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Introduction to Sports Analytics

Benjamin C. Alamar

in Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, to help teams and other organizations recognize the opportunities for competitive advantage that a strong analytics program can provide. ... More


Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Benjamin Alamar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book shows diverse organizations how to implement analytics into their decision-making strategies, especially as analytic tools grow increasingly complex. It provides a clear, easily digestible ... More


A Blueprint for Analytic Success

Benjamin C. Alamar

in Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses how to get the most out of a sports analytics program. When establishing a plan for an investment in sports analytics, decision makers need to have a general understanding of ... More


Analytics in the Organization: Innovation and Implementation

Benjamin C. Alamar

in Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter focuses on the role of analysts in the development of an analytics program. Analysts need to realize that part of their role is to get new and valuable information into the ... More


Building and Managing an Analytic Team

Benjamin C. Alamar

in Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses how new analytic personnel can be hired, evaluated, and fit into the organization. Hiring and evaluating analytic personnel is not a straightforward exercise, and careful ... More


Predictive Analytics and Metrics

Benjamin C. Alamar

in Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the need for decision makers to ask the right questions to aid in the development of an analytics program. While it is incumbent on the analysts to provide clear and usable ... More


Data and Information

Benjamin C. Alamar

in Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

In the context of analytics, the word “data” is often associated with quantitative data. Quantitative data, however, is just one type of data that is used on a daily basis by decision makers. Along ... More


Data and Data Management

Benjamin C. Alamar

in Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses how sports teams can improve data management throughout the organization. It identifies three principles: standardization, centralization, and integration. These three ... More


Information Systems

Benjamin C. Alamar

in Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the design of information systems. A high-quality information system is essential in order to meet the two main goals of an analytics program: to provide new, actionable ... More


New Metrics

Benjamin C. Alamar

in Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Over the last ten years, significant attention has been paid, both in sports and in business, to the creation of new metrics. Decision makers have been using new metrics to gauge everything from team ... More


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