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Sports Analytics


Sports Analytics
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In this episode with Jamie Hepner, Director of Applied Sport Science at Catapult Sports, we discuss how GPS wearable technology and data is being used to improve athlete performance and enhance decision making by teams.SUBSCRIBEApple  Google  Spotify  Stitcher  iHeart  TuneInVALUE BOMBSAll the data and numbers are interesting, cool and in vogue but, “If it doesn’t change what you already do then it’s essentially a waste of time and money.”Next steps of using data is to ask; What are the things we don’t know yet? Not to replace coaching but to enhance the coaching decision-making process to fundamentally gain a competitive advantage.Recent NFL draft limited access to players due to Covid-19 highlighted possible potential for the change in approach in how talent is identified.Future of sports analytics and use of Big Data is being driven by the market and more buy-in. Serious uptick in this thinking by sports teams has been seen in the last few years evidenced by heavy investment.In the next few years we will see more real time in game decisions being made based on live data.The use of Sports Analytics in the media will continue to grow.For a career in Sports Analytics, understanding where analytics fits in the bigger picture is absolutely important. Difference makers in the field will be the ones that are looking at questions we don’t know how to ask yet.RESOURCES MENTIONEDCatapult Sports15 Ways Analytics Has Changed Sports – Trivia Question SourceSPONSORSTerry L Frederick - Sports Analytics Consulting & Career Coaching