Coding for Sports Analytics
For anyone interested in getting started with sports analytics, this is an awesome collection of tutorials to explore. Topics include coding, analysis techniques, data access and libraries for 🏈 ⚾ ⚽ 🏒 🏀 & more!
Getting into Sports Analytics 2.0
Great post by an industry insider about getting work in sports analytics. Includes insights about university opportunities, where to find datasets for personal projects, competitions, conferences and more.
Mathematical Modelling of Football ⚽️
This comprehensive course shows how to work with ⚽️ data and understand the game using math and stats. It's taught by David Sumpter, author of Soccermatics, with guest lectures from leading practitioners and researchers around the world. Registration is closed but all the videos, lecture notes and exercises are available for free.
Soccer Analytics 2020 Review
Awesome roundup of ⚽ analytics content from 2020. Covers research papers, blog posts, podcasts, talks, Python libraries, datasets, and more!
Best Football Analytics Pieces
If you're interested in sports analytics but not sure where to start, here's a great collection of articles and papers about the rapidly evolving space of ⚽️ analytics.
How Data (and Some Breathtaking Soccer) Brought Liverpool to the Cusp of Glory
Analytics has famously influenced professional baseball and basketball in recent years. International football could become an even bigger deal. The Liverpool Football Club has been making extensive use of data analytics and is finishing a phenomenal season. This article in The New York Times explores how far they're going with it and offers a glimpse into how analytics could impact the sport beyond the U.K.
Soccer Analytics Handbook
Great introduction to soccer analytics. Includes an evolving collection of Jupyter notebooks and a curated list of key research papers, posts, presentations, and books.
Using Data to Analyse Team Formations
Great post by Laurie Shaw that summarizes her work on team formation analysis and shows how her new approach of measuring and classifying team formations as a function of game state is more effective than other techniques. This was recently presented at the FC Barcelona Sports Analytics Summit and won the "best research paper prize."
Modeling Player and Team Performance in Basketball
This review paper explores how analytics is revolutionizing the game of basketball. The paper focuses on in-game play and concludes with a discussion on the future of basketball analytics. In particular, it highlights the need for causal inference in sports.
The NFL’s Quest to Quantify Quarterback Evaluation
The most important position in football is also one of the most difficult to analyze. But thanks to new models and data-inclined front offices, teams are closer to predicting QB prospects' success than ever before.
Books on sports analytics and related topics
Great thread of book recommendations for sports analytics fans. If you're looking for a good read while you're social distancing or locked down, start here!