According to Forbes.com, big data is defined as “a collection of data from traditional and digital sources inside and outside your company that represents a source for ongoing discovery and analysis.” Retailers, manufacturers, and technology companies have been using big data for years to give them a competitive edge. Big data helps them understand their own information, predict customer needs, identify problems, and make necessary improvements.
But big data is not just for big business anymore. The idea of big data and analytics is becoming more and more important within the sports industry and it’s making its way on to the football field as well. Football is a data-rich sport and there is a need for tools that allow coaches to easily analyze and leverage all the scouting data collected throughout the course of a season. Coaching staffs have traditionally relied on static reports to help them break down and understand the scouting data. But these reports require an immense amount of time and energy to create and there are limitations to how much useful information can be extracted from a static report.
At RII Sports Technology, we’re dedicated to converting raw data into easy-to-use and interactive dashboards so that coaches and players can focus on what really matters. Just like corporations, football teams now have the ability to analyze their own data and opponent data to identify weaknesses and make necessary adjustments before the game – in order to win. Our GameBreak Scouting Dashboard brings all of that data together into one intuitive and interactive display that empowers coaches and players to prepare for their next game.
We haven’t just stopped there. Can coaching staffs use that data to predict competitive plays live on game day? Absolutely, and we have the tools to help, but we’ll save that for another time. Learn more about our scouting dashboards at www.r2sportstech.com.