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Hungry for Advanced Youth-Sports Analytics? Free App Can Help

By Bryan Toporek — September 27, 2012 1 min read

I have a confession to make: When it comes to sports, I’m a major math nerd.

As a recent subscriber to mySynergySports, an advanced analytics tool for the National Basketball Association, I’m pleased to report that youth-sports coaches can also get into the advanced analytics game thanks to the free cellphone/tablet application GameChanger, which was recently featured on Mashable. There’s currently a version for baseball and softball coaches, with a youth-basketball version rolling out next month, according to Mashable.

Long story short: Coaches download the app on their smartphones or tablets, enter their rosters, and keep track of each play on the app. Gone are the days of having to record the box score with paper and pencil, thanks to GameChanger. (Paper and pencil is .

A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.