Michigan Sports Analytics
Extracurricular Opportunity with Athletics
Students work with a varsity athletic team and a faculty advisor, taking an in-depth look at athlete data to develop questions and answers related to performance optimization and injury prevention. Students create research posters and present their findings at a symposium. If you are interested, please contact ESSI for more information and submit a completed copy of this form.
Students participate in a competition, in which they are provided with deidentified varsity athletic data and have several hours to develop insights and address team challenges. Contact the Michigan Sports Analytics Society for more information.
A Day in the Life of a Student Sport Analyst
“On Mondays, I head to Schembechler Hall around 12 p.m. Practice doesn’t start until after 1:30, but I get there early to set up Catapult and meet with the strength and conditioning coaches to discuss the practice format and share my ideas about Catapult. During practice, I monitor player activity and provide comprehensible athlete data to the staff and players. Seeing the data in real time focuses the team. Since we are currently in pre-season, the training schedule is denser than in-season so I usually monitor practice until 7 or 8 p.m. There is typically downtime for me to analyze data, work on personal projects, make charts for coaches, or develop new ideas to share with staff.”
— Mark Mamon, Graduate Student, Kinesiology
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