These are ‘general’ in that they broadly look at all aspects of a performance. They allow strengths and areas of development to be identified from the whole performance. The criteria can be tailored to the individual and sport but is generally based on a model performer.
By filling out a schedule the performer can see which areas may require work.
This type of observation schedules analyses one skill or part of a skill. They are normally based on model performer criteria and are split into Preparation, Action and Recovery. A performer would perform the skill several times either in a practice or competitive situation, whilst being videoed or observed.
This involves a ‘floor plan’ of, for example, a football pitch. An observer can then plot on the plan where a performer has had touches of the ball. Using this, they can analyse movement around the pitch.