Time: March 25, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: University of Colorado Denver
Street: North Classroom #1539 - 1200 Larimer Street
City/Town: Denver, CO 80217-3364
Website or Map: http://www.meetup.com/Data-Sc…
Event Type: free, and, open, to, all, -, livestream
Organized By: Michael Walker
Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2014
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6:15 - 6:30 Schmooze - Old Chicago Pizza will be served.
6:30 - 7:45 Basketball Analytics by Tommy Balcetis
7:45 - 9:00 Sports Science for Optimal Human Performance and Health by Dr. Inigo San Millán
9:00 - 10:00 Network at Old Chicago at 14th and Market.
Basketball Analytics - Abstract
Basketball analytics has been gaining ground with NBA teams. While the extent to which teams use it still varies, it is no longer the afterthought in many front offices in the league. The term itself is pretty broad - it can mean game time analytics, scouting analytics, player performance analytics, even salary cap analytics. Ultimately, analytics is a powerful tool for NBA front offices to employ in order to gain an edge over other teams. Tommy's presentation will focus on the practical aspects of using analytics in the decision making process, the resources for advanced stats available to front offices, examples of basketball-related projects that use analytics, and the dangers of over-relying on data in managing a basketball team.
Sports Science for Optimal Human Performance and Health - Abstract
Sports science has evolved to improve human athletic performance for both elite level and amateur athletes. High-tech tests which measure different metabolic and physiological parameters like lactate, heart rate, oxygen consumption, blood composition and more allow optimal planning for specific, individualized training programs. Physiological testing help ensures that athletes reach peak performance levels at the best possible time. Testing benefits recreational athletes too, by helping the performance lab design individualized exercise plans to optimize maximum fat utilization – so you lose weight and increase fitness efficiently. The combination of data, tech and analysis has revolutionized injury rehabilitation allowing athletes to recover better and faster. Discussed are the latest tech, methods, data analysis, physiological tests and assessments.