Sports Statistics and Management: A Winning Combination
Posted on 11/29/2016
Sports Statistics and Management is a senior elective being offered for the first time at BGA. Originally the vision of Mr. Fiore, the course is aimed at teaching students the skills needed to operate a sports business while also looking at statistics used in all sports.
During class this year, the students drafted their own fantasy football teams along with four other teachers. Their leagues compete each week and they calculate and compile the statistics. The students' first quarter project involved analyzing their teams' statistics and using them to improve their teams.
Building on what they learned in the first quarter, students will build their own sports franchise, which includes the creation a team logo, building and designing a 3D stadium, working on a team website, finances, and more. This innovative project will help students learn the skills necessary to run a successful sports business.