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Legacy elite performance software

Having coached in a variety of professional sports clubs for more than a decade, Rob Nickolay and Danny Wilson devised the Legacy Excel software to optimise the process of identifying raw potential and nurturing it into first-team talent.

Legacy’s ultimate goal is to help clubs and coaches... Get the maximum output possible from their talent development systems

Using our athlete performance tracking software will allow you to:

  • Improve recruitment and retention process with evidence-based approach.
  • Use statistics to quantify what ‘ability’ actually is.
  • Refine the process of performance and development.
  • Compare players and positions across a range of age groups.
  • Enhance player progression by reducing coaching downtime.
  • Increase likelihood that talented individuals will become professionals.

Meet the team

Rob Nickolay

Rob is currently Assistant Academy Director at the City of Hull Rugby League Academy – a joint youth team set-up for Super League sides Hull Kingston Rovers and Hull FC.

An experienced rugby league coach with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry, he is a former coach educator at The Rugby Football League and was previously the Player Performance Manager at Hull KR.

Rob studied at the University of Central Lancashire and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Elite Coaching Practice Focused in Professional Sport. Having spent five years working in football with Hull City and the Premier League, he is a UEFA ‘B’ coaching licence holder and is currently studying for a Masters in Elite Coaching.

Danny Wilson

In his role as Academy Director of the City of Hull Rugby League Academy, it is Danny's responsibility to identify talented youngsters and help them to develop into first-team Super League professionals for either Hull FC or Hull Kingston Rovers.

A qualified teacher and former coach educator at The Rugby Football League, he is the current Head Coach for the England Youth Rugby League set-up.

A graduate of the University of Central Lancashire, Danny holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Elite Coaching Practice Focused in Professional Sport. He has a Bsc (Hons) in Sports Science and a Bsc (Hons) in Physical Activity, Exercise and Health – and is currently studying for a Masters in Elite Coaching.

identify what it looks like
Identify what talent ‘looks like’

Quantify what ‘success’ or ‘improvement’ is and benchmark an individual’s performance against a specific set of criteria defined by your club ethos or coaching vision.

Maximise your coaching goals
Maximise your coaching time

Define your ideal performer or performance profile so coaches and individuals can work together to sculpt the perfect personal development plan for maximum output.

increase elite player development
Increase elite player development

Identify physical skills and personality traits which need attention, work on them in a quantifiable framework and increase the likelihood of producing more elite performers.

Decisions based on facts
Decisions based on facts – not opinions

Remove subjective ‘grey areas’ from a coach’s assessments by measuring, monitoring and analysing every aspect of performance and personal development to help individuals realise their true potential.

“The team from Legacy Elite Performance have an exceptional ability to identify the core components of talent development and provide the resources and expertise to help people achieve. I would highly recommend them.” Jamie Peacock, MBE, England team manager



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Powerful insights

Use evidence to determine the minimum effective input required to get the maximum output from an individual’s performance.

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Individuals can access real-time data via a smartphone app for positive reinforcement ahead of crucial events.

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Unlimited help and support so you can always strive to stay one step ahead.

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