How UPIKE Coach Kelly Wells Used Analytics at the NAIA Championships


June 29, 2018

How UPIKE Coach Kelly Wells Used Analytics at the NAIA Championships

“Analytics help confirm or deny what we’re seeing,” says University of Pikeville men’s basketball coach Kelly Wells. Though he considers himself to be a “big instinct guy,” Wells relies heavily on analytics, which his staff generates by manually statting practices and games – a time-consuming process that Wells describes as “miserable.”

Moving Beyond Magnitude Based Inferences

In a recent FiveThirtyEight article, a statistical approach known as magnitude based inferences, popular in sports sciences, was severely criticized. Critically evaluating approaches to statistical inferences is important. In my own work on statistical inferences, I try to ask myself whenever a problem is identified: “So how can I improve?”.

A Buyer’s Guide to Athlete Tracking Systems for Coaches – SimpliFaster

Tracking and managing the external load of training is here for good, so it’s time for coaches to learn about the athlete tracking systems currently available. Beyond simply what’s popular, this buyer’s guide explains the evolution of the equipment and software so coaches can see where things are going before investing a lot of money in them.

Improving acceleration performance in football players

This work was commissioned by the English Football Association as part of their strategy to improve the physical capability and reduce the injury vulnerability through profiling English national team footballers. All references used appear at the end of the post. I would like to thank Dr Ben Rosenblatt for his help in editing the draft…

Playr is putting the coaching power into the hands of aspiring footballers

I’m sat inside of a room that, when not filled with journalists and bloggers, is inhabited by the playing and coaching staff of Fulham F.C., who make their return to the Premier League after four years spent outside of the top flight.

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