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

ISBN-10: 0231162928

ISBN-13: 9780231162920

Edition: 2013

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Benjamin C. Alamar founded the first journal dedicated to sports statistics, the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. He developed and teaches a class on sports analytics for managers at the University of San Francisco and has published numerous cutting edge studies on strategy and player evaluation. Today, he cochairs the sports statistics section of the International Statistics Institute and consults with several professional teams and businesses in sports analytics. There isn't a better representative of this emerging field to show diverse organizations how to implement analytics into their decision-making strategies, especially as the programs behind analytic tools grow increasingly complex. Alamar provides a clear, easily digestible survey of the practice and a detailed understanding of analytics' vast possibilities. He explains how to evaluate different programs and put them to use. Using concrete examples from professional sports teams and case studies demonstrating the use and value of analytics in the field, Alamar designs a roadmap for managers and other professionals as they build their own programs and teach their approach to others.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/6/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Sports Analytics
Data and Data Management
Data and Information
Predictive Analytics and Metrics
New Metrics
Information Systems
Analytics in the Organization: Innovation and Implementation
A Blueprint for Analytic Success
Building and Managing an Analytic Team
Notes
Index
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