With many parameters being measured for each athlete, across each squad and year, the data can begin to accumulate. Understanding how to change big data into smart data is a process that we have taken to prevent paralysis by analysis. This is why big data must turn into smart data. Smart data can synthesize data across multiple domains (i.e., medical, physical, and psychological domains) that can turn into predictive patterns which can help in decision making. Smart data will be used to determine what performance criteria is required to achieve excellence in a football domain.
These criteria will further be used as a framework to help scout
for talented players and inform best practice to help support talented
youth players with their long-term transition into professional