Thread: There are a variety of online statistics, computer science, and data science courses that can be audited for free.

Here are a few I'd recommend to those interested in developing a technical skill set for sports analytics ⬇
"Intro to Statistics" from Stanford

Gotta build the foundation!…
"Introduction to Computer Science & Programming Using Python" from MIT

These days, virtually every job in sports analytics requires some programming experience.…
"Statistics with R" from Duke

And you'll probably need to be able to analyze data in either R...…
"Data Analysis with Python" from IBM

...or Python (it's relatively easy to learn Python if you already know R and vice versa, so I'd recommend picking one to start and branching out from there if necessary)…
"Data Science: Visualization" from Harvard

If you can't communicate your findings to non-technical stakeholders (coaches, etc.), your work won't be used. Visualization is an important tool for communication.…
"Machine Learning for Data Science and Analytics" from Columbia

I wouldn't suggest getting into ML until you've covered the above topics first. However, it's becoming increasingly prevalent in sports analytics, particularly WRT tracking data.…

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14 Oct
There aren't many better ways to get exposure to teams (that are hiring) than to perform well in this. Also, sports analytics is fun.
More specifically to this year's topic (the secondary), many football analytics folks I've spoken to (including on @MeasurablesPod) agree this is perhaps the most difficult area of the game to quantify.

Excited to see how people tackle this problem (pun intended, obviously).
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