Minimizing Fouling in Bonus Situations with Analytics

basketball analytics for fouling frequency

It’s almost always a bad idea to foul in a basketball game, but now with the new foul shooting rules from NFHS for high schools in the USA, it’s even more important to minimize fouling at the end part of quarters. Specifically, teams will shoot two free throws after the fifth foul has been committed […] →Read more

Live Ball Turnovers vs. Dead Ball Turnovers

Live vs Dead ball turnovers - NBA

As much as we basketball coaches hate giving up turnovers, and love forcing them, not all turnovers are created equal. Dead ball turnovers (like throwing the ball out-of-bounds) result in an inbounds play, while live ball turnovers (like a steal) keep action going. Defensively, a live ball turnover is more likely to end in a […] →Read more

Stats for ABA Basketball (and other unique leagues)

ABA Stats

Basketball rules can vary from league to league, and some innovative leagues like the ABA have introduced new scoring incentives to increase the entertainment value of each game. In the ABA, when there is a turnover in the backcourt, and the opposing team scores, an extra bonus point is awarded to the scoring team. This […] →Read more

Why I Was Late to the Analytics Game

As a high school and college player in the 80’s, ESPN had just been invented. Basketball film study was limited and done with VHS tape and incredible amounts of snail mail from coach to coach. Player visibility and much of recruiting was largely limited to in-person visits. Not only that, in the late 70’s, the […] →Read more

HUDL Assist Alternative for Basketball

Many of the basketball coaches we talk to aren’t satisfied with HUDL Assist, and are looking for an alternative. If you’re one of those coaches, we invite you to learn more about Hoopsalytics. In short, Hoopsalytics is a more affordable, more powerful, and easier-to-use system. Here are some of the questions we get asked: How […] →Read more

Basketball Game Visualizations – Event Timelines

Basketball game visualization

After every game, us coaches will have a period of self-reflection where we think about what went right, and what went wrong. Having a good visualization of key events tells a compelling story, and can help you make better-informed decisions for future games. The Game Summary tool in Hoopsalytics offers you some compelling ways to […] →Read more

Stat’ing a Game

Learning how to stat a game on the Hoopsalytics platform is fast and easy. Like anything else in basketball, the more you do it, the better you get. And just like in basketball, there are little tricks to make your scoring easier, like the back door cut for an easy-up layup. This blog post will […] →Read more

Managing People – Roles and Permissions

When you create a program/account in Hoopsalytics, you are able to include other people in various roles to perform different functions and gain access to various parts of the system. This article details the specific roles and permissions available. People in your program can have one or more of the following roles: Admin Coach Player […] →Read more

Scoring Profiles: Custom Scoring Panels for Scouting, Scrimmages etc.

Our most active coaches have asked for a way to make it easy to score different types of basketball games or scenarios. For example, for some scrimmages you may just want to chart shots. Or when scouting an opponent and analyzing their game, you may just want to tag their offensive sets. The Scoring Profile […] →Read more

TS% and why it matters

True Shooting percentage (TS%) is an advanced statistic that measures a player’s efficiency at shooting the ball. It is intended to more accurately calculate a player’s shooting than field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three-point field goal percentage taken individually. Two- and three-point field goals and free throws are all considered in its calculation, […] →Read more