Analytics Killed The Bunt. A New Data-Driven Strategy Could Bring It Back To Life.


July 26, 2018

Analysis | Analytics killed the bunt. A new data-driven strategy could bring it back to life.

July 10 Few tactics in baseball fuel more debate than the bunt. The sabermetric community has argued against the bunt for decades, with its most famous face, Bill James, telling NPR in 2011 that bunting is ” usually a waste of time.”

A Sports Psychology Guru Dies, but His Practices Live On

When the Cal State Fullerton baseball team was floundering midway through the 2004 season, on a pace to become the first losing team in the program’s history, an unusual team meeting was called. The players were brought before a kindly gentleman with weary eyes, a warm smile and a Wilford Brimley mustache.

Can Data Analytics Elevate Soccer’s Profile in the U.S.?

In the world of IT, data’s role as MVP is rapidly becoming an industry standard. But when it comes to athletics, there’s still some room to grow – at least in the case of American soccer. Where some sports have adopted the use of data analytics to shape predictions and

Greater Neural Adaptations following High- vs. Low-Load Resistance Training

We examined the neuromuscular adaptations following 3 and 6 weeks of 80% versus 30% one repetition maximum (1RM) resistance training to failure in the leg extensors. Twenty-six men (age = 23.1 ± 4.7 yrs) were randomly assigned to a high- (80% 1RM; n = 13) or low-load (30% 1RM; n = 13) resistance training group and completed leg extension resistance training to failure 3 times per week for 6 weeks.

8 Hidden Benefits of Olympic-Style Weightlifting for All Sports

Weight lifts are more than just training to improve athletic power; they are part of the equation for improving discipline. While this article is a defense of the Olympic-style lifts, it’s also a template for coaches to rethink everything they do and realize what is possible in all sports with just a few exercises.

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