Customizable radars: tailor-made performance

Category: Player Analysis

With the flexible radar, each customer can tailor performance radars to their needs. We explain how and present a case study by selecting new metrics.

Published:29/11/2021

At Driblab, we have gone in depth on numerous occasions on many of the tools we have created or improved to date. On all these occasions, we have emphasised the concept of flexibility so that the relationship with the client is completely personalised in the search for talent and its subsequent analysis. A static tool or functionality would be completely useless for any question or need.

Among all of them, we have analysed the Driblab Score, the ‘ON/OFF‘, ‘Elevens‘, ‘Loans‘ and ‘Alerts‘ functionalities; the ‘In Team‘ metrics and countless new metrics launched periodically, such as Goals Prevented, Claim Accuracy, Passing Contribution, Expected Threat, etc. Having developed all of them to offer a wide range of resources with which to measure performance, the radar is the most characteristic and complete visualisation to assess a first impact on the player or the team. And that radar… it’s not static either.

In driblabPRO, our platform for clients, which they can use with complete autonomy, we have the possibility of making the radars flexible and adapting them according to the needs that each club has in detecting talent. The generic radar by position shows up to 13 statistics that we consider relevant to measure a player in that position. But there are many more statistics that are left out and that a scouting department may consider important.

After watching a video of how we can do this, let’s expose the difference in a player’s performance when we measure generic stats by position to when we try to narrow it down and specify it in much more specific metrics. Each scout or club’s performance department may weight more passing stats on a midfielder or measure his performance through more defensive metrics.

In the generic radar of SSC Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, we note that half of the radar collects off-the-ball performance and the other half collects on-the-ball metrics, making the player’s assessment as complete as possible based on recognisable traits in a midfielder.

Let’s think that in both areas, the player may be performing better in other defensive and offensive metrics, which are also the ones we believe are important in our team. We have selected in driblabPRO six statistics that can offer us another vision (or not, but reinforce the previous analysis) of the player: % duels, Short passes completed, Recoveries, Ball Retention, Ball Progression by passing, Open Play Key Passes and % Bad Actions in Own Half.

As we have seen in the video above, it takes just a minute to make these changes, and we can select the stats we want to measure and save the new radar to search for players and measure them from our new flexible radar.

We are Driblab, a consultancy specialized in football analytics and big data; our work is focused on advising and minimizing risk in professional football decision-making in areas related to talent detection and footballer evaluations. Our database has more than 180,000 players from more than 180 competitions, covering information from all over the world. Here you can learn more about how we work and what we offer.

Autor: Alejandro Arroyo
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