Course Introduction

The second course in our Academy is delivered as a series of webinars that provides detailed insight into the intricacies of Set Piece design.

Live online training course delivered by Ted Knutson using StatsBomb industry leading event data and analytics platform, StatsBomb IQ. Topics include:

  • General principals of set piece design
  • Analysis cycles and opposition scouting
  • How to implement set piece design at club level
  • Corners
  • Direct free kicks
  • Indirect/wide free kicks
  • Long throws
  • Set Piece playbooks



Webinars Schedule

Each lesson lasts 60-90 minutes. You will need to register for each lesson individually and can access the registration links after you have purchased the course.

Lesson 1: Principles of Set Pieces

Monday 27th April at 4.00PM (BST)


Lesson 2: Corners

Tuesday 28th April at 4.00PM (BST)


Lesson 3: Free Kicks & Throw Ins

Wednesday 29th April at 4.00PM (BST)


Lesson 4: Analysing Opponents and implementing at the Club Level

Thursday 30th April at 4.00PM (BST)


Once you have purchased this course, you will be able to access registration links for each lesson. You will need to register for each lesson BEFORE each webinar begins.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    General Principles of Set Piece Design

    • General Principles of Set Piece Design with Ted Knutson, replay

  • 3

    Corners

    • Corners with Ted Knutson, replay

  • 4

    Free Kicks and Throw Ins

    • Free Kicks and Throw Ins with Ted Knutson, replay

  • 5

    Analysis Cycles and Opposition Scouting and Implementing At the Club Level

    • Analysis Cycles and Opposition Scouting and Implementing At the Club Level with Ted Knutson, replay

  • 6

    Course survey and resources

    • That's a wrap

    • End of course survey

    • Useful post-course resources

StatsBomb Course Instructor

Co-Founder at StatsBomb

Ted Knutson

Ted worked as Head of Player Analytics for Brentford and Midtjylland, and has consulted for multiple Champions League football clubs. His areas of expertise include recruitment, data visualization, and set piece design. A founder of StatsBomb.com, he has also appeared on Sky, been published by The Guardian and Daily Mirror, and is often consulted as an expert in the application of stats and analytics to football. When he is not working on football, Ted is usually playing football with his son or cooking for the family.

FAQ's

  • How do I sign up for each lesson?

    Once you have purchased the course you will be able to access the registration link for each lesson. Each lesson has its own registration link, and you must register for each lesson separately. We recommend you register for each lesson at least half an hour before the lesson begins in case you have any problems getting started. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with details about how to login to the webinar.

  • Do I need any technical equipment or software to complete this course?

    The webinars are delivered via Zoom. You do not need to install anything before participating, but will need WiFi available throughout each lesson.

  • Will the lessons be recorded in case I miss one?

    Yes all webinars will be recorded so if you miss one you will be able to access again at a later date. You can get in touch to ask for the recorded webinar if you miss a lesson by emailing support@statsbomb.com

  • Do I need to have completed the Introduction course before doing this course?

    We recommend that if you are new or entry level to football analytics that you complete the Introduction course first, but it's not compulsory.

  • My company is paying for the course, can I get an invoice?

    If your company is paying for the course we can arrange an invoice in advance and once payment is received we will provide access to the course. To request an invoice please email accountsreceivable@statsbomb.com including the following details below; Course Required, Business Name, Address and VAT number to be included on the invoice. Please note that we cannot provide B2B invoices retrospectively if not indicated in advance, as payment is processed as a B2C transaction.

Reviews

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5 star rating

Well designed course with great insights

Marc Kriegl

Very good course and great teaching. Explained well why the 5th phase of a game is so important, yet still very under appreciated. Gave good ideas to explore...

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Very good course and great teaching. Explained well why the 5th phase of a game is so important, yet still very under appreciated. Gave good ideas to explore further and getting people excited to start focusing more on set pieces and draw more attention to detail.

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