Sports Analytics

Guest Spotlight: Jonathan Bales

I love games and sports. The solution-based focus of competitive activity mirrors what’s needed for success in the real world. When I’m not playing football or battling over park place, I’m holding court in one of my fantasy sports leagues. For someone with my competitive bent, it’s a seamless fit. Previously dismissed as another iteration of …

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Sports Analytics and Talent Development in The 21st Century

Every year professionals from a wide range of fields convene at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference to discuss all things sports. Shea Balish, a PhD candidate in the field of Psychology, had a stand-out lecture on the development of athletic talent. His presentation featured an exploration of the 10,000 hour rule, the frailty of expertise, …

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