Improving the Adoption of Sports Analytics

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The follow is from Diane Bloodworth, CEO of our friends at scoutSMART

How do we improve adoption of sports analytics by college coaches? The answer is simple, the execution of the answer more complex. The answer to improved adoption is to incorporate the benefits of the analytics into the daily activities of the coach. Most coaches do not want to understand the intricacies of how analytics are calculated, they want to know that the analytics will help them win and keep their job. They want data that they can trust to make better decisions.

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Making analytics ubiquitous requires an iterative process based on coach feedback and leveraging the technology and analytics tools that are available.

At scoutSMART, we are working on the next wave of recruiting analytics that leverage what is important to the coach – finding recruits that will fit and stay in their program. Utilizing machine learning, we are improving our predictions of fit based on several factors including coach preferences and recruiting history.

Contact me at [email protected] if you are interested in learning more.

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About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.