Establishing a league leading Performance Analysis department from the ground up to aid success on the pitch.
Lexington Sporting Club is a newly established professional football club that joined USL League One in 2023.
In preparation for its professional debut this March, LSC needed to develop its identity on and off the pitch, embed its philosophy through its new teams, and recruit technical and playing staff to fit. The first team are halfway through their inaugural season with players receiving a higher level of detail than they've previously experienced.
Support the LSC board and Sporting Director to research and advise during preparation for their USL League One debut. The primary goals are to:
- Build the framework for the Performance Analysis and Recruitment departments
- Ensure the game model is integrated across functions
- Understand what it takes to win in USL League One
- Research effective recruitment strategies for the market
- Operate a league-leading Performance and Recruitment Analysis department through the season
We conducted thorough research and collaborated with LSC's Sporting Director and Head Coach to set priorities.
We set up custom data collection services alongside available third-party data to gather vital information specific to the club to deepen understanding.
Our technical proficiency allowed us to boost productivity and develop a Performance Hub that aligns data from first-team to academy for staff and players to access.
Lex Sporting required expertise and resource to empower coaches and players with valuable information. We deliver detailed opposition analysis, supported by data and video, with tactical considerations to guide LSC to success.
Skylab captures best-practice examples so the playing philosophy is communicated throughout the club.
We save time whilst building a comprehensive training library by analysing examples of play in training allowing for staff to reinforce messages to the players. The examples are used by academy and community coaches, so the playing philosophy is communicated throughout.
Our deliverables prepare staff for their matches and training where we deliver detailed analysis, backed up with data and video.
"Skylab developed a performance hub so we can track trends and patterns to guide player development and inform us of what’s required from the next generation of players and the pathway to pro."
We undertake match, training and recruitment analysis tasks to provide insights to technical staff and allow them time to focus on their high-impact activities.
By understanding LSC's philosophy and building the framework for the Performance Analysis and Recruitment departments, we provide value by cutting through the noise and focusing on what is most impactful.
Sam Stockley explains "Skylab are a valuable extension to the technical department, providing insights into our opposition and tactical solutions that have aided positive outcomes on the pitch.
"Skylab save us time by breaking down our training, creating valuable resources to use and reflect upon across our periodisation
"Ciaran and Joe at Skylab have brought an added level of detail to our match day preparation, creating a new dynamic that our players haven't experienced at previous clubs"
Skylab is a first-of-its-kind sports technology firm, offering tailored, market-leading performance analysis and bespoke web platforms to elite sporting clients. It revolutionises how elite sports teams and individuals interact, use, and visualise their data. By packaging performance analysis with industry-leading UX and bespoke software, partners will be in a position to make better decisions in Sport. Current clients include elite teams and organisations across Football, Athletics, Tennis, Boxing, Motorsport and more.
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