Sports performance measurement and analytics: The science of assessing performance, predicting future outcomes, interpreting statistical models, and evaluating the market value of athletes

This is the first real-world guide to building and using analytical models for measuring and assessing performance in the five major sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and tennis. Unlike books that focus strictly on theory, this book brings together sports measurement and statistical analyses, demonstrating how to examine differences across sports as well as between player positions. This book will provide you with the tools for cutting-edge approaches you can extend to the sport of your choice. The author shows how to use measures and apply statistical models to evaluate players, reduce injuries, and improve sports performance. Sports Performance Measurement and Analytics will be an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to bring analytical rigor to athletic competition: students, professors, analysts, fans, physiologists, coaches, managers, and sports executives alike. This book gives athletes, trainers, coaches, and managers a better understanding of measurement and analytics as they relate to sports performance. To develop accurate measures, we need to know what we want to measure and why. There is great power in accurate measures and statistics. Research findings can show us how to prevent injuries, evaluate strengths and weaknesses, improve team cohesion, and optimize sports performance. This book serves many readers. People involved with sports will gain an appreciation for performance measures and analytics. People involved with analytics will gain new insights into quantified values representing physical, physiological, and psychological components of sports performance. And students eager to learn about sports analytics will have a practical introduction to the field. This is a thorough introduction to performance measurement and analytics for five of the world’s leading sports. The only book of its kind, it offers a complete overview of the most important concepts, rules, measurements, and statistics for each sport, while demonstrating applications of real-world analytics. You’ll find practical, state-of-the-art guidance on predicting future outcomes, evaluating an athlete’s market value, and more. Author Lorena Martin is a lifelong athlete, she brings a combination of expertise in applied behavioral science, quantitative methodologies, and exercise physiology. This book shows you how to think critically about athletic performance assessment, and helps you interpret a wide spectrum of measures and models in sports. She is an applied behavioral scientist, quantitative methodologist, and exercise physiologist. She specializes in the use of statistical methods in health behaviors, epidemiology, and sports. Dr. Martin is an active researcher and analyst in health and exercise physiology, where she makes extensive use of both traditional explanatory methods and predictive models. She is also a former tennis player who competed at the collegiate and professional levels. An experienced professor of statistics and avid user of the R software environment, she holds a doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Miami. Lorena Martin is also a faculty professor of statistics and sports performance measurement and analytics at Northwestern University. Consulting Editor T. W. Miller is faculty director of the Predictive Analytics program at Northwestern University, and author of several books in the Modeling Techniques in Predictive Analytics series. All of the data and programs from the book are available on the book website at http://www.ftpress.com/martin. Contents: 1 Anatomy and Physiology 2 Assessing Physical Variables 3 Sport Psychological Measures 4 Selecting Statistical Models 5 Touchdown Analytics 6 Slam Dunk Analytics 7 Home Run Analytics 8 Golden Goal Analytics 9 Game, Set, Match Analytics 10 Performance and Market Value Statistics Glossary / Football Glossary / Basketball Glossary/ Baseball Glossary/ Soccer Glossary/ Tennis Glossary, Bibliography
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Subjects: analysis statistics programme software American football soccer baseball basketball tennis modelling management finances
Notations: technical and natural sciences organisations and events sport games
Published: New Jersey Pearson FT Press 2016
Pages: 320
Document types: book
Language: English
Level: advanced