insight into their working methods.

These workflows are enriched by informative field reports, which point out challenges and potentials in the daily work.

Game preparation, including the observation of opponents, live and half-time analyses as well as post-match follow-up are the main topics of the course content. Participants learn how to fundamentally analyse opponents, important aspects of live/half-time analysis and recommendations for evaluating the match plan.

In connection with the content-related work of the analysts, this module also deals with the direct interface between match analysis and squad planning.

Based on sporting needs analyses of the own squad in a team, group and individual tactical/technical context, position-specific parameters are defined which are directly relevant for scouting activities. In addition to the sporting demands on individual players, scouting management is an important part of the training programme. Participants learn, among other things, how to efficiently organise the structure and processes of scouting departments and how to use different software solutions to document and coordinate scouting activities.

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OUR LEARNING CONCEPT: BLENDED LEARNING, FLEXIBLE ALONGSIDE SPORT & WORK

Blended learning is even more than e-learning: it combines the classic face-to-face seminars with various online learning formats, thus making learning more modern, flexible and transfer effective. Due to the semi-virtual concept and the block models, the programs are extra-occupational and can therefore also be carried out alongside sport and family.
The certificate program is therefore much more than an online or distance learning program.

In order to test the knowledge gained, online tests are just as possible as study papers on individual topics.
The innovative learning approach guarantees the compatibility of work, sports and further education.
Lecturers with enormous subject expertise impart practical knowledge at the highest level during the ten days of attendance.

  • BALANCED MIX OF ONLINE LEARNING AND FACE-TO-FACE TEACHING

  • MULTIMEDIA STUDY MATERIAL

  • PERSONAL CONTACT PERSONS

  • INTERACTIVE EXCHANGE

  • PROMOTION OF DIGITAL SKILLS

  • INDIVIDUAL LEARNING AT YOUR OWN PACE

  • HIGHEST APPLICATION ORIENTATION AND FLEXIBILITY

  • IDEAL TRAINING ALONGSIDE SPORT AND WORK

OUR LEARNING CONCEPT: BLENDED LEARNING

Blended learning is even more than e-learning: it combines the classic face-to-face seminars with various online learning formats, thus making learning more modern, flexible and transfer effective. Due to the semi-virtual concept and the block models, the programs are extra-occupational and can therefore also be carried out alongside sport and family.
The certificate program is therefore much more than an online or distance learning program.

In order to test the knowledge gained, online tests are just as possible as study papers on individual topics.
The innovative learning approach guarantees the compatibility of work, sports and further education.
Lecturers with enormous subject expertise impart practical knowledge at the highest level during the ten days of attendance.

  • BALANCED MIX OF ONLINE LEARNING AND FACE-TO-FACE TEACHING

  • MULTIMEDIA STUDY MATERIAL

  • PERSONAL CONTACT PERSONS

  • INTERACTIVE EXCHANGE

  • PROMOTION OF DIGITAL SKILLS

  • INDIVIDUAL LEARNING AT YOUR OWN PACE

  • HIGHEST APPLICATION ORIENTATION AND FLEXIBILITY

  • IDEAL TRAINING ALONGSIDE SPORT AND WORK

CAS SIMPLY EXPLAINED

Extra-occupational training and further education courses that can be completed with a Certificate of Advanced Studies – CAS for short – offer the opportunity to deal with a topic academically and acquire a qualification below an academic degree (e.g. Bachelor). CASs are also assessed according to credit points under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Accordingly, these credit points are also recognized throughout Europe. CASs can be upgraded to a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) or other academic degree programs by attending further CASs and writing an academic thesis.

YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AS A GAME ANALYST
IM PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

If you are a top match analyst, you can become the most important assistant even for the biggest names in football.
Pep Guardiola, Jürgen Klopp, José Mourinho or Diego Simeone – they all rely on the analyses of their match analyst in the preparation and follow-up of their matches. But also in their expertise when it comes to the match plan. 4-4-2, 4-3-3 oder 3-5-2?
With your skills and knowledge, you become the trump card of the person in charge of training, who is constantly looking for new inspiration.
In addition, as the analysis head of your club, you will have the chance to build your own team within the club, thus also initiating and implementing innovative projects in the field of football research.

The personal exchange is not only limited to the coaching team, the players and your department, but you also cooperate with fitness trainers and the medical department.
With your communication, you have a significant influence on the mood and willingness to perform within your club. And with the success of your department, your personal value on the transfer market will increase continuously.

THESE COOPERATION PARTNERS TRUST
IN OUR EXPERTISE

By cooperating with us, our partners come into direct and personal contact with decision-makers from the soccer industry who work for us as lecturers or people with expertise.
In addition, partnerships enable contact with people who already work at clubs or associations and who are already deciding, or will soon be deciding, on their own collaborations with partners.
The early point of contact with current and future executives enables the development of new business areas.
During excursions, cooperation partners can also present themselves as attractive employers.

THESE COOPERATION PARTNERS TRUST
IN OUR EXPERTISE

By cooperating with us, our partners come into direct and personal contact with decision-makers from the soccer industry who work for us as lecturers or people with expertise.
In addition, partnerships enable contact with people who already work at clubs or associations and who are already deciding, or will soon be deciding, on their own collaborations with partners.

The early point of contact with current and future executives enables the development of new business areas.
During excursions, cooperation partners can also present themselves as attractive employers.

Description of the study location Ismaning

Located directly in the catchment area of Munich, the Ismaning campus has its own library and canteen. Here, not far from the Media Park Ismaning, the International Football Institute and Triagon has its home – located in the countryside and yet close to the city. Here you will find modern and friendly seminar rooms, which are optimally adapted to your learning needs.

Ideally connected to public transportation as well as the highway, you can be in the heart of the state capital or at the airport in less than 20 minutes. Overnight accommodations are available in all categories in the immediate vicinity of Steinheilstraße.

Steinheilstraße 4, 85737 Ismaning

THE GAME ANALYSIS LOUNGE OF THE IFI

The International Football Institute’s Match Analysis Lounge brings together the leading people with expertise in the football industry. The focus will be on exciting lectures and discussions on the topics of match and tactical analysis, scouting and squad planning. As a lounge participant, you will get a deep insight into best practices, trends and the current state of research in game analysis. Another significant advantage is the opportunity for networking. In addition to industry experts and IFI alumni, representatives of professional clubs will also be present in the lounge.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

With the successful completion of our certificates, you earn experience points that you can use for the DFB’s trainer training for the entrance examination procedures.

The concept of our CAS is semi-virtual. The combination of virtual self-study phases on our state-of-the-art virtual learning platform and face-to-face modules allows you to combine the certificate ideally with your work, family, sport and leisure activities, for example.

The course consists of a total of 3 modules. There is one attendance block per module with 3 consecutive attendance days, which take place at six-week intervals. Between these attendance days, there is the opportunity to deepen and learn the discussed and further content on the online learning platform as part of the virtual learning phase and to work on individual and group tasks.

The course takes place in Ismaning.

Our CAS lasts 6 months. In addition, certificates are awarded in a special ceremony at the end of the certificate period.

Our CAS takes place annually.
The exact dates of the course can be found on the certificate website.

No, the location can change annually.

The attendance days within the course are not mandatory, but attendance is expected and highly recommended for successful completion.

The size of the course group is a maximum of 30 participants.
This ensures a productive, interactive and pleasant learning atmosphere.

To participate in the CAS, you must have a university entrance qualification or have completed vocational training and have at least three years of professional experience. Persons without a university entrance qualification can also be admitted to the CAS under certain conditions (more under “Target group“)

The final project of the CAS is a written assignment in which the participants take on a fictitious role on a specific topic and put the knowledge acquired in the respective course into practice.

Registration takes place via the “REGISTER NOW” button on the certificate website.
After submitting the completed application form, the person applying will immediately receive a confirmation email listing all the required documents needed for the application.

Our CAS is certified, recognized in the soccer industry and enjoys a good reputation, especially among clubs and associations. In addition, the credit points earned can be recognized at selected universities.

The total fee for the CAS is € 3,465 (including € 199 registration fee). Payable in 6 installments of € 577.50/month each.

Contact

Andreas Giglberger

Head of Education and Training at the IFI

International Football Institute
Steinheilstr. 8
85737 Ismaning

+49(0)-89-6209 787-200

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