Taking the Fear Out of Data Collection in Sport: Part I – Quantifying the Game

Yes, getting GREAT at data collection, maintenance, analysis, and monitoring can certainly be challenging. However, collecting meaningful information to answer your sport-related questions isn’t about being great – it is about being CONSISTENT.

And, to be consistent we have to understand the value that collecting data can bring to our knowledge of the game, and to the coaching of our athletes.

Why I Train

I’m big on the “why”. If there’s one thing that really irks me personally, it’s eye wash — that is, doing things with no purpose, just for the sake of doing them. Sometimes in life you have to participate in eyewash, of course. But, when it comes to what I do in my own time,…

Early Sport Specialization – A Youth Baseball Epidemic?

This piece was originally written for one of my science writing courses. I enjoy writing and sharing, so I figured why not share this one. I have made some minor edits before posting here. Enjoy! *** For those working in the game of baseball (at every level), these should be exciting times: youth participation rates…