Free Sports Data Sources

One of the first steps in any analytics project is acquiring the right dataset. While much of the more advanced data (e.g. player tracking data) remains inaccessible to the public, there’s still a significant amount of free data only a few clicks or a couple of lines of code away. Two weeks ago, I publishedContinue reading “Free Sports Data Sources”

Sports Analytics 101: Blind Spots

Sports Analytics 101 is a series of blog posts outlining the core concepts behind sports analytics in non-technical terms. You can find all available installments in the series here. In an earlier post, I introduced a framework for thinking about an individual sports analytics metric. This framework is essentially mental “paperwork” to fill out whenever youContinue reading “Sports Analytics 101: Blind Spots”