The Performance Science Index: relationships with estimated market value and sporting performance
Buchheit M, Gormley S, Hader K and McHugh D. The Performance Science Index: relationships with estimated market value and relative overall sporting performance of a selection of elite football (soccer) teams. Sport Perf & Science Reports, Nov 22, 177, v1.
Very little is known about actual sport performance practices in real-life scenarios in terms of process, variables monitored, and frequency of collection, storage, treatment and use to make decisions. Overall, there is a lack of consensus in terms of best performance science practices. It is also unknown whether performance science practices correlate with performance on the pitch!?
The Performance Science Index (PSI) is a useful tool to assess a club’s current performance science practices and allows practitioners to understand where gaps may exist in their typical data workflow, collection, storage, and data analysis.
In this paper, we looked at the relationship between PSI scores and market value, as well as PSI scores and Elo ranking, for a selection of representative clubs. These clubs all completed the Performance Science Index survey at the same time (start of the 2021-2022 season) and had similar data health checks.