Across all sports, the ability to capture and understand data has transformed the way front offices think about player evaluation and team building. Scouting, coaching, and player development, which were once emphasized as the singular answers to why good teams win and bad teams lose, have been complemented with rigorous data analyses to arrive at better individual player and team outcomes.
Teams are investing in wearable technology as they seek a better understanding of how to optimize athletic performance and prevent injury. The individual sports leagues are adopting advanced cameras and player tracking to provide insights to teams as well as fans. The level of available data has never been higher and is only expected to increase going forward.
From the perspective of current general managers and heads of player personnel, Future of the Front Office will address how organizations are currently harnessing the information at hand while also delving into what’s next.