Advanced Sports Analytics: Part II to Math and Sports Analytics. Be the GM.

Michael J Zavada
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(102)
This course is Part II of the Math and Sports Analytics Course. This course will offer students the opportunity to go deeper into more complex issues in sport.

Class Experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Advanced Level
Students will get a better understanding of the calculations, theories, collaboration, and experimentation it takes to either Coach or serve as General Manager for sports teams. 

Day 1:  Sport by Sport Analysis of the Changes in Approach to the Way the Games are Played based on Analytics
1.  NBA Shot Chart:  Why Are More 3 Pointers Taken?
2.  NFL and the Running Back:  Why did the stars of the game used to be Running Backs and now they are not as important in Today's NFL.
Day 2
3.  MLB Baseball:  Why is it all about launch angle, Openers, and why have bunts and stolen bases disappeared. 
4.  Soccer, Hockey, Golf, Tennis and other Sports:  What can motion detection and other player personal monitors tell us about how sports improvement is done?
Day 3
5.  Based on what we have learned about the changes in sports, how have the Drafts changed
6.  NBA and NFL Draft Simulators
Day 4
7.  Moneyball analysis: what are the most important Math concepts today and how can you begin studying them.
8.  Case Studies in Analytics and how you can build a career in analytics. 
I have been a Middle and Upper School Principal, Athletic Director, Teacher, and Coach for the past twenty years.  I have a strong understanding of and can build strong relationships with students in this age range. 
Homework Offered
All coursework in between live sessions is optional but helpful to getting the most out of the course. It would not be expected that a student would spend more than one to two hours outside of each class meeting.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
0Strong internet connection with the ability to do research on another device while we are talking or on a split-screen.
Sometimes there are optional artistic opportunities that include poster boards and markers for the design of team posters/marketing materials for the teams that the students design. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Parents should maintain controls on all internet connections and Youtube.  We do go to videos and doing so may give students ideas to go to YouTube and other venues unsupervised.  The videos we show are all sports-related and educational, however, a student this age left to their own devices might not be prudent.

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Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(102)
Through Outschool, I focus on courses that would not normally be offered in school where students get to experience real-world fun occupations like the role of the General Manager of a Professional Sports team.  My courses are fun, but also... 
Group Class


for 4 classes
2x per week, 2 weeks
45 min

Average rating:4.6Number of reviews:(5)
Completed by 22 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 9-14
3-9 learners per class

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