Liz and LauraEllen discuss how to find soccer talent. This research study employed a series of tests to youth soccer players to find soccer talent. Listen as we discuss how we can, soccer better!
New York Times article: How Data (and Some Breathtaking Soccer) Brought Liverpool to the Cusp of Glory
Link to article: A multidisciplinary approach to talent identification in soccer
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Welcome to Soccer Better– Season 3. We’re Liz and LauraEllen. Liz is a lawyer and LauraEllen is a scientist. We’ve decided to put our education to use by digging into the analytical side of all things soccer. Each episode we discuss a piece of soccer or sports research. Join us as we discover how we can all, Soccer Better.
Soccer (sok-er) verb: To play, support, or research the beautiful game. When we think analytically, we realize there are many ways we can all soccer better. We’re Liz and LauraEllen. We have way too many years of graduate education and we’re diving in to learn more about the analytical side of the beautiful game. Be sure to go follow us on twitter @BGNSoccerBetter.
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