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How Big Data Analytics is going to improve the world of sports?

Analytics and big data are on the verge of scoring major points in sports. The following are eight ways data analytics can improve efficiency, accuracy and profitability in sports:

• Better Precision in the Strike Zone- In baseball, Pitchf/x technology from Sportvision has been set up in Baseball Stadiums to have a track on pitches.

• More Resources for Analytics Buffs- Statistic enthusiasts have a series of websites they can visit to see different aspects of specific games and plays.

• Data From Wearable Technologies- Adidas has a system called miCoach that works by attaching a wearable device to the players's jerseys to gather data.

• Live on the Field Data Collection- A Company; SportVU has six cameras in each NBA arena which gather data on the movements of the basketball 25x per second.

• Predictive Insight into Fan Preferences- Analytics can advance the sports fans' experience as teams.

• Career Opportunities for the Blended Sports Fan and Numbers Whiz- Bryan Colangelo, former president of the Toronto Raptors, says "There are mountains of opportunity in analytics now"

• Influence Coaching Decisions- Data analysts could help to transfer the most requisite data sets to coaches for better outcomes on the field.  Read more at:

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