10-01-2019 04:44 AM - last edited Monday by michael_britt
The St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup. St. Louis has been awarded a Major League Soccer expansion team. The St. Louis Cardinals have clinched the National League Central Division and are headed into the playoffs. In case it isn't obvious - I am from St. Louis.
I wondered what kind of technology may be used in sports and athlete training. There had to be more than just an activity tracker. One of the companies I discovered was StatSports, used to measure a range of metrics used by soccer, football, rugby, basketball, and hockey teams in Europe, the US, and worldwide. You can see how the US Women's National Team uses the GPS trackers here:
I can't wait to bring this to my Computer Literacy class as a topic for discussion!
10-03-2019 04:25 PM
What a great topic idea for the classroom. As one example, I've noticed how in the MLB games I've watched the managers shift their outfield based on the % chance the batter will hit the ball in a given area of the field. I've been pointing this out to my 10-year old to show the importance of Math and Technology in the real-world!