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 describe in detail how to start a game, and stat a game professionally on the Hoopsalytics platform. Let’s get into it.

The roster is essential. From the roster you will choose the five starters. Keeping track of substitutions is also essential. Making sure the players on the court are the ones active will determine minutes played, off which many analytical observations and insights come from. If a random player does something that you are tracking, be it shot or rebound for example, and he is not in your on-court five, then you need to go back and find when the player came into the game. That slows the scoring down, so be extra aware of who’s starting and who’s substituting.

You can help control pace of play by using our speed mechanisms. In the scoring interface, you can speed the video up when there is an out  of bounds whistle, or foul call, or timeout. For halftime we have a +10:00 minute button. For in-game, we have a 2x speed button, or a .5 speed button to slow the game down. There are also -10, -1, +3, +10 and +30 second buttons (for injuries or toweling off the ball, etc.). Using these features will quicken the scoring.

We want our scorekeepers to be quick, but don’t hurry. Accurate and reliable scorekeeping is the only way to provide basketball coaches and scouts with dependable, professional results.

Hoopsalytics will offer a 1-hr webinar each week on scorekeeping that will aid rookies and veterans alike to the challenges and opportunities of becoming a paid, professional basketball analyst. If you would like to reply and let us know you are available, please do so here:

Having basketball experience is a big asset, but a passionate interest in the game is just as important. Learning not only what to stat but what to look for and when to look for it and how to look for it will increase a scorekeeper’s efficiency.


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