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From Sighthill to the Superbowl? Young Napier Knights make moves in American football (2022)
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Laird, P. (2022). From Sighthill to the Superbowl? Young Napier Knights make moves in American football. [News blog]. Edinburgh

Edinburgh Napier Knights, the university’s American football team, is celebrating the achievement of breakthrough quarterback Cameron Dunn - one of several young players who are making moves towards playing the sport professionally. The 20-year-ol... Read More about From Sighthill to the Superbowl? Young Napier Knights make moves in American football.

An examination of athlete self-directed film study viewing times prior to a competitive game (2022)
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Laird, P., & Clark, J. (2022). An examination of athlete self-directed film study viewing times prior to a competitive game. BAFCA

This study examined individual player video viewing times prior to a game over the course of a competitive season. Analysis of whether viewing times were directly influenced by the stage in the season, previous results, and recurrence of opponent wer... Read More about An examination of athlete self-directed film study viewing times prior to a competitive game.

BAFCA 10 Year Vision (2021)
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Laird, P., & Hill, W. (2021). BAFCA 10 Year Vision. BAFCA

To be effective, coaches need to fulfil several different roles within a team, these include technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of our game. It is therefore vital to provide ongoing development opportunities to encourage coaches to enh... Read More about BAFCA 10 Year Vision.

Britballin and BAFCA are joined by BAFRA (2021)
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Laird, P. (2021). Britballin and BAFCA are joined by BAFRA. [YouTube]

Adam and Pete are joined by BAFRA president Davie Parsons and James Ford- Bannister (recruiting)

Coaches Round table - DB's (2021)
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Laird, P. (2021). Coaches Round table - DB's. [YouTube]

A round table discussion with Great Britain national coaches discussing Defensive Back play

Analytics in Football (2021)
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Laird, P. (2021). Analytics in Football. [YouTube]

A round table discussion with sports analysts and coaches on the current development and application of analytics in Football.

Coach John Beam - Ready Ready? (2021)
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Laird, P. (2021). Coach John Beam - Ready Ready?. [YouTube]

A vodcast interview with star of the netflix series Last Chance U, Coach John Beam.

The Coach that Never Punts - Coach Kelley (2021)
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Laird, P. (2021). The Coach that Never Punts - Coach Kelley. [Online Video]

An online interview and discussion with analytics guru Coach Kevin Kelley.

Coaching Dropout: A Study of volunteer Head Coaches in American Football (2020)
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Laird, P. (2020). Coaching Dropout: A Study of volunteer Head Coaches in American Football. https://www.bafca.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Coaching-Dropout-A-Study-of-volunteer-Head-Coaches-in-American-Football.pdf: British American Football Coaches Association

This was a longitudinal study from a population of UK based American Football Head Coaches (n=49) who had who had left their posts over three off-seasons covering two competitive seasons. Each coach received a questionnaire based upon a previous meth... Read More about Coaching Dropout: A Study of volunteer Head Coaches in American Football.

Make the National Student Survey work for you (2018)
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Laird, P. (2018). Make the National Student Survey work for you. [internal]. Edinburgh

Laird, P. (2018). Make the National Student Survey work for you. The Bones, (April 2018), Edinburgh Napier University.

Notational analysis of scoring techniques in competitive men’s karate (2009)
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Laird, P., & McLeod, K. (2009). Notational analysis of scoring techniques in competitive men’s karate. International journal of performance analysis in sport, 9(2), 171-187. https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2009.11868475

The aim of this study was to determine frequencies of scoring techniques executed during a series of karate fights and whether there was a difference between the techniques used by winners and losers. A hand notation system aided by video analysis wa... Read More about Notational analysis of scoring techniques in competitive men’s karate.

Eyewitness Recollection of Sport Coaches (2008)
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Laird, P., & Waters, L. (2008). Eyewitness Recollection of Sport Coaches. International journal of performance analysis in sport, 8(1), 76-84

The current study is based on the works of Franks and Miller (1986) Eyewitness Testimony in Sport which measured coaches' observational accuracy from one half of an international football match. Franks and Miller used novice Physical Education studen... Read More about Eyewitness Recollection of Sport Coaches.

An examination of try scoring in rugby union: a review of international rugby statistics (2004)
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Laird, P., & Lorimer, R. (2004). An examination of try scoring in rugby union: a review of international rugby statistics. International journal of performance analysis in sport, 4(1), 72-80

The purpose of this study was to review some of the key statistics collected by the International Rugby Board (IRB) in their review of the game (2003) and to compare these findings in relation to previous statistical analysis studies. Primary objecti... Read More about An examination of try scoring in rugby union: a review of international rugby statistics.

Penalty Corners in Field Hockey: A guide to success (2003)
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Laird, P., & Sutherland, P. (2003). Penalty Corners in Field Hockey: A guide to success. International journal of performance analysis in sport, 3(1), 19-26

The purpose of this study was to devise a suitable notational analysis system (video analysis combined with hand notation) to help coaches and players improve their performance during penalty corners in field hockey. The design of the system sought t... Read More about Penalty Corners in Field Hockey: A guide to success.