Course Introduction

The second course in our Academy provides detailed insight into the intricacies of Set Piece design.

A week long online training course delivered by Ted Knutson in April 2020, 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



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in our Coaching and Analysing Set Pieces course

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course

    • An overview of this course from StatsBomb CEO, Ted Knutson

  • 2

    General Principles of Set Piece Design

    • General Principles of Set Piece Design with Ted Knutson

  • 3

    Corners

    • Corners with Ted Knutson

  • 4

    Free Kicks and Throw Ins

    • Free Kicks and Throw Ins with Ted Knutson

  • 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

  • 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

  • Who is the course for?

    The introduction course is designed to be accessible to everyone and provides you the detailed insight into the intricacies of Set-piece design.

  • How does the course work?

    It’s very simple. You will need to create an account on our courses website, then you can watch the course videos at a time that suits you. There are some exercises to complete during the course which you can also do at your leisure, there’s no need to send these back to us, they are for you to test your learning.

  • How long is the course?

    There are 6 modules, delivered in 4 sessions, each lasting between 40 and 90 minutes.

  • How much does the course cost?

    It’s £250 plus VAT for all 4 sessions, payable before you start. No student discounts or refunds available.

  • Who should I contact if I have questions?

    You can email support@statsbomb.com with any questions about the course.

  • Are there any technical requirements to access the course?

    This is a web based course - we recommend using Chrome but it also works on Safari. We recommend watching the videos in 1080p - you can set the video resolution in your settings when watching each video (bottom right hand corner of your screen). There are no particular tools or software introduced in this course. However at the end we do link to some of our existing resources for getting started with data (especially our R/python packages).

  • Does the course expire

    Yes it does. Once you've paid for the course you can access it whenever you like for 30 days.

  • Will I receive a certificate for completing the course?

    Yes you receive a StatsBomb certificate of completion once you finish the course.

  • 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

Read reviews from customers who completed this course in May

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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4 star rating

Coaching and Analysing Set Pieces

chris bradley

Football data and analytics excellence