Episode 27

What Role Do Statistics Play in Youth Sports?

When it comes to statistics in youth sports, things can get a little iffy. Some parents fear that recording stats will only intensify an already competitive environment. Others are concerned about the inconsistencies and subjectivity inherent in scorekeeping. Whatever the case may be, keeping track of stats in youth sports is at best a controversial practice. Do you use TeamSnap's sports team statistics software?

Brett Law is here to clear the air. Brett is the founder of iScore, a popular scoring app that tracks individual and team stats for numerous sports. A sports dad himself, Brett explains how stats can help players improve their games, at what age players should begin to record their stats, and why stats should be used as a tool, not a means to an end. Don't miss it!

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TeamSnap Podcast host, Emily Cohen, dreams of living in a world where kids can enjoy sports for the pleasure of a well-hit ball, a faster time, or a corner goal – one without helicopter parents managing their every move. As a youth sports blogger, she’s been honored to write for TeamSnap for over half a decade, and now she’s taking her wit and wisdom to the airwaves with her new podcast that tackles issues relating to youth sports.

As a Cal grad and long-time Bay Area resident, Emily Cohen knows a thing or two about sports. With two very active teenage athletes, she is well-versed in bleacher-sitting and the conduct of sports parents – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some topics close to her heart include sideline etiquette, injury prevention, and good old-fashioned sportsmanship.

When she’s not on the tennis court, at a game, or managing her kids’ teams, she’s writing snappy marketing copy for technology companies, walking her dog, or learning to play the drums.

Follow Emily’s podcasts and learn more about how to support your children in their athletic pursuits at podcast.teamsnap.com. You can also follow Emily on Twitter at @emilygcohen or email her at [email protected]

Release Date: Mar 23 2015