Analytic evaluation is a field of study that is grown substantially over the last 5 years and is expected to improve even more. The growth and use of new technology provide new methods for data collection and analysis, which results in more in-depth and efficient evaluations. Most recently the movie “Moneyball” has highlighted its use in Baseball and projected the concepts to the mainstream public.

The use of Analytics has just begun to be used in professional soccer programs as a method to evaluate current and future players. Previously, the strategies of evaluation were completed with only a paper and a pen, now, with the use of technology and innovative software, Analytics tracking and integration has become much more efficient.

At Empower, we feel soccer analytics is one of the true keys to accelerated development. With the knowledge of the following components of a player’s game, we as a development company are able to specifically determine what works, what doesn’t, and what a player’s strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies are. The information we obtain allows us to move forward in the most efficient and productive way. The analytics obtained are also of high value to coaches, scouts, and professional soccer programs to learn about potential player’s tendencies.